"Viewer beware, you're in for a scare!" - Let's Play Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland

"If we’re smart, we’ll find a way out of here… real fast. See… you never know what’s real here, and what’s not. But either way, it’s always totally terrifying…"

Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland was released in 1996 for the PC by Dreamworks Interactive. It follows siblings Lizzy and Luke Morris, Luke’s friend Clay, and a nameless/featureless protagonist (The player character) as they once again attempt to escape the monster-filled theme park Horrorland!

Escape from Horrorland is a sequel of sorts to the 16th Goosebump book, One Day at Horrorland, which tells the tale of Lizzy, Luke, and Clay’s first escape from Horrorland. Who or what has brought our protagonists back to Horrorland, and will we be able to escape once more? Tune in to find out!

This is a fun, short little game that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and once I realized that Halloween will soon be upon us, we just had to pull this LP together! @GenghisKait and I will be releasing one episode every Sunday for the rest of October, with the finale falling just before Halloween.

If you’re hoping for a truly frightening game… this won’t be the LP for you. But if you like a bit of cheese, miniature sets, and some surprising cameos, you won’t be disappointed by Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4


Thanks to everyone for sticking with us during our break! Our LP of Rhapsody is still on hiatus, but in the meantime please enjoy this short little LP. Try not to get too spooked!

Also, let me know what you think of the auto-ducking thing we’re trying out in this video. Because there’s so much un-subtitled dialogue in this game I wanted to make sure everyone didn’t have to strain too much to be able to hear what was going on. I’ll be adding it to the rest of the videos in this LP series, so long as people dont’ find it too bothersome.

I always love watching LPs of this game, it’s just the right kind of mid-90s-what-the-hell experience.

I wasn’t a big Goosebumps person growing up (Animorphs all the way), but I really love Escape from Horrorland. Honestly my main complaint is that it’s not longer! I wish that they had done more games in this series, aside from Escape from Horrorland there’s Attack of the Mutant, which while that one also falls under a 90s-what-the-hell-experience, I don’t find it nearly as charming as Escape from Horrorland.

“Oh boy, it can’t get any worse than child actors.”
-Me: moments before seeing the adult actors.

Ohh boy, you are in for a real treat when we get to Part 3… I can’t wait to see what your reaction will be then :wink:

Considering how cheesy I remember the show being, FMV is honestly the best possible genre they could have chosen for Goosebumps. I’m getting vague flashbacks of the show’s quality, so I guess they did a good job translating it into a video game. Minus that awful first-person bounce walk, I don’t remember anything that sickening in the show.

Well. This is…something special. You can tell they had fun making this; it’s got enough goofy charm to be watchable even though it’s not so great. I’m also pretty glad we have Lizzy with us to let us know when to be scared. It’d be hard to tell otherwise.
Reminds me of A Shocker on Shock Street, a different Goosebumps book about getting trapped in a horror theme park and running from monsters.
Except in that one, the twist is that the park was working as intended, seemingly killer monsters and all, and the kids were malfunctioning robots?? designed to test the park?? It was kind of foreshadowed but wow it comes out of left field.

Also the audio sounds pretty good to me!

Goosebumps is a series I never read as a kid because I saw they were ~spooky~ and just assumed they were too scary for me. But I very much remember the covers of them, and to this day that tends to be the only thing I know about them. Also I have no idea what I was expecting from this game but now that I’ve seen it I couldn’t imagine it being anything else

I actually like the adult actors, I mean, they are being ridiculous in a more deliberate way.
Also, the audio is good except that your voices are so much louder than in-game so I found myself constantly adjusting the volume

I only vaguely remember the show, I think I might’ve seen one or two episodes but for the most part I stayed away from Goosebumps. As a later commentor says, it was just too spooky for me as a kid. I watched a few episodes when they added the show to Netflix and had a good laugh at how cheesy it all was.

I’ve look through a few other playthroughs on Youtube at this point, and a lot of the comments will say that the scariest part of the game for them were the underground tunnels with the monster chasing them, which is pretty funny because as you can see in the video, they’re completely optional (And I wouldn’t be surprised if more than one person didn’t even realize they were there).

This is my experience in a nutshell as well! I think I remember my sister reading the books, but I was always too spooked to actually get into the series myself. The covers are so iconic, I think that even if you haven’t read a single Goosebumps book you could probably describe the appearance of a few covers, or at the very least pick a few out of a line up.

Thanks for the heads up! I’ll watch for that in the next video upload. Sometimes it’s hard to find that balance of “Can we be heard” vs “Nothing except for us can be heard” ha ha.

Part 2 is here! We pick up right where we left off last time, with Lizzy having run off by herself as Werewolf village burns to the ground. Tune in to find out what happens, and what further horrors await us in Horrorland!


I’m particularly fond of this “Welcome To POOM” sign.



Part 3 is here! In this part we fix up Lizzy, and later we’ll meet up with some very interesting characters!


Oh my gods that was amazing! I hardly noticed Isabella until it was pointed out and then the very next moment Jeff shows up?

Out of all the episodes of this LP, I was most excited for Part 3 to go up for this exact reason! I wish the game was a bit longer so we could’ve had a few more unexpected faces show up, but unfortunately next week’s episode will be the grand finale of Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland!

I never knew how much I needed Jeff Goldblum as Dracula before

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Please tell me there are more Goosebumps games out there full of these incredible cameos. Even if you don’t LP them, I need to know that they exist.

As a random aside, I found out through General Ironicus’ twitter that yesterday (AKA the day we happened to post the last update) was Jeff Goldblum’s Birthday!

Goosebumps has another game called “Attack of the Mutant” that I’d like to cover some day. It doesn’t have the same charm as Escape from Horrorland, for instance it uses 3D models for everything instead of primarily using FMV, but it does have a few notable voice actors appearing in the game (The most notable being a certain caped crusader who reprises his role as the “Galloping Gazelle”, having previously played the character on the Goosebumps TV show).

Part 4, the grand finale of Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland is here!

Thanks for tuning in everyone! This was a game I wanted to cover for a while and it was great to finally sit down and LP it. I hope everyone enjoyed our short little jaunt into Horrorland, and I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!