Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

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.

FilmInk (Australia)

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While not the equal of its predecessor, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is a worthy follow-up.

The Times (UK)

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It's pointless and bland. Like a bargain-basement Jumanji. The Z-list cast struggle.

More of the same, what was it about again !

I came in late and missed 5 minutes of the beginning not exactly relevant to my review . Its the type of movie you'll watch and enjoy as you munch on your popcorn but will be hard pressed to remember the plot the following day. Not much of Jack Black which is disappointing and the CGI is seriously hokey it's funny.