The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ 'Goosebumps' reveals its monsters!

Honey Buzz ~ 'Goosebumps' reveals its monsters!

So, last week while I was buried in writing a book of my own, new images from the Goosebumps movie were released, and while I'm trying to be nostalgic about it, and was an avid reader and collector of the entire series, I can't say I'm all that excited for a film version. The Goosebumps books and subsequent TV show were for kids, and the film is decidedly YA as well, which is fine because I'm all for bringing new young genre fans into the fold.

The story (which I also didn't know until just now) is as follows: All the Goosebumps monsters are real and R.L. Stine (Jack Black) is the hero who keeps the world safe by keeping them locked away safely in his books. But when Zach accidentally lets them loose, he must team up with Stine and his niece to put them back.

The Goosebumps monsters are all based on familiar horror archetypes and stereotypes (hello, Gypsies), as you can see from the photos below, but some of them also correspond to characters from the novels. The ventriloquist dummy from Night of the Living Dummy makes me long for the arthouse brilliance of James Wan's Dead Silence (yes, that was sarcasm) the pumpkinhead from Attack of the Jack O’Lanterns looks like Sam from Trick R Treat, the mummy from The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, the scarecrow from The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, the executioner from A Night in Terror Tower, and so on...and as per usual, a clown with bad makeup also makes the cut.

Goosebumps opens August 7, 2015

Hey man, he's just doing his job.

Why does there always have to be a clown?

A Gypsy with no eyebrow game

I'm a sucker for a good mummy.

Pirates aren't scary.

SAM! Oh wait...awkward.

Scarecrows are scary, he can stay.

Makeup looks good. He can stay.