"Click" is the eighth short story in the book Tales to Give You Goosebumps.


Seth Gold gets a remote that can literally control everything and everybody. At the end, he presses the power button, only to shut off the power of the world. The remote is now out of batteries, meaning he is now alone forever.

Television adaptation

"Click" was adapted into an episode of the Goosebumps TV series. It is the fifth episode of season three, and the forty-ninth episode overall.


  • This short story may have been the inspiration for the similarly-plotted 2006 movie with the same title which stars Adam Sandler as a man who gains control of a magic remote that allows him to rewind and fast-forward different aspects of his life.