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R.L. Stine's Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls (2015)

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Teenage friends must resist the spell of an evil showman staging a house of horrors show in their small town.

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Luke
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Nicole
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Hunter
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Dr. Hysteria
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Andrea Payton
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Ms. Sarkosian
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Hungry Zombie
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A small town Halloween festival finds itself intruded upon by an evil carnival with designs upon imprisoning and feeding off the souls of unwary teenagers. Targeted are four high school friends, who's two leaders, Kellen and Beth (not quite a dating couple), suddenly find themselves with alternate romantic choices (namely, carnival temptress Lilith and tall, dark, handsome transfer student Hunter). As the stroke of Halloween midnight approaches, who will wind up entombed in the carnival's dire Cabinet of Souls forever? Written by statmanjeff

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Rated PG for scary images throughout, thematic material, some violence and rude humor | See all certifications »
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29 September 2015 (USA)  »

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$4,400,000 (estimated)
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Ryan McCartan and Dove Cameron previously starred together on Liv and Maddie (2013) and also appeared together in an Austin and Ally episode together. They are also a long-term couple in real life. See more »

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Hunter: Yeah, isn't... isn't there, like, a saying, you know, "Never open a cabinet of souls in a hall of horrors?"
Beth: I don't think there's a saying.
Hunter: Should be.
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References It (1990) See more »

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Venice
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Written by Matthew LoPresti, Michael LoPresti, Aaron Smith, Mark Porotosky, Steven Diaz, Antonio Boleyjack
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Enjoyable light horror with likable characters
14 October 2015 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

I'm a big horror nut but sometimes I like the soft stuff. I've read a few R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" novels and they're always an enjoyable read. I feel like he captures teenage life quite nicely and he creates likable characters who you root for. He's been well served by the television medium as his "Goosebumps" TV series is quite well done and I've just began watching his "The Haunting Hour" show and so far so good.

"The Cabinet of Souls" is, likewise, a very solid TV offering of light horror aimed (mainly) at kids and adults alike. The setting is good; a traveling house of horrors with a mysterious owner who collects the souls of customers and feeds off of them. It could very well be a premise for a full out gory R-rated film but it manages to generate a few creepy moments and is always entertaining.

The cast is likable and their characters as well. They do possess qualities that are admirable and that's a nice thing for a parent to know if they'd like to sit down with their kids for something a little bit on the scary side. Bad language is nicely sidestepped without the film feeling corny or something like that.

"The Cabinet of Souls" is an all around decent flick which many age groups can enjoy.


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