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The 'Goosebumps' Movie Looks Pretty Good, Actually

By Jodi Smith | Industry | July 8, 2015 | Comments ()

By Jodi Smith | Industry | July 8, 2015 |


When it was announced that Jack Black would be playing beloved author R.L. Stine in a movie, I was dubious. When the plot was revealed, I was judgmental.

“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.”

Now I’ve watched the trailer and I’m in. There’s a dummy and gnomes and A YETI THING. I don’t even know how you can watch this trailer and not grin like a stupid idiot. Also, the Wolfman is wearing jeans, which means he’s hiding the shame of nards.

Goosebumps hits theaters October 16, 2015.



Jodi Smith is the Associate Trade News Editor at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.


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