Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – Review

Witches, werewolves, creatures, spiders, mummies, pumpkins… Halloween is always a colorful combination of characters and frightful findings. The same can be said about R.L. Stine’s popular Goosebumps book series. Given the number of books he’s written over the years, it’s no wonder that the 2015 film decided to take an ensemble approach to the author’s creations instead of adapting just one story. The meta-approach to bringing the stories to the big-screen while acknowledging the author’s popularity within the film resulted in tongue-in-cheek family fun. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween takes a very similar approach but sets it during… you guessed it. Now, you have a film made up of Halloween, Goosebumps characters, self-aware humor, and even Nikola Tesla. While the combination should work on paper, these ingredients come together into a concoction that’s never as sweet or fun as the first entry.

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