Movie Review: Goosebumps (2015)


Plot: A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

Rating: 7/10


  • Jack Black in a different role was really nice
  • LoL for cameo of RL Stine
  • I remember reading and being terrified of RL Stine’s work as a teenager/kid. There was a particular book involving sponges and I still won’t open a dark cupboard under the sink for the fear of a sponge attach to my hand – but just remember, give the sponge love. There was stroking involved.
  • Goosebumps was actually really quite good considering that I usually hate these children entertainment movies. It might be the ties to the original material but the dramatic action was fun rather than grating.
  • I haven’t seen these teenage actors in anything before this and all of them did a fantastic job. The one kid really has a McLovin vive to him, doesn’t he
  • The monsters were all done really well


  • Gosh, that dummy. Goodness. And that dog.
  • I really liked the ending – something recurring about all the books were always that the evil always came back.


As mentioned, Goosebumps surprised me – I don’t enjoy these silly comedies often. The material was great, the monsters managed to be either rather scary, disgusting or slimy and the ending was solid, leaving an opening for a next movie if they wanted that on the cards. It’s definitely a movie that can be watched as light entertainment and really appropriate for any age group up from 11 – don’t show it to the little kids as it might frighten them!

The Werewolf in the Departmental Store

8 thoughts on “Movie Review: Goosebumps (2015)

  1. Great review! I actually badly want to see this. ; ) I love Jack Black. I was too old for the Goosebumps books but RL Stine had some slightly older books before writing those & I really liked them (I still have one somewhere called Twisted, I think. Can totally picture the cover). Anyway, the hubby took the kid to this while I went to Deadpool. They both liked it A LOT. Even hubby – he ranks it quite highly compared to all we’ve seen this year! Now it’s out, I’m going to get the DVD so I can watch it with the kid too. I’m loving that she’s at the right age to watch “family” movies that are bearable for adults too. : )

    • I hope you really enjoy it! It is actually a lot of light-hearted fun, and Jack Black is so funny as R.L. Stine. I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much!

      It’s great that your kid can start watching more “grownup” things now – it must be so boring to be stuck with only animation when they are younger – and she sounds like she has pretty good taste in films! (like her mama!)

  2. Great work bestie! I was interested in seeing this for nostalgic reasons, but then I saw Jack Black. I fucking hate Jack Black. You know this. So I don’t know if I can sit through a movie that long with him. However, I might still have to see this. I read SO many Goosebumps books when I was a kid xD

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