Jack Black is set to bring an exaggerated version of beloved horror author R.L. Stine to life in Goosebumps, and a new trailer shows off a few more of the monster problems he’ll be dealing with.
We get to see a few more of the monsters and creatures dreamed up in decades of Stine’s Goosebumps books, brought to life here in what almost feels like a Halloween-themed take on Jumanji. Just, you know, with wacky monsters instead of safari animals. They seem to be embracing the silliness here, which, with a property like this, looks to be the perfect approach. Now let's just hope it's good.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
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. 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. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.
Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think:
Goosebumps opens Oct. 16 and should make for a nice kid-friendly option around Halloween.
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