A family Halloween movie with monsters and a touch of young romance, Goosebumps is Jack Black’s latest comedy caper
A family Halloween movie with monsters and a touch of young romance, Goosebumps is Jack Black’s latest comedy caper. Directed by Rob Letterman, who also worked with Black on his adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels, this film similarly draws its inspiration from children’s novels. The story follows young Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette), who has moved with his family from the city to a small town. Here he discovers that the mysterious father of his neighbour Hannah (Odeya Rush) is R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the famous author of the bestselling Goosebumps monster fiction series. When Zach accidentally unleashes the monsters from the fantastic tales into the real world, he has to work with Stine and his daughter to return the beasts back to the realm of the books where they belong.
The bottom line A fantastical Halloween movie short on big scares, but hopefully full of fun.