Goosebumps Clip: Jack Black & Co. Meet a Big Mantis

The first clip has been unveiled for Goosebumps, the upcoming film that imagines the writings of author R.L. Stine into one family adventure.

The picture will tell of what happens when Stine’s creative works are brought to life and begin to run amok in a small town. Zack Black plays the author, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush and Ryan Lee play the teens who have to help him get those creations back in the books where they belong.

We’ve liked the trailers so far, and this first clip provides another dose of confidence. The energy is tangible and the creative plot seems like a great way to work in Stine’s ideas into one coherent format. We’re in.

Goosebumps, also starring Amy Ryan, Ken Marino and Jillian Bell, will hit the U.S. on October 16 and Australia on December 26.

Synopsis for Goosebumps:

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.

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