It was way back in 1992 that R.L. Stine‘s Goosebumps franchise was unleashed upon the world, and I’m not sure a year has gone by since without the release of a new book. In fact, with a brand new live-action TV series on the way, coming along in the wake of two feature films, it’s probably safe to say that Goosebumps is as popular today as it has ever been.

Announced by E! Online today, Slappy will return in a brand new Goosebumps book headed our way for the big 30th anniversary this year, and it’s titled Slappy, Beware!

In this new “untold story” of the Goosebumps icon, “This is Slappy’s world– you only scream in it! But where did he come from? And can he ever be destroyed? Slappy the ventriloquist’s dummy has only one mission in his tiny, deranged mind: do evil every day, all day. His creator, powerful sorcerer Darkwell the Magician, has warned him that should he fail to cause chaos before the sun sets each day, he will sleep FOREVER. Normally, this is a piece of poisonous cake for Slappy―but he may have met his match in the Carlton family. Each attempt at evil ends in disaster, and the dummy starts to panic. Will Slappy’s scariest day yet bring an end to his reign of terror? This special edition features four full page pieces of original Slappy art!”

Stine explains to the outlet, “My original title for this book was Slappy’s Terrible Horrible Very Bad Day. I think Slappy fans will get a kick out of it because, unlike most books in the series, it depicts the absolute WORST day in Slappy’s evil life. I like this book because it shows Slappy in a whole new light. He’s in danger of never menacing anyone again!

Slappy, Beware! will release on September 20, 2022.

You can read an exclusive Slappy, Beware! excerpt over on E! Online right now.

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