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!

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