GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN Blu-ray Review
While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished “Goosebumps” book by R.L. Stine. Hoping to start his own family, Slappy kidnaps Sonny’s mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life — just in time for Halloween. As the sleepy town becomes overrun with monsters, witches and other mysterious creatures, Sonny joins forces with his sister, Sam and a kindly neighbor to save Sonny’s mom and foil Slappy’s plan.
Directed By: Ari Sandel
Written By: Rob Lieber, Darren Lemke, & R.L. Stine
Starring: 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), Jack Black ( R.L. Stine), and more.
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, & Family
Runtime: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
- English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
- French (Canada): DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
- Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
- Resolution: 1080p
- Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, & Spanish
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes
- Slappy’s Audition Tape
- Meet the Monsters
- The making of Goosebumps 2
I give the Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Blu-ray a B.
Best Friends, Sonny and Sam started a Junk collecting business after school in hopes to find treasures in other people’s homes. When cleaning out the old Stine house, they discovered a locked book. When the two open the locked book they unleash a supernatural force which turns out to be a Dummy called Slappy.
The trailer does not do this Blu-ray justice. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this film. It’s a great film to watch with the entire family. Not only will kids love it. The adults will have a blast as well.
There are many things I liked about this film. Though Slappy is tame compared to Dummies in other films, he does have a sinister side to him. You have to admit. Any doll just sitting on the couch or a shelf looks creepy. I don’t know if its because I’ve seen too many horror films but to me, they add an element of horror to any film. For a Dummy, he was calculated and knew exactly what he wanted. He was a unique addition to the cast. I usually don’t like too much CGI in a film because I feel like its similar to watching an EDM concert on steroids. Too much of it within a scene can be distracting but, in this film, it fits in perfectly. The creatures were out of something from an 80s horror film and I really enjoyed when the huge spider decoration from the neighbor’s yard came to life.
Catch Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween out on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, & Digital January 15th!