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
This episode, along with The Cuckoo Clock of Doom, had a special opening theme on its original premiere in which there was a ten-second remix when R.L. Stine walks through the grass with the briefcase. When the G passes the dog, the music is played with a different instrument. There were also different scenes from the show when the door opened. The two episodes were also the only ones whose titles were in white instead of green. See more »
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 »
[about Mr. Mortman]
His eyes popped outta his head! And he was eating bugs! And everyone here thinks I'm making it up!
Gee, I wonder why.
WHAT? You don't believe me, either?
calm down, Lucy. You're totally obsessed.
Whoo, big word... well, you'll believe me soon enough. I'll prove it to you.
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Green blood drips down the screen in ending credits of every episode. See more »
Lucy finds that her local library has booked itself a monster.
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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