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Night of the Living Dummy (Goosebumps #7)

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He's no dummy!
Lindy names the ventriloquist's dummy she finds Slappy. Slappy is kind of ugly, but he's a lot of fun. Lindy's having a great time learning to make Slappy move and talk.
But Kris is jealous of all the attention her sister is getting. It's no fair. Why does Lindy always have all the luck?
Kris decides to get a dummy of her own. She'll show Kris.
Then weird things
Paperback, 134 pages
Published 1993 by Scholastic
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Mandy Crider
Jul 19, 2015 Mandy Crider rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book by Stine was always my favorite. There was something so creepy and sinister about a ventriloquist doll coming to life... Ughh. It's one of my daughter's top favorites from him as well! R.L. Stine never really disappoints.
It does not matter how old I get because this was probably my favorite and the creepiest Goosebump series I have read in my elementary years. The idea of a DUMMY that talks and stalks totally wacked my brain out! Totally wicked! :p

The story is about Kris and her twin sister Lindy Powell who both love to play with dolls and dummies (just like a typical princess-brat girls). One day Lindy, found a dummy (she named it Slappy) for her to play with. The twin sisters started to fight over the dummy so
Justin Padilla
Apr 05, 2010 Justin Padilla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-ir-books
Slappy surprisingly played only a small part in the original book. He was found in a dumpster by Lindy Powell, implying that Slappy has had more mischief in his past than we know about. Lindy took the dummy home, but soon her twin sister, Kris, became jealous and got a dummy of her own, named Mr. Wood. After purchasing Mr. Wood, strange things began to happen. The girls' room was turned upside down, and the kitchen was demolished when all of the food was emptied out and thrown about the room. Ho ...more
Jun 25, 2014 Glire rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Increíble pensar que antes publicaban estos libros para niños como si nada pero cuando salió Harry Potter lo censuraron por diabólico? (say what).

Vi el capítulo de Slappy y Mr. Wood cuando estaba pequeña, y aún lo culpó por mi eterno terror a las muñecas de cerámicas (esas sonrisas *shudder*). Pero es primera vez que leo el libro... Y es más espeluznante de lo que recordaba.


Muñecos vomitando al estilo de El Exorcista, mordiendo niñas, sometiendo una familia a la esclavitud, diciendo insultos co
Yumi Learner
Sep 11, 2012 Yumi Learner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A couple of days ago when I talked to my French Canadian friend, he introduced me to a very interesting book series called Goosebumps. The book series is very easy for me to read in English without using a dictionary. And plus, I can enjoy reading it.

When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of 江戸川乱歩 (Edogawa Rampo). I read all his books when I was in the fifth grade. Most of his books were creepy and I competed with my classmates who was the fastest to finish reading all his books. Although I couldn't
Jan 22, 2012 gina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My fourth grade students begged me to purchase a class set of the book Night of the Living Dummy, part of the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine. I can see why they love this book, although--sorry, kids, I won't be getting a class set.

Night of the Living Dummy is kind of like a cross between Stephen King weirdness and the Night Gallery series by Rod Serling, but targeting kids. That aspect of the story was fun. I enjoyed the creepy and familiar of the story. (I recall, in fact, an evil doll in one
Princess Godoy
Slappy' a dummy, is found lying in the dumpster of a scary house by the two sisters, but this is not his story.

This is by far my favorite among the Goosebumps series. It goes so predictable that you will be surprise that it's different from the things you predicted. The ending is my favorite part, no matter how old I will be, it will forever haunt me.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Night of the Living Dummy, R.L. Stine
عنوانهای فارسی: وحشت در اتاق زیر شیروانی؛ شبی که عروسک زنده شد؛ شبی که عروسک زنده؛ آدمک زنده؛ موضوع: داستانهای وحشت آفرین کودکان از نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م
عنوان: وحشت در اتاق زیر شیروانی؛ نویسنده: آر.ال. استاین؛ مترجم: مهرانگیز نکوروح؛ ویراستار: ملیحه بهرامی پارسا؛ تهران، گل آذین، 1385؛ در 132 ص؛ شابک: 9789647703314؛ چاپ سوم 1388؛ چاپ چهارم 1390؛
عنوان: شبی که عروسک زنده شد؛ نویسنده: آر.ال. استاین؛ مترجم: ماندانا قهرمانلو؛ تهران، ویدا، 1386؛ در 128 ص؛ شابک
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Jun 21, 2014 Carmen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
Lindy and Kris are twins. They are 12, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Lindy wears her hair long, and Kris short.

They hate each other.

They fight all the time, try to copy each other, make fun of each other, and pull pranks on each other.

One day, Lindy finds a ventriloquist dummy in a dumpster. She names it Slappy. She decides she has a gift for ventriloquism and starts practicing with Slappy every day. At first, Kris makes fun of her for being a dork. But after a few weeks, Lindy and Slappy sta
Jan 21, 2017 Chloe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood-books
Okay, this is a weird book to write a review about since I read it like 700 years ago, and I really didn't know what to rate it. Here's the thing. Little me LOVED horror books, and wasn't actually scared by any. Til this bad boy came along.

I'm now 24 years old and I still have an intense irrational fear of ventriloquist dummies. I can't stand the things. Damn you, R.L. Stine.
Dec 18, 2016 NekoByun rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
El final fue lo que me gustó más, jajaja.
This book is about Kris who loves playing with dummies and one day her dad just found a new dummy for her to play with, thinking it was a perfectly nice dummy she put it next to her old one. When she played with her dummy it was moving and talking by itself and she started being suspicious. Then her family did a talent show, her dad was playing a guitar and her mom was dancing and her sister was showing her painting. When it was Kris's turn the dummy insulted the family and they taught it was K ...more
Vinton Bayne
After watching the Goosebumps movie I thought I would delve back into my childhood for some nostalgic fun. This may have been a bad idea.

Here we have a story of two mean sisters, one who is downright sadistically cruel at one point. Reading about them kind of made me sick. Slappy, the famous goosebumps dummy, is hardly a background character until the last sentence of a very rushed ending and the main "living" dummy has the worst dialogue, repeating over and over "slaves, I have power!" He is j
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Ο καθένας μας έχει τους προσωπικούς του φόβους, τα πράγματα εκείνα που για κάποιο λόγο του προκαλούν ρίγη ανατριχίλας. Ε... οι σατανικές κούκλες ήταν ανέκαθεν κάτι που θεωρούσα creepy και τρομακτικό. Ίσως αυτός να είναι και ο λόγος που θεωρώ το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο της σειράς από τα πιο τρομακτικά. Όσον αφορά εμένα, κατάφερε να παίξει με το μυαλό μου και να κάνει το στομάχι μου να σφιχτεί, τόσο ως παιδί, αλλά και ως ενήλικη αργότερα. Ναι... τους κλόουν και αυτές τις σιχαμένες κούκλες (ξύλινες και ...more
Aug 02, 2014 Hannah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goosebumps
Cover story: Ol' Slappy, laughing his face off. Of course, we don't know who Slappy is yet.
MC: Kris, though it was hard to tell since her and twin Lindy are together so much.
The run down: Twins Kris and Lindy find an old ventriloquist doll, then somehow convince their parents to get another one so they don't have to share, because at 12, they are incapable of individuality yet. Anyway, shenanigans happen.
Cliff hangers: 7
Doomed ending: Ohhh yeah. Those of us who are familiar with the series can'
Jun 11, 2009 Brian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This goosebumps is one of my favorite goosebump books because I also saw it on television. It was very interesting, and it was able a dummy that comes to life and scares others. I feel like this book reminds me of Chuckie the doll that kills people. It was a very enjoying book and I would read it again. I would recommend this book to people who enjoys an easy read because it's an easy book to finish.
Oct 18, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely my favourite Goosebumps villain! Loved the books when I was a kid.
Slappy is probably Stines' best and most iconic creation.

I wonder if they'll reprint the books again after the movie?
Rebecca McNutt
This one was one of my favorites in the series when I was in junior high school. A combination of Fats from the 1978 horror film Magic and Chucky from Child's Play, Slappy is definitely one of Stine's most interesting and creepy creations.
Sep 27, 2016 itchy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soft
who's the dummy now?
یادش بهخیر 8->>> ...more
Oct 18, 2015 Cristina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca
yup, continua arrepiante. lido antes de ir dormir é um mimo eheh
Darcy McLaughlin
Mar 15, 2016 Darcy McLaughlin rated it it was ok
This book is our introduction to what would become an iconic Goosebumps character, Slappy the dummy. There would be at least two more "Night of the Living Dummies" in the original run, and some spinoffs for good measure.

This story begins with two twin girls who share everything. Kris and Lindy. You can tell their level of wit because they named their dog Barky, continuing the proud GB tradition of dogs with shitty names (Whitey the black dog from the last book says hi). One day they decide to d
Tracy Poff
Kris and Lindy Powell are twin sisters. They share not only their birthday, but also their room, their clothes--just about everything. It's a blessing and a curse--they're very close, but they can really irritate each other, too.

One day, when looking around next door, where a house is being build, Lindy finds a ventriloquist's dummy among the garbage, and names it Slappy. As she practices and gets skilled with the dummy, Kris becomes jealous, wanting her own dummy. Their father finds one at a pa
Darcus Murray
As big of a fan as I am of Goosebumps and everything Goosebumps related, I must admit that I haven't actually read many of the Goosebumps books. But this is something that I am quickly remedying, especially now that I have my own child and I read chapter books to her.

I was super excited to snatch this book up. I bought it used on Barnes and Noble and was delighted to find that it was in perfect condition. It was seriously like it had never even been opened. I wanted to tear into it as soon as I
Oct 28, 2008 Tucker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 22, 2011 Miguel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miguel Garcia
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The book is night of the living dummy by R.L. stine.It was published september 1st 2003. This is a horror story {but is not in my opionion}. I dont know any rewards it had 110 or 120 pages took me about a week to read. The characters are lindy and kris and slappy at lindy and kris's house.

The settinng is at kris and linda's house. The protagonist was linda and kris. They had to decide what they was going to do to stop slappy. The conflict was that slap
I will be copy-pasting this for every Goosebumps novel I'll be reading.

On a whim, I decided to read all of the Goosebumps books. Some of them I've read before but, for the most part, I haven't. I won't be giving any stars; this doesn't mean anything about my actual opinion for the books, it only means that I don't think I can realistically, objectively rank 62 books which are not even meant for my age. I did enjoy the ones I read as a child and I am enjoying the ones I'm reading now, so that's w
Christine Blachford
Oh, how I used to love those Goosebumps books. My friend and I used to stay up all night taking it turns to read chapters to each other – these and the other teen horror series you could get. When this first Goosebumps book appeared on my reading list, and I found it was available on the Kindle, I almost jumped for joy. An excuse to relive the good old days.

And thankfully, unlike some of the other children/young adult books I have been revisiting, it still holds up for me as an adult. It’s not t
This story is about Kris having a dummy that turns real at night. She got it as a present from her dad. She liked it so she kept it. One day there was a show at her school and she brought it to school with her to perform. The dummy started to go out of control and moved by itself. Kris knew something was wrong and the dummy was suspicious. One time at home the dummy even threw up some green liquid out of it's mouth and Kris knew she had to destroy it now.
I can connect this to like other books wh
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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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