Goosebumps is a 2015 American live-actioncomputer-animated horror film written by Darren Lemke and directed by Rob Letterman. It is based on R.L. Stine’s children’s horror book series of the same name. The film stars Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee, and Jillian Bell. Goosebumps was theatrically released in the United States on October 16, 2015, by Columbia Pictures.
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Goosebumps is a 2015 American live-actioncomputer-animated comedy horror film written by Darren Lemke and directed by Rob Letterman. It is based on R. L. Stine’s children’s horror book series of the same name. The film stars Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee, and Jillian Bell. Goosebumps was theatrically released in the United States on October 16, 2015, by Columbia Pictures. It was a commercial success and garnered generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for its humor, usage of the characters, and grossed USD 158 million against its USD 84 million budget. A sequel, GoosebumPS 2: Haunted Halloween, was released on October 12, 2018. The story follows a teenager who tries to save his town with R.L. Stine’s help after all the monsters from his books begin to escape from their books, wreaking havoc in the real world. The development of a Goosebumms feature film adaptation began in 1998, with Tim Burton attached to direct. After failing to find a script to determine which book to adapt, the project was halted. In early 2008, Columbia Pictures acquired the rights to create a goosebumps-based film, and the project reentered development. The movie was released in October 2015, with Jack Black starring as Zach Cooper, a teenager in Madison, Delaware. The plot follows Zach and his mother Gale moving from New York City to the peaceful town of Madison.
While settling in the neighborhood, Zach meets his neighbor Hannah, but her overprotective father warns him to avoid contact with them. While investigating, they find a bookshelf with numerous books from the Goosebumpts franchise, each mysteriously locked. Back home, the group encounters Slappy the Dummy from the Night of the Living Dummy books, who burns his book and flees with all the others in the Haunted Car. The group is attacked by Brent Green from My Best Friend Is Invisible and the giant praying mantis from A Shocker on Shock Street, forcing them to hide in the local supermarket. When they arrive at the school, Zach confronts Stine in private; he reveals that he created his daughter, Hannah, to face his loneliness and begins writing a story based on the events around them. The students and staff feud off the giant bees from Why I’m Afraid of the Bees and Annihilator 3000s from Toy: Batteries Included, but they break out in a fight. Zach implores Stine to write a new book so they can recapture Slappy and the other monsters, but it can only be done with his supernatural typewriter on display in the school. The next morning, at Madison High School, where Gale works as vice-principal, Zach befriends Champ, a clumsy student. They chase the creature to a local ice rink where Hannah’s father appears and reimprisons the monster in the book.