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Goosebumps 2! Most of us grew up reading the Goosebumps books, sharing them with our kids or even watching the series on TV. Our kids loved the books and the movie even more! Now on DVD and Blu-ray Sony Pictures Entertainment has released Goosebumps 2. Slappy the devious ventriloquist dummy returns to run amuck, in this second installment of the family-friendly franchise based on R.L. Stine's beloved book series.
Our fourteen year old daughter's take on the movie "This movie was really cool! I loved how there were so many new mysteries in it. It was so awesome to watch it and it was also really funny. I loved the actors too! They were perfect for the roles. It was overall such an amazing movie and I had a blast watching it!"
The Goosebumps 2 Blu-ray/DVD Digital bonus features include a gag reel full of hilarious hijinks, three all new deleted scenes and five featurettes. Between the chills, thrills and goosebumps, watch the cast get a case of the giggles in the "Gag Reel." Dive deep in "Thrills & Chills - The Making of Goosebumps 2" with Madison Iseman, along with behind the scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew. "Meet the Monsters" (our fav) gives fans a sneak peek of how the scary creatures were brought to life. And get ready to sing along with three hilarious "Slappy-oke" songs. Who knew dummies could sing!?
Be careful what you wish for. With their after school junk business, best friends Sonny and Sam hope to find treasure in other people’s trash. But when cleaning out the old Stine house, they open a locked book that frees a supernatural nightmare- Slappy! Now, with the help of Sonny’s sister Sarah, they’re in a race against time to get the sinister dummy and all the creatures he’s brought to life back into the pages before he unleashes total pandemonium!
Based on the beloved Scholastic book series by R.L Stine, GOOSEBUMPS 2 was directed by Academy Award®-winner Ari Sandel (2005, Best Short Film-Live Action, West Bank Story) from a story by Rob Lieber and Darren Lemke and screenplay by Lieber. The film is produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz and is executive produced by Timothy M. Bourne and Tania Landau. GOOSEBUMPS 2 is a Columbia Pictures, Scholastic Entertainment Inc./Silvertongue Films, Inc and Original Film production.
Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
§ Gag Reel
§ Three Deleted Scenes:
§ Five Featurettes
o “Thrills & Chills – The Making of Goosebumps 2”
o “Meet The Monsters”
o “Science With Slappy”
o “Junk Brothers – Call Now”
o “Slappy's Audition”
§ Three Slappy-Oke Sing Alongs
GOOSEBUMPS 2 has a run time of approximately 120 minutes and is rated PG for scary creature action and images, some thematic elements, rude humor and language.