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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

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Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

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Ari Sandel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Kathy
Madison Iseman ... Sarah
Jeremy Ray Taylor ... Sonny
Caleel Harris ... Sam
Ken Jeong ... Mr. Chu
Chris Parnell ... Walter
Bryce Cass ... Tyler
Peyton Wich ... Tommy Madigan
Shari Headley ... Mrs. Carter
Christian Finlayson ... Cooper
Matthew J. Vasquez ... Derek (as Matthew Jose Vasquez)
Courtney Lauren Cummings ... Tyler's Crew (as Courtney Cummings)
Jessi Goei ... Tyler's Crew
Drew Scheid ... Tyler's Crew
Tyler Silva ... Tyler's Crew
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Storyline

Teenager Sarah Quinn (Madison Iseman) lives with her mother Kathy (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and younger brother Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) in Wardenclyffe, New York. Sarah is attempting to get into Columbia University by writing an essay about fear. Kathy agrees to watch Sonny's friend Sam Carter (Caleel Harris) while his father goes out of town. Sonny and Sam are attempting to start a garbage cleanup business, and are called after school to clean up an abandoned house. Inside, they find a locked manuscript and open it, causing Slappy the Dummy to appear. They unknowingly bring him to life by speaking magic words found in his pocket. The book is later stolen by a bully named Tommy Madigan (Payton Wich). At home, Sonny is working on his science project, a miniature version of Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower. Slappy then reveals he's alive to Sonny and Sam, and gets their trust by using his magic to do the boy's chores and homework. Meanwhile, Sarah goes to a party to meet her boyfriend ...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Halloween comes to life.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary creature action and images, some thematic elements, rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goosebumps 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,802,225, 14 October 2018

Gross USA:

$46,700,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,320,380
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This will be Jack Black's and Madison Iseman's first collaboration since Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), where they both played the same character. However, unlike this movie, they didn't share any screen time. See more »

Goofs

When the 3 boys are knocked off their bikes by the hosepipe the bikes disappear immediately afterwards. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Sonny, they're just gummy bears. They're so tiny and cute. What can they do? Hey, there, little guys.
Sonny: Sam, you just ate half their family. I would not do that if I were you!
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Crazy Credits

The first half of the closing credits takes place in a book's blue swirl effect that contains elements from the movie and its Haunted Halloween monsters, some have abilities. The swirl clears out to reveal the camera going past Wardenclyffe, New York (The main setting) to the full moon. See more »

Alternate Versions

The home video and digital releases only show the movie's title as simply "Goosebumps 2". See more »

Connections

References Hotel Transylvania (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Here We Go
Written by Lauren Luiz, Zach DeGaetano, Tyler Thompson and Randall Kent Ramirez III (as Randall Kent Ramirez)
Performed by WILD
Courtesy of WILD
Under exclusive license to Nettwerk Music Group Inc.
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Fun sequel
14 October 2018 | by moviegeek86-934-730840See all my reviews

The original Goosebumps movie took me by surprise when it came out in 2015. It had fun likable characters and a great villain in Slappy the evil dummy.

Fast forward 3 years and here's the sequel. 99% of the cast from the original is missing and the new characters aren't as interesting. They're serviceable but kind of forgettable. The story is also not as well paced as the original and is too fast for its own good coming in as a little too short. It needed about another 10 minutes or so in its last act.

But I can't hate it because it's still a lot of fun. Once again Slappy steals the show and there's some surprisingly creepy scenes involving him early on in the movie. The other Goosebumps monsters are fun too and the halloween setting puts a smile on my face. I also really dug the musical score by Dominic Lewis.

If you have kids I highly recommend taking them to this one. Although there might be a few scenes too scary for the younger ones it's the perfect horror movie for them to watch during the Halloween season.

Buy a ticket, some popcorn and a soda and have fun.


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