Jack Black battles R.L. Stine's classic monsters in first Goosebumps trailer

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Jul 10, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT (Updated)

The first official trailer for Sony Pictures’ monster movie Goosebumps, starring Jack Black in the role of novelist R.L. Stine, has finally been unleashed online.

The meta-narrative (you know, like The CW's Supernatural does from time to time) sees Odeya Rush in the role of Stine’s daughter Hannah and Dylan Minnette as Zach Cooper, the boy who accidentally lets the monsters escape the pages of the author’s books. Classic Goosebumps monsters that have made it into the movie include a massive Yeti, fan-favorite Slappy the Puppet, a mummy, a vampire, a mad scientist, a pirate, a spooky scarecrow, a creepy clown and some not-so-friendly garden gnomes (and more!).

Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think:

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.

Goosebumps will hit movie theaters in time for Halloween on Oct. 16, 2015.

(via Comic Book)

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