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It's a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine--with a story so fiendish that it can't be contained to just one book! Fright-master R.L. Stine invites you on an all-new, all-terrifying adventure!Britney Crosby thinks her cousin Ethan is pretty weird--and she happens to be right. Ethan won't stop tormenting Britney with an old ventriloquist's d It's a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine--with a story so fiendish that it can't be contained to just one book! Fright-master R.L. Stine invites you on an all-new, all-terrifying adventure!Britney Crosby thinks her cousin Ethan is pretty weird--and she happens to be right. Ethan won't stop tormenting Britney with an old ventriloquist's dummy. And the puppet has plans for Britney, too! Next, someone will be offered a vacation at a popular "scream park." An entire week for free? You'd have to be a real dummy to refuse that! But some guests aren't allowed to escape HorrorLand after just six days and seven frights...


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It's a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine--with a story so fiendish that it can't be contained to just one book! Fright-master R.L. Stine invites you on an all-new, all-terrifying adventure!Britney Crosby thinks her cousin Ethan is pretty weird--and she happens to be right. Ethan won't stop tormenting Britney with an old ventriloquist's d It's a whole new ride from master of horror and bestselling author R.L. Stine--with a story so fiendish that it can't be contained to just one book! Fright-master R.L. Stine invites you on an all-new, all-terrifying adventure!Britney Crosby thinks her cousin Ethan is pretty weird--and she happens to be right. Ethan won't stop tormenting Britney with an old ventriloquist's dummy. And the puppet has plans for Britney, too! Next, someone will be offered a vacation at a popular "scream park." An entire week for free? You'd have to be a real dummy to refuse that! But some guests aren't allowed to escape HorrorLand after just six days and seven frights...

30 review for Revenge of the Living Dummy

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    Twelve-year-old Britney has a cousin called Ethan who is going to stay with Britney's family for a few weeks. Britney isn't looking forward to Ethan's visit at all, she never liked him, he is very naughty and weird. When Ethan arrives he has a strange looking ventriloquist dummy with him. Ethan is very good at making the dummy talk, Britney can never even see Ethan's lips moving. It seems that Ethan's dummy (named Mr. Badboy, a.k.a. Slappy) is alive, evil, and really doesn't like Britney at all. Twelve-year-old Britney has a cousin called Ethan who is going to stay with Britney's family for a few weeks. Britney isn't looking forward to Ethan's visit at all, she never liked him, he is very naughty and weird. When Ethan arrives he has a strange looking ventriloquist dummy with him. Ethan is very good at making the dummy talk, Britney can never even see Ethan's lips moving. It seems that Ethan's dummy (named Mr. Badboy, a.k.a. Slappy) is alive, evil, and really doesn't like Britney at all. This was a really entertaining and easy to read kids book. It was funny at times but it also had some chilling moments. The characters were interesting. At the end of the book there was also a short story ("Enter Horrorland") with Britney receiving an invitation to bring her family and friend Molly to the scary Horrorland Theme Park. (And what a crazy and creepy park it was! ) This was a fast and fun read for children that adults can also enjoy!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Krystin Rachel

    Someone needs to open an actual Horrorland that's open all year. One of you do it? I would, but I have a lot on my plate at the moment. 3.5 stars rounded up for the nostalgia. RTC Someone needs to open an actual Horrorland that's open all year. One of you do it? I would, but I have a lot on my plate at the moment. 3.5 stars rounded up for the nostalgia. RTC

  3. 5 out of 5

    Veronica Morfi

    Rating: 3/5 In Revenge of the Living Dummy, Britney finds herself in a very bad situation. Her pain of a cousin comes to stay with her family, and he brings along his hideous dummy Mr. Badboy. Britney is infuriated by the things Ethan, her cousin, does with his doll but soon she begins to wonder if it's not Ehtan but the doll that is evil. Slappy is one of my favorite monsters created by R.L. Stine. I am not ashamed to admit I am terrified by any kind of dolls, so Slappy is one of personal horrors Rating: 3/5 In Revenge of the Living Dummy, Britney finds herself in a very bad situation. Her pain of a cousin comes to stay with her family, and he brings along his hideous dummy Mr. Badboy. Britney is infuriated by the things Ethan, her cousin, does with his doll but soon she begins to wonder if it's not Ehtan but the doll that is evil. Slappy is one of my favorite monsters created by R.L. Stine. I am not ashamed to admit I am terrified by any kind of dolls, so Slappy is one of personal horrors. But in this book he didn't live up to my expectations. Still it was a fun read. After the story with Slappy comes to an end the Horrorland storyline begins. Britney receives an invitation to visit Horrorland with her best friend Molly. I really love that there is going to be a whole different story in Horrorland that will span throughout the books. I am diving straight to the next one.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kate Grimm

    Goosebumps on audiobook is life changing. Spooky scary voices, haunting sound effects, truly a worthwhile experience for any goosebumps fan.

  5. 4 out of 5

    ☣Lynn☣

    This was alot of fun! Went to the library earlier to grab the next three. :) I love how this one read just like the original books. And the HorrorLand part was awesome.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jameson

    I really liked this book. But i did not like the twist at the end it just did not make sense

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    I read this myself and I was surprised: I actually got sincerely creeped out! I'm looking forward reading through this box set . I read this myself and I was surprised: I actually got sincerely creeped out! I'm looking forward reading through this box set .

  8. 5 out of 5

    Alexa

    *Read as an audio-book* So I'm going to give the next book a shot in hopes it's more ...everything than this one. The first and majority part of this book didn't take place in Horrorland and, while I understand the importance of setting up the plot, I felt it took a little too long. (view spoiler)[ And Slappy wasn't even the actual antagonist until the last few chapters of that first part. It was Ethan using the unawakened Slappy doll for pranks until the very end. (hide spoiler)] As almost alwa *Read as an audio-book* So I'm going to give the next book a shot in hopes it's more ...everything than this one. The first and majority part of this book didn't take place in Horrorland and, while I understand the importance of setting up the plot, I felt it took a little too long. (view spoiler)[ And Slappy wasn't even the actual antagonist until the last few chapters of that first part. It was Ethan using the unawakened Slappy doll for pranks until the very end. (hide spoiler)] As almost always in Goosebumps books the parents are frustrating. However, this time around it was bordering on emotional abuse. I understand that Ethan is in need of a place to stay but the only reason we're given is that his parents have gone away for awhile and don't know when they'll be back. I couldn't even figure out an undertone of why they had left. But Brittany's parents are apparently the only ones who can take him in and all they tell her is that she has to be the adult between the two of them. I would understand this except that Ethan has physically hurt both Brittany and her best friend Molly before, giving them bruises and making them bleed every time he's previously visited. I get that this is his only option but these parents owe it to their daughter to sit her down and give her an adult talk about why this has to happen and assure her they won't let any harm come to her. They owe it to their nephew to make it clear that they are there for him no matter what his parents are going through but their daughter should also be a major priority for them instead of constantly brushing off her concerns, punishing her for things that are clearly not her fault, and only ever telling her to be the adult about her interactions with her cousin. She's eleven in a standard household. Being an adult is not going to come naturally to her when she's being antagonized by someone she's had such a terrible history with. I'm probably overthinking this however Slappy stories have always come with an undertone of being in an abusive relationship. He's almost like a child's allegory for an abusive boyfriend who takes over your life and isolates you from everyone who knows and loves you. With that constant it's hard not to see a continuation of that in how Brittany's parents constantly get onto her for every little thing and brush off her every concern to the point of being more frustrating than the dummy is frightening.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

    PART 1: Britney Crobsy and her friend, Molly Molloy, stumble onto 2 extraordinary dolls. One can steal minds and the other is a frightening dummy that may be just a practical joke from Britney's cousin, Ethan. If it IS a pratical joke though, why does the dummy talk and hurt people? PART 2: After solving the mystery and getting rid of the dolls, the two are invited for a FREE week-long stay at the Horrorland Theme Park ("The Scariest Place on Earth!") They endure several scary things...but they c PART 1: Britney Crobsy and her friend, Molly Molloy, stumble onto 2 extraordinary dolls. One can steal minds and the other is a frightening dummy that may be just a practical joke from Britney's cousin, Ethan. If it IS a pratical joke though, why does the dummy talk and hurt people? PART 2: After solving the mystery and getting rid of the dolls, the two are invited for a FREE week-long stay at the Horrorland Theme Park ("The Scariest Place on Earth!") They endure several scary things...but they can't all be true, can they? PART 3: Get a glimpse at the breakfast menu at Horrorland.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Bea

    4.5 stars for the audio- loved the voice, effects, music. 4 stars for the Slappy story. His horrible humor actually made me laugh our loud while listening to it. Wish that little brat Ethan got his comeuppance, lol. 3 stars for the Horror land story. i liked the story itself. but. IDK, it actually felt like too abrupt when it went from Slappy to Horrorland. By the end I understood the Slappy tie-in, but until then I was like ?? when it went from Slappy to Horrorland. felt too much like two separa 4.5 stars for the audio- loved the voice, effects, music. 4 stars for the Slappy story. His horrible humor actually made me laugh our loud while listening to it. Wish that little brat Ethan got his comeuppance, lol. 3 stars for the Horror land story. i liked the story itself. but. IDK, it actually felt like too abrupt when it went from Slappy to Horrorland. By the end I understood the Slappy tie-in, but until then I was like ?? when it went from Slappy to Horrorland. felt too much like two separate books smashed together. so all of that in mind, I think 4 stars overall is fair.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Yuiko

    so this book is a start off of the new gossebump seires i liked it!!!! this new seires is all wraped around the horror land park!!! theres tons of twist and turns so go read it!!!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Books on Stereo

    A spooky, fun ride.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Maddie

    very scary. always made me cry:

  14. 5 out of 5

    Katherine "Kj" Joslin

    This was a cute, fast paced story that kept me guessing. I had never read any of the Goosebumps series so this was fun.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Zebulynn Hanson

    That evil dummy will never learn lol

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mark Soone

    I still love to read R.L. Stine and am not ashamed to admit that I still get great enjoyment from his books. This was certainly not among my favorites (None of "The Dummy" books ever have been), but is still a ice read..and I very much enjoyed the horror land amusement park into the story and found that albeit short part the highlight of the book. Britney is just an average 12 y/o girl, who has to make room in her house and life for her cousin Ethan who is coming to live with her family. Along wi I still love to read R.L. Stine and am not ashamed to admit that I still get great enjoyment from his books. This was certainly not among my favorites (None of "The Dummy" books ever have been), but is still a ice read..and I very much enjoyed the horror land amusement park into the story and found that albeit short part the highlight of the book. Britney is just an average 12 y/o girl, who has to make room in her house and life for her cousin Ethan who is coming to live with her family. Along with being an annoying practical joker Ethan now has an ill mannered dummy with him. It does not take long for Britney to get blamed for everything Ethan and Mr.Bad Boy do (A little bit far fetched), and she grows very suspicious. It is not long before she discovers just how evil this no so dumb dummy really is....then the horror Land sequence make the story a notch more exciting. I didn't care for the broken ending, but oh well... Recommend to all middle school fiction fans and of course Stine fans as well. Edit: After reading book 2 I better understand the ending of book 1...although I still don't like....I just understand the reasoning.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Teja S.

    it's good so far very interesting i keep reading this book you cant believe what happen in this book i never read but this book chanes me and my ideals about books now i love the anyways in my book britney in the book as found out that her cuz has been hided a secret from her the dummy is alive be he tred to tell her but she did listen to him and one day she came home from her best friend houes im not going to tell you what happen read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's good so far very interesting i keep reading this book you cant believe what happen in this book i never read but this book chanes me and my ideals about books now i love the anyways in my book britney in the book as found out that her cuz has been hided a secret from her the dummy is alive be he tred to tell her but she did listen to him and one day she came home from her best friend houes im not going to tell you what happen read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Weathervane

    Yep, this is Goosebumps all right. Another Slappy book that isn't terribly exciting, but it's a good return for Stine. I'm not sure how I'm going to like all these books' main stories being shorter than usual. Of course, there's the "Enter Horrorland" segment, which is bound to be interesting... though I would've liked a better transition to that section. Yep, this is Goosebumps all right. Another Slappy book that isn't terribly exciting, but it's a good return for Stine. I'm not sure how I'm going to like all these books' main stories being shorter than usual. Of course, there's the "Enter Horrorland" segment, which is bound to be interesting... though I would've liked a better transition to that section.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jg

    very cool. a tiny bit scary.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Madman Reads & Rocks

    Not one of my favorites by R.L. Stine but still pretty entertaining. My complete review is at: https://youtu.be/aW6wrt6ay9g Not one of my favorites by R.L. Stine but still pretty entertaining. My complete review is at: https://youtu.be/aW6wrt6ay9g

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Gonalez

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. scared the creeps out of me.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kay Solo

    I was excited to get back into Goosebumps; I probably read most of the original series (?) as a kid. Altogether, not too much has changed. This series seems to have a different format to it, and I'll have to see how it goes through the series, but it threw me off at first; it left the first part of the story hanging completely without resolution and jumped to something completely different, so I'm not sure if we'll go back and get the rest of the details later or what. There is one trope here I d I was excited to get back into Goosebumps; I probably read most of the original series (?) as a kid. Altogether, not too much has changed. This series seems to have a different format to it, and I'll have to see how it goes through the series, but it threw me off at first; it left the first part of the story hanging completely without resolution and jumped to something completely different, so I'm not sure if we'll go back and get the rest of the details later or what. There is one trope here I didn't like, and I feel safe mentioning it because it always drove me up the wall as a kid, too: (view spoiler)[the adults that don't listen to their own child to the point of being ridiculous. I get it, we're supposed to think her cousin is a brat, but he physically attacks their daughter right in front of them, throws paint on old people and insults them, breaks a bunch of things in their home, all sorts of actually pretty serious stuff. And Britney's parents go between "Well he's had a tough childhood so just accept his behavior ¯\_(ツ)_/¯" to just blaming Britney for everything, even things that couldn't possibly be her fault. Heck, the same night this kid attacks an old lady and insults a room full of people, he's taken to a ball game while Britney gets grounded. I get it's supposed to feel unfair but this is taken to absolutely ludicrous levels, and this has always bothered me. (hide spoiler)] Anyway, it was a nice blast from the past, and I think I'll check out at least the next few books to see what this series is all about.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dirk

    Scary or just fun. I got these Goosebumps Horrorland books (18 of them) from my children for Christmas. Have seen a film with R.L.Stine as main character and found it funny. My middle daughter thought it would be fun to give these books to me. It's fun! It is not really what I expected. The age between 8 and 14 is really appropriate. But for 5 minutes free time it is really o.k. The writing is according the age for which these books are written. Easy to read. Scary as a dark staircase in a dar Scary or just fun. I got these Goosebumps Horrorland books (18 of them) from my children for Christmas. Have seen a film with R.L.Stine as main character and found it funny. My middle daughter thought it would be fun to give these books to me. It's fun! It is not really what I expected. The age between 8 and 14 is really appropriate. But for 5 minutes free time it is really o.k. The writing is according the age for which these books are written. Easy to read. Scary as a dark staircase in a dark night. When you are young, you are awaiting that there is a hand catching your feet from down under when you are going up a staircase. Like in these stories the storie in Revenge of the Living Dummy the creeps are silent and more fun than creepy. Whats about. Just read it. From the pictures and the printing the book reminds me on Jasper Ffjorde. His books are equal equipped with pictures and descriptions. I gave it two stars because it is not really for my age. From my point of view the story is good. I will ask my middle daughter when she had read it, if it's good or not.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Leah Andrews

    Yes, I just read a Goosebumps book for my own enjoyment and yes, I had a lot of fun with it. Anything with Slappy in it is so nostalgic, even if the Horrorland series came out long after I had moved on from reading Goosebumps.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Santiago Gutierrez

    The terrifying book “Goosebumps’ Horrorland: The Revenge of the Living Dummy” by R.L. Stine, is about a girl named Britney Crosby that gets a visit from her annoying cousin Ethan. And surprise surprise, he brought a friend his name is Mr. BadBoy. He’s a bit of a “Dummy”. This book has three parts; Revenge of the Living Dummy, Enter Horrorland, and the Fear File. I recommend this book to people who like horror, and cliff-hangers.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bina Khalid

    Very good book

  27. 4 out of 5

    Laura MacBride

    A fun and creepy trip down memory lane. This series brings back an old nightmare-inducing character from my childhood while adding a new spin with the addition of the HorrorLand story arc.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kate Alvarez

    These are so fun!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alice English

    When I picked this book up I didn't know what to expect really but I'm really glad I did as I loved it. From beginning to end just amazing, funny and spooktacular. When I picked this book up I didn't know what to expect really but I'm really glad I did as I loved it. From beginning to end just amazing, funny and spooktacular.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I unfortunately never read any of the Goosebumps books when I was in elementary school. I was interested in reading them, but they were always checked out from our schools library. I heard someone talk about Goosebumps on a podcast recently, so I figured I should read a few of the books! Kind of a silly book with lots of loose ends. (What happened with Ethan? Did Britney’s parents just forget that they thought she was crazy?) Also, the books aren’t in an obvious order. I had to look up the order o I unfortunately never read any of the Goosebumps books when I was in elementary school. I was interested in reading them, but they were always checked out from our schools library. I heard someone talk about Goosebumps on a podcast recently, so I figured I should read a few of the books! Kind of a silly book with lots of loose ends. (What happened with Ethan? Did Britney’s parents just forget that they thought she was crazy?) Also, the books aren’t in an obvious order. I had to look up the order online, which was annoying.

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