R.L Stine’s Goosebumps has been scaring people since 1992. Through both books and television, the monsters of Stine’s imagination have plagued our nightmares for years.
23 years later, R.L Stine’s creation is making its debut on the big screen, though not in the way you might expect. In the film, Jack Black plays a heavily fictionalised version of Stine. As it turns out, Stine writes the books to keep the monsters contained, but when they get loose, Stine must team up with a local child and his niece to stop the monsters.
Recently, Comingsoon held an interview with Stine, discussing the movie, as well as other topics, such as the books, the TV series and his influences. It is a truly fanscinating interview into the mind of the man that filled our childhoods with abject terror.
Within the interview, Stine lists among his influences, EC Horror Comics and Evil Dead 2. As well as this, he espouses a theory, similar to Sam Raimi, that horror and comedy are two genres that are linked closely and discusses some of the monsters we can expect to see.
Goosebumps comes to theatres on October 16th 2015.
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Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.