The cover illustration shows the Graveyard Ghouls emerging from a graveyard.
On a school field trip, Spencer Kassimir and his friend, Audra Rusinas, visit a graveyard, where two young boys, Oswald and Martin Manse, are buried together under one tombstone. After Spencer knocks over the headstone, the zombie-like, ghoulish figure of Oswald was back from the dead, ends up pushing Spencer out of his body and possesses it, leaving Spencer in the spirit world with other souls who tell Spencer about how evil Oswald and Martin were when they were living. Spencer tries to get back home and confront Oswald by possessing several bodies.
Oswald, evil as he was, starts destroying the real world. He burns houses, and even smashes cars. Spencer, unable to stop him, seeks Audra's help. But there, it is revealed that Audra's body was already possessed by Martin when they first visited the grave. After helping Audra escape out of the graveyard, Spencer and she together try to stop the two ghoulish brothers. After doing a special ghoul dance, Martin and Oswald (who are ghouls) die, Audra and Spencer get their bodies back. Though in a twist ending, Audra and Spencer end up with each others' bodies.
Reprints and rereleases
|April 28, 2015||Standalone||Paperback|
- The reprint was released as a tie-in to the Goosebumps film.
- In France, the book is the 53rd book of the original Goosebumps series . Its title is "L'Attaque des Spectres", which can be translated as "The Attack of the Wraiths", and its tagline was translated to "A corps perdu". It is here a French wordplay, for "à corps perdu" is an expression underlining the dedication of someone to a task, but that could be literaly translated as "to lost body".
- The cover of Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls is featured on a button in GOOSEBUMPS™ 6-BUTTON SET: SERIES 1 by Creepy Co..
- This book, Bride of the Living Dummy, and The Haunted Car are the only Series 2000 books to receive reprints.
- A portion of the cover artwork for this book was featured on the side of the Goosebumps Haunted Box Set.
- Aside from this box set, the only other piece of merchandise to feature any element of Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls was a pin-back button released by Creepy Co. in 2017, almost 19 years after the original release of the book.
- On the back cover of the Classic Goosebumps version, Spencer's surname was incorrectly said to be Levy.
References in other Goosebumps media
- Graveyard Ghouls appear in the Goosebumps film.
- A female Ghoul appears in Goosebumps: Night of Scares as a basic enemy.
- This book shares its title with a level of Goosebumps HorrorTown.
|Goosebumps Series 2000 series|
|#01 Cry of the Cat||#10 Headless Halloween||#18 Horrors of the Black Ring|
|#02 Bride of the Living Dummy||#11 Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls||#19 Return to Ghost Camp|
|#03 Creature Teacher||#12 Brain Juice||#20 Be Afraid – Be Very Afraid!|
|#04 Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Part 1||#13 Return to HorrorLand||#21 The Haunted Car|
|#05 Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Part 2||#14 Jekyll and Heidi||#22 Full Moon Fever|
|#06 I Am Your Evil Twin||#15 Scream School||#23 Slappy's Nightmare|
|#07 Revenge R Us||#16 The Mummy Walks||#24 Earth Geeks Must Go!|
|#08 Fright Camp||#17 The Werewolf in the Living Room||#25 Ghost in the Mirror|
|#09 Are You Terrified Yet?|