Okay, if you were a kid in the 90’s then odds are you at least picked up a goosebumps book at some point. Between the books and the television series, the franchise created by R.L. Stein made it easier to market horror and mystery elements of fiction to younger audiences. Now fans get to relive a bit of that past with Sony Pictures live-action Goosebumps movie.
The story is a bit different as there is not one book from the series being adapted. Rather, in a fashion somewhat similar to Jumanji, the monsters from the famous stories have come to life. An official synopsis as well as a trailer is located below.
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 Goosebumps when it hits theaters October 16, 2015.
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