Sonny and Sam are attempting to start a garbage cleanup business, and are called after school to clean up an abandoned house. Inside, they find a locked manuscript and open it, causing Slappy the Dummy to appear. They unknowingly bring him to life by speaking magic words found in his pocket. The book gets stolen by a bully named Tommy. Slappy reveals he’s alive to Sonny and Sam and gets their trust by using his magic to do the boy’s chores and homework. On Halloween, Slappy uses his powers to attack Tyler and sabotage Sonny’s science project, making the group realize he’s evil. The kids capture Slappy and try to dispose of him, but he escapes. Later that night, they find an article online about the events that happened at Madison, Delaware and try to contact R.L. Stine after realizing the book they found was an unpublished Goosebumps manuscript called Haunted Halloween. Stine, now living in a cabin in the woods, hears their message and departs for Wardenclyffe.
I’m a huge fan of Goosebumps, the books and the old tv show that use to run so when they decided to do movies I was all for it. Now, let me get started by talking about this movie. Unlike the first one, it wasn’t as good as I thought. It started out slow and picked up for some action. The movie was in and out for me, it started to get good and then it stopped once everything was finished on stopping Slappy. Sadly, we don’t see Jack Black until the last 10 minutes of the movie and sadly it was pointless to have in him the movie when he barely had any screen time. Over0all, it was okay there wasn’t much that wasn’t different from the first movie.
For me, I felt like there should have been a little more action and a lot more of Jack Black as R.L. Stine since it was about his unfinished book of Slappy. The ending of the movie was weird as to why Slappy trapped R.L. Stine in a book, was that for us to know there was going to be a third movie or was it telling us that it’s the end of the goosebumps movies? Overall, I think if you want to see this movie, wait until it comes out on DVD so you’re not spending $7.50 – $9.00 for a movie ticket to watch it. It could have been better but I guess we’ll wait and see if there’s going to be another movie to tell us what’s going to happen with R.L. Stine being trapped in the book.