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...