Monsters and Villains
Many of the monsters listed below were originally going to appear in the final cut but were scrapped during production:
- Slappy the Dummy from the Night of the Living Dummy saga
- Hannah Fairchild from The Ghost Next Door
- The Abominable Snowman from The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena
- Clem the Horror and the Monster Police from the Goosebumps HorrorLand series
- Cuddles the Hamster and Monster Blood from the Monster Blood saga
- The Haunted Car from the book of the same name
- The Blob That Ate Everyone from the book of the same name
- Giant Praying Mantises from A Shocker on Shock Street
- The Lawn Gnomes from Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes and Planet of the Lawn Gnomes
- Multiple werevoles including the Werewolf of Fever Swamp from the book of the same name, Hannah Stoneman from Werewolf Skin, and Aaron Freidus from The Werewolf in the Living Room
- Vampire Bats from Trapped in Bat Wing Hall
- Murder the Clown from When the Ghost Dog Howls
- The Knight in Screaming Armor from the book of the same name
- The Hooded Executioner from A Night in Terror Tower and Return to Terror Tower
- Graveyard Ghouls from Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls
- Mummies from The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
- The Man-Eating Plants from You're Plant Food!
- Camp Spirit Moon campers from Ghost Camp
- Vampire Poodles from Please Don't Feed the Vampire!
- Beasts from the East from the book of the same name
- Multiple vampires including Count Nightwing from Vampire Breath
- The Scarecrows from The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight
- The Bug-Eyed Aliens from Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Part 1, Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Part 2, and Revenge of the Body Squeezers
- Bees from Why I'm Afraid of Bees
- Serpents from Welcome to Camp Slither
- The Sea Monster from Deep Trouble
- Bog Monsters from How to Kill a Monster
- Spiders from Night of the Giant Everything
- Captain Ben One-Leg from Creep from the Deep
- The Headless Ghost from the book of the same name
- Arcturans from Zapped in Space
- The Haunted Mask from the Haunted Mask saga
- Splatters from Earth Geeks Must Go!
- Witches from An Old Story
- Vamporilla from The Deadly Experiments of Dr. Eeek
- The Class of 1947 from The Haunted School
- Additional HorrorLand Horrors from One Day at HorrorLand, Return to HorrorLand, and the Goosebumps HorrorLand series
Differences between the Second Draft and Final Cut
- Madison, Delaware is referred to as Normal.
- Champ is referred to by his working name Duncan.
- Hannah is portrayed as Stine's niece in this draft, rather than his daughter.
- Zach has a younger sister named Melissa.
- Barring Slappy, all the Goosebumps monsters are portrayed as being simple-minded and do not like being insulted for being as such.
- The draft's opening act is similar to the alternate opening featured in the Blu-ray release, as well as the opening cutscene of Goosebumps: The Game, except the movers encounter the Blob rather than Slappy.
- The opening credits behave similarly to the final cut's end credits, in which it features many of the different Goosebumps covers. However, there would have been covers for The Haunted School, It Came from Beneath the Sink!, and The Girl Who Cried Monster to name a few.
- The climax of the story is set on Halloween in this draft; while the final cut does not take place on Halloween, the sequel Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween would appropriately recycle the original time setting.
- While in the film Hannah screams when an argument with Stine goes to far, the second draft instead states that the Werewolf of Fever Swamp getting out of his book was the cause of Hannah's screaming.
- The Abominable Snowman is depicted as a female and is nicknamed "Abby" by Duncan.
- Multiple Praying Mantises appear, just like in A Shocker on Shock Street, as a opposed to only one. Also, the heroes encounter them after Stine recaptured the Abominable Snowman.
- Lorraine gets attacked by the Lawn Gnomes, who trash her yard while she is busy with Melissa, rather than Fifi.
- Another scrapped idea found in this draft that gets recycled for Haunted Halloween is the idea of the protagonists utilizing costumes as disguises.
- In addition to Slappy, several other monsters have dialogue including Clem, at least one other Monster Police officer, Captain Ben, Andrew the Headless Ghost, and an Arcturan.
- The scene were Lorraine rams the Monster Police is similar to a scene in the final cut where she rams the Werewolf of Fever Swamp.
- There are several Vampire Poodles in the second draft, rather then just Fifi.
- There is an entirely unique scene where Clem reports his failures to Slappy and gets attacked by Cuddles.
- In the graveyard scene, Lorraine and Melissa are present and the group gets chased by Beasts From the East rather than Graveyard Ghouls.
- The new Goosebumps book that is written during the film would have been called "The Long Halloween: A True Story".
- The Blob gets released during the high school attack rather than at the abandoned amusement park. Also, the monsters are successfully driven back by the staff and students at Normal High, instead of the school being overwhelmed.
- After Hannah and the other monsters get locked away in "The Long Halloween", Slappy reappears and tries to release his army only to unleash the Abominable Snowman by accident. The Snowman begins trying to eat Slappy because it mistakes him for a Pez dispenser, but both are trapped in "The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena" by Stine.
- The twist ending would have had Duncan turn into a werewolf; this gets foreshadowed beforehand, when Duncan accidentally gets clawed while fighting the Werewolf of Fever Swamp.
- It appears that the film was originally going to be a PG-13 film, because in this second draft there are some cursing words and extreme horror scenes.
- It is said there was a misspelling in the book "The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena", and it should have said "The Abominable Snow-Woman of Pasadena." Condientally, there was a Snow-Woman in Zapped in Space.
- Despite being scrapped later in production, a Beast, Monster Blood, and Aunt Dahlia make appearances in Goosebumps: The Game, the Sea Monster appears in concept art, and the titles for several books are seen on Stine's bookshelf in the final cut.
- The version of Murder featured in this draft was the Goosebumps HorrorLand version because A Nightmare on Clown Street had not been published yet.
- When Duncan comments that there's usually a twist in Goosebumps stories, one example he mentions is everything being a "crazy government experiment". This guess is meant to be a reference to the twist ending of Welcome to Camp Nightmare, where the events of the book are ultimately revealed to be a government experiment.
- Zack jokes that Stine should have written a joke book every once in a while, which is likely a reference to how in real life, R.L. Stine did write joke books early in his career.
- The Arcturans are mistakenly referred to as "Acruriens".
- The draft references Gossip Girl, Harry Potter, James Bond, and The Magic School Bus.
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