"Calling All Creeps" is the nineteenth episode of season two of the Goosebumps TV series, and the thirty-eighth episode overall. It premiered on Fox Kids Network on February 15, 1997.


  • Zachary Carlin as Ricky Beamer (the protagonist)
  • Hamille Rustia as Iris Candler
  • Maia Filar as Tasha McClain
  • Matthew Lemche as David (the main antagonist)
  • Tonya Johnson as Brenda (the tertiary antagonist)
  • Travis Kutt as Wart (the secondary antagonist)
  • Diana Salvatore as Tasha's Friend
  • Denise McLeod as Ms. Richards
  • Colleen Williams as Mrs. Urick
  • Edgar George as Male Teacher
  • Miranda Jade as Student (uncredited)

Episode synopsis

When Ricky gets kicked off the newspaper club, he decides to play a prank on the editor. He sticks a message in the paper that reads "If you're a real creep, call Tasha McClain after midnight." But then Ricky's message gets messed up. And now he's getting strange calls at midnight from kids who say they are creeps.

Differences from the book

  • In the book, Harding Middle School serves pasta, but no one eats it. In the episode, it's tuna surprise.
  • Iris speaks out when Ricky hands out the cookies at the end. But in the book, she does nothing at all.
  • The number that appears in Ricky's message is "555-0109" instead of "555-6709".
  • There are three creeps, instead of four.
  • The Creeps are yellow, instead of purple.

Home releases

"Calling All Creeps" was first released on DVD on March 31, 2009 as the third episode of The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight. It was released on DVD a second time on August 26, 2014 as part of a 3-Pack Thriller.

Title Release date Media type

The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

September 15, 1998 DVD

3-Pack Thriller

August 26, 2014 DVD



Goosebumps Presents book #17.

  • "Calling All Creeps" received a book adaptation in December 1997 as the seventeenth book in the Goosebumps Presents series.
  • When this episode aired on the UK's CBBC channel, the scene in which Ricky's face transforms into a Creep was completely removed.
  • Hamille Rustia (Iris) played Allison in season four's "Cry of the Cat"
  • Matthew Lemche (David) played Richard Holman in season three's "Click". His brother Kris appeared previously in "Scarecrow Walks at Midnight".
  • The creep costumes worn by Matthew Lemche et al. were just rubber masks and rubber gloves. Although the creeps talk, there is no mouth movement on the masks only protruding tongues.The mask Matthew Lemche wears can be clearly seen coming through his shirt. The mask also lifts out of his collar when the actor turns his head.