This is a list of references and allusions in the Goosebumps franchise.

Original Series

Title References

Some Goosebumps book titles are references to other media:

Other References

  • There are references to Stephen King, Steve McQueen, The Blob, The Lord of the Rings, and Frosty the Snowman in the Goosebumps film.
  • In the movie, Danny Elfman makes a small amount of music that sounds similar to Dark Shadows, Corpse Bride, Spider-Man, and Sleepy Hollow.
  • When Stine was tied up by the Lawn Gnomes, that was a Reference to Gulliver's Travels.
  • In Goosebumps: The Game, if the player tries to enter the furnace that is in the Dead House basement, the player is met with the message "Nope! So much nope." This is a reference to the "Nope" internet meme.
  • Scream School makes references to The Bride of Frankenstien, The Wolf Man and The Invisible Man.
  • Bride of the Living Dummy references Diary Queen.
  • In Brain Juice​, Dr. Frank King is described as a big Santa Claus of a man. There's also a reference to The New York Times.
  • The Mummy Walks ​references Coca-Cola.

References to Goosebumps

  • Spider-Man (2002 video game): During the Scorpion boss battle, music from Let's Get Invisible! plays.
  • Slither (2006 film): There's a scene where two ltitle girls are reading Goosebumps books, one reads You Can't Scare Me!, and the other girl reads The Girl Who Cried Monster.
  • Nickelodeon News: R.L. Stine appeared in some episodes.
  • Clarence: There was an episode where the character Belson reads a book called, "Goose Pimples" to Clarence and his friends.
  • Regular Show: There was an episode where a living ventriloquist dummy attacked Mordecai, Rigby, and Benson, the dummy looked very similar to Slappy in his appearance from the Goosebumps TV Show.
  • Arthur: In the episode The Scare-Your-Pants-Off Book Club, the Scare-Your-Pants-Off books parody Goosebumps. Buster mentions a book called "The Curse of the Mummy's Breath", a reference to The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb and Vampire Breath.
  • Goosebumps is referenced several time throughout Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Double Down. The characters in this book read the book series, Spineticklers, a fictional series written by the fictional author I.M. Spooky. There are at least 97 books in the Spineticklers series. Some of the titles allude to real Goosebumps books.The fictional book The Brain with Its Own Mind possibly alludes to Brain Juice, and Zombies at Breakfast possibly alludes to Zombie Halloween or Monster Blood for Breakfast!.

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