PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.
The real R.L. Stine has a son named Matthew.
You're him aren't you? You're R.L.Stine.
R.L. Stine: R, L, who? I don't know who that is.
Zach Cooper: Oh really? Just as well cause his books suck.
Hannah: What are you doing?
Zach Cooper: I can't decide which I hate more, 'Monster Blood' or 'Go Eat Worms'
Champ: I'm so confused
Zach Cooper: You see the endings ...
When Zach first enters Stine's Basement he is scared by a cuckoo. The cuckoo cuckoos four times but the hands on the clock show 2 o'clock. In R. L. Stine's 'The Cuckoo Clock of Doom', main character Michael Webster travels back in time and messes up the space-time continuum.
Tim Jacobus's Goosebumps cover artwork is used in the ending credits.
The Blu-Ray included an alternate opening. In this scene, two movers ([[Kumail Nanjiani]] and [[Luka Jones]]) from the moving company "Bannerman & Sons" look in the trunk of their moving truck to investigate a sound. When they find Slappy, one of them quotes "It's just a ventriloquist's dummy." Slappy then moves and quotes "Who are you calling dummy....Dummy." The two men scream as the trunk closes.
$23,618,556 (USA) (16 October 2015)