Ok, let’s dispense with logic for a moment and look at the pathos of this poster. You have creatures and freaky looking Halloween people coming out of a book. Try to tell me you don’t want to see those creatures? The CGI in this film is top notch. In fact, it’s a work of Sony Animation who are the geniuses behind the upcoming animated “Grinch” film, it looks amazing.
Our director here is Ari Sandel. He is known for several movies but the one that sticks out the most is “The Duff.” He did a great job on this film but the reputation of Goosebumps precedes him.
This film will get you and your kids into the Halloween spirit. It’s well crafted and brilliantly acted. It’s not terribly original but that’s expected of a Goosebumps film. There is an interesting entrance by a familiar face at the end so wait for it! This is simple, yet pure, Halloween fun at the movies. I give it a 7/10.