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GOOSEBUMPS (2015) Movie Poster & Synopsis: Imagery Demons are Set Free

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Goosebumps Movie Poster and Plot Synopsis. Rob Letterman‘s Goosebumps (2015) movie poster and official plot synopsis have been released. Like most people my age, I have a soft spot those fall days when teachers would hand out crisp, wafer thin booklets, each page with the word “Scholastic” printed sideways over a red box.  On each page, countless anthologies of Calvin & Hobbes comic strips, the Garfields no one wanted, and a mysterious series of young adult novels called Goosebumps. Each of R.L. Stine’s titles recalled classic horror films of the 40s and 50s, with intriguing cover art of monster blood, hammerhead sharks and evil ventriloquist dummies.  Most stories ended with a twist worthy of a lesser Twilight Zone or Tales from the Crypt episode, almost always kid friendly variations on “he was dead the whole time.”

For many, Stine’s oeuvre was the first leap into full-blown horror fanaticism, leading many to seek out the half-hour show that followed.  When news first broke of a Goosebumps movie with only a few scant details, fans were uncertain if it would be a loving adaptation, a parody or even a biopic of Stine himself.  As news trickled out, up to the casting of Jack Black as Stine, it felt like an attempted amalgam of all three.

Now, Columbia Pictures released its first one sheet for the film in preparation for the upcoming Comic Con premiere.  The poster appears to be playing up the camp, reminiscent of some of ScreamFactory’s box art for kid-friendly horror films like The Monster Squad.

There’s no doubt Goosebumps is going to have a fine line to walk.  90’s kids can only hope for the best.

Goosebumps poster

Goosebumps movie poster

Goosebumps movie poster

Here’s the current official synopsis:

“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.”

Goosebumps also stars Halston Sage, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Ken Marino, Kumail Nanjiani, Jillian Bell, Jared Sandler, Ella Wahlestedt, Ryan Lee, Timothy Simons, Amanda Lund, Steven Krueger, and Karan Soni.

Leave your thoughts on the Goosebumps movie poster and plot synopsis (via Bloody-disgusting) below in the comments section. For more Goosebumps news, images, or video, visit our Goosebumps Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, or “like” us on Facebook for quick updates. Goosebumps will be released in US theaters through Columbia Pictures on October 16, 2015.

 

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Kenny Hedges

Kenny Hedges has been a journalist in one way or another since he was 15. He enjoys studying bad films and detective novels.

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