Goosebumps lives up to its classic thriller name

November 3, 2015

 

Robert Letterman’s Goosebumps was quite a trip down memory lane.

 

 

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Goosebumps, which stars Jack Black, Dylan Minntte, Odeya Rush and Ryan Lee brought in a total of $23.5 million its opeing week.

 


From the beginning of the film, flashbacks came about from childhood nightmares induced by R. L. Stine, resulting in not being able to turn off the light at night. 


Slappy the Dummy was even more frightening than Chucky. 


It wasn’t about the bloody killing scenes; rather, it was all about the sound effects and frightening climactic scenes. 


The film was enjoyable; not only because of the memories, but also because of the obviously intentional way Stine brought childhood fears back to life in honor of the children that grew up reading past bedtimes, under the blanket with a flashlight.


Jack Black portrayed a crazy man haunted by his demons, and one of the film’s focuses was how hard it was for him to let go of those demons. 


The film was closure for something that lived for so long.


 There was multiple Stephen King references and inside-jokes throughout the film that added an atmosphere of humor. 


Yet, there were some inconsistencies towards the end of the story. 


Seeing the movie in 3D is not necessary to enjoy the film, but was still enjoyable. Even though the movie is completely family-friendly, it lived up to its name and induced “goose bumps.” 


The movie included the three things that every Goosebumps book always exhibits: the beginning, the middle, and the twist. 


Longtime fans wanting to get scared are in for a treat.


The film is a classic that can be watched over and over again. 


The film deserves 3.5 out of 5 stars. 

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