Goosebumps Movie Poster: First Look
by Anthony Wetmore (@TheMisterPipes, GhostConch)
You and I are one now, in anticipation of this movie.
If you’re familiar at all with YA horror fiction, you’re certainly aware of the mammoth series penned by R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine), a legend of the lost legend in his own way. Weaving tales of malevolent dummy bent on human slavery, a strange sticky green goo that you best not eat, the danger of piano lessons and even a haunted mask, Stine has manages to capture the minds of children of all ages. The series and the television series it inspired remain a cherished gem in the truly terrifying to this day.
Now, a stunning twenty-three years later, Goosebumps is coming to the big screen from director Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Gulliver’s Travels) and they’re bringing all of your favorites for what promises to be a hilariously terrifying ride.
Starring Jack Black (High Fidelity, School of Rock) as the author R.L. Stine amplified as well as Dylan Minnette (Lost, Saving Grace) and Odeya Rush (We Are What We Are, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green) as Zach Cooper and Hannah, the daughter of Stine co-incidentally. Together with R.L., the kids have to find a way to recapture the monsters before it’s too late. Zach accidentally released from Stine’s books, where they’re trapped safely, Thanks Zach!
Rounding out the cast we have Amy Ryan (The Office, Birdman), Jillian Bell (Workaholics, The Master) and Ryan Lee (Super 8).
The monsters featured are many of the old favorites: The Executioner from A Night In Terror Tower, Slappy (Night of the Living Dummy II), giant praying mantises (A Shocker on Shock St.), and so many others I’d rather not spoil.
Goosebumps haunts theaters October 16, 2015, just in time for the Halloween season, but not soon enough.
Thinking about what this series as meant to me and so many others, I’m happy to see it come around again to entertain and terrify and new generation.
[Poster Image courtesy of: comicbook.com (@ComicBookdotcom)]