After moving to a new small town, teenage Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) meets the beautiful girl next door, Hannah (Odeya Rush). 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 up to Stine, Zach, Hannah, and Zach's friend Champ (Ryan Lee) to put all the monsters back in their books.
During the 1990s, George A. Romero was hired to adapt the book series into a single film and even finished a draft. See more »
Lorraine has to walk very very slowly while bringing a drink for the poodle, lest she spills the water. But when she does spill some water due to seeing the dog levitate, she has to tip the bowl a long way over since it was almost empty. See more »
So, why'd you move to Madison?
Well, my mom said to me: "Zach, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?" And I said: "Can we please move to Madison, Delaware? That'd be my dream."
Are you always this sarcastic?
Always. That's a strong word. Not always. Usually.
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Tim Jacobus's Goosebumps cover artwork is used in the ending credits. See more »
The UK version is cut in one scene to reduce the horror effects in order to obtain a 'PG' rating. See more »
I remember when I was young the Goosebumps TV show, but I was never got into it, or the books they are based on past the the point of just knowing who R.L. Stine is.
It's a perfect treat for Halloween as a group of children accidentally unleash the monsters from Stine's mind, by unlocking the books they were written into.
It's a fantastic adventure as Stine and this group of kids attempt to put his monsters back into the books.
It's a fun story even if you are not aware of Goosebumps, but I'm sure if you are a huge fan, you'll get a real kick out of seeing some of the monsters from your favorite book make an appearance on the big screen.
It's not just a fun film as some of the monsters were real creepy. Like the Gnome army, the giant prey mantis and especially a ventriloquist "puppet" voiced by Jack Black (who also plays a fictional version of Stine).
It's a great time at the movies.
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