Jack Black stars as R.L Stine in the upcoming Goosebumps movie, and in the latest trailer, we learn how Stine came up with all his stories, and most importantly, what happens when the stories break loose of their bindings.
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door, and makes a quick friend in Champ (Ryan Lee). But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah’s mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. As Zach starts learning about the strange family next door, he soon discovers that Stine holds a dangerous secret: the creatures that his stories made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Stine’s creations are unintentionally released from their manuscripts, Zach’s life takes a turn for the weird. In a crazy night of adventure, it’s up to Zach, Hannah, Champ, and Stine to team up and get all of these figments of Stine’s imagination – including Slappy the Dummy, the girl with the haunted mask, the gnomes and many more – back in the books where they belong to save the town.
Ever since seeing the stand-up display at our local theater, my oldest son has been eager to see this in the movies, as he has been reading the books non-stop. I’m at the age that I missed out on the kids horror novels that kept many awake at night, but I’m going to bet there are more than a few of you out there, who are ready to see what Goosebumps is all about, if only to relive your childhood horrors once more.
Goosebumps the movie arrives in theaters on October 23, 2015.