Teenager Sarah Quinn (Madison Iseman) lives with her mother Kathy (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and younger brother Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) in Wardenclyffe, New York. Sarah is attempting to get into Columbia University by writing an essay about fear. Kathy agrees to watch Sonny's friend Sam Carter (Caleel Harris) while his father goes out of town. Sonny and Sam are attempting to start a garbage cleanup business, and are called after school to clean up an abandoned house. Inside, they find a locked manuscript and open it, causing Slappy the Dummy to appear. They unknowingly bring him to life by speaking magic words found in his pocket. The book is later stolen by a bully named Tommy Madigan (Payton Wich). At home, Sonny is working on his science project, a miniature version of Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower. Slappy then reveals he's alive to Sonny and Sam, and gets their trust by using his magic to do the boy's chores and homework. Meanwhile, Sarah goes to a party to meet her boyfriend ...
The story takes place in New York state, but in the final scenes with Christmas decorations everywhere, it is obviously still summer. See more »
Fear. Fear is something that everyone experiences. Fear is a feeling that we all know. For me, a fear that shaped my life was... God, that sucks. "Recount a time when you faced a fear, challenge or failure. How did it define you, or how did you overcome it?"
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At the end of the closing credits, Slappy is heard saying" Slappy Halloween" and chuckles. See more »
The home video and digital releases only show the movie's title as simply "Goosebumps 2". See more »