Goosebumps is a Canadian-American horror anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's best-selling Goosebumps book series.


Anthology series about kids, pre-teens, and teenagers finding themselves in eerie and unusual situations, typically involving supernatural elements.


Goosebumps originally began airing on YTV (in English) and Canal Famille (in French) in Canada and on Fox Kids in the United States starting in 1995 and ending in 1998, with reruns on Fox Family lasting until 1999 and 2001 respectively. Every October from 2007 to 2009, Cartoon Network aired the episodes. From September 6, 2011 until 2014, The Hub broadcast the series.

Opening sequences

The opening sequence starts with a man dressed in black carrying his briefcase up a hill. The name engraved on the briefcase reveals the mysterious man to be Goosebumps' author named R. L. Stine. A strong wind blows, opening Stine's case, and his papers fly out, one of which turns into a "G" seen on the Goosebumps logo, only it was black shadow, and glides through an unnamed town. The "G" passes by a woman on a billboard, making her unhappy, and a dog on a porch, which causes its eyes to glow demonically (this shot is referenced in the episode "My Hairiest Adventure"; Larry says "Now this seems familiar...". The same shot was also used in continuity links in UK airings on Fox Kids). The "G" then creeps past a tree, down a sidewalk, and into the front door of a house and begins showing a quick montage of clips from several episodes with an announcer growling, "Viewer, beware, you're in for a scare!", remade from the tagline, "Reader, beware, you're in for a scare!" used in the Goosebumps book series.

In season two, the opening was shortened, speeding up the Goosebumps "G" gliding through town and removing the quick episode montage in the doorway.

In season three, the show was renamed "Ultimate Goosebumps" and the opening underwent a few changes. A green slime and a lightning effect were added when the man in black walks up the hill with his briefcase and his papers fly out. However, instead of a paper turning into a G-shaped shadow and being blown through town, the man in black turns into bats which fly at the screen. The quick episode montage was added back but clips from episodes across the three seasons were used. There are some episodes that don't include the "Ultimate Goosebumps" name, so the short season two opening was used. The intertitle also showed the logo above a puddle of slime in which a link to the Scholastic website was visible.

In season four, the show removed the "Ultimate" from its name but retained the season three opening sequence. In some markets, this opening was also used in reruns of the first two seasons. Some Cartoon Network airing use a slow motion clip of the season 1 and 2 inner title.

Hour-long specials The Haunted Mask I & II, A Night In Terror Tower, The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, Welcome to Dead House and Night of the Living Dummy III don't use the opening sequence at all but instead have R.L. Stine talking at the beginning and end of those episodes.

The opening music was composed by Jack Lenz.


Season 1

Season 2

No. Episode Parts Air date
1 "Be Careful What You Wish For..." 1 August 10, 1996
2/3 Attack of the Mutant: Part 1

Attack of the Mutant: Part 2

2 September 7, 1996
4 "Bad Hare Day" 1 September 14, 1996
5 "The Headless Ghost" 1 September 21, 1996
6 "Go Eat Worms" 1 September 28, 1996
7 "You Can't Scare Me!" 1 October 5, 1996
8 "Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes" 1 October 12, 1996
9 "Ghost Beach" 1 October 19, 1996
10 "Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns" 1 October 26, 1996
11/12 "The Haunted Mask II: Part 1"

"The Haunted Mask II: Part 2"

2 October 29, 1996
13 "Let's Get Invisible!" 1 November 2, 1996
14 "Scarecrow Walks at Midnight" 1 November 9, 1996
15 "Monster Blood" 1 November 16, 1996
16 "More Monster Blood" 1 November 16, 1996
17 "Vampire Breath" 1 November 23, 1996
18 "How to Kill a Monster" 1 February 1, 1997
19 "Calling All Creeps!" 1 February 15, 1997
20/21 "Welcome to Dead House: Part 1"

"Welcome to Dead House: Part 2"

2 June 19, 1997
22 "Don't Wake Mummy" 1 July 12, 1997
23 "The Blob That Ate Everyone" 1 July 19, 1997
24/25 "Night of the Living Dummy III: Part 1"

"Night of the Living Dummy III: Part 2"

2 July 20, 1997

Season 3

No. Episode Parts Air date
1 "Shocker on Shock Street" 1 September 6, 1997
2 "My Best Friend Is Invisible" 1 September 8, 1997
3 "The House of No Return" 1 September 13, 1997
4 "Don't Go to Sleep!" 1 September 20, 1997
5 "Click" 1 September 27, 1997
6 "An Old Story" 1 October 4, 1997
7 "The Barking Ghost" 1 October 11, 1997
8/9 "One Day at HorrorLand: Part 1"

"One Day at HorrorLand: Part 2"


October 25, 1997
November 1, 1997

10 "The Haunted House Game" 1 November 8, 1997
11/12 "Perfect School: Part 1"

"Perfect School: Part 2"

2 November 15, 1997
13/14 "Werewolf Skin: Part 1"

"Werewolf Skin: Part 2"

2 November 22, 1997
15 "Awesome Ants" 1 February 7, 1998
16 "Bride of the Living Dummy" 1 February 14, 1998
17 "Strained Peas" 1 February 21, 1998
18 "Say Cheese and Die... Again" 1 February 28, 1998
19/20/21 "Chillogy Part 1: Squeal of Fortune"

"Chillogy Part 2: Strike Three... You're Doomed"

"Chillogy Part 3: Escape from Karlsville"


April 25, 1998
May 2, 1998
May 9, 1998

22 "Teacher's Pet" 1 May 16, 1998

Season 4

No. Episode Parts Air date
1/2 "How I Got My Shrunken Head: Part 1"

"How I Got My Shrunken Head: Part 2"

2 September 14, 1998

September 21, 1998

3/4 "The Ghost Next Door: Part 1"

"The Ghost Next Door: Part 2"

2 September 28, 1998

September 29, 1998

5/6 "Cry of the Cat: Part 1"

"Cry of the Cat: Part 2"

2 October 31, 1998
7/8 "Deep Trouble: Part 1"

"Deep Trouble: Part 2"

2 November 16, 1998


  • Michael Barry as Will Blake (The Werewolf of Fever Swamp)
  • Mairon Bennett as Emily Tucker (The Werewolf of Fever Swamp)
  • Ryan Gosling as Greg Banks (Say Cheese and Die)
  • Chelsea Page as Alice Ryder (Say Cheese and Die)
  • Scott Speedman as Officer Madison (Say Cheese and Die)
  • Hayden Christensen as Zane (Night of the Living Dummy III)
  • Chris Benson as Uncle Al (Welcome to Camp Nightmare)
  • Kirsten Bishop as Mrs. Morris (One Day at HorrorLand)
  • Geoffrey Bowes as Mr. Michael Tucker (The Werewolf of Fever Swamp)
  • Heather Brown as Lizzy Morris (One Day at HorrorLand)
  • Michael Caloz as Luke Morris (One Day at HorrorLand)
  • Daniel DeSanto as Gabe (Return of the Mummy)
  • Michael Yarmush as Dave Warren (Awesome Ants)
  • Daniel Clark as Mark Rowe (How I Got My Shrunken Head)
  • Neil Crone as the Host Horror, Blek the Horror, and the Makeup Artist (One Day at HorrorLand)
  • Cody Jones as Noah Caldwell (The Haunted Mask), Danny Anderson (The Ghost Next Door)
  • Amos Crawley as Chuck Greene (The Haunted Mask)
  • George Davis as Steve Boswell (The Haunted Mask)[2]
  • Brendan Fletcher as Grady Tucker (The Werewolf of Fever Swamp)
  • Don Francks as the Swamp Hermit (The Werewolf of Fever Swamp)
  • Kathryn Long as Carly Beth Caldwell (The Haunted Mask and The Haunted Mask II)
  • Maria Ricossa as Mrs. Tucker (The Werewolf of Fever Swamp)
  • Kathryn Short as Sabrina Mason (The Haunted Mask), Sue (A Night in Terror Tower)
  • John White as 12-year-old Michael Webster (The Cuckoo Clock of Doom), Steve Boswell (The Haunted Mask II)
  • Jonathan Whittaker as Mr. Morris (One Day at HorrorLand)
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