My family was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the new Goosebumps movie and meet the Goosebumps cast thanks to Columbia Pictures, my friends at KidzVuz, and alternative film screening company Rooftop Films. The venue was an amazing Staten Island, NYC location called Snug Harbor & Botanical Garden.
Goosebumps Movie Review Plus Meeting The Goosebumps Cast!
The spot was chosen because of its amazing history. Robert Richard Randall founded Sailors’ Snug Harbor as a “haven for aged, decrepit and worn out sailors” with his benefactors’ bequest of 1801. They set up a “Path of the White Lady” haunted tour of all the amazing, beautiful, old buildings. It was awesome and a great way to get into the Halloween and creepy Goosebumps mood!
It’s kind of dark, but hey, it’s a movie theater!
After some snacking on popcorn and pretzels, we went in to see the movie in a beautiful old Music Hall. It was gorgeous and a perfect spot to see this really great flick. Natalie and Liam (sorry Caleb) were SO EXCITED to see the movie. The hundreds of kids in the audience were, too. It was like a Springsteen concert…just for kids!! LOL.
Scholastic has sold over 400 million Goosebumps books worldwide in 32 languages in print since the series introduction in 1992, earning critical acclaim and dominating global best seller lists. R.L. Stine has been recognized as one of the bestselling children’s authors in history. Now, the literary phenomenon is coming to the big screen!!!
Goosebumps Movie Review
The Goosebumps movie was amazing. It was the perfect translation from all the hundreds of wonderful, fun, and slightly (kid) scary stories and monsters from the great R.L. Stine. The really cool part…star Jack Black played R.L. Stine in the movie and a whole bunch of the books and monsters were included in the movie, with Slappy the Dummy as the ringleader.
It was great fun, the kids loved it (all of them), and so did we. It’s perfect, really, especially for this fun Halloween time of year. Fans of the books or not…you will likely love this movie. It’s just good, clean, kid safe fun. Sure, there are some little scares, but it’s all in good fun. Crazy monsters, funny lines, and a great cast really make the movie pop. I’m so happy we were able to check it out.
Here’s the trailer…a great little taste yourself! I’m sure you’ll want to go see it after this.
For more information on Goosebumps The Movie, check out:
- Sony Pictures
- Twitter: @GoosebumpsMovie
- Facebook: GoosebumpsMovie
- Search #goosebumpsmovie
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