Goosebumps has such strong buzz heading into its October debut hat Sony is reportedly already planning Goosebumps 2. Some of the frights and thrills that make the first movie so great are on full display in both a clip and a TV spot. The clip unleashes a giant praying mantis on Jack Black's R.L. Stine and our young heroes. While the latest TV trailer ups the monster ante with a cavalcade of beasties that will make any horror fan smile, no matter their age. The film is only a few weeks away, and this tantalizing tidbit of footage should be enough to tide eager audiences over.
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. You may remember the giant praying mantis from R.L. Stine's best selling YA novel A Shocker on Shock Street.
In celebration of the worldwide release of Goosebumps, in theaters October 16, 2015, moviegoers can put themselves inside an action-packed scene from the movie in a Goosebumps virtual reality adventure with immersive motion by D-BOX. In eleven cities over four weekends, Goosebumps fans can buckle up for adventure as Jack Black, playing famed Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, takes them on an unforgettable journey through town, just after his creatures have escaped from their manuscripts.
Moviegoers will put on virtual reality goggles and climb into a D-BOX immersive motion-activated chair to experience being inside a scene from the movie. In the experience, which is inspired by a scene in the film itself, Jack Black, playing R.L. Stine, drives through town, trying to escape one of his creations, the Praying Mantis. With the motion of the D-BOX chair precisely synced to action, Jack Black directs viewers to look around and experience the world of Goosebumps, as if they were inside the film itself. The experience was directed by Rob Letterman, the director of Goosebumps.
The "Goosebumps Virtual Reality Adventure" will be available for four weekends, Saturdays and Sundays between September 26 and October 18, in the following markets: New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, San Jose, Cleveland , Washington, Albuquerque, Toronto, and Salt Lake City. Moviegoers can visit Goosebumps-Movie.com for local theater location information. The experience will be available in select international cities at future dates, tied to the film's release. Sony partnered with the globally renowned creative studio and VFX powerhouse MPC to shoot and produce the VR content. You can check out the giant praying mantis scene that is included in the virtual reality experience here.