Parents' Guide to


By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.

Movie PG 2015 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 34 parent reviews

age 12+

More language than what's noted

The review says "butt" and "shut up".. but they forgot to include the words "damn" "oh my god" and "hell" used out of context more than once.

This title has:

Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Partial nudity in a kids movie??

My son found it a little scary but not overly so. I mainly did not like that it was not disclosed in the rating that there is partial nudity. There is a topless nude statue in the graveyard while the boy and girl are talking right next to it. I was surprised that other parents did not mention this. My son luckily is too young to have noticed but I do not feel this is appropriate for young kids, even if it's on a statue! It was shown several times, front and side view, nipples erect and everything. Not ok.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (34):
Kids say (91):

Fans of Stine's books may or may not find something to enjoy here, since the movie is less intent on being scary than on loud action, special effects, goofy humor, and a tentative teen romance. Director Rob Letterman previously made the critically slammed Gulliver's Travels -- also starring Black -- and Goosebumps brings that same kind broad, lowbrow approach to the beloved middle-grade books series.

It's all rather graceless, and yet it has a certain kind of good cheer. It harks back to a time when horror fans simply loved monsters and took pride in not being afraid of them. The movie parades an endless, imaginative array of monsters and allows viewers to make their own connections. Black is also used well -- he's more or less restrained in his role (but still funny) -- and the younger actors are likewise likable.

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