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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Reviews

October 15, 2018
This is a kid-friendly monster mash, but it's truly no graveyard smash.
October 12, 2018
The cinematic equivalent of a fun-size candy bar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 12, 2018
The safely scary and often amusing formula holds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 12, 2018
"Goosebumps 2" is a slapdash sequel to the 2015 hit, picking up with a new group of kids but carrying over the same sense of Halloween fun and mischief as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 11, 2018
It replicates the template and the atmosphere of the original, but it lacks invention and emotional investment.
October 11, 2018
A movie to leave playing in the background of a child's birthday party.
October 10, 2018
Go with modest expectations and a kid who can't wait to see the film and you'll have a pretty good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 10, 2018
The cinematic equivalent of an Ikea dresser put together in a rush. It's slightly askew, and there's a gap between drawers, but it'll still hold your T-shirts.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 10, 2018
Stine's books became a publishing phenomenon by offering scary-story tropes to readers who weren't ready to be scared. Following in their footsteps with less success, Haunted Halloween seems to be aimed at audiences who don't want to be engaged.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 10, 2018
The script is more contrived than ever, the characters are largely underwritten, and the monsters look cheap and get very little to do.
October 10, 2018
Sandel's sequel adheres so closely to the first film's story arc - a bunch of monsters dreamed up by author R.L. Stine come to life and terrorize a small town and some plucky kids - that it removes the possibility of any surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 10, 2018
It should please younger fans of the books who will have no problem with its rudimentary storyline all too repetitive of the original. But it does feel like a missed opportunity to elevate the valuable franchise to bigger and more imaginative heights.
October 10, 2018
"Goosebumps 2" isn't a movie, exactly - it's a piņata of effects posing as a movie. By the end, there's nothing to do but sweep up the pieces.