Jack Black’s ‘Goosebumps’ Movie Sounds Very Meta

Fans of R.L. Stine’s children’s horror novel series Goosebumps have likely been wondering just how an upcoming movie adaptation could fit in so many unrelated storylines. As SlashFilm notes, it’s decided to just go meta. According to the official synopsis, the movie will follow a teenager named Zach who befriends the daughter (Hannah) of the author R.L. Stine (played by Jack Black):

It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

If Stine’s creepy puppets and basement dwelling monsters are as terrifying as our eight-year-old selves remember, than this may very well be the scariest movie of all time …

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