AceShowbiz - Sony Pictures has released a new international trailer for its upcoming kid-friendly horror movie "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween". The new teaser dives a bit deeper into its plot than the first trailer, but Jack Black's R.L. Stine is still nowhere to be seen. Instead, fans of the franchise are treated to a big group of new monsters in the clip.
It opens with Sam (Caleel Harris), Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) and his sister Sarah (Madison Iseman) coming home from school. They are greeted by one wacky neighbor (Ken Jeong) who likes to take Halloween a little too seriously. His trees are strung with white-sheeted ghosts and his yard is strewn with tombstones and sarcophagi.
His love for the holiday turns sinister after the two boys opens a manuscript called "Haunted Halloween". By doing that, they unknowingly release Slappy the Dummy who plans to cause a Halloween apocalypse with the help of his monster allies. A bunch of strange creatures then start appearing and run around the town, causing a chaos. But some people apparently still don't realize how dangerous it is.
"Halloween is alive," Sarah tries to warn a teenage boy, who simply replies, "I know. It's my favorite holiday too." And when Wendi McLendon-Covey's character sees the Headless Horseman jaunting around the town, she thinks it's only someone in a costume.
The sequel to "Goosebumps" features one of the series' more notorious villains: Slappy, the evil ventriloquist's dummy who's hell-bent on jump-starting the Halloween apocalypse. Three friends must stop the stuffed adversary before he ruins Halloween for good.
Ari Sandel directs the second installment from a script provided by Rod Lieber. Neal H. Moritz and Deborah Forte are producing, with Timothy M. Bourne and Tania Landau serving as executive producers.
It is set to haunt theaters across the nation on October 12.