For audiences of a certain age, it is a bit heartwarming to see R.L. Stine’s delightfully campy thrills for kids, the Goosebumps book series, are taking on a new life in recent years thanks in part to the revitalization of the brand with the spin-off series Gososebumps Horrorland as well as Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps movie from 2015. It now looks like both influences are being combined in 2018’s now official slated and dated sequel, Goosebumps: Horrorland.
Likely taking some big inspiration from the new book series which began in 2009, Goosebumps Horrorland is the first set of books in Stine’s universe that follows a continuous story centered on Horrorland, a theme park described as the “scariest place on Earth.” It is also where characters from many of his Goosebumps novels interact and crossover as paths cross as the not-so-fair fairgrounds.
The second film already has Jack Black confirmed to return as a fictional version of Stine, and helmer Rob Letterman is also taking back the director’s chair. Darren Lemke, who wrote the first movie, is also set to reprise scribing duties while Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz are back to produce. The picture is slated for release on Sept. 21, 2018. For the young ones, it would appear Halloween will thus be coming a bit early.