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Goosebumps (2015)

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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.

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Rob Letterman

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Darren Lemke (screenplay by), Scott Alexander (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Stine / voice of Slappy
Dylan Minnette ... Zach
Odeya Rush ... Hannah
Ryan Lee ... Champ
Amy Ryan ... Gale
Jillian Bell ... Lorraine
Halston Sage ... Taylor
Steven Krueger ... Davidson
Keith Arthur Bolden ... Principal Garrison
Amanda Lund ... Officer Brooks
Timothy Simons ... Officer Stevens
Ken Marino ... Coach Carr
Karan Soni ... Mr. Rooney
R.L. Stine ... Mr. Black
Caleb Emery ... Dumb Jock
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Storyline

After moving to a new small town, teenage Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) meets the beautiful girl next door, Hannah (Odeya Rush). 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. Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town. It's up to Stine, Zach, Hannah, and Zach's friend Champ (Ryan Lee) to put all the monsters back in their books.

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Taglines:

You will believe in monsters See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary and intense creature action and images, and for some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goosebumps See more »

Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,618,556, 18 October 2015

Gross USA:

$80,080,379

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$158,260,952
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The alias "Mr. Shivers" that R.L. Stine uses before revealing himself is a reference to the Shivers books, a series of horror-themed children's novels that were released in 1996, near the end of the original Goosebumps run. The Shivers books were considered by many to be a shameless rip-off of the Goosebumps series, and Stine's use of "Shivers" as a false name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to this. See more »

Goofs

The Wagoneer prominently displays a sun/moon roof during the mantis attack, but just a few minutes later when it is flipped over in the supermarket parking lot, it clearly does not have this accessory. See more »

Quotes

Hannah: Yes, Zach, follow the stranger into the woods. Come on, scaredy-cat.
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Crazy Credits

One of the lawn gnomes laughing is heard in the middle of the end credits and another says "Woo-Hoo" right when the credits are finished. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-Ray included an alternate opening. In this scene, two movers ([[Kumail Nanjiani]] and [[Luka Jones]]) from the moving company "Bannerman & Sons" look in the trunk of their moving truck to investigate a sound. When they find Slappy, one of them quotes "It's just a ventriloquist's dummy." Slappy then moves and quotes "Who are you calling dummy....Dummy." The two men scream as the trunk closes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in La otra película: Pesadillas (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Written by Nick Feldman, Jack Hues and Péter Wolf (as Peter Wolf)
Performed by Ryan Perez-Daple
Courtesy of RPD Music
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Mildly Entertaining Film
4 April 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Goosebumps (2015)

*** (out of 4)

Zach (Dylan Minnette) moves to a new town with his mother and soon meets his neighbor Hannah (Odeya Rush). The two hit it off but she's being overly protected by her father (Jack Black) and soon Zach finds out why.

I guess I should admit that I've never read any of the Goosebump stories and I haven't watched any of the television episodes. I was someone familiar with some of the monsters due to hearing about them as my girlfriend talked about them. I still went into this movie with high expectations and for the most part I found GOOSEBUMPS to be entertaining in its own way. The film is certainly flawed and it could have been much better but there are enough good things to make it worth watching.

What really helps the film is the fact that Rush, Black and Minnette are so good in their roles as is Ryan Lee who plays the nerd. I thought all four of them did a great job with their roles and I thought they certainly helped keep the film moving and entertaining. The monsters themselves were also fun for what they were. The CGI effects were of good quality as you'd expect and I thought the film was creative in the way that it got all of them on the screen.

I did have some issues with the film including the fact that I thought most of the humor didn't work overly well. I also thought the film dragged a bit too much and I really didn't think there was any suspense or tension. Again, going off what I had heard, apparently the show and books were meant to scare people but none of that carried over to this film version.


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