Fan Theories About 'Goosebumps'

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Vote up the most plausible 'Goosebumps' fan theories.

Goosebumps terrified a generation of '90s kids, but the series was incredibly popular. Producers even decided R.L. Stine's original episodes should be made into cinematic features, and of course the 2015 original film and 2018 sequel resulted in a plethora of Goosebumps fan theories. 

Some of the fan suspicions have merit, but others are rather bizarre. A few people, for example, believe Jack Black's character in the film isn't even real. Stine loves to scare and confuse people, though. So who knows - maybe these fan theories are more plausible than not.


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    94 VOTES

    R.L. Stine's Typewriter Is The Haunted Typewriter From 'The Blob That Ate Everyone'

    In the book and TV episode, The Blob That Ate Everyone, a kid named Zach finds a haunted typewriter that makes everything he writes come true. One Goosebumps fan theory suggests that typewriter is the same one the fictional R.L. Stine (Jack Black) uses in the film.

    The old-timey writing device also aleegedly typed the manuscript pages that fly out of R. L. Stine's suitcase in the original Goosebumps intro sequence.

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    82 VOTES

    Hannah Is R.L. Stine's Real Daughter

    Readers eventually realize R.L. Stine's character, Hannah Fairchild, in The Ghost Next Door book is really an apparition. She became a ghost after a tragic fire destroyed her entire family. A former Redditor doesn't buy that story, though. They argue:

    [Hannah is R.L. Stine's] daughter, and she died. So he made a book to bring her back and live with him. Now he keeps people away so nobody will learn their secret.

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    74 VOTES

    R.L. Stine Created Hannah Because He Wanted A Daughter

    In the first Goosebumps film, R.L. Stine lives like a bachelor. And Redditor /u/Harry_Pott.. believes the character is very lonely. The fan suggests Stine wanted a child and accordingly wrote Hannah's tragic backstory with the intention of bringing her to life.

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    43 VOTES

    Hannah Isn't The Only Character R.L. Stine Leaves In The Real World

    The cinematic R.L. Stine allows Hannah to stay in the real world and live as his adopted daughter. One fan theory suggests she isn't the only monster still masquerading as human, though. Certain characters like Plant-Brewer and the Masked Mutant might be hiding out in fear or deference to their creator.