At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
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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the events that happened at Madison, Delaware and try to contact R.L. Stine after realizing the book they found was an unpublished Goosebumps manuscript called Haunted Halloween.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.
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In 1955, ten-year-old Lewis Barnavelt goes to New Zebedee, Michigan to live with his uncle Jonathan in a creaky old house which has a mysterious ticking heart. Recently orphaned, Lewis only wants a normal childhood but soon discovers he is in line for anything but that. Uncle Jonathan is a well-intentioned warlock and his next-door neighbor and good friend, Florence Zimmerman, was once a far more powerful good witch. Jonathan’s house was previously owned by Isaac and Selena Izard. Before dying, this sinister couple had constructed a powerful clock that is hidden somewhere within the house’s walls, ticking eternally to pull the world into a magical alignment that would permit Isaac to cause the end of the world. When Lewis, wanting only to befriend and impress his popular classmate, Tarby Corrigan, attempts to raise a dead person in the local cemetery on Halloween, he accidentally releases the evil warlock, Isaac Izard, from his tomb. Things quickly go awry as Izard moves to recover the key and set the clock in motion to end the world. Now, Lewis, Jonathan, and Mrs. Zimmerman must summon all their courage to defeat Izard.
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