Yep, we officially have the chills! On Monday, R.L. Stine, the mastermind behind all our favorite “Goosebumps” stories, released a new, fearsome trailer of the same named 2015 flick, which is set to be released in October.
“Have you seen the official SECOND trailer for the Goosebumps Movie?” he asked fans on Twitter, sharing the teasing video with his thousands of fright-loving followers.
In the two-minute clip, Jack Black, who is portraying a “dark” version of the horror writer, kicks off the promo by revealing to a class of unenthused students his tips on how to write a killer story. (Pun totally intended.)
“Every story ever told can be broken down into three parts: the beginning, the middle and that twist,” he says, foreshadowing the plotline of the upcoming movie, directed by Rob Letterman.
In the 3D family flick, a teenage boy named Zach (Dylan Minette) makes his way to way to Greendale, Maryland, after his mother lands a new job. But little does the newcomer know that making new friends will be the least of the teen’s worries during the dramatic move.
After an odd interaction with his new neighbors, Stine’s daughter, Hannah (Odeya Rush), explains to the boy next door that he shouldn’t take her father’s coldness to heart.
“Don’t take it personally he doesn’t really like anyone,” she says. But Stine’s distaste for Zach grows even stronger when Zach and his friend break into Stine’s home after hearing a high-pitched scream.
“Hannah’s in trouble,” Zach says, assuming the cry came from the darling brunette, before sneaking into the creepy house next door. Next thing the intruding boys see are a collection of “Goosebumps” manuscripts, which they decide to open up.
“Did you unlock a book?” Hannah asks in a panic moments before a monster from her father’s novel, “The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena,” comes to life.
But the icy giant is just the first supernatural being to emerge from Stine’s stories. Zach, Hannah and Stine are then forced to work together in order to put all of the monsters back where they came from before the creepy creatures overrun the town.
In the new trailer, which is fairly similar to the first one released in July, fans are introduced to Jillian Bell’s side-splitting – and heroic – character who ends up taking out a werewolf moments before the furry monster attacks her friends.
“Goosebumps” will hit theaters Friday, Oct. 16.