It’s rare that I write a review of a film I really hated, but Goosebumps 2: Happy Halloween held such promise I’ll make an exception. The first film had a fair few faults of its own, such as straying from the source material. But for the most part, the original stayed true to the tone of the books and had some good comedy moments. The second film however has fewer comedic parts that made me laugh, but at least does feel true to the tone of the books – more so than the TV series – with the main plot being similar to Night of the Living Dummy.
R.L. Stine rules, ok? Goosebumps were more than just a bestselling series of novellas; they served as a gateway into horror for a new generation of bookworms. Now all grown up, ’90s kids like myself can get nostalgic for Fright-Rags’ Goosebumps Collection.