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What is Goosebumps HorrorLand about?
Part of the Goosebumps franchise, Goosebumps HorrorLand is a series of children’s horror fiction novels by American author R. L. Stine. The series differentiates itself by telling a serialized story, or should I say two, as it contains two storylines.
Each book is part of the same plot, with characters, villains, and locations from distinct Goosebumps continuities interacting.
Before exploring HorrorLand, you can read a few books from the original series that are referenced in the series. It is optional.
- One Day at HorrorLand – Sixteenth book in the original series. Goosebumps HorrorLand is loosely based on this story.
- Return to HorrorLand – Thirteenth in the Goosebumps 2000 series and sequel to One Day at HorrorLand.
- Deep Trouble – First book in the Deep Trouble Saga, followed by Deep Trouble II but also Creep from the Deep from Goosebumps HorrorLand.
- Monster Blood – A Monster Blood appears in Monster Blood for Breakfast!, though not the same as the one in the Monster Blood Saga.
- The Haunted Mask – The Haunted Mask is an “antagonist” who made here his first appearance in the Goosebump universe. He is also present in The Scream of the Haunted Mask, and Goosebumps Wanted: The Haunted Mask (from HorrorLand)
- Say Cheese and Die! – The first in the Say Cheese and Die! Saga, with an evil camera. You’ll find an evil camera in Goosebumps Horrorland too, but not the same place and character.
- Night of the Living Dummy – Goosebumps HorrorLand would be incomplete without Slappy, which made his debut in this Goosebumps book, the first in the Living Dummy Saga.
If you want to have more information about those books, and all the other Goosebumps out there, check out our complete Goosebumps reading order.
Goosebumps HorrorLand Reading Order
Goosebumps Reading Order First Arc: Enter HorrorLand
The first arc of Goosebumps HorrorLand contains twelve books, each split into three sections. The first one (around 100 pages) is like a classic Goosebumps story. Things change with the second section, a follow-up to the first one where the characters are invited to HorrorLand and meet other books’ characters. The third section, called Fear File, contains fictional maps, brochures, menus, etc.
- Revenge of the Living Dummy – Britney Crosby thinks her cousin Ethan is pretty weird–and she happens to be right. Ethan won’t stop tormenting Britney with an old ventriloquist’s dummy. And the puppet has plans for Britney, too!
- Creep from the Deep – Billy and his sister, Sheena, unwittingly dive into a terrifying mystery when they accept a surprise invitation to HorrorLand–the amusement park that always lives up to its name. But first Billy and Sheena must sink or swim aboard a doomed ship that happens to be underwater–with a captain who refuses to stay dead.
- Monster Blood for Breakfast! – For an athlete like Matt Daniels, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also the most dangerous. That’s because somebody is about to pull a mean prank. The recipe is simple: Just add gooey, green Monster Blood. As if Matt’s problems weren’t big and slimy enough, an invitation to HorrorLand is also on its way. Can Matt survive inside a terrifying scream park where trouble lurks behind every turnstile? Can YOU?
- The Scream of the Haunted Mask – After the worst Halloween ever, Carly Beth assumed that nothing could be scarier than a drooling rubber mask with a mind of its own. One year later, the ugly, green mask mysteriously calls out to her again, and ugly, green masks don’t like to be ignored. If Carly Beth can survive the night, even a terrifying amusement park like HorrorLand might seem like a vacation. Then again, maybe not.
- Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz – Robby creates comic strips on his computer. His favorite creation is Dr. Maniac, a weird and wicked supervillain. Dr. Maniac isn’t a real doctor, but he sure is a maniac. And now he’s on the loose… in the real world!
- Who’s Your Mummy? – Abby and Peter are staying with Uncle Jonathan in an eerie old village. Their uncle knows a lot about Egypt, and his living room even looks like an ancient tomb. Do other secrets lurk inside the house? MUM’s the word!
- My Friends Call Me Monster – Before joining the other kids trapped in HorrorLand, Michael Munroe will learn a few new lessons: Never trust a teacher who calls everybody “Little Monsters.” Be careful if that teacher invites you to lunch at her house. And never EVER trust a teacher with a giant monster egg in her own attic!
- Say Cheese – And Die Screaming! – A picture is worth a thousand screams–if it’s taken with an evil camera that has a nasty vision of the future. Julie’s future doesn’t look pretty. And neither does anyone else’s after they’re caught in her lens!
- Welcome to Camp Slither – Twelve-year-old Boone and his sister Heather love animals of every kind. That’s why they wanted to come to Camp Hither. The wild legends of man-eating snakes and disappearing campers are hisss-terical! But Camp Hither has a cold-blooded secret: Somebody has unleashed a hungry horde of slithery snakes!
- Help! We Have Strange Powers! – Twelve-year-old twins Jillian and Jackson are startled when they discover they can read each other’s thoughts. But that’s not all. They can read other people’s thoughts, too! Soon they discover that somebody else knows their secret. Somebody who will stop at nothing to control their powers…
- Escape From HorrorLand – Not long ago, Luke and Lizzy Morris dared to spend one day at HorrorLand. They thought that NOTHING could lure them back, but their travel plans are about to change…. Luke and Lizzy are determined to find out Who–or WHAT–is summoning ordinary kids to HorrorLand and trapping them there?
- The Streets of Panic Park – The kids who are trapped in HorrorLand thought they had reason enough to panic. That was before they reached Panic Park. Now they must face their greatest fears–and team up with the unlikeliest allies–in this shocking conclusion to the ride of a lifetime.
Goosebumps Horrorland Reading Order Second Arc
With the thirteenth book in the series, a new storyline is introduced with new characters. The story centers around a Horror Land gift shop.
- When the Ghost Dog Howls – Twelve-year-olds Andy and Marnie had an awesome week in HorrorLand-despite their freaky encounter with Murder the Clown and the zombie mob. Then they think they’ve won big when they get a FREE souvenir from HorrorLand’s Chiller House. But when Andy hears howling at night and Marnie starts acting strange, they begin to rethink the gift from HorrorLand.
- Little Shop of Hamsters – Sam Waters is desperate to have a pet. But his parents say that first, Sam must prove he’s responsible. So he takes an after-school job in a pet store called Little Shop of Hamsters. To his horror, Sam soon finds that cute, little hamsters can become very UNCUTE monsters.
- Heads, You Lose! – Jessica Bowen and Ryan Chang bring home a two-headed coin from the HorrorLand souvenir shop. A simple coin toss transports them to a world of terror. They find themselves back in time, being chased by guards who accuse them of beheading the prince. Unless they can avenge him and reunite him with his head, their own heads will be on the chopping block!
- Weirdo Halloween – After a trip to HorrorLand, Meg and her brother, Chris, can’t wait to celebrate Halloween. Until that Weirdo in the baby alien costume shows up and begins to wreak havoc on their lives. They just can’t seem to get him to leave. And Meg’s beginning to suspect that his orange skin isn’t a Halloween disguise…
- The Wizard of Ooze – Marco is a diehard fan of The Ooze, a comic book villain with the power to sludge his enemies. When he finds a super-rare edition at the Chiller House gift shop, Marco is sure he has found something special. Outside of HorrorLand, there are a few other people interested in the comic book. Like a muscular monster of a man dressed as The Ooze. But Why does he leave an oily mess everywhere he goes? And why is he following Marco?
- Slappy New Year! – Ray Gordon is a brave kid. He wants to try out all of the scariest rides at HorrorLand. Unfortunately, his brother, Brandon, is scared of everything– even the wooden dummy named Slappy. There’s something not quite right about the evil look on the puppet’s face. Ray usually enjoys scaring Brandon but his parents made him promise to stop it. This is why it is so strange that things keep happening to his younger brother.
- The Horror at Chiller House – Jonathan Chiller has had a plan all along. Nothing is free in HorrorLand. Now it’s time for the six kids who visited his shop to pay up. Andy, Sam, Jessica, Meg, Marco, and Ray are trapped by Chiller’s evil plot. Who is this madman? He’s made sure that there is only one way to escape from HorrorLand. But are they willing to pay for it… with their lives?
Goosebumps Horrorland Reading Order: Interlude
What follows is two books in the Goosebumps HorrorLand series that don’t have a specific place in the order, as none of them have a consistent plot.
- Welcome to HorrorLand: A Survival Guide – Want to make it out of HorrorLand alive? You’ll need this survival guide–filled with all the background, tips, and insider info we could find.
- Goosebumps HorrorLand: Write Your Fright – Think you can out-scare the Master of Horror, R.L. Stine? Write your own endings to six of his scariest stories and keep your work safe behind the oozing hand lock, which screams in alarm when opened!
Goosebumps Horrorland Reading Order Third Arc: Hall Of Horrors
A miniseries with no broad plot, each book features a story told by a child visiting the titular Hall of Horrors in HorrorLand.
- Claws! – Mickey is put in charge of his vacationing neighbors’ cat, Bella. His best friend Amanda comes along to help out. But Bella escapes from the house and is hit by a car. What is he going to do? Amanda has an idea to replace the cat with a look-alike from the local pet store. They find a cat that looks exactly like Bella, but the clerk won’t sell it to them, so they decide to steal it. Big mistake! These cats are more than they seem to be.
- Night of the Giant Everything – When 11-year-old Steven Sweeney is tricked into drinking a strange mixture of chemicals by his classmates, things begin to get strange. Either his toothbrush is growing, or he is shrinking! Steven has to navigate his way through gigantic dust bunnies, enormous birds, and other once seemingly harmless, everyday items to get to his best friend’s house for help. Will he be able to make it through the day and return to his original size?
- The Five Masks of Dr. Screem: Special Edition – It’s Halloween and Monica Anderson is out Trick-or-Treating with her younger brother. They knock on the door of an old, creepy house and are met by a strange woman who pleads for their help. This sets her and her brother off on a Halloween mission that will change their lives forever!
- Why I Quit Zombie School – To his horror, Matt realizes his parents have unknowingly enrolled him in a zombie school. When Matt overhears the zombie’s plans to march and claim the whole city for the undead, he has to make a frightening choice- protect himself and continue his charade-or reveal his aliveness and try to save the unsuspecting alive people in the town.
- Don’t Scream! – Jack Harmon can’t think of anything worse than getting picked on by the bullies at school until he discovers an even bigger threat. After finding a cell phone, Jack begins to hear a strange voice on the other end. Jack keeps trying to make his new “friend” happy. Now everyone thinks Jack has lost his mind. How can he overcome something that he can’t see but is everywhere?
- The Birthday Party of No Return – The school is holding a competition and the winner gets to attend the camp for free. Lee is one of the favorites to win along with his friend, Cory “Lucky Duck” Duckworth, and another athletic classmate, Laura Grodin. Laura is good…for a girl, but how can anyone compete with Cory’s good luck streak? Lee has an idea and he’s about to give Cory an unforgettable birthday present that will really get the party started.