If you haven’t seen this movie – grab it now for your immensely entertaining time in front of the blue screen! I loved it so much that we watched it with family and invited friends one evening. Lots of great actors like Jack Black and Dylan Minnette (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day).
Kids and parents will believe in monsters when GOOSEBUMPS debuted January 12 on Digital and January 26 on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. Based on Scholastic’s worldwide best-selling book series, with over 400 million copies in print, the motion picture adventure stars Jack Black (School of Rock) as Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, along with Dylan Minnette (Prisoners), Ryan Lee (Super 8) and Odeya Rush (The Giver).
When Zach (Minnette – see my interview with Dylan Minnette here) unwittingly unleashes magical monsters on the town, he must team with his new friends Champ (Lee), Hannah (Rush) and Stine (Black) to send the ghouls back where they came from before it’s too late. The film is directed by Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens) and produced by Deborah Forte (The Golden Compass) and Neil H. Moritz (22 Jump Street). The screenplay is by Darren Lemke (Turbo) based on a story by star screenwriting team Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (Big Eyes).
The Blu-ray™ Combo Packs and DVD have ‘spook-tacular’ special features, including an alternate opening and ending, deleted scenes, a blooper reel, and a casting gallery. In addition, there are two all-new featurettes (Beginners Guide to Surviving a Goosebumps Creature and Strange Things are Happening…On-Set) with Dylan Minette and Ryan Lee. Exclusive to the Blu-ray™ sets are All About Slappy in which Slappy talks about his favorite subject…himself!; and Creaturefied!, where makeup FX artist Steve Prouty demonstrates how to become your favorite Goosebumps creature.
Goosebumps by R.L. Stine, published by Scholastic, is one of the best-selling children’s book series of all-time. The official website is www.scholastic.com/goosebumps. For more information, visit http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/Goosebumps.
After moving to a small town, Zach Cooper (Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets next-door neighbor Hannah (Rush), the daughter of best-selling Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine (Black). Stine is very mysterious and a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and he protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their manuscripts. When the monsters are accidentally unleashed and begin to terrorize the town, it’s up to Stine, Zach and Hannah to get them back in their books where they belong!
DVD Special Features include: (also on Blu-ray & Digital)
- Beginners Guide to Surviving a Goosebumps Creature
- Strange Things are Happening…On-Set
Blu-ray and Digital Special Features include:
- Alternate Opening
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes
- Cast Blooper Reel
- All About Slappy
- Casting Gallery