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A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Principal Garrison
Officer Stevens
Coach Carr
Mr. Rooney
R.L. Stine ...
Hallway Player


First this is all about monsters and any kind of supernatural .After going to a new small town,the teenager boy Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) 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. Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it's suddenly up to Stine, Zach, Hannah, and Zach's friend Champ (Ryan Lee) they all do their best to back all of the monsters in the book.

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The stories are alive See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary and intense creature action and images, and for some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escalofríos  »

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Box Office


$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,618,556 (USA) (16 October 2015)


$80,021,740 (USA) (5 February 2016)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In Spain was released in 311 theaters/352 screens. Widest release: 316 theaters. Also was released in 3D version; and dubbed version (spanish/catalan) / subtitled version (5 theaters). See more »


The Wagoneer prominently displays a sun/moon roof during the mantis attack, but just a few minutes later when it is flipped over in the supermarket parking lot, it clearly does not have this accessory. See more »


[from trailer]
Zach Cooper: Alright, everyone, find anything you can to barricade the doors.
Hannah: We cannot let the monsters inside.
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Crazy Credits

Tim Jacobus's Goosebumps cover artwork is used in the ending credits. See more »


References Gremlins (1984) See more »


Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
Written by Karen O (as Karen Orzolek), Nick Zinner (as Nicholas Zinner) and Brian Chase
Performed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Strictly for kids and teens
24 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

If I was 10 years younger and perhaps 10 IQ points dumber I would loved loved this movie. This takes me back to those Nickoledian days, particularly their famous show "Are you afraid of the dark" where a group of kids would come together before midnight to tell scary stories to each other and stories of monsters coming out of books were among the most popular; so this entire movie could have fit like an extended episode in the series.

Intellectually and emotionally this is at the level of high school with the classic high school tropes: young kid moves to a new school, falls in love with a weird girl, geeky virgin wants to get laid so desperately tries to be his friend, oh and there is high school prom. Of course with the major difference that a universe of monsters from the Goosebumps series have been accidentally unleashed on the town, and are going to crash that prom night.

Technically, a well polished movie with good monster effects work, but which is becoming run of the mill stuff now in your typical Hollywoood teenie pic.

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