Goosebumps plays on the conceit that the monsters in R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps actually exist and are kept trapped in the pages of those books. Thus, when one is unlocked and opened, the monster escapes.
It’s a simple, incredibly silly premise – but those are often the best kind (Monster Squad, anyone?)
On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, GeekScholar Fox reports in from his time at the 2015 New York Comic-Con! Fox was on-hand to learn more about Vin Diesel’s The Last Witchhunter, Jack Black’s Goosebumps, and other tidbits from Marvel, the world of Batman, and the history of Ghostbusters!
Episode 212 closes things out with a Preview Review of Hail, Caesar! the latest comedy from Coen Brothers (The Big Lebowski, Fargo, True Grit), about an epic 1950’s Hollywood production gone awry starring George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, and Channing Tatum.
October 2015 has shaped up to be an exceptional month for fans of all cinema genres. On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts reveal their levels of excitement, Rotten Tomatoes and opening box office predictions for:
Bridge of Spies
The Last Witch Hunter
The show concludes with a Preview Review for The Big Short, a star-studded tale of four outsiders who foresaw the recent housing bubble bust.
Remember the Goosebumps TV series? Aimed at kids but smart enough for adults? Yeah, that’s the one.
It’s getting a movie that uses the author (played by Jack Black) as the entryway into story. It seems that R.L. Stine wrote about real monsters and keeps them from his readers by trapping them in his books. Odeya Rush plays his daughter, Hannah, and Dylan Minnette plays Zach Cooper – who accidentally sets the monsters free. Now the three of them have to recapture the monsters!
Check out four more photos and the official synopsis of the film after the jump. Goosebumps will premiere on August 7, 2015.