Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

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Director Rob Letterman, writer Darren Lemke, and R.L. Stine impersonator Jack Black return for the sequel to 2015's Goosebumps. This time around, a new group of youngsters find a book titled 'Haunted Halloween' - the one Stine novel no one was meant to read. When opened, the fictional monsters come to life once again.

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Directed by

Written by

  • Darren Lemke
  • (based on the novel series 'Goosebumps' by R.L. Stine)

Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy

90mins

Rating: PG Scary scenes

USA

New York Times

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A movie to leave playing in the background of a child's birthday party.

Vulture

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It replicates the template and the atmosphere of the original, but it lacks invention and emotional investment.

Variety (USA)

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"Goosebumps 2" isn't a movie, exactly - it's a piñata of effects posing as a movie. By the end, there's nothing to do but sweep up the pieces.

Hollywood Reporter

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It should please younger fans of the books who will have no problem with its rudimentary storyline all too repetitive of the original. But it does feel like a missed opportunity to elevate the valuable franchise to bigger and more imaginative heights.

Stuff.co.nz (Graeme Tuckett)

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It ... just once, made me jump ever so slightly.