Watch This: 20-Minute Sneak Peak of R.L. Stine’s Eye Candy

MTV is producing a miniseries based on acclaimed horror author R.L. Stine’s best-selling novel, Eye Candy. Take a look at this 20-minute sneak peak of the show’s debut episode:

Here’s the book description from Amazon:

Lindy Sampson is a beautiful twenty-three-year-old New Yorker with an unusual problem: She’s too beautiful, and guys are intimidated by her. Her roommate suggests Internet dating and writes a personal ad for Lindy, calling her “Eye Candy.” The responses pour in. Suddenly, Lindy is dating four guys at once—and having the time of her life. Until she gets a terrifying note that warns: “Don’t say no, Lindy. Keep going out with me. I’ll mess you up if you ever say no.”

Which one of her admirers is a deadly freak? Lindy is now forced to say yes to everything the four men ask of her—dates, invitations to spend the night, anything. From the East Village to the Hamptons, panic and paranoia shadow her every move. Lindy suspects everyone, even the one person she thought she could trust. But Lindy Sampson doesn’t know the half of it—and what she doesn’t know could kill her.

Eye Candy will be a 10-episode series staring Victoria Justice. The show will premiere on MTV on Monday, January 12th.

This normally wouldn’t seem like something I’d be interested in… but it’s a new R.L. Stine project. I have a nostalgic soft spot for that gentleman.  The man gave us both Goosebumps and Fear Street. That stuff was my generation’s Harry Potter. At the very least, I feel like I owe his new show a judgement-free initial viewing.

Here’s an affiliate link to the book, if you’re interested in checking it out: