Is The Goosebumps 3 movie release date confirmed? Let’s consider what the status of a potential sequel is as more check out previous instalments.
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It’s always interesting to chat with horror fans and ask them what inspired and kickstarted their love for the genre.
Many cite being curious about iconic slashers like Jason Voorhees and Chucky from a young age. However, lots will say that it all started with Goosebumps.
The children’s novels were penned by American author R. L. Stine and an impressive 62 books were released under the banner from 1992 to 1997, beginning with Welcome to Dead House.
Like the Harry Potter books, Goosebumps played a significant role in encouraging young people to read and the phenomenon grew with the arrival of a TV series adaptation in 1995.
From The Haunted Mask to A Night in Terror Tower, there are so many episodes which have been cemented in the minds of horror fans who grew up with the show.
However, a film was released in 2015 which took an inventive approach to the source material, selecting characters from the book series and introducing them to a new generation.
It was followed up with a sequel in 2018 – Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – and fans have been eager for more, but is it on the way?
Is Goosebumps 3 movie release date confirmed?
- No, the release date for the third instalment in the Goosebumps film series is yet to be confirmed.
As of yet, a sequel to Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is yet to be greenlit and Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures haven’t offered any updates. However, ScreenRant highlights that the 2018 film underperformed at the box office.
Additionally, they add that R.L. Stine’s Fear Street book series is being adapted into a film trilogy. So, it’s likely that both the author and the studios will wait to see how the first instalment performs before considering what avenue to explore next.
While it seems unlikely that a third Goosebumps film will surface, it isn’t worth ruling out entirely.
Perhaps the release of the Fear Street adaptations will result in more Stine fans calling out for Goosebumps’ return.
10 classic and essential Goosebumps books
If you’re eager for more Goosebumps but feel a little disheartened by the lack of updates on a sequel, it’s always worth hitting the books, whether you’re reading for the first, second or even third time.
So, we thought it’d be fun to include a list of ten essential books in the series you must read. We’re only including books from the 1992-1997 era.
- The Haunted Mask
- One Day at HorrorLand
- Deep Trouble
- Ghost Beach
- A Night in Terror Tower
- The Horror at Camp Jellyjam
- The Headless Ghost
- Bad Hare Day
- Legend of the Lost Legend
- The Curse of Camp Cold Lake
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