Goosebumps: Horror War is a series of fiction that is based on R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books, made as an alternate tale to all the spinoff series out there: HorrorLand, Hall of Horrors, Most Wanted and SlappyWorld have an alternate story in this counterpart.
Telling the story of a monster hunter that puts together one of the biggest supernatural team-ups, Goosebumps: Horror War involves two supernatural sides vying for the fate of the world.
Assembled by the descendant of a long line of monster hunters, this unusual group of unlikely allies is dysfunctional, but may be humankind's only hope against the forces of the shadows.
Robert's family line has always been plagued by monsters - which is why they adapted shortly on to become monster slayers; but now, young adult Robert is the only one left, with his family killed off by Count Nightwing, leaving him with a thirst for vengeance and a need to stop all the evil monsters in the world.
He's slayed them all by now: vampires, werewolves, horrors, swamp monsters and many others (though he spared Gwendolyn when she agreed to help him hunt down Count Nightwing); his research and tracking skills have led him to discover HorrorLand, an amusment park used by crueler horrors to lure unsuspecting people. But after some help from Lizzy and Luke Morris, two siblings who got lured to the horrifying amusement mile, Robert now knows that HorrorLand is planned to be used by the foulest and most evil monsters out there to invade the human world and enslave humanity.
Refusing to stand by and let his world be invaded by the very creatures that killed his family, Robert resolved himself to stop them, with nothing but his wit, his vampiress ally, his arsenal, and a list of supernatural occurences and the people involved.
|Evan Ross||Monster Blood||
Evan Ross had a lot of problems growing up, so much that a list is needed:
|Carly Beth Cadwell||The Haunted Mask||
Carly Beth's always had a bad taste in her mouth ever since she wore the Haunted Mask all those years ago, and fixed Steve Boswell when he wore a haunted mask of his own; now she's been trying to live a mask-free, relatively normal life with her new boyfriend Gary Steadman - though she little realizes that her exposure to the possessed masks will grant her new abilities according to the masks she wears.
|Mark Rowe||How I Got My Shrunken Head||
A kid who was wound up in a scheme by an evil and greedy family to harness an ancient force of power, when Mark Rowe was twelve years old, he was caught up in a plot by the Hawlings family to extract the secret of ancient Jungle Magic (a force of nature that can be harnessed by select humans) from his Aunt Benna, who as it turned out had instilled him with it when he was 8 to protect it from the Hawlings; after the Hawlings were shrunken due to their own greed, Mark willingly gave up his Jungle Magic as it was too dangerous for one person to use.
But with things getting moved without Mark knowing about it, it seems Jungle Magic may still reside in Mark's being...
|Grady Tucker||The Werewolf of Fever Swamp||
When his friend Will turned out to be the werewolf of Fever Swamp, Grady was forced to run for his life; but now he's older, wiser and a werewolf himself due to his prior tussle with Will. But due to the time he's had as a werewolf, he's much more in-control than Will was; now he's fighting to protect his family when the Horrors start hunting Werewolves for slavery...
|Billy Deep||Deep Trouble||
The male half of the Deep siblings, Billy Deep's adventures have typically been tied to the sea: first he rescues a mermaid that his uncle Dr. Harold Deep captured (don't worry, his uncle forgave him) and gets it back to its friends, then he and his sister Sheena stop their uncle's research assistant from selling a special plankton called D-13, which has adverse affects: wildlife that consume it grow into massive size but humans that swallow it turn into hideous mutants.
Little did Billy know that D-13 would turn out to be the ride of his life; whenever he takes a controlled dose, he turns into a crab-like mutant with superhuman strength and durability, and water breathing obviously.
|Sheena Deep||Deep Trouble||
Sheena and her brother Billy just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to the sea: first mermaids are discovered in the cove near her uncle's home, then his treacherous assistant tries to do away with all three of them so he can have a fantastic kind of plankton to himself and then sell it without worry of the consequences; but the consequences were greater than he could have comprehended: Sheena and Billy gained aquatic mutant forms whenever they consumed D13 - forms that enhanced their ability to swim and gave them biological abilities similar to that of aquatic life.
Now the two spend all the time they can guarding their uncle's town, their cove - and the mermaids that live there, who have been getting fished up by an unknown source.
|Michael Webster||The Cuckoo Clock of Doom||
A kid who tampered with a Cuckoo Clock capable of changing time, Michael Webster ended up making time flow in a strange way: days flowed as normal, but he started moving backward in years, and eventually he set things right, but in the process erasing his little sister Tara from existence; it wasn't even a small loss, though - Tara had done rotten things to him, including ruining his birthday party in every way possible, so Michael outright refused to go back for her.
His tampering with the flow of time not only erased his little sister, but it gave him two new clocks to mess up time with: a Pocketwatch that slows, speeds up and stops time on command; and a Stopwatch that fires beams of Temporal Energy that cause various effects to targets (either sending them forward or backward in time, or even aging them rapidly to dust). The time tampering seems to have attracted the attention of HorrorLand and its masters, who want the time tools for themselves...
|Trina O'Dell & Rocky the Dummy||Night of the Living Dummy III||
|Jack Johnson||How I Learned to Fly||
Though she served Count Nightwing and his brood for almost 3 whole centuries, Gwendolyn's a little sick of all the abuse she's taken from the Count and his bride Yvonne, even though she does the best job possible as their personal cupbearer; she plans to one day rebel against them, and with Robert hunting them down, she may just get her chance.
|Skipper Matthews||Attack of the Mutant||
||The man who ran the mysterious town of Karlsville, Karl's been busy since he got to HorrorLand: he's convinced the Horrors that the entire Earth should be theirs and not humanity's, and that with his leadership, they could take every last human on Earth and turn them into slaves; now the head of HorrorLand, which he intends to make into "Panic Park", Karl takes delight in the thought of making all humankind dirt under his feet.|
|Slappy the Dummy||
||A dummy brought to life by the mystic incantation in his suit pocket, Slappy is a walking, talking and stalking ventriloquist's dummy, known for wreaking havoc on whoever awakes him - typically a kid; Trina O'Dell and Rocky had their fair share of Slappy's evil, due to Slappy being responsible for Rocky coming to life himself - and Slappy wasn't at all slap-happy when Rocky turned on him when Trina brought to light that Rocky was a member of the family to her and the others.
Now he's back, wanting revenge on Trina for turning his own right-hand man against him; and he has no problem working with Karl to get it.
||The creepy and mysterious man who's in charge of HorrorLand's gift shop Chiller House, Jonathan Chiller has the appearance of Benjamin Franklin, but he's far from a founding father: he's not inherently evil, but he loves games and bringing HorrorLand customers into them.|
||Karl's right-hand man (actually, Byron's a Horror) and the one who swayed the Horrors to lure humans to a horrifying fate at HorrorLand, Byron pretends to be a helper to the terrified patrons of HorrorLand, only to lure them to Karl's more dangerous rides in the new section of HorrorLand, that will eventually be a part of his "Panic Park".|
|Count Nightwing & Countess Yvonne||
||The most powerful immortal couple in the modern world, Nightwing and Yvonne were notoriously ruthless, sadistic and known to host excellent galas for all the supernaturally elite; their long-standing rivalry with Robert's monster hunter lineage is famous, though not in the current age as they assumed after Robert's parents died at their hands, they assumed Robert would be too scared to attempt trying to kill them.
But big surprise, Robert's thirst for vengeance outweighed his fear and now he's actively finding a way to destroy them; they don't know that, but they'll find out soon enough...
|The Villain Triumvirate||
||Once a diabolical trio of comic book villains, the shapeshifting Masked Mutant, the diabolical Doctor Maniac, and the ever-messy Ooze were in 3 separate comic stories, until Doctor Maniac found a way to escape from his comic book confines; before they knew it, they were causing all kinds of chaos in the real world, until the young Skipper Matthews gained superpowers of his own and became the mighty Elastic Boy to fight this evil trio.|
|Jillian and Jackson Gerard||
|The Hawlings Family||
Each chapter being approximately an hour long, each tells its own story, ultimately culminating in the final confrontation of the Goosebumps Gang with HorrorLand's Masters.
For the full chapters, see Chapters.
Back with Vengeance
||Setting out on his mission for vengeance against monsterkind, 17-year-old Robert is ready and willing to wage a war on the monsters that claimed the lives of his family - starting with the vampire Count Nightwing and his brood. But what started as a revenge mission will turn into a war that'll determine the fate of the world...|
How to Raise a Monster
Nightmare on Shock Street
Hearts of Darkness
The Heart of HorrorLand
Escape from Panic Park
Chiller House's Game of Horrors
Night of the Villains
The Blob that Got an Evil Mind
- A lot of characters have abilities similar to the series they debuted in.