Goosebumps ***

IMDB Synopsis: A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

I grew up reading Goosebumps books. They were fun stories that were just the right amount of frightening for a pre-teen. The nostalgia alone got me fairly interested in the film adaptation. What makes this film kind of brilliant is the way it portrays the author, R.L. Stine, battling almost all of his creations instead of trying to adapt each book in to individual movies.

If you are familiar with the stories than you will be more than familiar with the hordes of lawn gnomes, the abominable snow monster and Slappy the ventriloquist dummy, all of which wreak havoc on the main characters and the small town they inhabit.

Credit has to go to Rob Letterman and his writers who actually turn this in to a similar experience to reading one of the books. It is fun and just the right amount of scary. He also gets a fun performance out of Jack Black which is something I have not been able to say for a few years now.


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