Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
—run of the mill children’s horror flick—does not improve on the first Goosebumps movie and does not capture the ‘this is kind of cool’ that the first film caught. Some scenes, such as the growling pumpkin head, completely miss the definition of ‘scary’. The movie seems to randomly run into the desert after Slappy ends up in the river. A sequel does not seem to be warranted, but will undoubtedly happen if for no other reason than R. L. Stine horror flicks can be watched by children as they contain just the correct touch of scariness to cause that little shiver down the spine desired by the younger set.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A ventriloquist’s dummy comes to life and terrorizes a family.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Ari Sandel for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Timothy M. Bourne and Tania Landau for directing effort. Thank you for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kathy (Wendi McLendon-Covey), Sarah (Madison Iseman), Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Sam (Caleel Harris), Mr. Chu (Ken Jeong), Walter (Chris Parnell), Tyler (Bryce Cass), Tommy Madigan (Peyton Wich), Mrs. Carter (Shari Headley), Cooper (Christian Finlayson), Derek (Matthew J. Vasquez), Tyler’s Crew (Courtney Lauren Cummings), and Tyler’s Crew (Jessi Goei).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The storyline is bearable. It’s good to see Jack Black in another film. 

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