"You Can't Scare Me" is the seventh episode of season two of the Goosebumps TV series, and the twenty-sixth episode overall. It premiered on October 5, 1996 on Fox during the Fox Kids block.


  • Charlotte Sullivan as Courtney
  • Dylan Provencher as Hat
  • Kiel Campbell as Eddie
  • Garry Robbins as Mud Monster
  • Anais Granofsky as Ms. Prince
  • Lucy Peacock as Biology Teacher (uncredited)
  • Krystine Geronimo as Courtney's friend (uncredited)[1]
  • Leah Cudmore as Girl (uncredited)[1]


Courtney, a total show-off, isn't scared of anything. Not snakes, not tarantulas, and especially not Eddie and Hat! She always manages to make them look like losers when they're trying their best to scare her. But Eddie and Hat have dreamed up the perfect scare once and for all. They're going to lure Courtney to Muddy Creek and convince her that Mud Monsters are real—and really scary. But it may be Eddie and Hat who are ghouled!

Differences from the book

  • Instead of many Mud Monsters, there is only one.
  • Two of Eddie's friends, Molly and Charlene, are missing. Charlene's dog, Buttercup, also does not appear.
  • Instead of Eddie's brother and his friends disguised as mud monsters to scare Courtney, it's only Eddie.
  • Instead of the Mud Monsters emerging and chasing everyone away, Courtney sees the Mud Monster, assumes it's a fake, and talks to it for so long that the sun dries it out. Once it dries out, the monster becomes immobile. Courtney is then interviewed by news reporters. After they leave, the Mud Monster gets revived by the rain and chases Eddie and Hat.

Other media

Goosebumps Presents

No. Cover Release date Pages
Tv book 14
July 1997 60

Home releases

"You Can't Scare Me" was released on DVD on March 31, 2009, as the third episode on Return of the Mummy. It was included in a 3-Pack Thriller DVD on August 26, 2014.

Title Release date Media type

Return of the Mummy

Goosebumps ReturnMummy
March 31, 2009 DVD

3-Pack Thriller

August 26, 2014 DVD


  • This episode was adapted into Goosebumps Presents Book #14.
  • Dylan Provencher (Hat) played Chris in season three's The House of No Return.
  • Kiel Campbell (Eddie) played Noah in season three's The Haunted House Game.
  • The way in which Courtney bores the Mud Monsters to death in the television episode is reminiscent of a piece of Greek mythology in which Hermes uses long and uninteresting stories to bore the giant Argus Panoptes into sleeping; Hermes then casts a spell that makes Argus's sleep eternal.





  1. 1.0 1.1 GOOSEBUMPS, 1996 TV Script with REAL AUTOGRAPHS BY CAST, You Can't Scare Me! (mirror)


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