R.L Stine is the creator of the most popular children's book series of all time, upon which the GOOSEBUMPS TV show was based. Featuring a revolving cast of characters, the show told palatably creepy ghost stories aimed toward a preteen audience. The show was engrossing and just scary enough to entertain kids without giving them nightmares. In this episode, Mark is thrilled with the gift his Aunt Brenna has given him--a real shrunken head from the jungle island of Baladora. He can hardly wait to bring it to school and show off his grisly new accoutrement, which is ugly and weird enough to really wow his classmates. But when the head begins to glow late one night, Mark begins to realize his shrunken head is even more special than he imagined, and it has endowed him with a strange and dangerous new power.