Get ready movie fans and lovers of 90s nostalgia! Your resident Horror Chick is here to give you the scoop on the upcoming GOOSEBUMPS movie! In typical GOOSEBUMPS fashion, our story revolves around a teenager named Zach (Dylan Minnette), who has just moved to a new town with his recently widowed mother (Amy Ryan). Even though the town seems to be too dull to have any interest for Zach, he immediately makes a connection with the girl next door, Hannah (Odeya Rush). One night, Zach hears a scream from next door, and fears that Hannah’s reclusive father, the mysterious and irascible Mr. Shivers, has attacked her in a fit of rage. Zach and his new friend Champ (Ryan Lee) break into the Shiver residence to come to her aid, only to discover that Mr. Shivers is actually the horror novelist R.L. Stine (Jack Black), and that their attempted rescue mission has now accidentally caused his works to literally come to life off the page. With the horrors of the GOOSEBUMPS novels now set upon the town, it’s up to Zach, Hannah, Champ, and Stine to find a way to stop the monsters from wreaking havoc before it’s too late. As a fan of the series, I was super jazzed to watch this movie, but can nostalgia alone make for a good film, or is this a fun romp that the whole family can enjoy, regardless of whether or not they’ve read the books?
Be sure to let us know what you think and check out Megan’s full review here!
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