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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Popular book series makes for chilling thrills for tweens.

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age 11+

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age 10+

The best show ever

This show is the greatest and best show I ever seen and I really hope and pray there will be more seasons and episodes when I saw the last episode 22 and found out that they were cancelled I was very sad and hope there can be more seasons and episodes

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Amazing Show

Well when I first saw the show advertise I wasn't a big fan of monsters, vampires and witches ect. However when I watched the first episode the story caught my attention, it's an a amazing show and something new every episode. A bit of a spoiler here but everything nearly happened to Sally.

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SPOOKSVILLE is further evidence that popular book series can successfully navigate the leap to TV. Much like the well-known TV adaptation of the Goosebumps collection, Spooksville turns author Christopher Pike's creations into enticing visual entertainment, aided in no small part by quality special effects that put real emphasis on the stories' paranormal creations. As opposed to Goosebumps, though, Spooksville chronicles a continued story, making it even more essential to tweens that they watch every episode to stay current on the characters' findings. Happily this is such a fun watch, you might find yourself falling into its web with your kids.

Of course, the downside to the show's multilayered mysteries and excellent visual quality is its scares are easily believed, so take care in deciding whether your kids are ready for it. It's never a sure bet what kind of creature or presence the characters will encounter next, plus there's the whole supernatural-beings-masquerading-as-people angle that might be worrisome for some. But, for tweens who like their thrills, Spooksville is sure to fit the bill.

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