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The Girl Who Cried Monster 

Lucy enjoys frightening people, particularly her little brother, with tales of monsters, but when she finally sees a real monster, no-one will believe her.

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Lucy is obsessed with monster stories, telling so many that her family and friends are getting sick of it, especially her brother, Randy. So her mom tells her to go to the library to fill up her time during summer with her friend, Aaron. Lucy finds the librarian, Mr. Mortman somewhat eccentric. But she cannot quite put her finger on it... Written by Anonymous

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This episode is based on Goosebumps book #08. See more »

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When we see Mr. Mortman transforming the second time, the shot is exactly the same as the first shot that was shown when he first transformed. See more »

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Mr. Mortman: Nice to see you again, young Randy. Will you be joining us for Reading Rangers this year?
Randy Dark: [apprehensive] ... can I sleep on it?
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Lucy finds that her local library has booked itself a monster.
28 November 2012 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Lucy (Deborah Scorsone) is obsessed with monsters. She can't stop scaring her little brother (Brandon Bone) with tales of imaginary monsters and she keeps getting told off for it. So perhaps she has brought it all upon herself when she finally sees a real monster and nobody believes her. It's especially hard to convince people that the monster is librarian Mr. Mortman (Eugene Lipinski).

Charles Lazer adapts the R. L. Stine novel this time and John Bell is back in the director's chair for another fun episode that mixes some real fear and tension with a light touch that enables the kids to be scared in an entertaining way rather than a traumatising one.

The acting is fine, I suppose, considering that this is aimed at the younger family members and there are some good special effects shown throughout. In fact, the second half of the episode is enjoyably dark and surprisingly nasty so if you have any children of a sensitive nature then it may be worth considering whether or not they can enjoy the Goosebumps tales for the fun frights that they are.

With a fun twist in the tale to top it all off, this is a perfect spooky show for little boils and ghouls.


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