The 13 Most Ridiculous Goosebumps Twist Endings

    R.L. Stine may have been unquestionably awesome, but he didn't half take some liberties...

    It's an undisputed fact that in the mid-to-late 90's, R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series was pretty much the height of literary greatness. The books were deliciously easy to read, there'd be a new one out each month, and the covers were garishly and horrifyingly bright enough to make your eyes sting (see number 6 on this list for the most terrifying front cover of any book in the world, ever, for instance).

    Despite their fear-inducing, bed-wetting awesomeness, though, there was one (arguable) weakness in the series – the twist endings. The gloriously ridiculous, oh-wait-it-was-actually-all-a-dream-and-the-main-character's-really-dead-plus-his-brother-is-an-alien style twist endings.

    Below are 13 of the best. To make it easier to see at a glance just how bizarrely ridiculous they all are, each twist has been rated from 1 to 5 on the 'Ridicul-O-Meter':


    1 = A bit ridiculous

    2 = Fairly ridiculous

    3 = Completely ridiculous

    4 = Mind-bogglingly ridiculous

    5 = Career-riskingly ridiculous

    Let the stupidity commence...

    1. The Girl Who Cried Monster (Book #8)

    2. Welcome to Camp Nightmare (Book #9)

    3. The Ghost Next Door (Book #10)

    4. Piano Lessons Can Be Murder (Book #13)

    5. The Barking Ghost (Book #32)

    6. The Horror at Camp Jellyjam (Book #33)

    7. A Shocker on Shock Street (Book #35)

    8. Attack of the Jack O'Lanterns (Book #48)

    9. Vampire Breath (Book #49)

    10. Beware, the Snowman (Book #51)

    11. The Blob that Ate Everyone (Book #55)

    12. My Best Friend is Invisible (Book #57)

    13. I Live in Your Basement! (Book #61)

    Ridiculous Bonus Graph: Career Progression Vs. Twist Ridiculousness