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‘Goosebumps’: Jack Black Brings The Creepy Books To Life — First Trailer

Wed, July 8, 2015 1:07pm EDT by Add first Comment

Get ready to relive your childhood nightmares! A movie based on the ‘Goosebumps’ book series is coming our way– and we just got our first creeptastic sneak peek!

Any kid who’s anyone grew up reading Goosebumps with a flashlight under their covers (before getting so spooked you had to stop), which is why this is the most awesome news. The series, written by R.L. Stine, boasts a whopping 180 different titles, all of which were published between the years of 1992-95. Now, a film of the same name based on the terrifying books, will hit theaters on Oct. 16– just in time for Halloween– and it looks beyond cool. On July 8, the film’s star, Jack Black, was so kind as to give us a preview, and we’ve got it for you right here!

Before sharing a clip, Jack chatted about Goosebumps on Good Morning America, saying “The movie turned out dynamite; I’m so excited.” As are we, Jack! “The books are really funny and scary and exciting and we just wanted the movie to be as awesome and cool as the book series was and I think we cracked the code,” he added.

The movie, smartly, is actually going to be about the Goosebumps books. Jack will depict R.L., whose horrific creatures come to life, forcing one young man (Dylan Minnette) to stop them. So in other words, all the monsters which kept you up through the night in middle school are going to get way too real.

Basically, a group of youngsters comes across Goosebumps manuscripts and they are, obviously, intrigued. However, they make the ill-fated choice to open them up, causing the words to literally leap off the page, swirling into the monstrous beings they are in the mind of their creator, R.L. “You’ve read ’em all, right?” one character asks. “If we know their weaknesses, we can capture them all.” Well, as you can imagine, easier said than done. Check out the clip above!

What do you think of the first teaser? Are you excited for the movie?

— Casey Mink