Book Review – Goosebumps Horrorland: #1 Revenge of the Living Dummy

August 9, 2009 at 2:39 pm (Book Reviews, Children) (, , , , , )

Goosebumps: Horror Land

#1 Revenge of the Living Dummy

BY: R.L. Stine


COVER ART BY: Brandon Dorman

PUBLISHED BY: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN-13: 978-0-439-91869-5

ISBN-10: 0-439-91869-3

Ages: 9-12

Reviewed by: Billy Burgess

After an eight year hiatus from his Goosebumps books, R.L. Stine is back in a new series. In the new series there are two stories in each book – a 100 -page story and then a 30-page story — which will be continued in each book.

Britney Crosby is going out of her mind when her cousin, Ethan, comes to visit with his ventriloquist’s dummy, Slappy. Slappy is a character from some of the original Goosebumps books . Britney and her best friend, Molly Molloy, are being tormented by Ethan and Slappy. At first they think Ethan is just playing jokes on them, but then they start to believe that Slappy is actually real. The book goes the normal route of a Goosebumps book, but with a different twist at the end.

The second story has Britney and Molly being invited to a theme park called “Horrorland.” But things become weird when Britney’s parents disappear and the girls start to see their old friend, Slappy, around the park.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I grew up reading R.L. Stine, so this brought back memories for me. I would recommend this book to other R.L. Stine fans and to new readers.



  1. ajay said,


  2. Utsav Sedani said,

    what a review!!

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