The cover illustration depicts Curly the Skeleton telling stories to a group of skeleton campers around a campfire on the edge of a cliff.
Is Matt's summer camp being taken over by an evil patch of poison ivy? Will Eric escape from his tank, now that he's been turned into a fish? Can Tara help the terrified voice she hears inside a beautiful seashell? Find out in these ten creepy Goosebumps short stories perfect for reading around the campfire or under the covers!
- "The Werewolf's First Night" - A boy joins a day camp where everyone is a werewolf.
- "P.S. Don't Write Back" - A boy receives a strange letter from his parents while at camp.
- "Something Fishy" - A boy living in a hot apartment finds out that he can shrink down to the size of a fish.
- "You Gotta Believe Me!" - A boy is able to see spaceships in the sky, but nobody believes him.
- "Suckers!" - Three kids open a mysterious trunk that they found on the beach.
- "Dr. Horror's House of Video" - A young horror fan visits a movie store run by a strange man.
- "The Cat's Tale" - A young girl who moved to River Falls is stalked by a black cat.
- "Shell Shocker" - Two kids find a seashell that strange voices can be heard from.
- "Poison Ivy" - A young boy is sent to a summer camp, but the camp becomes overrun by monstrous poison ivy.
- "The Spirit of the Harvest Moon" - A girl camping with her family hears a voice to not be caught by the ghost that is active during the Harvest Moon.
Reprints and rereleases
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- While the previous edition's cover featured the first art of Curly the Skeleton, this cover marks the debut of his finalized design as depicted by Tim Jacobus.
- The Spanish cover oddly uses the cover art from The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb. This is strange considering there's no mummy stories in this book.
- Several stories in both the previous book and following book were adapted into episodes of the television series Goosebumps, but no stories from this book were.
- However, "The Spirit of the Harvest Moon" received an audio adaptation in 1995 — with an introduction from R.L. Stine. Posts online suggest that the audio adaptation of this story was distributed on cassette tapes via the Goosebumps Fan Club. These tapes have evidently fallen into obscurity, as there are seemingly no images of them available online.