‘Goosebumps’ Trailer: The Books Have Come To Life

Posted in The Screening Room by - July 09, 2015

I’m admittedly a huge fan of the Goosebumps novels, and my love for the stories fueled my love in other similar franchises such as The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt. The stories were obviously for kids but they had a certain dark humor to them that resonated with me as a child. When I heard they were releasing a new film, I got excited, and after watching the trailer for the film, I can say I’m looking forward to the film even thought I’m not the biggest fan of Jack Black. The meta-nature of the film is what sold me on it, and it looks also like a fair amount of fan service to those who read the original books.

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

Goosebumps drops October 16

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Chris Stachiw is the Editor-in-Chief and co-host of the Kulturecast. He's a native Californian with a penchant for sarcasm and a taste for the cinematic bizarre. You'll often find him wandering the wasteland of Nebraska searching for the meaning of life and possibly another rare Pokemon.
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