Fun-sounding synopsis for the Goosebumps movie released

News Glen Chapman 25 Apr 2014 - 07:33

We finally have an idea as to what to expect from the Goosebumps movie. Lots of madness, it seems!

It's amazing that it has taken this long to get a Goosebumps movie off the ground. But after several failed attempts, things are finally moving forward with Rob Letterman (Gulliver's Travels) in control. There has been some speculation as to what book(s) the film would draw from, but from the recent synopsis it appears as though the filmmakers are taking a somewhat unexpected approach.

So here's the synopsis:

In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it's suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

It certainly sounds interesting. More comedic than out and out horror from the description, so it might not match the majesty of The Hole, but hopefully it'll capture the spirit of the source material.

The film is scheduled for March 23rd 2016.

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The writer-played-by-character seems a bit like the Monster Club.

Nooo. This sounds badddd. I don't understand why they couldn't just make movie versions of the books. A new book each film or even an anthology type movie with 4 books in one kinda thing.

I only read one Goosebumps book as a kid, and was too scared to try another one. Isn't that the point of GB, to terrify kids?
Hope this can still be creepy, even if it might be a bit farcical. I felt that The Conjuring was still effective, while being entertaining and throwing every imaginable horror trope at your face.

Wow, this sounds really coo-
...director of Gulliver's Travels...
Oh...well, you know, everybody deserves a second chance and I'm sure he can pull off some of Goosebumps's weird humo-
...revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black)...
oh.
oh dear.
no thank you.

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