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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

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Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

Director:

Ari Sandel

Writers:

Rob Lieber (screenplay by), Rob Lieber (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Kathy
Madison Iseman ... Sarah
Jeremy Ray Taylor ... Sonny
Caleel Harris ... Sam
Ken Jeong ... Mr. Chu
Chris Parnell ... Walter
Bryce Cass ... Tyler
Peyton Wich ... Tommy Madigan
Shari Headley ... Mrs. Carter
Christian Finlayson ... Cooper
Matthew J. Vasquez ... Derek (as Matthew Jose Vasquez)
Courtney Lauren Cummings ... Tyler's Crew
Jessi Goei ... Tyler's Crew
Drew Scheid ... Tyler's Crew
Tyler Silva ... Tyler's Crew
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Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

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Halloween comes to life.


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9 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Goosebumps 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,802,225, 14 October 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,089,812, 18 October 2018
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Like the first film, this Goosebumps movie will be released the same year as a Jurassic World movie. Goosebumps (2015) was released the same year Jurassic World (2015) was released. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) will also be released the same year as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). See more »

Quotes

Driver: [sees headless horseman] Wow! Someone's going to win a Costume Contest!
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At the end of the closing credits, Slappy is heard saying" Slappy Halloween" and chuckles. See more »

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Spooky, fun and creative
11 October 2018 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is spooky, fun and creative! It is very engaging and entertaining throughout the whole film.

The story is about a young boy, Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) and his best friend, Sam (Caleel Harris) who finds a book. When they open it, a doll called Slappy comes out! The boys lose the book, but keep Slappy. The friends are very surprised and a bit scared when they discover that the doll can talk. He seems nice at the beginning. He wants to have a family. But later, the boy, his sister Sarah (Madison Iseman) and his best friend realize he is strange and don't want him to be part of their family anymore. Slappy has his own personal agenda and decides to create his own family. He makes Halloween come to life as he invades the whole town with monsters and all the creatures as allies. This is a very scary Halloween for the town of Wardenclyffe, where the story takes place, as all creatures make real chaos. Sonny, Sam and Sarah team up with neighbor Mr. Chu (Ken Jeong) to find the book that Slappy from to figure out how to stop him. They discover that the book can suck up monsters and they are determined to save the city.

The story is based on R.L Stine's books. This is where Jack Black comes in as he reprises his role from the 2015 film, playing the writer who came to help. His performance as the author is excellent. I love his voice work giving life to Slappy the Dummy.

The movie is funny and spooky in equal amounts. There is mystery and discovery all combined in the storytelling. There's kind of a homage to horror films, as we see some classic monsters. My favorite scenes are the ones with the Halloween decorations coming to life in the store and the fight with the gummy bears that become real and attack Sonny and Sam.

The effects are very well done. This story focuses on the 3 main characters and the actors did a good job carrying the film. There's a tribute to the books and literature. There's a beautiful metaphor with the blank pages in the book which is powerful. It is so interesting and kind of reminded me that reality is scarier than fantasy and there will be more stories to be written. The message of this film is, "when we face our own fears we learn how not to be scared."

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween opens October 12, 2018 and is the perfect movie for kids this Halloween. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommended it for ages 6 to 13 and grown ups as well.

By Zoe C., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic


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