Stine had to stop writting when Slappy crushed his fingers(he was naming the creatures one by one... I bet to avoid technicalities that could lead to a character roaming free and also to ensure that Hannah would be out of the list, he thinks of her as his daughter after all) But then he gave the typewriter to Zack as he got swallowed by The Blob that ate ...


Because then he couldn't bring her back in the epilogue, the quintessential plot twist that R.L. Stine books are known for. Of course he could have written the book in a very detailed way, but then the plot of the story would be different. Of course, Zach only wrote the ending, as R.L. told him to, so he missed the subtle details that a writer would have.

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