If you got creeps and goose bumps after reading R.L Stine’s Goosebumps, then your childhood was awesome. And there is a huge surprise for the fans of this Children’s Horror fiction novella, as the Goosebumps series is being turned into a movie. Sony pictures recently released the trailer to this most awaited horror fantasy movie. The American entertainment and movie distributor gave us a sneak peek into the movie two days ago. Following the release of the movie clip, the views in the YouTube has already reached more than 5 million. The movie is set to hit the theatres on Halloween.
Despite being based on the books, the plot of the movie takes a whole new approach. The movie revolves around the life of the writer R.L Stine himself who with the help of his daughter and a neighborhood teenage boy has to fight all the monsters which are unleased from his famous horror books. Jack Black has taken up the lead role as the famous creepy novel writer Stine and is accompanied by Odeya Rush as his daughter Hanna and Dylan Minnette as Zach, his new neighbor.
As seen in the trailer, Stine (Jack Black) tries to keep his daughter away from his new neighbor Zach who starts liking her. Zach is attracted towards Hanna and wants to be a friend with her. But as it appears, Stine is very strict and protective towards his daughter and does not let them meet. And one night, the young boy senses danger in his neighbor’s house and wanders around with his friend. He ends up in the secret rooms where Stine stores the manuscripts of all his books. The boys find that all the books are locked and out of curiosity unlock them only to set the fictional yet vicious monsters. The rest of the story revolves around these four trying to send all the monsters back in the books. To see what happens next, you have to wait till October 31st.
Jack Black looks really cool in his classic R.L Stine look and seems to fight every single monster in the movie. There are so many funny moments in the film that is sure to make us laugh out loud and the creepy 3D effects which will surely give us goose bumps. Though the story is based on R.L Stine’s adventure, neither has he appeared in any of his books nor have the events really happened to him. It is just a slight modification in the story, that’s it.
Last year in an interview with EW! Black clearly said that the events in the movie never actually happened and he explained that he took liberties with Stine’s character. “This is obviously a fictionalized version of his life and nothing that happens in this movie actually happened to him, other than him writing all the books,” Black said. “I also got to meet R.L. and he’s a really great guy. Really smart and funny and sweet. But I made [the character] more of a sort of curmudgeonly dark, brooding beast master.”
Out of many of his famous books, Goosebumps is one of the most popular series, especially among young readers. He is often referred to as the “Stephen King” of children’s literature. He is married to Jane Waldhorn. His wife is also an editor and a writer. They have only one son named Matthew. As a young and enthusiastic writer, he wrote funny stories and jokes but he got true fame after publishing his first horror novel named “Blind Date”. After that, there was no turning back. He became one of the most celebrated Horror fiction writer of all time. The movie has already garnered much popularity on Twitter and there is no doubt that the box office collection of the film is sure to add more to Stine’s net worth.