After the Goosebumps movie a few years ago delighted both kids and adults, a sequel seemed all but guaranteed. Now it’s here. But can Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween live up to the standard set by its predecessor? The short answer is yes. Yes it can.
Earlier this year, the big-screen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved children’s novel A Wrinkle in Time disappointed both critics and fans. The film was lackluster enough to cast doubts upon the next highly anticipated children’s book adaptation, John Bellairs’ The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Well, we can all rest easy. The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a much better movie.
As Year One follows Zed and Oh on their adventure it inevitably becomes clear this is a movie that is all about poking fun at the biblical and historical stories we have heard our whole lives.