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The Haunted Mask (Goosebumps #11)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  14,531 Ratings  ·  548 Reviews
Discover the original, bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with bonus features! Something scary is happening in GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND, the all-new, all-terrifying series by R. L. Stine. Just how scary? You'll never know unless you crack open this classic prequel! Carly Beth thinks she's found the best ...more
ebook, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 1993)
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Darth J
Apr 01, 2013 Darth J rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

There's an old adage that Halloween allows you to be your true self for one night a year, and all of the other 364 days you're wearing society's costume. This year Carly Beth decides to show who she is inside, or at least the person her tormenters have turned her into: a monster. It is this mask that calls out to her essence, and she craves to put her victim persona aside for once.

The mask bonds with her skin, but is it really the mask or Carly Beth who won't let go of her new identity?
Richard Denney
Oct 20, 2016 Richard Denney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Re-read for Goosebumpsalong!

Just as fun, scary and crazy as I remember it. Can't wait to watch the 2 part episode this weekend. :)
Aug 26, 2014 Carmen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
Excellent. This is frightening book and actually contained some pretty well-written passages.

Carly Beth (love the double name! Woot!) is a scaredy-cat. This wouldn't be so bad - except for the fact that everyone (her little brother, people at school, even her friends) thinks it is really funny to scare her. To make her jump and shriek and scream. It's easy to do. This leads to some pretty cruel practical jokes being played on Carly Beth - worms in her sandwich, etc.

Like most times when I read a
Jul 19, 2010 Daniella rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids who like scary stories
This reminds me of that episode of Buffy where a curse--or a spell, or something, whatever it was--turns everyone into whatever they're dressed as for Halloween. Except not as funny. Or as scary. And without the benefit of Giles getting all unexpectedly hot at the end and laying the smackdown. Mmm, Tony Head...

...what was I saying? Oh, right. This is still pretty good, for what it is. It's unsettling, the idea of putting something on for a while, only to realize too late that, not only can you n
Apr 30, 2012 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Doesn't matter how old I get, this will always be my favourite Goosebumps story. At least one of, if ever I find myself incapable of picking just one. Yeah, i've heard these are at a 2nd grade reading level, but whatever. Child of 90s. R.L.Stine. Need I say more? LoL

Carly Beth is easily frightened and is teased because her friends think it's funny. This Halloween, it's her turn to scare Chuck & Steve. Two guys who tease her mercilessly. She finds the perfect mask and gets the thrill of scari
Mohamed Khaled
العدد ده بالذات كأن أكتر عدد رعبني في أول مرة اقرأه بالتأكيد ...
وأفضل ما في قراءة العدد بعد سنين طويلة .. هو أنني بعد كل تلك السنين أتابع سير القصة بكل شغف لأصل للنهاية التي أعلم أن شتاين لن يجعلها نهاية عادية ..
السلسلة دي كانت من الحاجات اللي خلت الواحد بيشوف أفلام الرعب الساعة 3 الفجر ويبقي عادي وسليم ! :D

This stand second among the list of my favorite goosebumps book series! :)

R.L. Stine's 'The Haunted Mask' is the eleventh book in the series of the higly-acclaimed Goosebumps. This book follows a girl named Carly Caldwell who was teased of being the most unscary girl in the block when it comes to halloween costumes and the like. So, Carly founds herself at a Halloween store and buys a downright scary looking mask, little does she know that after putting on the mask,
I lied when I said Night of the Living Dummy was my favorite GB book. The Haunted Mask is. I forgot how freaky this one was. You could really get the feeling that the mask was changing poor Carly Beth.

What a great Halloween read.
Amrita Biju
Mar 21, 2013 Amrita Biju rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There was a girl named Carly Beth staying along with her friend Sabrina.Every one liked to scare Carly Beth[specially Chuck and Steve liked to scare her].One day at school when it was lunch time Chuck smiled at Carly and gave her a sandwich saying that he don't want it.When she bit it,she felt something as funny and sticky.Oh!!!She ate a worm!!A real earthworm !!!!!!Sabrina was laughing too.Laughter followed her home.When she went home her mother showed her a head.A head made by a mother made fr ...more
Malcolm Everett
Jun 13, 2016 Malcolm Everett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I'm going to review my experience with the entire Goosebumps universe within this book because I have such strong memories of "The Haunted Mask" TV episode (which you can, of course, now watch on YouTube).

R.L. Stine is a master of children's horror and most likely responsible for popularizing the genre. My family owned at least a hundred of his books, all lined up in a rainbow of horror.

Some of the Goosebumps staples that stick out in my mind:
+ Monster Blood
+ Be Careful What You Wish For
+ Don't
Sep 26, 2016 George rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Αυτή την ιστορία σίγουρα δεν την διάβασα όταν ήμουν μικρός. Η Κάρλι Μπεθ είναι ένα εντεκάχρονο κορίτσι που τρομάζει εύκολα. Όλοι της κάνουν πλάκες και θέλουν να την τρομάζουν. Αυτή έχει βαρεθεί να γελάνε εις βάρος της. Όμως, ήρθε η ώρα της να πάρει εκδίκηση. Και ποια είναι πιο ιδανική μέρα για εκδίκηση από την μέρα του Χάλογουιν; Θα αγοράσει την πιο τρομακτική και ανατριχιαστική μάσκα που θα βρει και θα προσπαθήσει να αιφνιδιάσει τους φίλους της. Όμως τι γίνεται όταν η μάσκα που θα αγοράσει είνα ...more
Jan 06, 2016 »jαу rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carly Beth's "friends" were little assholes, that's all you need to know.
Janie Johnson
Oct 12, 2016 Janie Johnson rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I read this book for a Goosebumps read along that a friend on booktube was hosting. I could not get ahold of the other 2 books, but was happy to find this one. This is #4 of The Classic Goosebumps. This is a first time read for me of this author and this is a middle grade book/series.

Something scary is happening in GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND, the all-new, all-terrifying series by R. L. Stine. Just how scary? You'll never know unless you crack open this classic prequel!
Carly Beth thinks she's
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Από τις πλέον αγαπημένες μου ιστορίες των "Ανατριχίλων". Σίγουρα σε κάποιον ενήλικα, το όλο story, δεν θα φανεί ιδιαίτερα πρωτότυπο -εφόσον υπάρχει και σχετική θεματολογική ταινία του cult κινηματογράφου-, αλλά ας μην ξεχνάμε σε τι ηλικίες απευθύνεται η σειρά. Και οι ηλικίες αυτές, αν μη τι άλλο, θα πάθουν την πλάκα τους, θα νιώσουν τον τρόμο και την αγωνία στο πετσί τους και θα σκεφτούν πως καμιά φορά ίσως δεν πρέπει να εύχεσαι δυνατά αυτό που θες.
Arisha Salman
Jun 04, 2016 Arisha Salman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is amongst the first few books I read in the series, and it's amongst my favourites. Loved it immensely. This book managed to influence me too effectively, I remained scared for days. Literally.
It was what I would call terrifying, thrilling and just plainly awesome. Highly recommended!!
Rebecca McNutt
Just reading this one for nostalgia's sake. This is one of those books though that seems great when you're twelve, but that loses its spark by the time you're eighteen. Still though, this book and the others in the Goosebumps series were a big inspiration to me as a kid. :)
Menglong Youk
Nov 03, 2014 Menglong Youk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-school, horror
This book is supposed to be for primary school students? Nah, screw it. I still get frightened when I read this series. ><

This book follows a girl name Carly Beth who usually gets scared easily by her friends, which makes her embarrassed most of the time. Wanting to get revenge on her friends on Halloween night, she decided to find herself the scariest mask in order to scare the two boy who always make her scream like a jerk at school. Seeing the custom which was made by her mom looks not
Gully Ditta
Jan 13, 2017 Gully Ditta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread, horror, childrens
Constantly tormented by bullies, Carly Beth seeks out a spine-tingling, blood-curdling mask. She eventually finds one. The mask, however, changes her voice and… sticks to her face!

I found the mask interesting, insofar as it symbolises fear and terror. People exploited Carly Beth’s tendency towards being easily frightened, which led to her wanting to embody fright and horror through a frightening mask. The mask took on a life of itself, however, and Carly Beth’s personality transformed. I think
David Santos
Aug 08, 2011 David Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goosebumps
Unlike other reviewers I have not seen a movie or read a book like this. So for the first of its kind for me it was really good. I got through it in about two hours. I just got done reading a book and started reading this one while I waited for Myspace to load and wouldnt you know it, I finished the book before Myspace finished loading!

I can not wait to read The Haunted Mask 2. This book grabbed me from the start. I've always liked Halloween but could never celebrate it the American way due to
Sep 23, 2014 Hannah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goosebumps
I never read this book first time around, but I did see the (awesome) episode of the TV series, so I had a fairly good idea of what was happening.

Cover story: Freaky mask. Looks like we're in for a spooky time.
MC: Carly Beth. Scaredy cat. Bullied by her whole school, including friends for this fact. Yikes.
The run down: Carly Beth's only personality trait is that she's a scaredy cat. So this Halloween she wants to do the scaring.
Cliff hangers: 11
Doomed ending: Yes!
Bonus name Mrs Armbruster. Awes
Leigh (Little Book Star)
This is probably the first Goosebumps book I read.. Well my fourth grade teacher read it to us :) She's the one that got me hooked up reading these R.L. Stine books. Really amazing :D Definitely recommended to read!
Oct 25, 2015 Shawna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite Goosebumps episodes so I was really looking forward to reading this one. I was not disappointed. Halloween is one of my favorite nights of the year. A great book to read just days before Halloween!
Carly  Patrick
Jun 05, 2016 Carly Patrick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¡Qué maravilla de libro!

Lo devoré en minutos, es completamente adictivo, comienza algo lento pero pasando las primeras páginas se vuelve bastante tétrico y se nota la magia del autor, ese terror clásico que pone los pelos de punta.
Feb 03, 2016 Freija rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Una lettura piacevolissima, dettata dalla nostalgia
Aug 22, 2016 Dalal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
لأنه هذه السلسلة عشقي الطفولي فلن أعطيها أقل من 3 نجمات :)
Amber Eats Books
Oct 25, 2016 Amber Eats Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars
Hager Mohamed
Apr 19, 2017 Hager Mohamed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, goosebumps
العدد السابع فى السلسله ولسه مش قادره أدخل فى الجو الأمريكى وحساه غريب عليا وفات كذا يوم وأنا بأجل قراءه الكتاب دا ، إلا إنى بدأت أندمج فيه بعد مُتابعه المُسلسل الأمريكى 13 reasons why ، رغم إن الفكره مُختلفه إلا إن الجو النفسى واحد وقُريب من بعضه جدًا فمش حاسه بغرابه ، القصه دى إلى حد ما مُرعبه بالذات لو قاعد تقرأها الساعه ٣ الفجر وشايف خيالات الأقنعه حواليك فى كُل مكان ، كالعاده لا تخلو من الخيال العلمى إلا إن النهايه مُميزه .
Sarah Elizabeth Nessler
Quite a tale of a middle school girl whom can't get over she is easily scared by everyone and everything. She concocted a theory she would scare everyone and everything. She goes to a Halloween store and to gain the rest you need to pick up and read it. Stone is a fantastic writer that has yet to fail getting my attention.
Shelleen Toland
Oct 18, 2016 Shelleen Toland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite Goosebumps story. I remember reading it with my son when he was in middle school and seeing the TV show. Carly Beth is afraid of everything and 2 boys in school constantly scare her. She goes to a store and buys this mask to scare people on Halloween and she does. Only it seems like the mask doesn't want to come off.
Mar 05, 2009 Melwyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book I am reviewing is Goosebumps the haunted mask by RL Stines. It is a science fiction book. My thinking of the books theme would be never try to do anything with a bad intention because if you do it you might be in big trouble and also love can destroy all evil in the world.

This book is about a girl named Carly Beth. She has lots of friends like chuck, Steve and Sabrina. The only problem is they really enjoy scaring Carly beth like usual she always gets scared one day chuck and Steve snea
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“Halloween?” Sabrina Mason asked. She moved her fork around in the bright yellow macaroni on her lunch tray but didn’t take a bite. Carly Beth Caldwell sighed and shook her head. The overhead light on the lunchroom ceiling made her straight brown hair gleam. “I don’t know. A witch, maybe.” Sabrina’s mouth dropped open. “You? A witch?” “Well, why not?” Carly Beth demanded,” 0 likes
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