Fans of Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine will enjoy the TV adaptation of these horror tales for kids. A Night in Terror Tower features two made for TV movies in the series: A Night in Terror Tower and Stay Out of the Basement. Although we are not talking big budget fancy special effect productions, these Goosebumps movies are fun to watch.
Older fans of thriller or horror TV shows will immediately recognize the opening moments of Night in Terror Tower as the same as Twilight Zone or Tales From the Crypt. Goosebumps author R.L. Stine introduces each episode with a bit of tongue in cheek scary stuff. Stine is no actor but it is fun nonetheless.
In A Night in Terror Tower, two American kids take a tour of London and visit an old tower where creepy scary stuff happened centuries ago. Sue and Eddy get separated from the tour group and the wax figures in the tower come alive and after them. Things get a little stranger after that.
Stay Out of the Basement, a two part Goosebumps TV episode is about a young teen, Margaret, whose botanist father has become a mad scientist. He forbids his kids to go down in the basement. This is a sure way to get them down there, especially when they hear strange noises. This episode brings a whole new meaning to going green.
Goosebumps A Night in Terror Tower and Stay Out of the Basement are not particularly scary but they are just scary enough to entertain young teens even if they are used to the fancier special effects and production values of big budget movies. The stories and the acting are quite decent. This makes for a DVD kids will very much enjoy and parents will not mind watching.
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