R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine

Known For: Writing · Birthday: 1943-10-08 (77 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio, United States

29 Movies · 19 TV shows

Also Known As: R. L. Stine · Stine · RL Stine

Biography

Robert Lawrence Stine (; born October 8, 1943), sometimes known as Jovial Bob Stine and Eric Affabee, is an American novelist, short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, and executive editor.Stine has been referred to as the "Stephen King of children's literature" and is the author of hundreds of horror fiction novels, including the books in the Fear Street, Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room series. Some of his other works include a Space Cadets trilogy, two Hark gamebooks, and dozens of joke books. As of 2008, Stine's books have sold over 400 million copies.

Personal Life

On June 22, 1969, Stine married Jane Waldhorn, an editor and writer who later co-founded Parachute Press in 1983. The couple's only child, Matthew (born June 7, 1980) works in the music industry.

Early Life

Stine was born on October 8, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Lewis Stine, a shipping clerk, and Anne Feinstein. He grew up in Bexley, Ohio. He comes from a Jewish family. He began writing at age nine, when he found a typewriter in his attic, subsequently beginning to type stories and joke books. According to the documentary Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television, R.L. Stine said that he remembered reading the popular/infamous Tales from the Crypt comic books when he was young and credited as one of his inspirations. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While at OSU, R. L. Stine edited the OSU humor magazine The Sundial for three out of his four years there. He later moved to New York City to pursue his career as a writer.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

3 Movies
Fear Street: 1978

Fear Street: 1978

8
2021
Second of three film adaptations of the book series by R. L. Stine. In 1978, Camp Nightwing is divided by the campers and counselors who hail from the prosperous town of Sunnyvale and the campers and ...
Fear Street: 1666

Fear Street: 1666

5
2021
Third of three film adaptations of the book series by R. L. Stine. In 1666, a colonial town is gripped by a hysterical witch-hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come, and it's up to tee...
Fear Street: 1994

Fear Street: 1994

8
2021
In 1994, a group of teenagers find out that the terrifying events that have occurred in their town of Shadyside, Ohio, may be connected to each other, and that they may be the next targets.

2019.

1 Movie
Scary Stories

Scary Stories

2019
A documentary about children's horror classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It includes the author's family, scholars, folklorists, artists, and children's book authors such as R.L. Stine, Q.L. P...

2018.

1 Movie
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

5.96
2018
Two boys face an onslaught from witches, monsters, ghouls and a talking dummy after they discover a book by author R. L. Stine.

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Search Party

Search Party

2016
A dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college friend suddenly disappears.
Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House

Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House

7.2
2016
There is a single jewel and an army of evil spirits. Max is racing to find the crystal and save the world with the help of his girlfriend and ghost friends.

2015.

1 Movie
Goosebumps

Goosebumps

6.69
2015
After moving to a small town,Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets next door neighbor Hannah, the daughter of R.L. Stine. When real monsters are unleashed from their manuscripts, it is up to...

2014.

1 Movie
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?

Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?

3.5
2014
There are new ghosts, new thrills, and the return of some old friends in this scary adventure with an ensemble cast. Max only has eyes for Cammy, the popular redhead at school. When Max finally scores...

2010.

1 TV show
TV
R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour

R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour

2010
R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour is a Canadian/American original anthology horror-fantasy series, with episodes each half an hour long. The series is based on The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Mo...

2009.

1 TV show

2008.

1 Movie
Mostly Ghostly

Mostly Ghostly

3.5
2008
The successful book series was based on that. Max had a deal with the ghosts of his home. If Max helps them find out what happened to their parents, they will become the most popular kid in school.

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It

The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It

2007
A Gothic girl is trying to fit in at her new school. She plays prank on the popular kids and her younger brother to entertain herself. She found a book called "The Evil Thing" when she went to a Hallo...

2006.

1 TV show

2004.

1 Movie
Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy III

Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy III

2004
Trina and her brother Dan think dad's dummies are pretty cool. Until one day they notice one of the dummy's hands is warm, humanly warm! Then they hear eerie voices coming from the attic. Could the du...

2003.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Bobo's in the bush

Bobo's in the bush

2003
The Dutch version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is called Bobo's in the bush.
TV
VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown

VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown

2003
VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown is a weekly television show on the VH1 cable television network in the United States. The long-running series began in 1994 as the VH1 Top 10 Countdown, as part of VH1's "Mu...
TV
Soundstage

Soundstage

2003
When you listen to music in the studio, you feel like you are in the front row.
Haunted Lighthouse

Haunted Lighthouse

2003
The story of two ghost children who are cursed to remain forever on a Cape Cod beach is told in the film. After 100 years, they meet two children at the beach and take them to the lighthouse in hopes ...

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Nightmare Room: Scareful What You Wish For

The Nightmare Room: Scareful What You Wish For

2001
Anthology series centered on teens facing supernatural threats, many based on the books by R.L. Stine.
TV
The Nightmare Room

The Nightmare Room

2001
Kids' WB aired the American children's anthology horror series The Nightmare Room. The series was based on a series of children's books by R.L. Stine. In the United States, The Nightmare Room aired fr...

1998.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Goosebumps: Cry of the Cat

Goosebumps: Cry of the Cat

1998
Allison accidentally kills a cat on her bike. But she soon finds out that this kitty has nine lives.
Goosebumps: The Ghost Next Door

Goosebumps: The Ghost Next Door

1998
When Hannah Fairchild meets her new neighbor, Danny Anderson, she thinks he's a bit weird...could he be a ghost?
Goosebumps: Deep Trouble

Goosebumps: Deep Trouble

1998
Billy and Sheena visit their Uncle Harold on an island in the Caribbean, but while exploring under water they find something terrible lurking deep below the sea.
Goosebumps: How I Got My Shrunken Head

Goosebumps: How I Got My Shrunken Head

1998
After receiving a mysterious shrunken head from his Aunt Benna, young Mark travels to the jungle island of Baladora where he finds his Aunt has disappeared.
Goosebumps: Chillogy

Goosebumps: Chillogy

1998
Jessica, a teenage girl obsessed with money but greedy when it comes to sharing it, is swept away into a surreal small town environment and learns the hard way that being greedy gets you nothing but t...
TV
LateLine

LateLine

1998
LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken,...

1997.

2 Movies
Goosebumps: The Perfect School

Goosebumps: The Perfect School

1997
When he pulls yet another prank on his little brother, Brian's parents decide to send him to a summer school which claims to be perfect. After being there a few days, though, he begins to suspect some...
Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland

Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland

1997
When the Morris family become lost during a road trip, they stumble upon an amusement park called Horrorland. The kids, Lizzy and Luke, love the place at first, but soon realize it is more sinister th...

1996.

7 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

5.67
1996
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.
TV
Fox News Sunday

Fox News Sunday

1996
Chris Wallace has hosted Fox News Sunday since 2003 and Fox News Sunday is a Sunday morning news/talk show on the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy II

Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy II

1996
Amy thinks her father has bought her the perfect gift: a new ventriloquist's dummy. However, it soon becomes apparent that there is more to this dummy than meets the eye.
Goosebumps: The Headless Ghost

Goosebumps: The Headless Ghost

1996
Best friends Duane and Stephanie regularly attend the tour of Hill House, a local haunted house, pulling pranks on unsuspecting visitors. However, when they decide to look for the head of a ghost, the...
Goosebumps: Ghost Beach

Goosebumps: Ghost Beach

1996
While visiting their elderly cousins in a remote coastal town, brother and sister Jerry and Terri are told about an apparently haunted cave by two mysterious teenagers. However, when they explore the ...
Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms

Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms

1996
Todd is obsessed with worms. He is planning to do his science project on them, along with playing a prank on his sister. However, it soon becomes apparent that Todd's wriggly friends may be turning ag...
Goosebumps: Monster Blood

Goosebumps: Monster Blood

1996
Evan's visit to his great aunt Katherine's house turns eventful when he finds a jar marked "Monster Blood". He and his new friend, Andy, decide to try it out, but are horrified to find that it is grow...
Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

Goosebumps: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

1996
There something funny about Jodie and Mark's grandparents' farm, but nobody's laughing, especially when twelve strange new scarecrows scare more than just the crows! Don't Go To Sleep: Matt Amsterdam ...
Goosebumps: Stay Out of the Basement

Goosebumps: Stay Out of the Basement

1996
When her mother leaves town to visit a sick relative, Margaret's concern for her father grows. She does not know what he is working on in the basement and cannot figure out why his behavior has change...

1995.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Haunted Mask

The Haunted Mask

1995
The little girl is scared so much that she desperately wants to be scary. For Halloween, Carly Beth wants to frighten her classmates by wearing a mask that she bought at a costume store. The mask fuse...
TV
Goosebumps

Goosebumps

7
1995
R.L's books are the basis of the horror anthology series. The person was named Stine. In every episode, you'll see how regular kids overcome their fears in scary situations.
Goosebumps: Return of the Mummy

Goosebumps: Return of the Mummy

1995
While visiting his uncle and cousin in Egypt, Gabe inadvertently brings a mummified prince back from the dead.

1993.

1 TV show
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1989.

1 TV show
TV
Eureeka's Castle

Eureeka's Castle

1989
Eureeka's Castle is an American children's television series that aired on Nickelodeon from September 4, 1989 to June 30, 1995.

1985.

1 TV show
TV
Growing Pains

Growing Pains

5.22
1985
Growing Pains was a sitcom that aired on ABC from September 24, 1985, to April 25, 1992, about an affluent family living in Huntington, Long Island, New York, with a working mother and a stay-at- home...

1984.

1 TV show
TV
Hunter

Hunter

1984
Frank Lupo is the creator of Hunter, a police drama series that features Fred Dryer as Sgt. They were Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer. Dee Dee McCall was on NBC from 1984 to 1991. After the sixth sea...

Unknown Year.

2 TV shows
TV
Just Beyond

Just Beyond

Middle school is the worst place in the world for Jess, Josh, and Marco.
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