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The Headless Ghost (Goosebumps #37)

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,851 Ratings  ·  114 Reviews

Everyone knows about Hill House. It's the biggest tourist attraction in town. That's because it's haunted. Haunted by the ghost of a thirteen-year-old boy. A boy with no head!

Duane and Stephanie love Hill House. It's dark. And creepy. And totally scary.

Still, they've never actually seen the ghost. Until the night they decide to go on a searc
Paperback, 113 pages
Published 1995 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 1994)
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Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Λίγο κοινότυπο και κάπως βαρετό. Αρκετά προβλέψιμο και χωρίς κάποια ιδιαίτερη ανατροπή, ενώ θα έλεγα πως στερούταν δράσης ενώ θα μπορούσε να μας έχει προσφέρει το κάτι παραπάνω. Παρ' όλα ταύτα, διαβάζεται αρκετά ευχάριστα, ενώ δεν παύει να είναι ένα εύκολο κι ανάλαφρο ανάγνωσμα που πετυχαίνει το στόχο του σε επίπεδο ψυχαγωγίας.
Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
The trouble started a few weeks ago when Stephanie got bored.

Idle hands are the devil's workshop!

This book has an awesome opening chapter.

Stephanie Alpert and I haunt our neighborhood.

We got the idea last Halloween.

There are a lot of kids in our neighborhood, and we like to haunt them and give them a little scare.

Sometimes we sneak out late at night in masks and stare into kids' windows. Sometimes we leave rubber hands and rubber fingers on windowsills. Sometimes we hide disgusting things in
Rebecca McNutt
I had this book in elementary school, I remember it scared me back then but this is one of those books that loses its charm when you grow up. It's not a bad book for kids but I'd go crazy if this was all there weer for books. :-\
Dec 01, 2010 Danny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comfort-books
Ahhh, the Goosebump days. I would borrow so many of these from the library they seriously considered extending my limit of books checked out at one time. R.L. Stine you were a reprieve from a harsh and dreary childhood in which my mind wandered far away from the troubles of the day. I stole books into my bed and read far into the night by the faintest of lights. I might have better eyesight were it not for you; however, I regret not one page or line.
Nov 02, 2009 Patrick rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens
Goosebumps. This is the series that kept me reading through my childhood. More than any other series, Goosebumps kept me interested in reading, and R.L. Stein is a wonderful children's writer. I applaud his efforts, and can't express enough my gratitude for the series.
David Santos
Nov 01, 2011 David Santos rated it liked it
Shelves: goosebumps
This book was kinda lame. Written well, but not at all that exciting. I must say this book may be too gruesome for children. There are "stories" that are told about the old house that are too gross for children. I can understand why some schools never carried the entire Goosebumps collection. Anyways we have two kids getting a tour of a house with many sick death stories...not very exciting. Then they look for some ghosts and stuff happens. Nothing too exciting that, nothing really suspenseful. ...more
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Title: The Headless Ghost
Series: Goosebumps #37
Author: R.L. Stine
Overall Rating: 3.9 stars

Duane and Steph love a good scare, and where better to get it than at their local haunted house! With their favourite tour guide Otto on the night of Halloween, they embark on what is meant to be a normal tour. But when the kids sneak off, maybe they'll realise that they're in over their heads...And who is the creepy kid at the back of the group?

Amanda Sheila
Not really my favorite because I don't really dig 'ghost' story. I'm more of slimy monster kind of girl. I enjoyed it though.
I absolutely adored this book, it was fun, creepy and it had a good ending!

I didn't particularly love the kids at first, but slowly I started to warm up to them, I noticed that they were just bored, that they never really harmed anyone and that they also slowly were changing for the better. Most of their changing had to do with the stuff they encountered/saw in the Hill House. Which, I guess, would change anyone.

Though, once again, this is one book where I wonder what is up with the parents. Th
Jan 01, 2016 Beatriz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We can all agree that night of the living dummy is the scariest goosebumps book, however this has always been my favorite. I like the different stories told about each room in the house and the story about the haunted dumbwaiter is legit scary even as an adult.
Veronica Devon
As a child, I was a voracious reader, especially when it came to Goosebumps. I remember feeling like such a rebel whenever I would check one out from the school library because surely my mother would be horrified to see seven-year-old me reading one! However, looking back, I now see she had absolutely nothing to worry about, and none of the books ever scared me, except this one. Therefore, when my coworker suggested we read a Goosebumps book for fun, I immediately thought of The Headless Ghost. ...more
I used to love the Goosebumps books when I was in elementary school. I mean I seriously loved them. They used to scare the crap out of me. I remember having to keep 'Welcome to Dead House' in my nightstand drawer because looking at it gave me the creeps. I eventually graduated to the Fear Street books, and I loved those too.

Reading this book as an adult makes me miss being a kid. If I was in elementary school I would have read this at night snuggled under my comforter, and I would have gotten ch
Maisey Clark
Aug 11, 2015 Maisey Clark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
not the best but i like it.
Maggie Gordon
When RL Stine writes about ghosts, he usually does a decent job. The stories usually make more sense and have a lot of heart than say... lawn gnomes. Or snowmen. In this book, Duane and Stephanie are two little jerks who love to scare the neighbourhood kids. Which is almost entirely relevant to the plot other than to prove that they like scary things. In particular, they adore the local haunted house and tour it all the time. One night they decide to part from the tour and search for the missing ...more
Isabel Orama
Nov 16, 2014 Isabel Orama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book that I read today was mostly about two friends named Duane and Stephanie. Duane and Stephanie love to scare their neighbor hood, until it got a little boring. Stephanie wanted to do something more scarier, but Duane didn't. So, Stephanie wanted to go in hill house, the most scariest attractions in their neighborhood, to look for the headless 13 year old boy named Andrew.To show that he was brave, Duane followed Stephanie. When they got in hill house, they explored it a bit but didn't fi ...more
Oct 13, 2013 Glenn rated it it was amazing
Currently rereading my original Goosebumps collection


Read from October 12, 2013 - October 13, 2013
ini serial goosebumps yg paling ri suka.. saat itu sih,kyknya ini yg paling serem...hiiiii...
Jun 26, 2014 Freshy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
always keep your head on your shoulders...
Nov 02, 2015 Jay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I go on vacations to new cities, one of the things I like to do is go on a ghost tour. I don't necessairly believe all of the stories, but I love to get a look into the history and personality of the city. In "The Headless Ghost" we get something similar.

In Wheeler Falls, there is an old House called Hill House. It is said to be haunted by an old sailor and a young boy. The city offers nightly tours of the house and the two main characters love to take the tours. The two kids decide to take
Edris Alefi
It really scared me that a Andrew lost his head by the ghost of the old sea captain. Andrew was Thirteen and he always wants to find ghosts. Andrew was looking for the ghost in his room. He saw the ghost appeared in his room and reaching for his head. He pulled Andrew's head off and hid it somewhere around his house. The old sea captain's ghost went away and then Andrew became the headless ghost of his house. I think that this is a scary book because Andrew was young and he didn't want his head ...more
Chithranjal Jose
Nov 14, 2015 Chithranjal Jose rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Duane Comack and his friend, Stephanie Alpert, love to scare the neighborhood children. They do this by pulling pranks, such as looking into windows while wearing masks, placing rubber body parts on window-sills and also howl and shake bushes, making it seem as if a wolf is nearby. The two twelve-year-old best friends are known as the Twin Terrors of Wheeler Falls. Though it is possible they have assigned the name to themselves, as nobody seems to know it is them causing these problems.

On Hallow
Stefany Gandasubrata
Setelah membaca berbagai kisah horor yang lebih hardcore, rasanya saya akan memberikan tiga bintang saja untuk kisahnya yang satu ini. Mungkin kalau saya masih kecil, saya akan memberikan lima bintang untuk ide cerita R.L. Stine kali ini yang sangat creepy untuk ukuran horor anak-anak.

Ya, saya rasa ceritanya merupakan teror tersendiri bila dibaca oleh orang yang seusia dengan tokoh-tokoh utama dalam buku ini (yang kebanyakan anak-anak SD atau SMP). Tapi kalau saya yang membaca, rasanya seperti b
Elijah Farrow
Mar 09, 2012 Elijah Farrow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The tittle of my book is called The Headless Ghost. This book is by R.L.Stine.I like this book that I read. I like it because this book has action, horror, and thriller in it. The main settings of the book that I'm reading is in a house, outside, and in this were people can take a walk around in to see ghost and all the cool things that are inside the house. The main characters in the book is a girl named Sam and a boy named Roger. The other main characters in this book is the parents of Roger, ...more
Nov 11, 2012 Ashlet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes thrilling and scary books.
Recommended to Ashlet by: my soul!
omg!omg!omg! what a great book! and yeah i'm that happy that i read this book!*sighs* i wish the other goosebumps books by R.L. Stine were great like this. so i saw this book in a mall and checked it out. after sometime i started reading it. after reading around 30 pages i started checking out other books from the goosebumps range.

and seriously some of them make me laugh. take The Night of the Living Dummy for example-
i made sure that everytime i read this book, the song Blah Blah Blah from my
Omar A.
Duane an Stephanie enjoy pulling pranks on the people in their neighborhood. They also enjoy scaring kids on Halloween. But one day they decide to go to a haunted house. This haunted house is open to the public an the tour guides name is Otto. While they are on a tour they noticed this creepy kid who was staring at them. They didn't really give it much thought because they decided to go and sneak around to see if they could find anything really scary. After the tour and they go out, the boy they ...more
Jul 11, 2013 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recomended-book, hyh, ded, dd
I would say that if you try to read fantasy horror so if your into that book yiu should read my opiun of the book so just because I want you to get a head start I'm going to tell you what is happening in the book Everyone knows about Hill House. It's the biggest tourist attraction in town. That's because it's haunted. Haunted by the ghost of a thirteen-year-old boy. A boy with no head! Duane and Stephanie love Hill House. It's dark. And creepy. And totally scary. Still, they've never actually se ...more
Kyle Cato
Jun 06, 2014 Kyle Cato rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone knows about Hill House. It's the biggest tourist attraction in town. That's because it's haunted by a ghost of a 13 year old boy, that doesn't have a head. Two kids that goes by the name Duane and Stephanie loves the house because it's dark and creepy. But they never really saw a ghost, until they stay and search for it
Jan 21, 2013 Tylerg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Goosebumps: The Headless Ghost
Author: R.L Stine
The book Goosebumps: The Headless Ghost, written by R.L Stine is a book that I enjoyed reading. The overall lesson wants the reader to take from this book is that Stephanie and Duane would sneak off from the tour group and try and find the separate head from a ghost. Goosebumps begins by when the two kids would scare people in their town. They called themselves the twin terrors. So they want a better scare so they go to the house in there town to f
Shasta Bos
Such a fun book and perfect for kids who want to get a little scare. It's been years since I read this Goosebumps book (or most of them for that matter) and it was fun reading a book from my past. I particularly loved the ending! Looking forward to reading more of the Goosebumps books!
Sarah Musser mcalister
I think that this is one of the best Goosebumps books. It has what sounds like an awesome haunted house in the story. I like the Goosebumps books because they are more of a fun kind of scary. Nothing to give you nightmares.
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Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.

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