Movie Review: Goosebumps + Giveaway!

By Shannon Gurnee
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October 21, 2015
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This past weekend, we took half of our bunch of kids to see the movie, Goosebumps. We’ll be taking the other half to see the movie this coming weekend!  Goosebumps is a fun family movie that came out in theaters on October 16th! Check out what our family thought of the movie.

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Movie: Goosebumps

Rating: PG

Running time: 1 hour, 43 minutes

Moviegoers: Mom, 36; Dad, 41; Teah, 14; Corrine, 12; Ian, 11.

Family movie faves: Home Alone, Back to the Future Trilogy, Employee of the Month, Wedding Singer.

Fave movies for grown-ups: Good Luck Chuck, Bridesmaids, The Proposal, Insidious.

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Review of Goosebumps

What’s the story: Jack Black stars as acclaimed Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine in this adaptation of the popular Goosebump book series for young adults. In the movie, a teenager named Zach (Dylan Minnette) reluctantly moves from New York City to the quiet town of Madison, Delaware. There, he quickly discovers that his reclusive new neighbor is the horror author of the Goosebump series. Zach learns Stine’s identity when he’s drawn to the writer’s daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush), but soon discovers the dangerous secret inside their home – the creatures from Stine’s famous stories are real and are kept locked away inside the original manuscripts. After an accident frees the monsters, Zach, Hannah and their nerdy pal Champ (Ryan Lee) must work together with Stine to save their town from destruction.

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What parents may like about this movie: The movie had a lot of funny parts in it, as well as made us jump a few times. I actually think parts of the movie scared me more than the kids because of some of my own childhood fears. We all agreed that the zombies were pretty freaky! Black, Minnette, Rush and Lee all did a fabulous job playing their parts in the movie.

What kids will like: Our kids really liked that parts of the books they read were incorporated into the movie! Their favorite characters were R.L. Stine and Hannah. The scariest characters were the zombies, Slappy and the clown.

Violence / Scare Factor: There are some pretty scary parts (like with the zombies in the cemetery) as well as burning of books. Other scary scenes includes a gnome throwing a knife and psycho poodle attacking a woman (not shown but implied). There is no blood.

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Positive themes: Learning to work as a team to help the greater good (to save the town from the characters). Helping other (i.e. when Zach thinks Hannah is in trouble and runs over to help). 

Sex/Romance: A few kisses on the lips, but nothing major. 

Bad language: If there was any, I didn’t notice it. 

For more information about this movie or to buy tickets, visit Fandango. To get another parent’s take on this film, check out these links:

Watch the Goosebumps Moms Movie Minute

Creating Motherhood — A Goosebumps Review

That’s It Mommy – Family Review Goosebumps

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

117 Responses to “Movie Review: Goosebumps + Giveaway!”

  1. Ellie Wright says:

    I want to see Goosebumps with my 2 grandsons.

  2. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to go see it with my four kids and my husband. I think we would all love it! We have read the books!

  3. Denise S says:

    I plan to see this with my husband and three kids on Halloween.

  4. mrsshukra says:

    Taking the hubby!

  5. harold says:

    I would want to bring the Grandkids!

  6. HilLesha says:

    I’d watch it with my son.

  7. Danielle Wood says:

    My son wants to see it so I would go with him

  8. Danielle D says:

    my nephew

  9. beth shepherd says:

    The kids would love to see this. Thank you

  10. shelly peterson says:

    I would see this with my son. he would really like it.

  11. Cheryl says:

    I want to see Goosebumps with my other half.

  12. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I’ll take my kids.

  13. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to see Goosebumps with my daughter

  14. jules m. says:

    i would see it with my daughter!

  15. Carolyn Benson says:

    I would go with my grandchildren

  16. sandra says:

    I would take my sons to see it

  17. Jennah Jackson says:

    I’m looking forward to Slappys return and to see Jack Black!;-) brings me back to childhood

  18. Cynthia C says:

    I know my nephew would enjoy Goosebumps.

  19. Elle P. says:

    I would take my older son.

  20. nickie says:

    My entire family.

  21. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I would love to see this with my hubby and my sons!

  22. HS says:

    I want to see Goosebumps with my family.

  23. Hollie Jahnke says:

    I want to see it with my husband and kids.

  24. Richard Hicks says:

    I want to see it with the kids!

  25. Noelle d says:

    Lol, I actually want to go see it since I grew up reading the books. My 6 yr old is begging to see it, but I am not sure it’s age appropriate yet.

  26. Carl White says:

    I would love to go with Cara Delevingne to see it.

  27. Jennifer Rote says:

    I want to go see this with my son.

  28. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    I would love to see it with my husband and son.

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  29. Trisha Burgess says:

    I want to see this movie with my daughter!

  30. nannypanpan says:

    i’d see it with my son

  31. caroline schaffer says:

    My 8 year old twins have been begging me to see this movie!

  32. vickie Couturier says:

    my two oldest grandsons they would love ti

  33. steve weber says:

    I would love to see this movie with my buddy Will.

  34. Kim Henrichs says:

    My friend Bonnie because she absolutely loves Jack Black. Looks like a fun one, the books are great!

  35. Crystal F says:

    I would like to take my youngest daughter. I think she would really like it. Thank you!

  36. tracy davis says:

    I want to see Goosebumps with my nephew.

  37. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I grew up reading these books and watching the tv shows. I am excited to share this with my kids now.

  38. Tari Lawson says:

    I would like to see it with my son.

  39. D Schmidt says:

    I would love to see the movie with my oldest child.

  40. Ashley C says:

    I would love to see it with my husband! We grew up reading these books and have been talking about wanting to see it!

  41. Erica Best says:

    my nephew want to see this

  42. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to see it with my son.

  43. ken ohl says:

    my little niece wants to see this badly

  44. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i want to see this with my niece

  45. Mami2jcn says:

    I’d see it with my sons.

  46. Daniel M says:

    my nephew wants to see it

  47. Jackie says:

    I would like to see Goosebumps with my husband.
    Thank you!

  48. Kristi C says:

    I want to see Goosebumps with my children.

  49. HS says:

    I want to see Goosebumps with my kids.

  50. Terra Heck says:

    I’d like to watch it with my 13 yoa step-daughter. Thanks.
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  51. Tabathia B says:

    I would enjoy seeing it with my kids

  52. Courtnie Miller says:

    I want to see it with my nephew.

  53. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I would like to see this with my son.

  54. Candie L says:

    I would love to take my kids to see it. Thank you

  55. Brittney House says:

    I would see it the my niece. She loves movies like this.

  56. Donna W. says:

    My daughter and I will go see it.

  57. Monique Rizzo says:

    I would love to see it with my niece!! Thank you for the chance.

  58. Kyl Neusch says:

    with my nephew

  59. Marci says:

    I want to take both of my daughters!

  60. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I want to see it with my nieces and nephews!

  61. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I want to see it with my husband and son!

  62. Cynthia R says:

    I want to see goosebumps with my sister so we can remember old memories of our childhood.

  63. Austin Baroudi says:

    I’d like to see this with my daughter!

  64. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I’d love to take my daughter to see it.

  65. Charlene S. says:

    I want to see this with my two sons 🙂

  66. kelly g says:

    with my 14 yr old

  67. Tim A says:

    I saw Goosebumps with my two sons. We loved it. It was a great family movie.

  68. brandy c says:

    I’d see the movie with my friend’s kid.

  69. Mariaelena says:

    I would love to take my son!

  70. Tanya White says:

    I want to see it with my 5 children.

  71. Kristen says:

    I’d like to see this with my cousin’s son.

  72. Danielle Marie says:

    i want to take my nephew. he is the perfect age and i still love goosebumps!

  73. Stephanie Liske says:

    I would like to see Goosebumps with my family.

  74. Natalie says:

    I would love to see this movie with my brother!

  75. LaTanya says:

    my husband

  76. Jennifer Reed says:

    My sons would love to see the movie, Goosebumps, with me.

  77. Michelle C says:

    I would see Goosebumps with my children!

  78. Emily N. says:

    My brother might want to see it with me.

  79. Jen F says:

    My daughter has been asking to watch the Goosebumps movie!

  80. Robin says:

    I want to see the movie with my son.

  81. Lisa V. says:

    I want to see with my grandchild.

  82. Erica B. says:

    My husband would enjoy this.

  83. tina reynolds says:

    I want to see it with my oldest son

  84. Vera says:

    I’d like to see it with my husband and kids.

  85. Kim H says:

    My adult son grew up with goosebumps. Ill take him

  86. Betty C says:

    I’d like to see Goosebumps with my son.

  87. Ingrid Jackson says:

    I would like to see it with my granddaughter.

  88. Rebecca Peters says:

    I want to watch this with my kiddos

  89. Kasey Williams says:

    I would like to see the movie with my 13 year old son who has been asking to see it 🙂

  90. Susan Smith says:

    I would see this movie with my son.

  91. susan smoaks says:

    i would love to see goosebumps with my family, we would enjoy it.

  92. kim keithline says:

    I would love to see Goosebumps with my grandsons

  93. Breanne says:

    I would take my nephew.

  94. shawna says:

    I’d like to watch with my kids and hubby.

  95. Michelle W says:

    I want to see this with my sister, it looks like a fun movie

  96. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would like to see this with my son and daughter.

  97. Mary Cloud says:

    I want to take my two kids to see this movie

  98. Vikki Billings says:

    I want to see the movie with my grandson and granddaughters

  99. Julie Minton says:

    I want to see this movie with my daughter.

  100. clynsg says:

    My grandson–his uncles always loved Goosebumps!

  101. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I really think that my daughter would love this Goosebumps movie!

  102. Christie says:

    I would really like to see goosebumps with my 8 yr old.

  103. heather s says:

    It looks like a fun family movie and my nephew really wants to see it.

  104. Karen Drake says:

    I would like to see it with my Granddaughter.

  105. Kelly D says:

    I want to see Goosebumps with my 2 kids.

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  107. Lisa L says:

    I’d love to see it with my son

  108. Brian E. says:

    Thank You for the giveaway…would go with my daughters i.e. they loved the books !

  109. Christian Alejandro says:

    I would love to watch it with my nephew.

  110. trixx says:

    I’d watch this with my nephew. =)

  111. SAND says:

    I would love to see it with my nephew.

  112. AEKZ2 says:

    I’d like to watch Goosebumps with my husband and children

  113. I want to see it with my grandson Ian. We watch the show together on my computer when he comes over and he reads the books to me.

  114. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    I want to see GooseBumps with my Grand Kids.

  115. Donna Kellogg says:

    I cant wait to see this with my daughter she is gonna fall in love with Goosebumps and the books.

  116. Lily Kwan says:

    my friend

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