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Classic Goosebumps is a series of reprints of older Goosebumps titles with all-new covers and bonus materials.

History

The first eighteen books were released as tie-ins to the books in the Goosebumps HorrorLand series. This stopped with book nineteen for unknown reasons. After book twenty-two in November 2011, the series was put on a four year hiatus, for once again, unknown reasons. It wasn't until April 28, 2015 when Scholastic released ten new Classic Goosebumps books at the same time to promote the Goosebumps film. Out of the ten books, seven of them are from the original Goosebumps series, two of them from Goosebumps Series 2000, and one from Give Yourself Goosebumps.

Four new Classic Goosebumps books were released on July 31, 2018 to promote the 2018 sequel film, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Three of the books are Halloween themed books from the original series, and one is from Series 2000.

Books

Thirty-two of the Classic Goosebumps books are from the original series, three are from Series 2000, and one is from Give Yourself Goosebumps.

The first twenty-two reprints each contain a "Behind the Screams" segment at the end, a small section containing bonus material.

No. Book Release date Tie-in
1 Night of the Living Dummy

("Behind the Screams" written by Joshua Gee.)

May 2008 Revenge of the Living Dummy
2 Deep Trouble

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

May 2008 Creep from the Deep
3 Monster Blood

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

July 2008 Monster Blood for Breakfast!
4 The Haunted Mask

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

September 2008 The Scream of the Haunted Mask
5 One Day at HorrorLand

("Behind the Screams" written by Joshua Gee.)

November 2008 Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz
6 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

February 2009 Who's Your Mummy?
7 Be Careful What You Wish For...

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

February 2009 My Friends Call Me Monster
8 Say Cheese and Die!

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

April 2009 Say Cheese — and Die Screaming!
9 The Horror at Camp Jellyjam

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

May 2009 Welcome to Camp Slither
10 How I Got My Shrunken Head

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

May 2009 Help! We Have Strange Powers!
11 The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

October 2009 Escape from HorrorLand
12 A Night in Terror Tower

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

December 2009 The Streets of Panic Park
13 Welcome to Dead House

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

February 2010 When the Ghost Dog Howls
14 Welcome to Camp Nightmare

("Behind the Screams" written by Matthew D. Payne.)

April 2010 Little Shop of Hamsters
15 Ghost Beach

("Behind the Screams" written by Luke Woods.)

June 2010 Heads, You Lose!
16 The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

("Behind the Screams" written by Luke Woods.)

August 2010 Weirdo Halloween
17 You Can't Scare Me!

("Behind the Screams" written by Gabrielle S. Balkan.)

October 2010 The Wizard of Ooze
18 Return of the Mummy

("Behind the Screams" written by Gabrielle S. Balkan.)

December 2010 Slappy New Year!
19 Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes

("Behind the Screams" written by Gabrielle S. Balkan.)

April 2011 None
20 Phantom of the Auditorium

("Behind the Screams" written by Gabrielle S. Balkan.)

June 2011 None
21 Vampire Breath

("Behind the Screams" written by Gabrielle S. Balkan.)

August 2011 None
22 Stay Out of the Basement

("Behind the Screams" written by Gabrielle S. Balkan.)

November 2011 None
23 A Shocker on Shock Street April 28, 2015 Goosebumps (film)
24 Let's Get Invisible! April 28, 2015 Goosebumps (film)
25 Night of the Living Dummy 2 April 28, 2015 Goosebumps (film)
26 Night of the Living Dummy 3 April 28, 2015 Goosebumps (film)
27 The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena April 28, 2015 Goosebumps (film)
28 The Blob That Ate Everyone April 28, 2015 Goosebumps (film)
29 The Ghost Next Door April 28, 2015 Goosebumps (film)
30 The Haunted Car April 28, 2015 Goosebumps (film)
31 Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls April 28, 2015 Goosebumps (film)
32 Please Don't Feed the Vampire! April 28, 2015 Goosebumps (film)
33 The Headless Ghost Jul 31, 2018 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
34 The Haunted Mask 2 Jul 31, 2018 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
35 Bride of the Living Dummy Jul 31, 2018 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
36 Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns Jul 31, 2018 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Collections

Book Publish date Media Stories contained

Fright Fest


Fright Fest
January 4, 2010 Paperback

Classic Goosebumps Collection


Classic Goosebumps Collection
December 1, 2015 Digital

Covers

Ghost beach orginal-reprint sidetoside

Classic Goosebumps cover on the left with new art and logo, and the original print of the book on the right.

The art direction for Classic Goosebumps is vastly different than the original series. The cover art is not done by series veteran Tim Jacobus, but instead, Brandon Dorman, who is known for his cartoony, yet detailed fantasy-like illustrations. Unlike Jacobus' covers, Dorman's covers are created digitally. Some of Dorman's illustrations tend to mimic Jacobus' original paintings, but done in his own style (as seen with the image on the right).

The covers for Classic Goosebumps do not feature slime of any kind along the border of the cover. Similarly to the covers of the Goosebumps Series 2000 books, the slime was likely omitted to allow for better presentation of the cover art. The design of the logo has also been changed, and is now white instead of green. The first twenty-two books in the series featured raised covers, similar to Series 2000. Starting with book twenty-three, the covers were made completely flat. Previous books in the series that featured raised covers were also re-released with flat covers.

Trivia

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