R.L. Stine is the creator of the bestselling Goosebumps series, which has more than 400 million copies in print worldwide and celebrated 25 years in 2017. Goosebumps is one of the bestselling children's series of all-time and inspired a popular television show, as well as a feature film starring Jack Black that opened at #1 at the box office. His other popular children's books include the series Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Rotten School, and his picture books, with Marc Brown, The Little Shop of Monsters and Mary McScary. R.L. Stine lives in New York City. You can connect with him on Twitter at @RL_Stine or Facebook: facebook.com/rlstine. For more information, visit rlstine.com and scholastic.com/goosebumps.

Escape from HorrorLand by R.L. Stine

Escape from HorrorLand: In this spinoff to the New York Times–bestselling Goosebumps series, a brother and sister go to a theme park on a rescue mission and become trapped there.

When siblings Lizzie and Luke discover a bunch of kids are trapped in Horrorland, they head to the scary amusement park to help. But none of the kids trust Lizzie and Luke and soon everyone is traveling through a Hall of Mirrors, hoping to escape to a different park. But once inside Panic Park, are they really safe? Why are there no exits? What's in the Tunnel of Hate? Have they been tricked again?




Six kids formed a circle around my brother, Luke, and me. Their fists were clenched tight. And their eyes were shooting darts at us.

I know, I know. That's a strange way to start my story. But every thing is strange in HorrorLand. Luke and I had just met these kids — and they were already angry at us.

My name is Lizzy Morris. I'm thirteen and Luke is eleven.

Luke and I were in HorrorLand a year ago. We had plenty of scary adventures. Then, a few months ago, we learned that something was very wrong at the park.

One of the Horrors, a park worker, began to send us mysterious e-mails. He told us about a group of kids who were in big trouble.

We started studying the park, and we wrote a blog about what we learned.

We found out that fourteen kids had been invited to spend a free week as Very Special Guests. And when they arrived, things turned out to be way TOO scary!

Now the kids believed their lives were in danger. Someone was trying to scare them to death! They were desperate to escape HorrorLand.

These kids discovered that another park existed — a place called Panic Park. It could be reached only by traveling through mirrors.

I know it sounds crazy, but stick with me. Eight kids had already escaped to Panic Park. They all believed they'd be safer there.

And now the remaining six kids were unhappy with Luke and me because we had a warning for them: Don't go there!

I didn't blame them for being suspicious. I mean, Luke and I knew all the kids' names because we'd been studying them. But the kids had never seen us before.

And here we were, warning them not to go to Panic Park.

Their eyes narrowed at us. Their faces turned hard and cold. "Who are you? Why are you trying to trick us?" Matt Daniels asked.

He was athletic looking and tall. Matt and Carly Beth Caldwell appeared to be the leaders of the group. She was cute — short and pixieish. She looked a lot younger than twelve.

"We're not tricking you," Luke said. "We're trying to help you."

"We've been studying both parks," I said. "We've done a lot of research. We think you are safer in HorrorLand."

"You're both spies for the Horrors!" Robby Schwartz cried. "We know we're not safe in HorrorLand."

"Who are you working for?" Jackson Gerard demanded. His twin sister, Jillian, glared at us, scowling. They were both tall and thin, with straight brown hair and dark eyes.