2.5

Goosebumps

Adventure Comedy


 

A teenage boy teams up with author R.L Stine to round up monsters that have come to life from Stines' Goosebumps manuscripts.

Whilst the self-referential humour of "Goosebumps" may be lost on some, there are still plenty of special effects and mindless humour to keep the rest entertained. Although the inconsistent accents can be overlooked, what lets the film down is a lack of stakes. With an abundance of memorable monsters available from the source material back catalogue, it's unfortunate that many of them just become a blurry figure in a stampeding crowd. Perhaps it's not the trip down memory lane one might hope for, but enough to give you goose bumps.

Stefan Sgarioto

Wide Release 14th January 2016
103 mins