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Stay Out of the Basement
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Author R. L. Stine
Publication date 1992
Publication Order
Preceded by
Welcome to Dead House
Followed by
Monster Blood

Something's waiting in the dark...

Stay Out of the Basement is a novella written by R. L. Stine and was published in 1992. It was the second in the Goosebumps series.


Dr. Brewer is doing a little plant-testing in his basement. Nothing to worry about. Harmless, he says. But Margaret and Casey Brewer are worried about their father. Especially when they meet some of the plants he is growing down there. Then they notice that their father is developing plant like tendencies. In fact, he is becoming distinctly weedy-and seedy. Is it just part of Dr. Brewer's 'harmless' experiment? Or does Dad have more than just a green thumb...?