Why I Quit Zombie School is the fourth book in the Goosebumps Hall Of Horrors book series. It was published in 2011.

The cover art shows a zombie boy emerging from a locker.



Poor Matt Krinsky! Not only are his parents making him move away from all of his friends, but they're enrolling him in a boarding school. It's not a strict place, but that doesn't mean things are normal. While Matt is used to being one of the better athletes in his class, these kids move at a dead-slow pace. It doesn't take long for him to realize that he's surrounded by zombies. And his classmates have begun to notice his heartbeat and warm skin. Can Matt convince them he is undead long enough to stay alive?

International releases




Why I Went to Zombie School

The cover.

  • Prior to release, this book was marked as a Goosebumps HorrorLand book. It was originally titled "Why I Went to Zombie School". The zombie's skin is less green and decayed than in the final version. Also, some of the papers and books in the background are more detailed in the final version.
  • The school's name is Romero Academy. This is likely a reference to George Romero, director of many zombie films, such as Night of the Living Dead from 1968.
  • The principal is named Mr. Craven. This is a possible reference to Wes Craven, deceased director of horror movies, such as A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and one of its sequels, Wes Craven's New Nightmare.
  • Despite the similar titles, this book is completely unrelated to the Give Yourself Goosebumps book Zombie School. Both books are set in different schools (Romero Academy versus Ranewash School). Furthermore, the zombies in this book are actual zombies. In Zombie School, the "zombies" are brainwashed students.
  • This book references the Syfy Channel.
Goosebumps Hall of Horrors series
#01 Claws!#04 Why I Quit Zombie School
#02 Night of the Giant Everything#05 Don't Scream!
#03 The Five Masks of Dr. Screem#06 The Birthday Party of No Return