Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is pretty much the same as the previous Goosebumps movie. Despite the first one’s success, making a sequel seemed unnecessary. How exactly do you top having every single monster all at once? Well by having every monster all at once… again. Only this time with a slightly different explanation. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is sort of like the series in how it now follows a new set of characters. This time with the trope of a brother/sister duo and their black best friend. Things start to go in a different direction when Slappy the Dummy is the first one to be brought back. Along with some of his backstory from the book “Night of the Living Dummy.” It’s probably the most interesting thing about Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Until they decide to just do the first movie all over again. Only the monsters aren’t entirely R.L. Stine monsters. Speaking of R.L. Stine, he’s barely in the movie. Slappy may sound like Jack Black, but it’s actually his non-union equivalent. I’m guessing he was too busy to film a larger role. Which is what’s missing from the movie. Not that Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween doesn’t still offer plenty spooky fun to keep kids entertained. Happy Halloween!
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