The cover illustration shows the Graveyard Ghouls emerging from a graveyard.
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
Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls received its first reprint on April 28, 2015, as the thirty-first book in the Classic Goosebumps series. It and The Haunted Car are the only Series 2000 books to receive reprints.
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References in other media
- The Graveyard Ghouls appear in the Goosebumps film.
- A female Ghoul appears in Goosebumps: Night of Scares as a basic enemy.
|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?|