- "The Hall of Horrors is open. Step into the nightmare!"
- ―The series' tagline
Goosebumps Hall of Horrors (originally titled Goosebumps HorrorLand: Hall of Horrors), is a Goosebumps mini-series consisting of six books.
Each book features a story told by a child visiting the titular Hall of Horrors. Unlike the Goosebumps HorrorLand books, the Goosebumps Hall of Horrors books had no overarching plot. Each book told an independent story, similarly to the original Goosebumps books.
Mickey Coe is in charge of their vacationing neighbor's cat, Bella. His best friend, Amanda, comes along to help out. All they have to do is make sure she has enough to eat and does not destroy the house. Seems simple enough. But Bella escapes from the house and is hit by a truck. Mickey feels awful. Amanda has an idea to replace the cat with a look-alike from the local pet store, Cat Heaven. They find a cat that looks exactly like Bella, but the clerk will not sell it to them. So they decide to steal it. Big mistake! These cats are more what they seem to be...
Steven is a big fan of magic. The problem is that most of his tricks come at the expense of his friends Ava and Courtney. The girls decide to get their revenge on Steven by tricking him into drinking a strange mixture of chemicals. Steven starts to feel weird. Either his toothbrush is growing or he is shrinking! The world feels like a much bigger place when you're only nine inches tall. Will Steven be able to make it through his gigantic house to find help? And even if he does, will he ever be back to his normal size again?
Monica Anderson thinks her biggest problem is taking her karate-chopping younger brother, Peter, trick-or-treating on Halloween. But she is wrong. After knocking on the door of an old, creepy house the kids are met by a strange woman pleading for their help. The evil Dr. Screem is after five horribly ugly ancient masks. These artifacts have the power to manipulate the world around them. Monica and Peter don't want to help, but they must retrieve the masks and defeat Screem. Unfortunately, nothing on Halloween is what it appears to be...
Poor Matt Krinsky! Not only are his parents making him move away from all of his friends, but they're enrolling him in a boarding school. It's not a strict place, but that doesn't mean things are normal. While Matt is used to being one of the better athletes in his class, these kids move at a dead-slow pace. It doesn't take long for him to realize that he's surrounded by zombies. And his classmates have begun to notice his heartbeat and warm skin. Can Matt convince them he is undead long enough to stay alive?
Jack Harmon can't think of anything worse than getting picked on by the bullies at school, until he discovers an even bigger threat. When he finds a cell phone on the bus home, Jack hears a strange voice on the other end. Whoever it is wants Jack to do things—bad things. Jack keeps trying to make his new "friend" happy. But everyone thinks Jack has lost his mind. How can he overcome something that he can't see but is everywhere?
Unhappy birthday to you! Lee Hargrove only wants one thing—to win a scholarship to Summer Sports Camp. His school is holding a competition and the winner gets to attend the camp for free. Lee is one of the favorites to win along with his friend Cory "Lucky Duck" Duckworth and another athletic classmate, Laura Grodin. Laura is good . . . for a girl, but how can anyone compete with Cory's good-luck streak? Lee has an idea and he's about to give Cory an unforgettable birthday present that will really get the party started!
List of characters
- Bella the Cat
- Undead Cats
- Dr. Beach
- Dr. Marcum
- The Vulture's Claw
- Laura Groden
- Mickey Coe
- Amanda Underwood
- Steven Sweeny
- Ava Munroe
- Courtney Jackson
- Monica Anderson
- Peter Anderson
- Matt Krinsky
- Jamie Krinsky
- Jack Harmon
- Eli Grassman
- Mick Owens
- Darryl Olivia
- Rachel Harmon
- Lee Hargrove
- Cory Duckworth
- Mr. Caplan
- Mrs. Caplan
- Mr. Pinker
- Dr. Screem
- This is the third Goosebumps book series to not feature Slappy the Dummy in it. The other series being Tales to Give You Goosebumps and the Goosebumps Triple Header series.
- The name "Hall of Horrors" is used again for the name of a fun house in the film, R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls.
- Hall of Horrors was originally associated with Goosebumps HorrorLand. The first two books in the series were originally printed as "Goosebumps HorrorLand: Hall of Horrors". However, the series became a stand-alone mini-series, and the series name was shortened on newer printings.
|Main series||Original series • Series 2000 • HorrorLand • Hall of Horrors • Most Wanted • SlappyWorld|
|Spin-off series||Tales to Give You Goosebumps • Give Yourself Goosebumps • Goosebumps Presents • Triple Header|