Three new images from Jack Black’s Goosebumps have landed online giving us a look at the monsters from the new film.
USA Today included the following blurb about the villain, a returning fan-favorite character:
The culprit behind all the monsters getting loose is Slappy, an evil ventriloquist’s dummy who gets around in a haunted car. He also bears more than a passing resemblance to Black — Slappy is a piece of Stine’s subconscious mind come to terrifying wooden life, according to Letterman.
In Goosebumps, 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 (OdeyaRush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when helearns 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 Stineis 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 terrorizethe town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back inthe books where they belong.
Goosebumps has an August 7, 2015 release directed by Rob Letterman and also starringAmy Ryan, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush.