Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment released Goosebumpbs: The Blob that Ate Everyone on September 7, 2010 just in time for Halloween! The Blob that Ate Everyone contains three spooky episodes from the popular mid-90s children's television series (Fox Kids), and based on R.L Stine's hugely popular Goosebumps book series for kids. The books have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.
The first story is "The Blob that Ate Everyone." Twelve-year old Zack Beauchamp wants to be a famous horror writer. He sneaks into an abandoned building and finds an old fashioned typewriter. After taking the typewriter home to write his stories on, his stories start to actually happen and the giant blob he's writing about begins to terrorize the neighborhood and Zack himself!
The second story is "Piano Lessons Can Be Murder." Jerry has just moved to a new home with his family and he finds a piano in the basement. He decides to take piano lessons to impress a cute girl. What he doesn't realize is that the piano is haunted and his creepy piano teacher is not at all what he seems to be!
The final story in this collection is "My Hairiest Adventure." Larry and his band try an old rub on tan product they find in the basement. All of a sudden his friends start to disappear, and he grows hair all over! Larry tries to find out what happened to his friends and what's happening to himself before he disappears too.
I first had my 13-year old son watch these to get his opinion. He really got into watching all three of the episodes but didn't really find them "horror" movies. I watched it afterward to make my own opinion and found myself jumping several times unexpectedly. I think the scariest of the three movies was "Piano Lessons Can Be Murder." I jumped in my seat several times while watching it and the ghost was totally freaky looking. "The Blob That Ate Everyone" has a great build up to a suspenseful ending. "My Hairiest Adventure" wasn't really scary. It was more of a suspense and a race to find out if Larry could figure out was going on before it was too late.
I really think that Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone will appeal to the tween set. While older teens might not find it as scary as younger kids, they'll still enjoy the action and suspense of these three episodes from the Goosebumps TV series on Fox Kids.