Sony has released a new international Goosebumps trailer for director Rob Letterman‘s adaptation of the beloved R.L. Stine children’s horror books. Jack Black plays a fictionalized version of Stine who finds his quiet suburban life thrown into chaos when his cavalcade of creature creations unexpectedly come to life thanks to a teen neighbor, Zach (Dylan Minnette). Along with his daughter (Odeya Rush), Stine teams up with Zach to recapture the menagerie of monsters before they destroy their small town.
The first trailer focused on the teen romance and adventure angle of the story, but the new international trailer is an all out monster mash with the focus firmly placed on Stine and his creations. Early buzz around Goosebumps is extremely positive, and watching the new trailer it’s no mystery why. The film looks like a pitch-perfect PG adventure that gleefully indulges in Stine’s wealthy creature catalogue without nostalgia baiting. Check out the new trailer below.
Goosebumps also stars Jillian Bell, Amy Ryan, Halston Sage, Ken Marino, and Ryan Lee, and hit theaters on October 23rd — just in time for Halloween! Here’s the official synopsis:
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong. Directed by Robert Letterman. Screenplay by Darren Lemke. Story by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski. Based on the Goosebumps Book series Published by Scholastic and written by R.L. Stine. Produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz.