I vaguely remember the Goosebumps books and the TV show from well before I had kids but I was pretty unfamiliar with them until recently when I received two DVD’s to review.
As soon as we had one opened, they immediately popped it in the DVD player and started watching. I was a little concerned that they would be too scary for my five year old but he insisted that he knew it was just pretend so I sat and watched both DVD’s with them and they were completely glued to the TV the entire time. Since then, we’ve probably watched both DVD’s five more times and even I enjoyed watching them.
From an adult point of view, the stories are mildly scary and not too graphically gruesome but the suggested age for these DVD’s is 8-12 years old so I recommend watching them first to decide if your younger kids are ready for them.
The Verdict: Goosebumps on DVD were a huge hit with my kids and I plan on getting them some more episodes for Christmas.