Goosebumps (2015)

The stories are alive

Blu-ray, 1h 43min
Rating: 6.3
Votes: 76499
Languages: English
Country: USA, Australia
Director: Rob Letterman
Music: Danny Elfman

Plot outline

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

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A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

After moving to a new small town, teenage Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) meets the beautiful girl next door, Hannah (Odeya Rush). 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. Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town. It's up to Stine, Zach, Hannah, and Zach's friend Champ (Ryan Lee) to put all the monsters back in their books.

The teenager Zach moves from New York with his widow mother Gale to Greendale, Maryland, where she will be the vice-principal of the local high-school. Zach is bored and upset and while bringing his cardboard boxes with his belongings home, he meets his gorgeous next-door neighbor Hannah that welcomes him. But soon her creepy father R.L. Stine threatens him if he gets close to his daughter again. Zach befriends the clumsy Champ at school and they schedule to go to a party together on Friday. However, Zach meets Hannah again but they are caught by Stine. Zach believes that Stine is an abusive father and he breaks in his house with Champ to seek out Hannah. When Zach opens a book in Stine's library, he accidentally unleashes a monster from the book. Soon he learns that the weird Stine is a famous writer of horror stories that keeps his imaginary friends that are monsters locked up in each book. But Zach released the evil Slappy that promises to bring havoc to Greendale opening all the books on the same time. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Moving to a new town can be harsh, especially for Zach Cooper. He quickly befriends his next door neighbour Hannah, despite the fact that her crazy father wants her safe from the outside world. Hannah's father is none other than Goosebumps author R. L. Stine who is imprisoned within his own wild imagination as his creations are actually real live monsters. He keeps them locked up in their individual manuscripts. Unfortunately, Zach unwittingly releases a villainous ventriloquist dummy named Slappy who intends to unleash an army of Stine's monsters in an attempt to get revenge on Stine himself. Now it's up to Stine, Zach, Hannah and Champ to send the monsters back into their manuscripts in order to save themselves and the town. - Blazer346

A teenager named Zach (Dylan Minnette) reluctantly moves from New York City to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes that his reclusive new neighbor is in fact the horror author of the Goosebumps series. Zach learns Stine's identity when he is drawn to the writer's daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush), but soon discovers the dangerous secret inside their home -- the creatures from Stine's famous stories are real, and are kept locked away inside their original manuscripts. After an accident frees the monsters, Zach, Hannah, and their nerdy pal Champ (Ryan Lee) must work together with Stine to save their town from destruction..

Forced to start afresh with his widowed mother in the sleepy town of Madison, Delaware, unexpectedly, the unenthusiastic teenager, Zach Cooper, finds a welcome distraction in the person of Hannah--the cryptic next-door-neighbour, and daughter of the best-selling Goosebumps' author, R.L. Stine. Determined to unearth the well-guarded secrets of the Stines' house, Zach and his new best friend, Champ, boldly sneak in, only to come face-to-face with the spine-chilling and blood-curdling horrors confined in the reclusive writer's locked manuscripts. Now, to right the wrong and recapture the myriads of monstrosities running loose in the town, the unlikely quartet of defenders must summon up the courage to get really close to their worst fears, as Stine's malevolent creation, Slappy, is bent on revenge. Can they put an end to this frantic nightmare? - R.L. Stine