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Spineticklers is a series of books that appear in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down. It has been read by Greg Heffley and other kids at his school many times. The author of the book is I.M. Spooky, and there has been at least 7 known books in the franchise, despite the fact that I.M. Spooky has written almost 200 books. There is also a less scary Spineticklers Junior series intended for little kids, but those books are read by Rowley Jefferson because he is too scared to read the main series. Despite this, Rowley is still very scared of the Junior books, and wrote a letter to I.M. Spooky asking him to make the books way less scary.

Known books in the Spineticklers series[]

  • 13 - Zombies for Breakfast
  • 23 - The Brain with a Mind of Its Own
  • 48 - Wake Me Up in the Year 3000
  • 67 - My Dentist is The Devil
  • 71 - Tails, You Lose
  • 97 - My Teacher is a Cannibal

Spineticklers Junior Series[]

  • 1 - Scaredy Cat and the Haunted House


  • Spineticklers #48, Wake Me Up in the Year 3000, is a reference to Space Pilot 3000, the pilot episode of the animated sitcom, Futurama.
  • Scaredy Cat and the Haunted House is a reference to Boots and the Spooky House.
  • The Spineticklers series appears to be based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps, as well as M. T. Coffin's Spine Tinglers.
    • The Spineticklers series has also been accused of promoting witchcraft, just like with the Goosebumps series in real life.
  • The sensation Spineticklers created is similar to the sensation Underpants Bandits created.
  • The books gave Greg nightmares such as when the town tried to kill him for having a tail.
  • The Spineticklers series are the only thing keeping Greg's reading grade up, at the moment.
  • M.T. Grave, the author of Knee Knockers (a rip off of Spineticklers) is based on M.T Coffin, the author of Spine Tinglers. Ironically R.L. Stine wrote a book of his own called *Stinetinglers*.