So apparently Rob Letterman, director of Monsters vs. Aliens, is in talks to direct Goosebumps: The Movie.
And that’s fine, whatever. The part that I’m stoked about? THERE IS GOING TO BE A GOOSEBUMPS: THE MOVIE.
Maybe it’s because I’m an uncultured heathen, but Goosebumps was one of my favorite book series growing up. I read all 3,000 installments, and found the mix of humor, horror, and tension to always be engaging. R.L. Stine is my homeboy, and often find myself wondering what ever happened to him as I stare at his framed photo covered in rose petals and candle wax.
My question is what are they going to do for plot? Sequels within the Goosebumps universe were rare, and to my knowledge, none of the stories really ever crossed over in any meaningful way (at all?) Would it be a collection of short vignettes, sort of like VHS or a disconnected Trick or Treat? Or will they simply follow the plot of one of their more popular story lines? Which would you like to see converted to the big screen? My votes are “Welcome to Camp Nightmare,” “Night of the Living Dummy,” “Cuckoo Clock of Doom,” and “Beast from the East.”
Let’s just hope it’s better than the television show…