Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Posted on October 12, 2018 at 1:00 pmB
|Lowest Recommended Age:||4th - 6th Grade|
|MPAA Rating:||Rated PG for scary creature action and images, some thematic elements, rude humor and language|
|Profanity:||Some schoolyard language|
|Violence/ Scariness:||Extended action-style fantasy/mild horror peril and violence, creepy creatures. boo-scares|
|Date Released to Theaters:||October 12, 2018|
|Date Released to DVD:||January 14, 2019|
My review of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is on rogerebert.com.
The first “Goosebumps” movie was a lot of fun, with Jack Black playing real-life author R.L. Stine, whose hundreds of spooky-fun books for tweens have sold hundred of millions of copies. This sequel, with only a brief appearance by Black, is blander, with lower-wattage talent on and behind the screen. But the special effects are still top-notch and it is a pleasant little scare-fest for the Halloween season.
Parents should know that this film includes extended spooky-scary content with scary monsters, ghosts, witches, boo-scares, peril, action/cartoon-style peril and violence, some potty humor and schoolyard language.
Family discussion: Which is the scariest monster in the movie? Why do people like scary movies?
If you like this, try: “Monster House” and “Paranorman” and the Goosebumps books and first film