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Goosebumps (2015)

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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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Rob Letterman

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Darren Lemke (screenplay by), Scott Alexander (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Stine / voice of Slappy
Dylan Minnette ... Zach
Odeya Rush ... Hannah
Ryan Lee ... Champ
Amy Ryan ... Gale
Jillian Bell ... Lorraine
Halston Sage ... Taylor
Steven Krueger ... Davidson
Keith Arthur Bolden ... Principal Garrison
Amanda Lund ... Officer Brooks
Timothy Simons ... Officer Stevens
Ken Marino ... Coach Carr
Karan Soni ... Mr. Rooney
R.L. Stine ... Mr. Black
Caleb Emery ... Dumb Jock
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Storyline

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.

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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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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goosebumps See more »

Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,618,556, 16 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,080,379

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,246,468
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film was going to release on 7 August 2015 but was moved to 16 October 2015. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

[from trailer]
Hannah: [quietly] Did you unlock a book?
R.L. Stine: [worried] Oh, no...
Zach Cooper: I'm sorry. I'll put it back where it belongs. Look, here it is.
Hannah: No, don't open it!
[Zach accidentally opens a manuscript which releases the Abominable Snowman of Pasadena, the Abominable Snowman touches a light of a ceiling lamp, which stings his finger]
Hannah: [whispering] Nobody make a sound.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

One of the lawn gnomes laughing is heard in the middle of the end credits and another says "Woo-Hoo" right when the credits are finished. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut in one scene to reduce the horror effects in order to obtain a 'PG' rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Goosebumps (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Better Than the Rest
Written by Louise Fraser and Trent Williamson
Performed by Shock Diamonds
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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She's locked in this house and her dad's a psychopath.
25 December 2016 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

I have to say that being British born and bred I'm not at all familiar with Goosebumps, either the books or TV series etc, so I was going into this film blind as it were. With that in mind I'm not really able to review to fans of the original works.

I went in with the hope of a good time, I liked the sound of the concept, I like Jack Black and I knew it was going to be well produced and no doubt heavily laden with the latest technological effects (ironically I had watched the splendid Jason and the Argonauts prior to Goosebumps, from one extreme to another or what?!).

I got everything I expected and had fun without any frame of reference. If I wanted any more I could dig out some questions that would need to be answered, but why bother. I left at the end, as a middle aged film lover, contented. I would for sure keenly watch any sequel if it surfaces.

Didn't do much for my Automatonophobia though... 6.5/10


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