R.L. Stine (1943) has been scaring children with his Goosebumps series since 1992. Welcome to Dead House was the first. Several television shows and made for TV movies have been made. The 2015 big screen movie told the fictional tale of a writer (played by Jack Black) who could bring his stories to life and they accidentally escape their books. Stine makes a cameo appearance in the hallway scene.