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Slappy the Clown Battles ‘Goosebumps’ Cast!

Joining Jack Black and Odeya Rush in Sony’s Goosebumps movie are Prisoners and Let Me In‘s Dylan Minnette, pictured above, Devil’s Knot‘s Amy Ryan, pictured below, and “Workaholics’ ” Jillian Bell, sources tell Bloody Disgusting Friday evening.

Rob Letterman (Gulliver’s Travels, Shark Tale) is directing the adaptation of the R.L. Stine books series in which a young boy moves with his mother and sister to the small town of Greendale, Maryland. There, he meets veteran Young Adult horror author R. L. Stine, played by Jack Black. The infamous Slappy – a demonic ventriloquist’s dummy – comes into play and sets free the many many demons of Stine’s mind. Stine’s niece teams with the boy to put all the evil genies back in the bottle.

Filming is set for both Atlanta and Los Angeles.



  • 321sponge1

    Oh wow that plot is interesting, not sure I can picture it working to be honest especially with jack black playing Stine, but having goosebumps be basically my entire childhood and the reason why I grew to love horror, I really do hope they do a good job on this. Hopefully it captures the fun yet genuinely creepy vibe the books offered. Hopefully they don’t make it super silly and stuff. And hopefully they make a really cool opening credits with the goosebumps theme we all know and love. Okay I’m excited for this haha Am I alone?

    • ThunderDragoon

      You’re not alone! I’m very excited for this. 😀 I’m so happy that the movie is finally happening.

  • Murdock408

    Slappy is a dummy, not a clown. You said so yourself in the article bro lol, change the headline. Very excited for this plot though!

  • Evan3

    While I have absolutely no belief that this will be good, I at least will give the studio/writer credit for going forward with a seemingly bat-shit premise

  • DetectiveHero

    I kind of have low expectations for this, but I really did love these books/tv show. hopefully there’ll be plenty of good cameos. Slappy absolutely terrified me when I was little.

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