|“||Every story ever told can be broken down into three parts: The beginning, the middle...and the twist.||„|
|~ R.L. Stine|
R.L. Stine is the anti-hero, later one of the main protagonists of the 2015 film Goosebumps. He is based on the real-life author of the same name.
|“||(Slappy: SLAPPY'S NOT HAPPY!!) And neither as Stine, you stupid dummy!||„|
|~ Stine before defeating Slappy|
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
R.L. Stine returns in this movie. He has since gone back to being a recluse, but comes to Wardenclyffe after Sarah mentions his "Haunted Halloween" book. He arrives just as the monsters had been sucked into the "Haunted Halloween" book, and he gives Sarah advices to cure her writer's block, which proves successful.
At the end of the movie, Slappy, having escaped being sucked in the "Haunted Halloween" book, arrives at Stine's house and sucks Stine inside a magical book that he (Slappy) wrote.
Stine in this movie is much more jovial, mellow and friendly, reflecting how the events of the first movie changed him for the better.
- R.L. Stine is played by Jack Black, who also starred as Dewey Finn in School of Rock, voiced Lenny from Shark Tale, and voiced Po for Kung Fu Panda.
- The real R.L. Stine appears in the first movie as the new drama teacher Mr. Black, which is Jack Black (the man who played R.L Stine)'s last name, and in the second movie as the principal of Wardenclyffe High.
- He has a rivalry with Stephen King.