I used to be utterly terrified of this series when I was a child, and I quite like that this film (and the likely sequel) will continue to scare children. Albeit with a lot of help from our good friend CGI.
Dylan Minnette plays a great lead in what could have been an awful film but actually turned out much better than expect! It has a really clever story that was centred around R L Stine (Jack Black) the author of the Goosebump books and all his characters come to life when the creepy ventriloquist doll takes over the town. With a slight twist in the story towards the end which will pull on some heart strings in the audience, it’s a good old fashioned family adventure film.
I would have liked it even more if it didn’t involve a horrendous clown.