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Netflix Acquires ‘Fear Street’ Trilogy Based on R.L. Stine Books for Summer 2021

Netflix has acquired Leigh Janiak’s Fear Street trilogy and plans to release the three interconnected films one month apart from each other as part of a themed programming initiative the streamer is calling “The Summer of Fear” according to Deadline, which broke the news. The Fear Street movies were part of an ambitious plan originally […]

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New ‘Goosebumps’ Live-Action Series in the Works

“Goosebumps” are coming for your television, again. Scholastic Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television are joining forces to develop a new live-action series based on the popular children’s horror books, with “Goosebumps” films producer Neal H. Moritz attached as executive producer.The upcoming series, based on R.L. Stine’s books, will also be executive produced by Scholastic Entertainment […]

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R.L. Stine on ‘Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween’ and Keeping Kids Hooked on Horror for Generations

If you grew up loving horror any time in the last few decades, odds are you grew up reading books written by R.L. Stine. The children’s author extraordinaire has written hundreds of books through his Goosebumps and Fear Street banners, inspired TV shows, and of course, the delightful family adventure film Goosebumps. Just in time […]

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23 Years Later, ‘Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask’ Is Still the Scariest Thing R.L. Stine’s Series Has Ever Produced

The ’90s were a blessed time for spooky-not-scary TV for kids. Following the same anthology format that resonated with viewers of “The Twilight Zone” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” Nickelodeon introduced “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” to the inaugural edition of its Saturday night Snick lineup in August of 1992. That same summer also saw […]

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‘House With a Clock In Its Walls’ Debuts with $26.8M While Fellow New Releases Stumble

Despite the over performance of Universal’s new release The House with a Clock in Its Walls and the strong hold from Lionsgate’s A Simple Favor, this weekend is still one of the worst of the year. Things weren’t helped by the soft openings from Fahrenheit 11/9, Life Itself and Assassination Nation as the three other […]

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Box Office: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Picks Up $840K in Previews

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” picked up $840,000 in Thursday night previews.The adaptation of the 1973 John Bellairs book is aimed at family audiences and is poised to top the domestic box office during an otherwise sleepy weekend at the multiplexes. “The House With a Clock in […]

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Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong and Chris Parnell Join ‘Goosebumps 2’ (Exclusive)

Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, and Chris Parnell are joining the ensemble of “Goosebumps 2,” sources tell Variety.They join the previously announced cast of Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris and Jeremy Ray Taylor, who are set to star.Ari Sandel is developing the project, which is one of multiple iterations based on the dozens of books […]

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