These kids, they’re just awful.
I’m not even exaggerating. Spidey dies, and the kids just go home. For the life of me, I can’t understand why this one was so popular (enough so to merit a sequel). It doesn’t have the tongue-in-cheek classic sci-fi cinema references that Stay Out Of The Basement! has, and not a single character is worth siding with. I was genuinely conflicted when Shari disappeared because (a) even though I didn’t like her, no kid deserves to vanish, and (b) I was a little afraid that something real happened to her, but nope. It just turned out the camera made her disappear. This could have been a seriously dark tale; instead, it turns out to be spoiled children who act entitled to other people’s property then get surprised when it backfires.
My Goosebumps #4: Say Cheese and Die! tweets on Storify.