The Sitter Getting Set to Give You Goosebumps

You know what would be cosmic revenge for all the watered down PG13 nonsense we’ve been exposed to over the last several decades? If someone would take a story from children’s author and Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine and turn it into an R-rated slaughterfest! Of course that’s never going to happen, but a guy can dream, can’t he?

Variety reports that Furst Films has bought feature rights to R.L. Stine’s The Sitter, which is centered on horror in the Hamptons.

Siblings Sean and Bryan Furst will produce along with longtime Stine collaborators Yvonne Bernard and Beth Hawk. Stine — best known for penning the aforementioned Goosebumps series — will executive produce along with Jane Stine and Ann Blanchard.

The Sitter is focused on a young woman who takes a summer job as a nanny to a 4-year-old who hasn’t spoken for months and is seemingly haunted by something too horrible for words.

The Sitter Getting Set to Give You Goosebumps

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  • Blockbuster

    Does nobody remember Stine’s Superstitious? As I remember, that was a decent book…

  • minet12

    The scenario in any case seems interresting.

  • Emy

    I use to read his stuff translated before I “graduated” to Clive Barker. I think this one came out under the Frissons (Shivers) banner in french. I remember reading it and kinda liking it at the time but that was probably in 4th or 5th grade… Can’t remember the story much.

  • FilmCritic3000

    As a guy who was reading Stephen King in second grade, I decided to give Goosebumps a whirl in 5th grade. I chose “Monster Blood”, and then read another one, and thus ended my reading of anything with R.L. Stine’s name.

    When each and every chapter ends with some variation of…


    Just then, I felt a cold hand grab the back of my neck!

    *Chapter Two*

    It was just my kid brother Randy, goofing around.


    It’s time to roll your eyes and move on.

  • Terminal

    I’m going to give this the benefit of the doubt. I grew up reading Stine’s Goosebumps, and advanced to his superior Fear Street series.

    I’ll wait and see how this progresses.