Two young friends, Sonny and Sam look to raise extra money by collecting scrap, on one of their jobs they find a book and an old ventriloquist dummy, which is, of course, Slappy from the first film and the book is Haunted Honeymoon, an unfinished book by R.L. Stine
The book will unleash mischief all over town and with the help of Sonny’s sister, Sarah they must find a way to end the book by creating an ending as Stine is nowhere to be found.
Director: Ari Sandel
Writers: Rob Lieber based on his story with Darren Kemke based on characters created by R.L. Stine
Stars: Madison Iseman; Jeremy Ray Taylor; Caleel Harris; Chris Parnell; Ken Jeong; Jack Black and Mick Wingert as the voice of Slappy.
THE BMAF REVIEW
Sometimes you just want a bit of forgettable fun when watching a film and Goosebumps 2 really delivered, we found the first one likable, but this one just seemed a lot more fun.
The 2 friends upon finding the dummy, Slappy, who really is the star of these films, really do cause havoc with all sorts of creations coming to life, pumpkins, gnomes; monsters; the headless horseman; skeletons; scarecrows and pretty much you name it, it is there. A personal favourite is the possessed gummy bears.
The young leads do a good job especially in pretty much the absence of Jack Black’s Stine from the first film, he does return but in no more than a cameo towards the end
Ken Jeong is a fun neighbour, but is sadly vastly underused and Chris Parnell does a fun turn as a store worker who is turned into a henchman for Slappy.
The film also does well by having a subplot with Sonny and Sam dealing with a bully who gets his comeuppance.
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