Goosebumps (2015)

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Goosebumps (2015)

  • Release Date: 2015
  • Genre: Classic & Mythological
  • Director: Rob Letterman
  • Screenwriter: Darren Lemke, Larry Karaszewski, R.L. Stine, Scott Alexander

Goosebumps (2015) Rating:

  • Raoul = 6.5 / 10;
  • Eloise = 8 / 10;

Goosebumps (2015) Synopsis:

The small city of Madison becomes the theatre of a huge mess when creatures from the “Goosebumps” books escape into the real world.

Goosebumps (2015) Review:

As many of you, I grew up addicted to reading Goosebumps books (The Haunted Mask was my favourite by the way) – and it is with a huge anticipation that I went to see that movie. Not surprisingly, nostalgia grabbed me very quickly – the movie is quite faithful to the books, firstly because the filmmakers found a clever way to combine all the book stories in one, but also because the atmosphere is very like the books: child-oriented but super-entertaining.

In many ways, Goosebumps is pretty much the new The Monster Squad… something that I cannot wait to show to my kids. Of course, it doesn’t have the greatest story and somehow I was expecting something a little more twisted than this very linear scenario. But R.L. Stine (the writer of the books, who appear briefly in the movie) didn’t write the scenario, so that was to be expected. The set of solid actors fit with the movie completely, but I feel like it could have been slightly less cheesy, even for children.

I guess one thing I didn’t dig too much was the humorous aspect, definitely too kid-oriented. But anyway, Goosebumps is definitely a “feel-good” movie and the perfect movie to watch with your kids on Halloween – just maybe not one I’ll want to watch twice.

Goosebumps (2015) Cast:

Jack Black Jack Black Stine
Dylan Minnette Dylan Minnette Zach
Odeya Rush Odeya Rush Hannah
Ryan Lee Ryan Lee Champ
Amy Ryan Amy Ryan Gale
Jillian Bell Jillian Bell Lorraine
Halston Sage Halston Sage Taylor
Steven Krueger Steven Krueger Davidson
Keith Arthur Bolden Keith Arthur Bolden Principal Garrison
Amanda Lund Amanda Lund Officer Brooks
Timothy Simons Timothy Simons Officer Stevens
Ken Marino Ken Marino Coach Carr
Karan Soni Karan Soni Mr. Rooney
R.L. Stine R.L. Stine Hallway Player
Caleb Emery Caleb Emery Dumb Jock

 

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