In perfect time for the spooky season comes Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween, the sequel to 2015’s Goosebumps. The horror comedy is directed by Ari Sandel and written by Rob Lieber. Based on the children’s book series by R.L Stine, the films line-up includes Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wendi Mclendon-Covey, Caleel Harris, Ken Jeong, Chris Parnell and reprising his previous role from the first film, Jack Black.
After de-junking a creepy old house, two young friends find a book and recite a spell accidently releasing Slappy the Dummy. Supernatural and powerful the dummy brings to life all Halloween props and costumes to join his family and wreak havoc on the town.
A good cast helps make for a good film and Haunted Halloween features a hilarious cast that gel well together. A great laugh with a few scares for the kids, not so much for the adults.
Reviewed by Riley Hooper