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"Three Shocking Tales of Terror"
―The series' slogan

Goosebumps Triple Header was a Goosebumps series of two books that contained three stories each. The books were hosted by a three headed monster, Lefty, Righty, and Slim.

Background

Prior to the release of the first Goosebumps Triple Header book in November 1997, R.L. Stine suggested that the new anthology series had the potential to be the successor to the Tales to Give You Goosebumps series.[1]

The Goosebumps Triple Header series only received only two installments — the second of which arrived in May 1998 — before ending. At one point in late 1997, Stine claimed to be working on a third entry for the series.[2] However, this book was never released, likely due to R.L. Stine's fallout with Scholastic.

Covers

The covers for this series were illustrated by Tim Jacobus. The illustration on the first cover was holographic, and the faces would change as the viewer tilted the book. The cover of the second book was almost entirely non-holographic, however, there was one oval of holographic art at the top of the cover. The oval will show a picture of Lefty, Righty, and Slim from one angle and R.L. Stine from another angle.

A third piece of artwork was commissioned from Tim Jacobus; it shows Lefty, Righty, and Slim riding in a car. However, this illustration never ended up being used for a cover or any promotional material. It is highly likely that the piece was intended to be the cover artwork for the unreleased third book in the series.

Books

No. Book Publish date Pages Blurb / Stories contained
1

Three Shocking Tales of Terror: Book 1


Goosebumps Triple Header - Book 1
November 1997 144
TRIPLE HEADER
IT'S ONE, TWO, THREE TIMES THE SCARES!

It's the story of a family about to receive a visit from beyond the grave... It's the story of two alien beings so disgusting it will turn your stomach inside out... It's the story of a game show so deadly you'll never watch television the same way again...


Ghost GrannySpin the Wheel of HorrorTeenage Sponge Boys from Outer Space
2

Three Shocking Tales of Terror: Book 2


Tripleheader2
May 1998 159
TRIPLE HEADER
IT'S ONE, TWO, THREE TIMES THE SCARES!
It's the story of a fortune-teller and a magic spell so dangerous it will make you fear the future... It's the story of two rotting Egyptian mummies with faces meant to scare you to death... It's the story of a strange school filled with students who have monstrous appetites...
Ghoul SchoolThe RevengeThe Mummy with My Face

International Releases

Artwork

References

  1. "The Bumps" — "Ask R.L. Stine!" September 1 [1997] (archived)
  2. "The Bumps" — "Ask R.L. Stine!" September 15 [1997] (archived)
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