Goosebumps, the series of horror books written by R.L. Stine were some of my favourite books growing up, and any chance to relive my childhood is gratefully received.
The release of the movie based on the popular book series is drawing closer, and we have another trailer to get excited over.
In the movie, which stars Jack Black as Stine himself, we discover that all the monsters we were scared of as a child are in fact real. We discover that Stine wrote the book series in order to keep the monsters out of our world and therefore keep us safe. I mean what could possibly go wrong?
Well enter teenager Zach Cooper (played by Dylan Minette), who as well as having a crush on Stine’s daughter Hannah (played by Odeya Rush), manages to unlock Stine’s books, releasing the monsters on small town USA. The trio have to work on sucking the creatures back into the books and it has to be said that the trailer looks fantastic, especially Black as R.L. Stine.
The trailer confirms what the real life Stine said in a recent interview about getting to see the original Goosebumps creatures brought to life on the big screen. Speaking to Comingsoon.net, the author said, “The real evil one is Slappy the Dummy, he’s there, the Abominable Snowman from Pasadena is there, and lawn gnomes, HUNDREDS of lawn gnomes. They’re great, they’re really good.”
I have to agree with Stine as the production values on the movie look brilliant, and at no point in the trailer does the movie feel kitschy and twee. In fact the movie left me wondering whether I still have my books somewhere, and could I get away with re-reading them.
Goosebumps will be released in the US on October 16 (just in time for Halloween), and will be released in the UK on February 5 next year. However, it has been announced that the movie will receive its European premiere at the upcoming London Film Festival next month.