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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)


Wendi McLendon-Covey
Madison Iseman
Jeremy Ray Taylor
Caleel Harris
Directed by Ari Sandel

Slappy the evil ventriloquist dummy from the Night of the Living Dummy books is back. The intent of making a stand alone sequel which you can jump into at any time and still enjoy this movie ended up not being a good idea. In comparison to the first Goosebumps movie of 2015 this movie is not as fun.

I wish the movie picked up from the last Goosebumps movie, and the way this movie ended was just too loose and dull to be expecting a third part. With the financial struggle this movie had in its opening weekend and not pulling as much positive response like the first, this movie may not get a third part.

The plot starts with the introduction of the family which Slappy was going to be torturing. Now the main problem with this plot is the smoothing over of the supernatural and the real. There seem to be all muddle up and it was more silly watching Slappy interact with humans than I could have imagined.

Our set of trio are Sonny, Sarah (Sonny's sister) and Sam (Sonny's best friend). Sam was dropped over in Sonny’s home to be watched over by Sonny’s mother while the father goes out of town.
The boys started a company which helps people in getting rid of their junk. They got a call to come get rid of some junk from an old house. The deal was they could keep anything they want from the junk.

The duo saw a book, opened it and then Slappy appeared. They decided to keep it. They mistakenly brought Slappy to life and he decided to be part of their family. His idea of being part of their family was to make things good for the trio, which included taking care of their problem. The problem with Slappy taking care of your problem is that, Slappy’s idea of “taking care of” is not humane.

When the trio noticed that Slappy was evil they tried to get rid of him, but that didn’t go so well. Slappy decided to get things back to the way he is familiar by bringing to life his own family of evil creatures. This time he brought to life the costumes from an Halloween store.

Now in some weird stupid coincidence the trio were able to dig up from the internet the incidents that happened in the last Goosebumps movie. Now they have to find R.L. Stine (Jack Black) and together find a way to stop Slappy.

The movie is not so amazing and unlike the first where monsters were everywhere to keep you entertained, here you have to get half way before we see them.

The idea of keeping this family fun, ended up making this movie something I will not recommend anyone to see for the lack of any kind of fun it has.


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