Goosebumps (2015)

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 BlackJack BlackStine
Dylan MinnetteDylan MinnetteZach
Odeya RushOdeya RushHannah
Ryan LeeRyan LeeChamp
Amy RyanAmy RyanGale
Jillian BellJillian BellLorraine
Halston SageHalston SageTaylor
Steven KruegerSteven KruegerDavidson
Keith Arthur BoldenKeith Arthur BoldenPrincipal Garrison
Amanda LundAmanda LundOfficer Brooks
Timothy SimonsTimothy SimonsOfficer Stevens
Ken MarinoKen MarinoCoach Carr
Karan SoniKaran SoniMr. Rooney
R.L. StineR.L. StineHallway Player
Caleb EmeryCaleb EmeryDumb Jock

 

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