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Goosebumps Series 2000 is the successor to the original Goosebumps series, written by R.L. Stine. The series debuted in January 1998 with Cry of the Cat, one month after the final book in the original series was published.

Stine has gone on record stating he was contracted to write forty books for the series,[1] meaning fifteen more books were planned after Ghost in the Mirror. However, due to several legal battles with Scholastic and Parachute Press, Stine's contract wasn't renewed and was left to expire, meaning the series had to abruptly come to an end. The only known planned book is The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader, which would later receive a release as a standalone book titled The Adventures of Shrinkman.[2]

The series is advertised as scarier than the original Goosebumps books, with the taglines boasting: 2000 times the scares!, and Welcome to the new millennium of fear!

Books

No. Book Publish date Pages
1 Cry of the Cat January 1998 119
2 Bride of the Living Dummy February 1998 122
3 Creature Teacher March 1998 125
4 Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Part 1 April 1998 120
5 Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Part 2 April 1998 128
6 I Am Your Evil Twin June 1998 126
7 Revenge R Us July 1998 118
8 Fright Camp August 1998 122
9 Are You Terrified Yet? September 1998 112
10 Headless Halloween October 1998 114
11 Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls November 1998 121
12 Brain Juice December 1998 121
13 Return to HorrorLand January 1999 120
14 Jekyll and Heidi February 1999 117
15 Scream School March 1999 117
16 The Mummy Walks April 1999 119
17 The Werewolf in the Living Room May 1999 116
18 Horrors of the Black Ring June 1999 108
19 Return to Ghost Camp July 1999 112
20 Be Afraid — Be Very Afraid! August 1999 118
21 The Haunted Car September 1999 118
22 Full Moon Fever October 1999 121
23 Slappy's Nightmare November 1999 112
24 Earth Geeks Must Go! December 1999 114
25 Ghost in the Mirror January 2000 110
26 The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader Unreleased N/A

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Reprints

Only three Series 2000 books have been reprinted so far. Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls and The Haunted Car were rereleased on April 28, 2015, as part of the Classic Goosebumps series, followed by Bride of the Living Dummy on July 31, 2018.

When the Series 2000 books were still in print, some of them were in included in four book boxed-sets.

Covers

The art and cover style for Series 2000 greatly differs from the original series. The uniform slime look was completely removed, and the Goosebumps logo was modified to be slightly slanted upwards. Unlike the original series covers where only the logo was raised, the entire Series 2000 covers are raised. The synopsis for the story on the back cover was also removed, replaced with a quote from the book itself.

All covers in the series were painted by Tim Jacobus, who also did work on the original series. However, the art style is different compared to the original series. The colors are darker and more mute, and the angles tend to be more dynamic. And in most cases, the cover art seems more grotesque than those of the original 62. 

List of characters

Villains/Enemies/Antagonists

Children/Protagonists

Other characters

Television

Adaptations

Two books in the series received television adaptations as part of the Goosebumps TV series, with the first being "Bride of the Living Dummy", which aired during the show's third season the same month the book released in 1998. A two-part episode based on "Cry of the Cat" aired eight months later during the show's forth season on October 31, making it the only episode on the show to air on Halloween.

Promos

Trivia

References in other Goosebumps media

References

  1. "The Bumps" — "Ask R.L. Stine!" December 15 (archived)
  2. R.L. Stine confirming that the "lost" Goosebumps Series 2000 book turned into The Adventures of Shrinkman. (Mirror.)
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