- "Three Shocking Tales of Terror"
- ―The series' slogan
Prior to the release of the first Goosebumps Triple Header book in October 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. Stine reportedly finished Book 2 in early September 1997 and began writing a third entry a few weeks later. However, this book was never released, possibly due to R.L. Stine's fallout with Scholastic.
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 while wearing sunglasses. 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.
|No.||Book||Publish date||Pages||Blurb / Stories contained|
Three Shocking Tales of Terror: Book 1
It's the story of a family about to receive a visit from beyond the grave...
Three Shocking Tales of Terror: Book 2
It's the story of a fortune-teller and a magic spell so dangerous it will make you fear the future...
- The introduction to book one references Brad Pitt.
- According to Tim Jacobus, there was only one artwork created for the first book. The second “view” was created by the company that created the 3D effect.
|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|
|Other series||Collector's Caps books • Goosebumps Gold • Classic Goosebumps • Goosebumps film books|