Goosebumps

(2015)

In Goosebumps, 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.

‘Goosebumps’ Set Visit: Jack Black Talks Monsters & R.L. Stine

‘Goosebumps’ Set Visit: Jack Black Talks Monsters & R.L. Stine

Last summer, Movieweb was invited by Sony Pictures to the set of Goosebumps in Atlanta, Georgia. Goosebumps, for anyone living under a rock for the last thirty years, is a collection of children's horror books by author R.L. Stine. Stine is one of the best-selling writers in history with over four hundred million books sold. Goosebumps has had several adaptations over the years, but this is the first big-budget, Hollywood movie. Goosebumps is produced by Scholastic Media's Executive Vice-President, Deborah Forte; an industry stalwart who was also responsible for the popular 90s TV show based on the books. Jack Black stars with direction by animation and effects veteran Rob Letterman.

Our first note from Sony was to wear proper shoes. This is what you want to hear as a reporter attending a movie set. Why? Because the odds of just sitting around in a studio for hours watching takes is substantially decreased. Interest is piqued as our cohort may actually do something worthy of protective footwear. We arrive at the production offices about 40 minutes north of Atlanta. During the drive, we are briefed by the unit publicist on story details for the first time.

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‘Goosebumps’ Slappy the Dummy Has a Dare for Movieweb Fans

‘Goosebumps’ Slappy the Dummy Has a Dare for Movieweb Fans

In Goosebumps, 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, 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. Rob Letterman (Monsters Vs. Aliens) directs this horrifyingly funny adventure, based on R.L. Stine's extensive collection of YA horror novels, utilizing some of their most iconic characters. We have Slappy's special shoutout video to all you Movieweb readers, along with a few more shootouts to all you Comic-Con Nerds, Khloe Kardashian, Workaholics' Jillian Bell, Denny's, Del Taco and Olive Garden. You can see even more videos when you visit the official Goosebumps Movie Twitter page.

.@MovieWeb We know one dummy who'll be waiting for you October 16. #GoosebumpsMoviepic.twitter.com/Y6xpAqw23L— Goosebumps (@GoosebumpsMovie) July 9, 2015

Slappy is sorry he couldn't make it to #ComicCon2015, but he has bigger plans... #GoosebumpsMoviepic.twitter.com/wakUpFFHxn— Goosebumps (@GoosebumpsMovie) July 9, 2015

Hello, @olivegarden? Slappy has a question about your menu. #GoosebumpsMoviepic.twitter.com/3AEvGPOVaO— Goosebumps (@GoosebumpsMovie) July 9, 2015

Don’t break Slappy’s heart, @khloekardashian. Watch the special message he has just for YOU. #GoosebumpsMoviepic.twitter.com/CS0pFxfwHg— Goosebumps (@GoosebumpsMovie) July 9, 2015

Hey @jilliandeltoro! Did ya miss him? #GoosebumpsMoviepic.twitter.com/NeMAC1Mw7K— Goosebumps (@GoosebumpsMovie) July 9, 2015

Hello, @DennysDiner? Slappy has a little advice for you... #GoosebumpsMoviepic.twitter.com/4bpQq7iT5k— Goosebumps (@GoosebumpsMovie) July 9, 2015

Hey @DelTaco! Slappy's got a fun fact for you! #GoosebumpsMoviepic.twitter.com/jMvikrN9jR— Goosebumps (@GoosebumpsMovie) July 9, 2015

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‘Goosebumps’ International Trailer Has Scary New Footage

‘Goosebumps’ International Trailer Has Scary New Footage

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.

Amy Ryan, Ken Marino, Steven Krueger and E. Roger Mitchell round out the supporting cast of this horror movie for the whole family, set to hit theaters on October 16. Will this YA adaptation have what it takes to pull in the big bucks at the box office? Let us know what you think after checking out the international trailer.

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‘Goosebumps’ Trailer Starring Jack Black

‘Goosebumps’ Trailer Starring Jack Black

Jack Black stars as famous kids' horror author R.L. Stine, who must contend with his creations coming to life in the first trailer for ‘Goosebumps’.
‘Goosebumps’ Movie Monsters Revealed; Meme Contest Announced

‘Goosebumps’ Movie Monsters Revealed; Meme Contest Announced

Fans can enter a new contest by creating memes with brand new images from Sony's ‘Goosebumps’, in theaters August 7, 2015.
Comic-Con: ‘Goosebumps’ Movie Panel Video and Jack Black Interview

Comic-Con: ‘Goosebumps’ Movie Panel Video and Jack Black Interview

Jack Black joined director Rob Letterman at Comic-Con yesterday for a first look at their R.L. Stine adapation ‘Goosebumps’.
3 New ‘Goosebumps’ Photos Find Jack Black Battling Monsters

3 New ‘Goosebumps’ Photos Find Jack Black Battling Monsters

Jack Black stars as iconic author R.L. Stine in ‘Goosebumps’, where he will fight a vampire and a ventriloquist dummy.
First Look at Jack Black as R.L. Stine in ‘Goosebumps’

First Look at Jack Black as R.L. Stine in ‘Goosebumps’

Jack Black talks about bringing R.L. Stine to life for his kid-friendly horror adventure ‘Goosebumps’, which puts a fictional spin on the author.