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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

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Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

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Ari Sandel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Kathy
Madison Iseman ... Sarah
Jeremy Ray Taylor ... Sonny
Caleel Harris ... Sam
Ken Jeong ... Mr. Chu
Chris Parnell ... Walter
Bryce Cass ... Tyler
Peyton Wich ... Tommy Madigan
Shari Headley ... Mrs. Carter
Christian Finlayson ... Cooper
Matthew J. Vasquez ... Derek (as Matthew Jose Vasquez)
Courtney Lauren Cummings ... Tyler's Crew (as Courtney Cummings)
Jessi Goei ... Tyler's Crew
Drew Scheid ... Tyler's Crew
Tyler Silva Tyler Silva ... Tyler's Crew
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Storyline

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 ...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Halloween comes to life.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goosebumps 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,802,225, 14 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,700,633, 20 December 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Halloween costumes the main characters wear towards the end of the movie are a skeleton, a jack-o'-lantern and a witch. This is a homage to the movie Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982). See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in New York state, but in the final scenes with Christmas decorations everywhere, it is obviously still summer. See more »

Quotes

Driver: [sees headless horseman] Wow! Someone's going to win a Costume Contest!
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Crazy Credits

The first half of the closing credits takes place in a book's blue swirl effect that contains elements from the movie and its Haunted Halloween monsters, some have abilities. The swirl clears out to reveal the camera going past Wardenclyffe, New York (The main setting) to the full moon. See more »

Connections

References The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

How Bad We Need Each Other
Written and Performed by Marc Scibilia
Courtesy of Good Lander Records
Under license from Sony/ATV Music Publishing
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Part two is more for kids. Little kids.
1 November 2018 | by reyienal-5-975525See all my reviews

The first goosebumps movie that came out in 2015 was fun, dark, and deffently for all audiences. This one felt like a rip off from modern movie IT, or stranger things. The actors at times got on my nerves and frankly Slappy as the main bad guy felt boring and I feel he is being over used. Also all of the monsters being out at the same time felt like a repetition of part 1 except the cast was younger and more annoying. 1. Would I see it again? Yea 2. Was it worth buying a ticket? No 3. Was the acting good? No 4. Was the music good? No 5. Costumes and fx good? Yes 6. Would I see it with a friend? Yes 7. Will I buy it on disc? No 8. Should you wait for it on DVD? Yes 9. Did i have fun? Yes 10. Is it a good movie? Yea...ish.


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