Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Reviews

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November 27, 2018
As the monsters proliferate, the film grows increasingly disinterested in character. Instead, like too many kid-oriented Halloween movies, it becomes infatuated with a sort of candy-colored, barely controlled chaos.
November 4, 2018
There are some neat, inventive scares in this cheeky, far-superior sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2018
There are flashes of inspiration sprinkled throughout Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween, but most of my enjoyment came as a result of my own passions and not anything the movie was doing especially well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 28, 2018
The film motors along nicely with some mild scares carefully placed along the way, and the barest thread of a storyline makes for an effortless watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 27, 2018
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween does have a fair amount of bite for a PG-rated horror film, but the plot mechanics never quite come together, and it is also fairly predictable.
October 26, 2018
In this competent, but very inferior sequel, the Amblin touch is still there as in the first, reinforced with echoes of 'Stranger Things.' [Full Review in Spanish]
October 26, 2018
A film with a simple argument that prescribes to a great extent of digital images. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 26, 2018
For the Halloween season, this is a legitimately fun movie outing for kids, but not that much for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 26, 2018
It's an SFX driven film and the character effects are imaginatively done to say the least. However, the film suffers when it comes to the plot and the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 26, 2018
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween will amuse young kids, but overall it isn't as lively or exciting as its predecessor, and less screentime for Jack Black is a bummer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2018
This lacklustre sequel to the 2015 hit Goosebumps hardly has enough jokes to qualify as a comedy, which leaves it stranded in the netherworld of near-horror, aimed at children supposedly not yet ready for the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 22, 2018
It lacks the genuinely creepy edge of the original.
October 22, 2018
Enlarged and animated gummy bears are the most memorable of the story's monsters, and they are apt symbols of a movie that offers basic cinematic confectionery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 22, 2018
It's likeable, lightweight fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2018
Spooky fun with a side-order of Gremlins-esque nostalgic charm is let loose by this effective slab of entertainment for younger (but not too young) viewers. Job well done.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2018
The film fulfills its purpose for those to whom it is directed, the child audience. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 21, 2018
It's just a disappointing, half baked follow up that could have aimed higher.
October 19, 2018
It just feels like Sony really wanted to get a sequel out, rushing a lot of elements and making the end product feel disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 19, 2018
It's effectively a horror film for robust youngsters, and quite nicely done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 19, 2018
Fails to capture the same energetic spark of the predecessor, but it's an enjoyable family horror film fit for the season nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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