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 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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You will believe in monsters See more »


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

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Trivia

Jack Black was cast as R.L. Stine cause of his performance in The Lewis Lectures (2002) which was a pilot made by the film's production company Scholastic's animation division Soup2Nuts. See more »

Goofs

RL Stine's Jeep Grand Wagoneer's fog/driving lights turn on and off while the giant praying mantis is chasing it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zach Cooper: "Madison, Delaware. " Wow. Mom, are you positive there weren't any other places looking for vice principals?
Gale: Like where?
Zach Cooper: Guantanamo Bay?
Gale: Ooh, too hot.
Zach Cooper: North Korea?
Gale: They didn't call me back.
Zach Cooper: Detroit?
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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 The Blob (1958) 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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The Vidiot Reviews...
25 January 2016 | by capone666See all my reviews

Goosebumps The best part about meeting your favorite author is finally getting to tell them how to improve their books. Unfortunately, the teen in this family-comedy is only interested in the writer's daughter. When Zach (Dylan Minnette) and his mom (Amy Ryan) move in next-door to Mr. Shivers (Jack Black) and his daughter Hanna (Odeya Rush), Zach is instantly smitten with her. But when Zach and his friend (Ryan Lee) break into Hanna's house to free her from her father, they not only discover that Shivers is actually kid lit author R.L. Stine, but accidentally bring every monster he created for his horror series to life. A wholly original tale featuring elements from every Goosebumps book and TV episode, this awesome adaptation benefits greatly from Black's maniacal performance, as well as its spunky script and first-rate effects. However, if everything they wrote materialized authors would just write about licensed theme parks. Green Light


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Language:

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Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Goosebumps See more »

Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,618,556, 18 October 2015

Gross USA:

$80,080,379

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$158,261,424
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