Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Release Date: October 12th, 2018

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished "Goosebumps" book by R.L. Stine. Hoping to start his own family, Slappy kidnaps Sonny's mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life -- just in time for Halloween. As the sleepy town becomes overrun with monsters, witches and other mysterious creatures, Sonny joins forces with his sister, Sam and a kindly neighbor to save Sonny's mom and foil Slappy's plan.

Cast: Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong

Director: Ari Sandel

Genres: Adventure , Comedy , Fantasy

Production Co: Scholastic Entertainment Inc., Original Film, Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures, Silvertongue Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Amusing , Mystery , Transformation , Best friend , Cool , 2010s , Creative , Survival , House , Mother , Sister , Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Film Journal International

    It’s a completely new crew, on both sides of the camera, dispensing warmed-over chills. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Although it provides a fair number of mild scares and laughs, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween feels more like a kiddie film than did the original. show more

  • 58
    William BibbianiTheWrap

    As directed by Ari Sendal (“The Duff”), the film keeps its low-key, harmless energy at a steady simmer. Every once in a while a joke is funnier than you might expect, or a monster looks surprisingly spooky, but overall this is a safe, by the numbers Halloween family film. show more

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