R.L. Stine

Watch R. L. Stine, AKA Jack Black, Brave the Abominable Snowman, Evil Gnomes and Teenagers in ‘Goosebumps’ Trailer

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There were 62 Goosebumps books in the original series — far too daunting a number to fit into the typical film-per-book format. The solution of the upcoming adaptation, rather, was to use a meta premise to seemingly cram every monster from every book into one film: Jack Black plays author R. L. Stine, whose books happen to be so magical that they contain the actual monsters they depict.
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MTV’s Gruesome ‘Eye Candy’ Is a Solid Teen Psychological Thriller

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Thrillers aren’t exactly MTV’s forte, though it’s also true that MTV has no idea what its current forte is. Its reality shows are quickly growing stagnant, and its scripted teen dramas can only be judged on an episode-to-episode basis, because they vary so widely each week. Eye Candy is the network’s newest scripted program, a cyber-centric mystery thriller starring former Disney queen Victoria Justice. Based on a novel by R.L. Stine and developed by Christian Taylor, Eye Candy aims to have (teen) viewers second-guessing their e-dating habits and online addictions. Even with gruesome visuals, the show has a tough time navigating its confusing plot, but the potential is there.
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The Greatest Monsters in Children’s Literature

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Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are celebrated its 50th anniversary over the weekend. Sendak’s tale about a young boy whose imagination transports him to a land full of “wild things” was an early, rare portrait of the dark emotions children learn to cope with. “If I’ve done anything, I’ve had kids express themselves as they are, impolitely, lovingly… they don’t mean any harm. They just don’t know what the right way is,” Sendak said of the book in a 2004 interview. The many monsters in children’s literature have helped young readers face their fears, empowering them — and in some cases, frightening them to tears. Here are 13 of the greatest …Read More