Goosebumps, a popular series of spooky children’s books that was made into a TV series is now coming to the theater.
Unlike the series, the movie is not based on individual books or stories… it is instead based around a fictional version of the author himself, who is played by Jack Black.
Teenager Zach Ryan (Dylan Minnette) teams up with Hannah (Odeya Rush), the niece of young adult horror author R.L. Stine (Jack Black), after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.
In an earlier interview, the real R.L. Stine told fans, “all the early monsters there are in the books, they all come out, they’re all there. The real evil one is Slappy the Dummy, he’s there, the Abominable Snowman from Pasadena is there, and lawn gnomes, HUNDREDS of lawn gnomes. They’re great, they’re really good.”
Goosebumps is due to hit theaters October 16th.