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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween also known as “Goosebumps 2,” “Pesadillas 2: Noche de Halloween,” “Goosebumps 2: Halloween Assombrado,” “Escalofrios 2: Una noche embrujada,” “Goosebumps 2: Arrepios no Halloween,” “Piccoli brividi 2 - I fantasmi di Halloween,” “Chair de Poule 2: Les Fantômes d'Halloween,” “Gänsehaut 2: Gruseliges Halloween,” “Gåsehud 2: Monsterkvelden,” “Goosebumps 2: Halloween bântuit,” “Husí kuze 2: Ukradený Halloween,” “Husia koža 2: Strašidelný Halloween,” “Siurpuliukai 2: Prakeiktas Helovynas,” “Libabőr 2: Hullajó Halloween,” «Страшилки 2», «Goosebumps 2: Призрачен Хелоуин», «Ужастики 2: Беспокойный Хеллоуин»

MPAA Rating: PG-Rating (MPAA) for scary creature action and images, some thematic elements, rude humor and language.
not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Family
Genre:
Family Horror-for-Children Comedy Adventure Adaptation
Length:
1 hr. 30 min.
Year of Release:
2018
USA Release:
October 12, 2018 (wide release)
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Relevant Issues
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What’s wrong with Halloween? Answer

HALLOWEEN—Should Christians participate in the this holiday? Answer

AFRAID OF THE DARK—How can I help my child to trust in God’s care when she is afraid at night? Answer

FEAR, Anxiety and Worry—What does the Bible say? Answer

Monsters

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Featuring: Jack BlackR.L Stine and the voice of Slappy the Dummy
Wendi McLendon-Covey … Kathy Quinn
Madison Iseman … Sarah Quinn
Ken JeongMr. Chu
Chris Parnell … Walter
Jeremy Ray Taylor … Sonny Quinn
Shari Headley … Mrs. Carter
Darin De Paul … Terry / Angry Pumpkin (voice)
Jessi Goei … Maya
Caleel Harris … Sam Carter
Peyton Wich … Tommy Madigan
Courtney Lauren Cummings … Jess
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Director: Ari Sandel—“The DUFF” (2015), “The X Show” TV series
Producer: Columbia Pictures Corporation
Original Film
Scholastic Entertainment
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Distributor: Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures

Halloween comes to life in a this movie based on R.L. Stine’s series of books. A ventroloquist’s dummy comes to life in the small town of Wardenclyffe on Halloween Night when it is released by two boys in an abandoned house. The evil puppet sets out to create a Halloween Apocalypse with help from his many monster allies. The boys and a sister must try to stop the plot before all is lost.

Prequel: “Goosebumps” (2015)

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Secular Movie Critics
…worth a matinee ticket… completely satisfactory family entertainment. It's hard to imagine anyone putting “Goosebumps 2” on their end-of-year worst movie list. And not just because it’s hard to imagine anyone even remembering this film beyond next Tuesday. …
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
…Although it provides a fair number of mild scares and laughs, “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” feels more like a kiddie film than did the original.…
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
…The way a movie like “Goosebumps 2” works, even a weary adult will be grateful, by the time it finally kicks in, for all the brainless whirling distraction. I almost wrote fun, but that would be pushing it. To achieve that F-word, the film would have to ground its amusing effects in a story that was less skittery yet leaden. …
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
…The only performance worth mentioning is Jeong, who brings his energetic weirdness to a rather small role. …
Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
…It replicates the template and the atmosphere of the original, but it lacks invention and emotional investment. …
Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, New York Magazine
…keeps its low-key, harmless energy at a steady simmer. Every once in a while a joke is funnier than you might expect, or a monster looks surprisingly spooky, but overall this is a safe, by the numbers Halloween family film. …
William Bibbiani, The Wrap
…The sheer number of monsters in the movie serves as a stand-in for its weak plot…
Nick Vadala, Philadelphia Daily News
…the safely scary and often amusing formula holds…
Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)