Goosebumps, if you didn’t already know, was a book series created by R.L. Stine that was pretty popular back in the 90s. The books were of the horror genre, but it was suitable for kids ages 9 and up. The series was so popular that a TV series was also created that featured Goosebump stories. Here’s the opening intro:
Creepy. Love the theme music. Anyways, I used to read a bunch of these as a kid. I don’t remember much of it now, but I do remember being freaked out by these books, haha.
Sony has come out with this trailer that there will be a Goosebumps movie.
The way the trailer starts off kind of reminds me of a typical teen, girl-meets-boy movie. Through out the whole trailer I was expecting more creepiness and some scary stuff….but that never popped up. I know people say that Goosebumps weren’t that scary anyways. It was only kid scary. And I consciously know that! Goosebumps was a horror series, but it wasn’t at the level of Stephen King or the like. However, if you can’t admit that these books were uber creepy, then I don’t think you read the books as a kid, lol.
This trailer didn’t not have the aesthetics or the atmosphere of being creepy. Instead, it felt like this story was inspired by an adventure series or story, like Magic Tree House or the Spiderwick Chronicles or even Jumanji.
All that being said, the movie looks like it could be enjoyable. I think it’s a nice introduction of an old book series to the new generation and to this decade. I just would’ve liked to see more creepiness and some scare factors. The animated characters/monsters weren’t scary enough or foreboding enough. However, maybe that is the point. Maybe Sony didn’t want it to be too scary so that kids of all ages could watch. So that their parents, who grew up reading these books, could take their kids to watch it and have fun watching a movie based on a book from their childhoods? Who knows.
I’ll be waiting to see how this movie does either way 🙂