Goosebumps 2 - Haunted Halloween Movie Review: Not Scary For A Faint-Hearted
Goosebumps 2 - Haunted Halloween Movie Review: The famous works of RL Stine were frequently loved by most of the teens and they have been adapted into films and TV shows as well. Check out our review for the sequel right here.
The first ever film of Goosebumps was one of the scariest surprises which most of us got when we were planning to watch the live action version of RL Stine's famous teen horror novel series of the same name. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween seems like 8-year-olds getting scared of the ghosts, ghouls and other supernatural events in Scooby Doo cartoons.
The plot revolves around two adolescent friends Sam (Caleel Harris) and Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) who run a junk-disposal business together in a small town of Wardenclyffe, New York. On duty, they find a run-down manuscript of RL Stine's unpublished tale and a ventriloquist doll called Slappy when they enter an abandoned house in the neighbourhood. Trouble arises when the doll gets possessed and starts scaring the hell out of them.
The film's story seems good on books and they sell pretty well in most of the stores. But the only thing that weakens is the execution which seems quite weak and lazy when it comes to directing a horror flick. It seems more funny than scary.
Graphics are quite good, those give me the nostalgic feel when I used to watch Goosebumps on TV which had a myriad set of scary surprises for the teenagers who were in love with the hilarious episodes we used to watch frequently.
My suggestion is that this film is not for the horror film lovers and they are just perfect for those who are scared of sitting on a rollercoaster ride in an amusment park.