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Nostalgic Video Takes a Look at the “Horror for Kids” Boom of the 1990s



Growing up in the 1990s, one of my favorite hobbies was reading R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books, which were mega popular at the time. I’m pretty sure I read all of the original books as a kid, and they played no small role in developing my love for all things horror. For me and many others, Stine’s books were a “gateway drug,” and I can’t imagine my life without them in it.

The success of Goosebumps helped pave the way for a whole lot of horror entertainment that was primarily geared towards younger audiences, and YouTube channel In Praise of Shadows explores “How Horror for Kids Dominated in the 90s” in a new video that caught our attention this week. It’s a look at how important horror fun can be for young minds, teaching kids not simply that monsters and evil really do exist, but that they can be defeated.

With Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween and A House With a Clock in Its Walls arriving in theaters this coming Fall, we could be on the verge of a “horror for kids” revival…

Writer in the horror community since 2008. Owns Eli Roth's prop corpse from Piranha 3D. Has three awesome cats. Still plays with toys.


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