– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Growing up one of my favorite series to read was Goosebumps by R. L. Stine. They had a great variety of stories that always entertained me, in which kids found themselves in scary situations. The original series which was published by Scholastic Publishing and had 62 books that were released from 1992-1997. In October of 1995 Protocol Entertainment with Scholastic Productions produced a television series that ran for three season on the Fox network. The series which was based on the original titles and was the number one rated children’s TV show for three years in the US. Fast forward some twenty years to October of 2015, Sony Pictures released the film Goosebumps starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush and Ryan Lee. In this big screen adaptation, a group of teenagers have to save their town from the monsters of R. L. Stine’s stories when they are accidentally set free. Overall the film did pretty good, grossing $156.7 million and hitting the number one on sales charts when it hit stores.

Due to this success, Sony Pictures is moving ahead with a sequel. Thanks to comingsoon.net we have a promo image and title for the film. The sequel to the Goosebumps film will be called Goosebumps: Horrorland and it set to be released on September 21, 2018. Goosebumps: Horrorland will welcome back director Rob Letterman. Also returning will be screenwriter Darren Lemke and producers Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz. Jack Black is expected to come back to the film as well. Horrorland was introduced to Goosebumps in the sixteenth book called One Day at Horrorland and was later adapted for the television show in a two part episode during their run on Fox. If you are interested in checking it out, it should still be available on Netflix. Horrorland was also adapted into its own series in 2008 with 19 books where a variety of monsters and horrors from the Goosebumps series make  an appearance. I would think that the writers would be using this series to write out a script for the film, because there is no way that Slappy does not return for the sequel. 

Being that Horrorland was one of my favorite parts of the Goosebumps series, I am interested to see what they come up with. The film got my daughter interested in the original series as well as the books, so I guess it’s doing it’s job. What are your thoughts on the announcement? Are you interested in another Goosebumps movie, or do you think that the one film was enough? Chime in below!

Goosebumps: Horrorland is set to hit theaters September 21st, 2018.


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Source: comingsoon.net

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.