The first Goosebumps movie was, in this writer’s opinion, and excellent movie, and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween looks just as delightful.

Sony dropped the first trailer for the new film on Wednesday, and the movie’s Halloween theme will align perfectly with its October release date. The trailer introduces the new kids (played by Madison Iseman, Caleel Harris, and Jeremy Ray Taylor) leading this film as Slappy releases a slew of spooky characters straight out of R.L. Stine’s world.

While the kids do visit R.L. Stine’s seemingly abandoned home, it’s not clear if Jack Black will be reprising his role. IMDB does not list him as part of the movie, and reports have indicated that Sony chose to not involve Black in order to keep production costs low. If so, that’s pretty disappointing.

Goosebumps 2 poster

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