Goosebumps parent guide: Is the Disney+ series suitable for kids?

Goosebumps is heading to Disney+ in time for Halloween, but is it something to watch with the kids? What is the official age rating for the series?
Goosebumps on Disney+ and Hulu on Oct. 13, 2023.
Goosebumps on Disney+ and Hulu on Oct. 13, 2023. /

The Goosebumps book series is one of the most popular for young children looking to get into horror. Of course, they’re going to want to watch the new series heading to Disney+.

As a parent, you just want to make sure that the series is going to be suitable for them. The fact that it’s on Disney+ should tell you a lot, but you just never know with the world of streaming, especially with the news that this series is going to Hulu, too.

The series itself follows a group of teenagers who unleash supernatural forces by accident. Now they need to work together to put the forces back in their boxes. Meanwhile, they learn about secrets their parents have held onto for years.

What is the Goosebumps series age rating?

The books are great for eight to 10 year olds. It’s no surprise that they want to check out the series, too. So, are they able to? Is the show focused on the same age group that will love the books, or is it made for the adults who grew up reading the books?

The official age rating for Goosebumps is TV-PG. This means that it’s suitable for younger viewers. Of course, that is with parental guidance. PG shows and movies are aimed at those eight and above. Anyone under eight may be under parental supervision while watching. There may be some scary elements to the show that they need comfort for.

So, it’s time to dive in with the kids. You’ll get the nostalgia as an adult, and the children will get to see the books they’re falling in love with play out on the screen. It’s all in time for Halloween, so you’ll want the cocoa and the lights down low for some family-friendly fun.

Goosebumps premieres on Disney+ on Friday, Oct. 13.