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.
Upon seeing the giant preying mantis, R.L. Stine worriedly claims he doesn't remember writing about it in one of his books. The book the giant mantis appears in is "A Shocker on Shock Street". Ironically, the book refers to "Shock Street" as a series of movies ala "Elm Street".
So, why'd you move to Madison?
Zach Cooper: Well, my mom said to me: "Zach, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?" And I said: "Can we *please* move to Madison, Delaware? That'd be my dream."
Hannah: Are you always this sarcastic?
Zach Cooper: "Always," that's ...
RL Stine's Jeep Grand Wagoneer's fog/driving lights turn on and off while the giant praying mantis is chasing it.
Tim Jacobus's Goosebumps cover artwork is used in the ending credits.
The theatrical version of the film is missing one scene of violence: a shot of the lawn gnomes throwing a knife in the kitchen. This scene is present on the Blu-ray release of the film, and may be the scene that the BBFC required cut.
$23,618,556 (USA) (16 October 2015)
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