Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) - Adventure, Comedy, Family

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Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Ari Sandel
Stars: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 23 out of 123 found boring (18.69%)

One-line Reviews (80)

We have magic mixed with Tesla in this intriguing tale set in Wardenclyffe New York.

Another bland and boring cashgrab .

The villain of this movie, Slappy, was kind of boring at times and didn't really have any scary scenes which was disappointing to see.

It is very engaging and entertaining throughout the whole film.

Every silly cliche and kids-scary-movie ala scooby doo trope was included in a mashup of cheap CGI "monsters".

6/10 - campy & family-friendly horror that is enjoyable and an improvement over its predecessor

Entertaining for kids?

Not when "Sony Pictures," the official propaganda arm of a Japanese Ruling Class still sore about losing a World War Two to the USA which THEY initiated, is allowed to launch one sneak attack--such as HAUNTED HALLOWEEN--after another against unsuspecting American movie-goers.

Even, their mother Kathy played by Wendi McLendon-Covey was dull.

The film is a little boring and slow-paced and doesn't really speed up until an hour into the film, where things start getting a little more interesting.

The acting was wooden , the writing lazy , plot predictable and cliche with only one chuckle for King fans .

However, the originality factor took a little from the adventure I enjoyed in the first installment, primarily at how disjointed this movie felt in integrating all its characters and creatures.

It is a waste of time and money.

Goosebumps 2 is trying to be just as fun as the original movie which it does have some entertaining creativity with the fun monsters.

An entertaining Horror/Comedy by director Ari Sandel.

It really did have a lot to work on, but funny thing is despite all of that it's hugely entertaining!

Led by two very entertaining kids, flanked by the always likeable Wendi McLendon-Covey and less so Ken Jeong the movies cast is a solid one.

Everything is as cliche as the Halloween decorations.

The movie has a good history, but the cast is so bored; Slappy is the best of the movie.

Jack Black's entertaining R.

But, it's entertaining, fun to watch, and something you should definitely watch on Halloween.

Such a step down in this design, Haunted Halloween didn't have quite the spectacular impasses they wanted to bring in, and that left me feeling a little bored in terms of suspense.

The movie kind of dragged on and it was good 45 minutes before anything remotely interesting happens.

The plot was a bit slow and not that suspenseful or exciting.

An enjoyable and festive treat .

Very straightforward, very cliché, and very piecemeal that it feels like an unfinished manuscript.

This movie is so damn cliched and predictable too.

I REALLY loved this movie and highly enjoyable!

The only highlight in this entire cliche-ridden movie is the brief return of Jack Black as R.

Any glowing reviews are written by trolls wanting you to waste your time and money or by the Studio staff .

Slow start, fun for the kids .

I was very wary due to none of the orignal main characters was not in the film, but i was suprised that the film was so good , the story was great film was entertaining, you wont be disappointed .

Bought the dvd and mate this film is amazing how comes all the hate its just as good as the first one tbf I enjoyed it more.

This is a good movie to put on as you do homework, or to have on before you fall asleep.

That's because the rest of the movie was equally uninteresting and left nothing to like or discuss.

Honestly, it was a waste of time for him, especially the past roles he's played that led him to being the legendary comedic actor we know.

L Stine (Jack Black), those two have a lot more personality then the rest of the characters, more funny and exciting and crazy too, even though R.

The family enjoyed it.

The actors at times got on my nerves and frankly Slappy as the main bad guy felt boring and I feel he is being over used.

An entertaining film for the whole family, and it has kid friendly scares just like the first Goosebumps film, and the book series.

Entertaining Horror Comedy .

Goosebumps 2 has such a feelgood fantasy fun mood & tone to it that IT'S so enjoyable & so entertaining.

While the rest of the cast is quite dull with their performances.

Enjoyable and fun.

The first was enjoyable to watch.

More of a kids movie than the first one but enjoyable since it is so filled with the Halloween atmosphere.

Jack Black is in it for the last 5 minutes but is really a waste of time and talent.

So slow, dragged on, and is pointless.

Complete waste of time.

) it ran out of steam a little, I enjoyed it better before it got too wacky!

Worst waste of my time and money .

Taking my (5yr old) daughter to see this film was enjoyable; and even though it is labeled as a family movie, we both found ourselves spooked at times.

Although it isn't quite as good as the first, it is still a fun, enjoyable movie to watch.

(Except for the mom) Well acted, great actors, great visuals, cute jokes at times, bad writing, ruins the first movie (no returning characters or themes, the way the book works is different-no ink and you can read it, he follows the story written instead of his own choice, and that stupid twist at the end), ruins the real story (sloppy never had telekinesis), had to fast forward a lot because of cliche writing and being so bored.

But it is fun and entertaining.

From the get go, you'll be immersed into the adventure at hand, as what can be describes Stranger Things, meets a Disney vibe and is executed well.

So this was just about good, it was a bit too much of a kiddie movie for me but it was cute and very enjoyable and I'm sure they did what they could with it, and as it stands it's a better effort than the first movie was in my humble.

There are many funny set pieces in the movie that children will find very enjoyable.

) it's certainly one of the more entertaining ones.

The acting performances are tedious.

The acting is fine and the Villain is very enjoyable.

Waste of time .

Good Pace: Short and to the point, this movie was a quick, fun adventure that did little to slow the antics down.

The story is as cliche as they come and in turn makes it laughable.

I still think you should still watch it as it is very entertaining and can be funny

Entertaining kids Halloween movie .


Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is a mindless yet entertaining film.

Don't waste your money.

It is an enjoyable and festive treat.

Some wonderful scenes: gummy bears coming to life, merging and absorbing a boy; rubber bats flying off and dive-bombing the citizens of Wardenclyffe; model witches dragging people into the sky.

Waste of time and Money.

First 40 minutes was good then it got a bit boring once it got into the film I enjoyed the first goosebumps more

Just a real waste of time that would have caused you to scream if you would have paid to watch in a theater.

The actors playing the kids do a good job but they're given the most basic of characterizations and conflicts (complete with predictable school bullies).

What I see in Goosebumps 2 - is pretty generic and boring for 2018.

I half fell asleep in the last 20 minutes and this movie seemed to drag and the villain never really had a decent motive.

Overall, en enjoyable film, especially for the fans.

Uninteresting characters Sub par story Meh villain Predictable ending Not worth watching just watch the originals.

It's fast paced, fun and has a lot of Halloween themed action.