Once upon a time, before the days of J.K. Rowling, R.L. Stine was the king of kid's fiction. His wildly popular Goosebumps series was a hit on playgrounds across the country, and between 1992 and 1997 he churned out 62 books that sold over 300 million copies. The horror community was pretty accepting of Stine and Goosebumps -- far more than we are of Stephenie Meyer her Twilight novels. The most optimistic of us thought the books were a good thing because it would make a whole new generation of kids not only comfortable with horror stories, but huge fans. All these new horror geeks would grow up and start reading adult horror and seeing horror films -- which didn't really happen. They liked Goosebumps -- not so much horror as a whole.

If Goosebumps were popular today, it would no doubt spawn a movie franchise with 3D effects and hot young actors. There would be talk of trilogies and ever increasing budgets and movie websites would report breathlessly on each bit of casting speculation. It was a different world back in the '90s, though, and Goosebumps never got the big screen treatment. Instead, it had to settle for a television show instead.

The Goosebumps series has something of a cult following -- and episodes have turned up on VHS and DVD over the years. The good news is, Dread Central says 20th Century Fox is releasing two more Goosebumps collections on DVD this September 7th. You're one step closer to completing your collection.

Jump ahead to read what's going to be featured on the two new sets.
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