Sunday, November 13, 2011

Goosebumps: Adventures Attack of the Mutant & Ghost Beach DVDs Review

Do your kids like a little fright in their lives? Maybe a good ghost story or something that makes them jump? Mine sure does. And I have found a great way for him to enjoy this without it being too much for kids. Goosebumps! From the successful books from R.L. Stine comes movies that give your kids the 'creeps' and they will love at the same time. You can catch Goosebumps on the HUB channel. And with the new DVDs Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant and Goosebumps: Ghost Beach you can watch them anytime you want.

Get goose bumps and keep the light on to ward off the ghosts, goblins, mutants and madness as Goosebumps®: Attack of the Mutant and Goosebumps®: Ghost Beach scare their way onto DVD September 13, 2011 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
With over 300 million books sold, R.L. Stine’s wildly successful children’s stories ( ) come to life with two all-new terrifying tales.  First, Attack of the Mutant includes “Attack of the Mutant Parts 1 & 2” and follows Skipper Matthews and his awesome comic book collection.  Skipper’s favorite is The Masked Mutant, the story of an evil, power-mad super villain who is out to gain control of the universe.  One day, while lost in a strange part of town, Skipper discovers a building that mysteriously resembles the Mutant’s secret headquarters... a building that magically disappears.  Has Skipper read one too many comic books?  Or does The Masked Mutant really exist?  The DVD also features “Phantom of the Auditorium™,” a frightening story about a young actress who is thrilled after winning the lead in the school play... until the nightmares begin as there is talk of a real phantom who has haunted the auditorium for years. 
Next, Ghost Beach includes “The Barking Ghost” and follows Cooper Holmes, a young man who is scared of just about everything.  His father says he’s the only kid to scare himself on Halloween!  But as he moves into a new house, this time Cooper is not just scared of his own shadow.  In “Be Careful What You Wish For,” class klutz Samantha Byrd is the laughingstock of the girls’ basketball team.  But now, Samantha has found someone who will grant her three wishes.  Too bad she wasn’t more careful as now Sam’s wishes are turning her life into a living nightmare!  Lastly, “Ghost Beach” focuses on Jerry, who is thrilled by the prospect of exploring the dark, eerie old cave he discovered down by the beach.  When he hears the story of a 300-year-old ghost living inside, Jerry must decide if he will believe the legend or dismiss it as a silly made-up tale. 
Watch these latest spooky Goosebumps® stories on September 13… if you dare! Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant & Ghost BeachStreet Date: September 13, 2011Pre-book Date: August 3, 2011Screen Format: 1.33:1Audio: English StereoSubtitles: English, SpanishTotal Run Time: 66 minutes (each DVD)MPAA Rating: NRClosed Captioned: Yes

My son loves a little freaky and scary in his life. I don't know why, but he likes it. My sister used to read the books when she was younger. I never got into that sort of thing. I used to get these videos and take them for the afterschool program I was a tutor at when we had special events. The elementary kids loved them. We usually only let the 2nd graders on up watch them unless they had permission from their parents. These movies are a bit scary, and some younger kids may not handle that well. I think you need to see how your child handles it, but children over age 7 should be fine with it (unless they really don't like scary things). I let me son watch these, but he has seen some others. He loves it. He watches and says "Mom, these are freaking me out...but don't turn it off because I like it!" Ha ha! It's never scared him truly. But I would not have liked this when I was his age.

All that said, these are fun movies. I'm not a scary movie type of person, but I like the Goosebumps. I like the strange turn of events and unexpected things that happen in these. So if your kids are into this sort of thing, they are neat movies. I think you'll like them.

You can purchase the Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant and Goosebumps: Ghost Beach DVDs in stores and online.

*Disclaimer: I received this product to review. All opinions are my own.*