Goosebumps: Escape From HorrorLand – Book Review


Dear scifi horror fans,

I have a fun, easy-read book review from R. L. Stine for you; HorrorLand is a creepy story about a group of young teenagers at a spooky amusement park that get more than they paid for.

Goosebumps - Escape from HorrorLand

Goosebumps – Escape From HorrorLand

The story begins with the protagonists’ of the book, Lizzy and Luke Morris. They are at HorrorLand with a group of friends.  The group goes into a house of mirrors. They walk through a mirror and enter Panic Park.

Once inside panic park, they discover that panic park was closed on July 12 1974 by city officials and torn down due to many visitor deaths within the park. They wonder if they have traveled back in time as Julie takes a picture of them. In the picture, the Ghoul Crossing sign is visible but they are not.

In Panic Park they encounter many rides. The Tunnel of Hate and The Midnight Maze are two of the adventures they face.

My personal favorite ride was pirate ship in The Midnight Maze. “It’s always midnight in the midnight maze,” said Captain Ben, the pirate ship captain.

My favorite part of the book was  the dead, skeletal pirates on the ship and their fight with Luke and Lizzy.

As the group of friends thought they were exiting Panic Park, they met Karloff Mennis. He wanted a favor from them…

The book ends.

The Goosebumps series is an easy, fun group of spooky books to read. They only take an hour or two each to read.  R. L. Stine does a nice job writing them.

I hope you have enjoyed my review of Goosebumps – Escape from HorrorLand.

May good fortune guide your path,

J. A. Ireland

Goosebumps — Stay Out of the Basement Book Review


I have an early teens horror book review from one of  R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps Series – Stay Out of the Basement.  I hope you enjoy Goosebumps as much as I do.

Goosebumps -- Stay Out of the Basement

Goosebumps — Stay Out of the Basement

In this teen, horror, thriller, we meet the eleven year old, Casey Brewer and his sister Margaret, and their parents.  He and his family that just moved to California due to their father, Michael Brewer’s new job as a botanists at Poly Tech. He was soon  fired from his new job due to his alarming DNA experiments involving plants.  He then pursued his radical experiments in their basement.

The plot is easy to follow. The book is easy to read.

My favorite part is the dramatic ending when Casey’s sister Margaret takes matters into her own hands, literally.

The Goosebumps Series is an excellent set of young horror books that will keep the reader spellbound.  I read this  series as well as many others every day  just for fun.

Until we talk again.

“May good fortune guide your path”   J. A. Ireland