How To Watch the Goosebumps Shows and Movies
The new series comes to both Disney+ and Hulu on October 13, but there’s an entire universe of R.L. Stine to explore.
Disney’s new show, the rebooted Goosebumps, is coming to Disney+ and Hulu simultaneously on Friday, October 13. Like the movies and ‘90s show before it, Goosebumps is based on the kids’ horror anthology series written by R.L. Stine.
If you’re looking for a nice spooky season marathon, try this master list of every R.L. Stine adaptation. (Well, every adaptation available to stream. Sadly, we’ve omitted the video games and the musical with Alex Brightman).
How to watch the new Goosebumps
The 2023 series Goosebumps is coming to Disney+ and Hulu on Friday, October 13. Subscribers will be able to stream the first five frightening episodes right away, with new episodes airing every following Friday. The full season will be ten episodes long.
How to watch every Goosebumps adaptation
If you want classic Goosebumps, Netflix is your best bet. It’s currently streaming both the original 1995 Goosebumps TV series and the 2015 movie of the same name. The 2018 sequel, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, is a little trickier to track down, so you may have to buy or rent it on VOD.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)
How to watch other R.L. Stine anthology shows like Goosebumps
Goosebumps might be the most well-known of R.L. Stine’s creations, but it’s far from the only time his work has been immortalized on the screen. He’s been a part of three other horror anthology shows for kids, with a new one coming out every ten years or so.
Unfortunately, at the time of publishing, the Kids’ WB series The Nightmare Room is not available for streaming, and 2021’s Just Beyond disappeared from Disney+ in 2023.
The Nightmare Room (2001)
The Haunting Hour: The Series (2010)
Just Beyond (2021)
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How to watch the Mostly Ghostly movies
There are eight books in R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly series, and the first three became movies. The story follows a psychic boy named Max who befriends two teenage ghosts and thwarts an evil ghost named Phears.
Mostly Ghostly isn’t an anthology like Goosebumps (2023), but none of the movies retain the same cast. This makes sense for the child actors, since it took six years to make the sequel, but it also means that three different actors have played the iconic villain Phears.
Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out? (2008)
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014)
Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House (2016)
How to watch the Fear Street movies
Where most of R.L. Stine’s work is aimed at very young horror fans, the Fear Street franchise targets a more teenage audience. The film adaptations age up the content even more and are rated R. All three Netflix movies are fully fledged slasher/supernatural horror flicks, each focusing on a different time period in Shadyside, a town cursed by a witch.
Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021)
Fear Street: Part Two – 1978 (2021)
Fear Street: Part Three – 1666 (2021)
How to watch other R.L. Stine movies
Some R.L. Stine adaptations aren’t tied to a multi-movie franchise or anthology series. This last batch of R.L. Stine movies are just standalone spooky tales for kids and teens (with the exception of The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It, which inspired the 2010 anthology series The Haunting Hour: The Series). And, much like the R-rated Fear Street films, Zombie Town is for a slightly older audience and is rated PG-13.