Goosebumps, an upcoming movie based on the popular series of spooky children's books, may be a meta-commentary on its own existence. These days, movie studios use nostalgia against us, adapting books, board games, and toys of our childhood into half-baked popcorn flicks. The plot of Goosebumps is about the classic franchise literally coming alive to feast on our flesh. Consciously or subconsciously, the people producing this movie are tapping into the anxiety of blockbuster film making.
The film stars Jack Black as a fictional version of the series' author, R.L. Stine. A new neighbor, hoping to win the heart of Stine's daughter, unintentionally releases Stine's horrific characters when unlocking the series' original manuscripts. From there, the film looks like a cross between Paranorman and The Faculty.
Here's a look at a large chunk of the film's cast of monsters and ghouls. I'm opening the comments, so let me know which characters you spot!
Goosebumps is scheduled for wide release on October 16th.
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