Not my usual fare, I’ll give you that but since the boy is too old for kid stuff and the littlest doesn’t watch movies, me and hubby have been missing some of the Halloween kids stuff. So one rainy afternoon, we cuddled under blankets and popped on Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Is American really like this? Are your Halloween displays as amazing and intricate as we see in the movies…because I have serious Halloween envy!
Two boys accidentally release Slappy the dummy from an old book when they are clearing an old house. At first he seems helpful but soon his true colours become apparent, so with the help of one of the boys sister they take on Slappy and all his friends as they try to take over Halloween.
Things we liked: The fact the bully loved his gran. The neighbour wasn’t a grumpy old man/woman but was fully engaged in the Halloween season (Ken Jeong), nice and lots of fun. Good monster effects. The IT easter egg as Jeremy Ray Taylor starred in both (as noted by the boy).
Things we didn’t like: The monsters were not as funny and engaging as the first (not enough gnome action). Not enough Jack Black and then over the top acting when Jack Black arrives.
The boy arrived half way through and joined us even though he didn’t want to watch it. He says no film is bad if Jack Black is in it (as much as I love Jack Black not sure I agree!).
5/10…Fun Halloween movie for kids, not a classic in my opinion but easy Halloween watching. Not as good as the first. Definitely not as good as the TV show was the opinion of the boy but he said it was decent.