Slappy is back and this time he’s brought some friends.
Sony has released the first trailer for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween and in it, we see tons of Halloween creatures come to life, including witches, ghouls, werewolves, and… gummy bears? Okay, so the last one isn’t necessarily considered a classic Halloween monster, but as the trailer shows, they can be quite terrifying in their own right.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is based on R.L. Stine’s series of horror fiction books geared towards children. The sequel to 2015’s horror-comedy seems to follow a similar premise as a trio of kids discover a book that was never meant to be found titled Haunted Halloween. Once they open it, all hell breaks out as various creatures from Stine’s 62 books — which have combined to sell over 400 million copies worldwide — come to life, including a CGI gorilla that looks like it’s straight out of Rampage.
You may have noticed that Jack Black, who starred in the first film, is nowhere to be found in this trailer. It’s unclear if he will return as R.L. Stine in the movie, though it was announced at CinemaCon that he is reprising his role as Slappy.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween opens in theaters October 12. What did you think of the trailer?