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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

Writers:

Rob Lieber (screenplay by), Rob Lieber (story by) | 2 more credits »
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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

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dylan Minnette was unable to reprise his role as Zach from Goosebumps (2015) due to scheduling conflicts with 13 Reasons Why (2017). See more »

Goofs

The few times we see Sarah driving, when seen from this perspective of outside the windshield the gear shift lever can be seen in the park position. See more »

Quotes

Kathy: [from trailer; sees headless horseman] 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 »

Alternate Versions

The home video and digital releases only show the movie's title as simply "Goosebumps 2". See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Ghost Town
Written by Árni Hjörvar (as Ani Arnason), Freddie Cowan, Pete Robertson (as Peter Robertson) and Justin Kawika Young
Performed by The Vaccines
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited & Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Needed more Jack Black
18 September 2019 | by CubsandCultureSee all my reviews

The Goosebumps franchise as never been anything but a charming cheesy kid friendly take on the horror genre. The first film was pretty much exactly what you would want from the series but this one is tired. It is predictable beyond belief. It is missing a certain element to really make the tone of the film land.

I suspect that cutting down on Jack Black's Stine role and passing off the voice work for Slappy onto another actor is the culprit here. The new character are fine but the proceedings lack the gleeful mania that Black brings to his films. Moreover, the new Slappy voice is annoying because it sounds like a bad impression of Black instead of the trickster in the first film. In any case, this was a pleasant way to waste 90 minutes even if I have forgotten much of the details a day later.


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Country:

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

Gross USA:

$46,700,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,320,380
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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