Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is a downloadable horror comedy film produced by Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Original Film, Scholastic Corporation, and SilverTongue Films. The film is a sequel to Goosebumps (2015) and is based on a novel of the same name by R. L. Stine.
It is directed by Ari Sandel and features Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, and Ken Jeong as the main cast.
How to Stream or Download Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
To stream or to download Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween click on the Download link below the review. The movie is available in several language versions with subtitles. If you looking for something else than the default English version, for example for Tamil or Hindi, before downloading first check the iTunes listings.
The Film Review
Released on 8th October 2018, Haunted Halloween focuses on the life of a young boy named Sonny, along with her older sister Sarah Quinn, and their mother Kathy.
Sonny and his friend Sam, in their attempts to open a garbage clean-up business, visit an abandoned house where they find a locked manuscript. The two inadvertently open the manuscript and recite the magic words to bring Slappy the Dummy to life.
Slappy initially gains the trust of both the boys by helping them with their chores and homework. Soon, however, Slappy uses his powers to sabotage Sonny’s science project thereby revealing his true evil nature.
He further goes on to a drug store and brings to life all the Halloween decorations and characters present there. Meanwhile, the two boys along with Sarah look up an article where they find information about similar events that occurred previously in Madison, Delaware.
They also use the article to contact R. L. Stine after finding out how the manuscript belonged to him but was never published.
Consequently, Stine travels to Wardenclyffe whereas the monsters released by Slappy steal the manuscript and kidnap Kathy at the same time. The kids move on to Wardenclyffe Tower where they encounter Slappy and realize how he has transformed Kathy into one of the dummies.
Sonny and Sam use the power of the reactor to reverse the effects of the book as Sarah defends them by fighting against Slappy. All of the monsters eventually are sucked back into the book as Stine makes it just in time to congratulate them on their victory.
The film ends with Slappy appearing in front of Stine in his cabin and revealing how he has created a separate manuscript before sucking him into it.
The Movie Production
Haunted Halloween is a family-friendly film which, along with being entertaining, spends most of its time playing around with numerous special effects.
The film possesses two distinct advantages over its first edition. The first being how the film is much more active and quicker to introduce the monsters to its viewers. Unlike the previous edition, Haunted Halloween brings out all the monsters within the first 15 minutes of the running time.
Secondly, with Sony Pictures Animation working on the film, the CGI quality is far greater in comparison, making the final sequence more intriguing to watch.
The Movie Soundtrack
The official soundtrack of the film is composed by Dominic Lewis and was released on 19th October 2018. The score album features over 20 unique soundtracks.
The Bottom Line. Is Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Any Good?
Overall, Haunted Halloween has generally received positive reviews from its viewers. The film being family-friendly has much to contribute to its praise. What’s important to its producers So far, it has also managed to gross a hefty number of millions of dollars at the box office worldwide.