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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.

Director:

Rob Letterman

Writers:

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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Taglines:

You will believe in monsters See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mr. Stine makes the comment that he has sold more books than author Stephen King. Surprisingly, this line of the film is true. King having sold over 350 million books and R.L. Stine having sold over 400 million books. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Hannah: So you're the new neighbor?
Zach Cooper: Yeah. I'm Zach, by the way.
Hannah: I'm Hannah.
R.L. Stine: [from behind her] Hannah, get away from the window. Now!
Hannah: I gotta go.
[R.L. Stine appears at the window]
Zach Cooper: Hi! Hey, we're just moving in.
R.L. Stine: [referring to the fence between their two houses] You see that fence?
Zach Cooper: Uh, yes...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The Blu-Ray included an alternate opening. In this scene, two movers ([[Kumail Nanjiani]] and [[Luka Jones]]) from the moving company "Bannerman & Sons" look in the trunk of their moving truck to investigate a sound. When they find Slappy, one of them quotes "It's just a ventriloquist's dummy." Slappy then moves and quotes "Who are you calling dummy....Dummy." The two men scream as the trunk closes. See more »

Connections

References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

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

 
A Good Time
19 October 2015 | by wjets9See all my reviews

Goosebumps is a fun, family friendly movie. It captures the nostalgia from back when I was a kid, and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie throughout.

The essential storyline is, monsters are released from R.L. Stine's manuscripts and cause mayhem through the town. We follow as the main leads attempt to put an end to the madness.

The actors do a decent job throughout, and Jack Black really excels as R.L. Stine. Aside from him, the main cast is made up of relative unknowns, however they do an adequate job.

The special effects are very well done, and the monsters look real.

Overall, I don't feel this movie is going to win any awards, but if you just want to have a good time at the movies, then go check it out.


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