If you’re looking for your next spooky watch ahead of Halloween, look no further than the new Goosebumps TV series, premiering Friday on Disney+ and Hulu. And in a new clip below, exclusive to Billboard, Justin Long’s character shows just how spooky things will get.
The horror-comedy series, based on R.L. Stine’s beloved ’90s Goosebumps book series, stars Long as teacher Nathan Bratt, who moves into a mansion haunted by the ghost of Harold Biddle, a teen boy who was tragically killed, and ends up possessed.
The new preview starts out ordinarily enough, with Long popping a Proclaimers album into a CD player and jamming out to “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” as he gets to work on a project in his basement. But things turn eerie when he heads to the kitchen for his breakfast, bypassing the box of cereal on the counter to instead enjoy a bowl full of live worms by the heaping, creepy-crawly spoonful.
The clip follows in the dark-humor footsteps of Stine’s book series — which even includes a 1994 book called Go Eat Worms! The original book series ran from 1992 to 1997, with subsequent spin-off series as well.
“I’m Gonna Be,” from The Proclaimers’ 1988 second album Sunshine on Leith, was the biggest hit for the Scottish rock duo, climbing all the way to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993.
You can watch the new clip below and the Travis Scott-soundtracked trailer here, and check out the first five episodes of the 10-part series starting Friday.
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