The 1990s are earmarked with the terrifying series of “Goosebumps” novels. With titles such as “Say Cheese and Die!” and “Night of the Living Dummy,” the books created an unsettling reading environment for children and young adults. Over two decades later, the book series is coming to the big screen.

 

Unlike other older stories, the individual plots of “Goosebumps” aren’t being recreated into live-action films. Rather, the adaptation is going to revolve around the famous novels’ author, R.L. Stine. Comedic actor, Jack Black, will take on the casting responsibility of being Mr. Stine, father of daughter, Hannah, who becomes the apple of someone’s eye.

 

 

This girl-next-door situation leads Zach, the boy who lives next to the Stines, to stumble upon a giant collection of locked books. Feeding into his curiosity, the boy opens a book to unleash the Abominable Snowman. Needless to say, the film follows the path of a series of unlocked books and unleashed monsters running around town.

 

 

 

While it is common for new movies to revisit old storylines, the release of the new “Goosebumps” movie is an inventive way to bring something vintage back to life. The movie is slated to hit theaters on October 16 — movie-goers beware, you’re in for a scare!

 

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