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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 2015 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.

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 "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.

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