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Fan Theories About 'Goosebumps'

Updated January 22, 2019 704 votes 113 voters 3.4k views11 items

List RulesVote 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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    The Blob That Ate Everyone Is Actually Monster Blood

    In the 2015 Goosebumps film, Hannah and R.L. Stine run into the Funhouse and encuonter the Blob from the The Blob That Ate Everyone book. Though described as a creature with a face in the novel, the shapeless lump in the movie is decidely without a visage. 

    Consequently, theory claims the two characters actually confront Monster Blood - the thick, typically green slime that appears in several Goosebumps novels. 

    Is this believable?
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    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.

    Is this believable?
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    Jack Black's Version Of R.L. Stine Isn't Real - He's A Written Character Just Like The Monsters

    The real R.L. Stine appears in the Goosebumps movie, and his cameo sparked some interesting theories. In fact, some people believe Jack Black's character (R.L. Stine) is merely another work created by the true author.

    According to the theory, the real-life Stine created Black's character as a gatekeeper to protect the Goosebumps manuscripts in case the monsters escaped.

    Is this believable?
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    Hannah Is The Masked Mutant From 'Attack Of The Mutant'

    The 2015 Goosebumps film has an epic twist; the cinemtatic version of Hannah (Odeya Rush) is actually a character from one of R. L. Stine's books - The Ghost Next Door. Redditor /u/Dragoryu3000 believes Hannah may also be the Masked Mutant from Attack of the Mutant, noting:

    What struck me at first was how... blue her shirt was in the beginning. Then all of her other outfits incorporate blue. If I'm not misremembering, the Masked Mutant in Attack of the Mutant could transform into anything solid, but always had something blue on him. The twist was that the protagonist's new friend, Libby, a girl who always wore a blue hat, was actually the Masked Mutant. 

    In the novel, the Masked Mutant can transform into anything solid but always has something blue on him. That's giveaway. And in the movie, Hannah almost always wears something blue.

    Is this believable?