Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ari Sandel
  • Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong, Jack Black
  • UK release: 19 October 2018

Kathy (McLendon-Covey) is an exasperated single mother trying to keep her unruly children on the straight and narrow, but then they discover evil ventriloquist’s dummy Slappy (Black). A tediously bland attempt at family horror, with join-the-dots storytelling and only a few perky performances and special effects to recommend it.

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R.L. Stine feels proud of Goosebumps' enduring popularity

23 Oct 2018

Film gossip

'Goosebumps' author R.L. Stine is proud of how the franchise has sustained its popularity for so long. The 75-year-old novelist – who has sold over 400 million copies of his notorious children's thriller books – is very proud of the franchise's success…

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

15 Oct 20182 stars

The sequel to the 2015 family fantasy film is a join-the-dots story of a malevolent ventriloquist's dummy

Demonic dolls have been a horror staple from The Devil Doll (1936) to the recent Annabelle series. Now, the presence of evil ventriloquist's dummy Slappy (voiced by Jack Black) lends a manic, creepy edge to the otherwise tediously bland storytelling of…

Jack Black may not return to Goosebumps 2

4 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Jack Black may not return for 'Goosebumps 2'. The second instalment of the fantasy-action film was given the go-ahead earlier this year but, although many people automatically assumed that the 48-year-old actor would reprise his role as R.L. Stine for…

Goosebumps 2 closing on director

26 Apr 2016

Film gossip

Sony are closing a deal to bring director Rob Letterman back for 'Goosebumps 2'. The studio is reportedly in talks with the filmmaker about reprising his role as the helmer on the forthcoming film, a follow-up to the 2015 Jack Black-led original, after…

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