Viewer beware—you’re in for a scare when a new Goosebumps series comes to Disney+ and Hulu this fall
Spooky season is officially upon us, and if you’re looking for some spine-tingling fun, this new Goosebumps series from A24 should be right your alley. Based on the classic book series by R.L. Stine, the show appears to be full of references to some of our favorite old stories—but with plenty of new characters and terrors to keep things interesting.
The official synopsis for the show, which is set to premiere Oct. 13 on Disney+ and Hulu, reveals that it will follow “a group of five high schoolers [who] unleash supernatural forces upon their town … [and] must work together in order to save it.”
From the trailer, we know that Justin Long stars as the town’s new English teacher, who moves into a creepy old house where someone was murdered decades before—and despite not seeming to believe in anything creepy or crawly, Long’s character promptly gets possessed by something ghostly that appears in his home’s hallowed hallways. Then, it’s up to the teens to figure out how to (maybe) save him. They’re played by Rachael Harris, Tyson Dornn, Ben Cockell, Isa Briones, Rob Huebel, Miles McKenna, Zack Morris, Ana Yi Puig, and Will Price.
That’s about all we know about the plot so far, but dedicated Goosebumps lovers will note that there are plenty of Easter eggs—both in the trailer and the official poster for the new series. The poster features Slappy, the ventriloquist’s dummy who comes to life in several of the scariest Goosebumps books. The trailer heavily features the camera from “Say Cheese and Die!,” and there’s an early jump scare thanks to a familiar face from “The Haunted Mask.” Even the creepy bird from “The Cuckoo Clock of Doom” makes an appearance.
In other words, strap in, because this is going to be one hell of a ride. Get ready to stream (and scream) on Oct. 13.