Beware, you’re in for a scare.
OK, maybe scare is the wrong word. But you’re definitely about to feel nostalgic. The official website for the upcoming Goosebumps movie has released a series of photos depicting a wide array of recognizable ghoulish creatures and eerie monsters that will appear in the film. Die hard fans will be pleased to know that Slappy – the ventriloquist dummy from hell – made the cut. But will he be the same doll you remember from the books in the 90s? We’ve taken each character and matched them up against their corresponding book covers to see if the directors are doing the series justice. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Stills from the new Goosebumps flick are taking us back to the ’90s
The Scarecrow walks at midnightThe farmer tried to warn them: The scarecrow walks at midnight. It's just too bad those kids never listened. The scarecrow set to appear in the upcoming movie may not be identical to its paper-bound counterpart, but those half-sewn eyes are straight-up chilling. We approve! Goosebumps-movie.com
The curse of the mummy's tombThere are a few different books themed around mummies in the Goosebumps series, but we're assuming the movie will feature the one from the classic "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb." As far as the character's look goes, we think they did an OK job (the book's cover didn't exactly give them much to work with). The bandages should be messier, and some glowing, red eyes would've helped too. Goosebumps-movie.com
Night of the Living DummyMinus the fact that they didn't get his eye colour right, Slappy looks just as menacing as we hoped. After all, that crafty, shifty-eyed little freak still gives us nightmares to this day. Does anyone remember the part where he almost beat up those two parents with a guitar? *Cringe* Goosebumps-movie.com
Attack of the Graveyard ghoulsThey left his eyes in their sockets? How disappointing. The disgustingly decomposed zombies featured in the book are worthy of something better than a man who looks like he just fell into a pile of flour. We'll give this ONE thumb up. Goosebumps-movie.com
The Haunted MaskWe're not totally sure if we got this one right, as the images released don't actually specify what book they're from. But this man looks an awful lot like the girl did in the Goosebumps television episode where she puts on the haunted mask, only to later discover it merged with her body (and took over her soul). This was, by far, one of the creepiest episodes in the series. Goosebumps-movie.com
Trapped in the Circus of FearEveryone fears the clown, but we've definitely seen more terrifying variations than this. Nonetheless, they did a pretty good job of replicating what was on the book's cover. Hopefully we'll be seeing scenes of high-flying horror throughout the film. Goosebumps-movie.com
A night in terror towerWhen you're visiting a tower that's known to have once been a torture chamber, you're pretty much asking to be haunted. But most of us wouldn't expect to be thrown back in a timewarp and revisit the time when the building was actually used for that purpose. That's why we love our Goosebumps books. We'd be pretty scared of this guy if he was charging us with an axe.Goosebumps-movie.com
Attack of the Jack-o'-lanternsTrick or treat...forever! It sounds like any kid's dream, but R.L. Stine's rendition showed it for the nightmare it really is. This is our favourite character rendition on the list. Goosebumps-movie.com