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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

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
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 ... Hallway Player
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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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

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The real R.L. Stine has a son named Matthew. See more »

Goofs

The werewolf was seen retreating as it lost all confidence being attacked by Champ ( at 01:16 min). So it is very much impossible for it to come back to attack the masses immediately after this. See more »

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

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

References The Car (1977) See more »

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Written by Søren Christensen (as Soeren Christensen), Per Jørgensen (as Per Joergensen), Allan Villadsen and Steffen Westmark
Performed by The Blue Van
Courtesy of Iceberg Records A/S
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Silly, but Entertains
6 March 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The teenager Zach (Dylan Minnette) moves from New York with his widow mother Gale (Amy Ryan) to Madison, Delaware, where she will be the vice- principal of the local high-school. Zach is bored and upset and while bringing his cardboard boxes with his belongings home, he meets his gorgeous next-door neighbor Hannah (Odeya Rush) that welcomes him. But soon her creepy father R.L. Stine (Jack Black) threatens him if he gets close to his daughter again. Zach befriends the clumsy Champ (Ryan Lee) at school and they schedule to go to a party together on Friday. However, Zach meets Hannah again but they are caught by Stine. Zach believes that Stine is an abusive father and he breaks in his house with Champ to seek out Hannah. When Zach opens a book in Stine's library, he accidentally unleashes a monster from the book. Soon he learns that the weird Stine is a famous writer of horror stories that keeps his imaginary friends that are monsters locked up in each book. But Zach released the evil Slappy that promises to bring havoc to Madison opening all the books on the same time.

"Goosebumps" is a silly film that entertains. The plot has funny moments but Champ is an unbearable character and Ryan Lee does not help with his face. "Aunt" Lorraine is also annoying, but Amy Ryan performs a nice character. The chemistry between Dylan Minnette and the lovely Odeya Rush, who seems to be a sister of Mila Kunis, are worthwhile watching. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Goosebumps: Monstros e Arrepios" ("Goosebumps: Monsters and Chills")


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