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Sony to Release ‘Goosebumps’ Movie Starring Jack Black

Sony has taken it upon themselves to make the movie the ’90s kid inside all of us never knew they wanted: a full-length film based on the immensely popular Goosebumps horror novels for kids by R.L. Stine.

Goosebumps will follow Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) and his mother (Amy Ryan, Birdman) as they move next door to Stine (Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda 2 [so good!]). Zach befriends Stine’s daughter, Hannah (Odeya Rush, The Giver), and when he hears her scream one night, he and his buddy (Ryan Lee, Super 8) rush into the house next door and immediately begin touching things they ought not to. It seems Stine’s novels are all imbued with a power that brings them to life, so when Zach unlocks The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena, he and all the rest get a lot more than they bargained for. Check out the trailer below:

I tell ya, I never thought I’d see another live-action iteration of anything Goosebumps-related after the short-lived TV series from 1995. But I am stoked beyond belief for this one! It looks like it’ll be a great time for the whole family in the vein of Jumanji (another childhood favorite of mine).

Goosebumps is set for an October 16 release, just in time for the Halloween season! Will you be there, GeekGirl World? I know I will, if only to see if the scarecrow still walks at midnight or if there’ll be any headless ghosts haunting local museums.

Image and trailer courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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