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.
I liked this movie. I thought Jack Black was really creepy when he had to be but I think he did good in the movie. I did not think the movie would be good since they added every single monster that he made to it. I thought it would be too much. I thought Dylan did good in this movie as Zach. I did find some things predictable like the zombies and the graveyard. Graveyards do not belong between a grocery store and a school. I think the creepiest creatures are Slappy the dummy, the clown, the knife throwing gnomes, and the giant bug. My favorite was the invisible boy. He made me laugh. This should be a lesson to never open locked things. Something like this might happen. I know it can’t actually happen but things are usually locked for a reason. I’m surprised ll the monsters let the dummy take charge instead of fighting over who got to be in charge. None of them were upset that they were being told what to do. I bet in real life they would all be arguing about who got to give the orders. I thought there was only gonna be one plot twist but there was two of them. I kind of thought it was cool.