Does anyone out there remember “Fox Kids Rox Kids?”  I don’t know exactly what it meant, but it was there Saturday morning theme for the longest time.  Saturday morning was when I would wake up early and go watch this show, along with some great others back when I was much younger.  So imagine my surprise when this classic (to me) show shows up on DVD again?  Well, you don’t have to imagine any longer.

Starting this March 31st, now available on DVD from Scholastic and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment comes another great collection of episodes that will freak you out and have you checking under your bed twice.  Goosebumps – Return Of The Mummy is ready to lumber its way out of your television screen and haunt all over your living room.  Bring home this fantastically cheesy collection of episodes today!

This DVD contains three episodes.  In “Return Of The Mummy,” Gabe and his uncle are on a dig in Egypt and they unearth a mummy.  The only problem is would be that this mummy swore to destroy whoever woke him up.  Uh-oh.  In “Don’t Wake Mummy,” Jeff just got a mummy (who has that ever happened to?) from his dad but he doesn’t like it.  Once the mummy wakes up, Jeff likes it even less.  And in “You Can’t Scare Me!,” Eddie and Hat (Hat? Were the Nineties really that weird?) try to scare their friend by showing him some mud monsters.  Then the mud monsters turn out to be real and everyone is in big trouble.  Put it all together and it’s three great episodes from some of the cheesiest television out there.

Why are there no special features on this DVD?  How in the world did Fox let this happen?  Instead of being a DVD release that has, thus far, garnered little press attention, with the addition of some fantastic special features, this could become a true collectors event.  They are wasting classic television that a whole bunch of kids watched on these throwaway releases.  It’s sad, really.

I still remember watching the episode about mud monsters when I was child.  Some of the special effects on this show are just demonstrably ridiculous.  Somewhat related to that, how in the world did R.L. Stein manage to come up with all of these ideas?  Yeah, a lot of them are simply variations on the same theme, but still, even John Grisham reached a limit after a while.  Regardless, this show was enjoyable when I was young and impressionable and it’s a hilarious treat to be able to watch it again.

Return to this delightfully classic collection of episodes today!

This DVD is available at Amazon.com.

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