Your school library experience probably revolved around the Goosebumps books. Yeah, those musty paperbacks that you’d read from and try to scare your crush with. Don’t look around. We know you did it. Well, fans, get psyched. There’s about to be a Goosebumps movie!
But this movie isn’t anything like the TV specials before it. Those were adaptations of the books. This movie, starring funnyman Jack Black, is about the book series itself. There is, of course, a twist of fantasy. We’re thrilled!
The film stars Jack Black as an over-the-top rendition of the series legendary author, R.L. Stine. He keeps ghosts and monsters locked in his books. But then, his new neighbor, Zach (Dylan Minnette, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) movies in and unintentionally lets the monsters go free. This is no good, so Zach and friends now have to remember information about Goosebumps so they can gather the monsters and lock them back up in the books where they belong. It sounds like Jumanji but probably more dangerous. The film also features Amy Ryan (The Office).
Appropriately, this Halloween-themed film comes out in theaters October 16. For now, watch the trailer!