Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Script

[♪♪♪]


SARAH: Fear.

Fear is something that everyone experiences.

Fear is a feeling that we all know.

For me, a fear that shaped my life was...

[SIGHS]

God, that sucks.

[KEYBOARD CLACKING]

[SIGHS]

"Recount a time when you faced a fear, challenge or failure.

How did it define you, or how did you overcome it?"

[♪♪♪]

[RATTLING]

Hello?

Hello?

[ROARS] [YELPS]

[LAUGHING]

Tyler? What are you doing?

Are you crazy? My mom is gonna hear you.

You see this mask?

Got it on sale.

Very scary.

Sorry. I was in the neighborhood.

I texted you like 10 times. I told you my phone's off.

If I miss this deadline, I don't get into Columbia.

You'll be here with me the next four years.

Consider me your safety school. Close by, good parties...

Oh, really. Do you also offer a creative-writing program?

Oh, I'm super creative. Look, I got you a care package.

Pringles. And a little bit of Red Bull. Heh.

Thank you. You're welcome.

[DOOR OPENS]

You are so busted.

So, so busted. I've got it.

Mom, this is not what it looks like.

KATHY: No, I know what it is. I heard the entire thing.

Do people not whisper anymore?

"Hey, I brought Pringles and Red Bull."

"You better be quiet 'cause my mom will hear us."

[KATHY STAMPS FEET]

Tyler, go home.

Okay. Uh, just to clarify, do you mean back out the window or out the front?

Okay, I'll use the window.

Sorry, Sarah, I'll see you tomorrow.

Ooh! I'm good.

Ah! Still good!

Go to bed. Mom, I can explain.

We'll discuss this in the morning.

Sam is gonna love this. You go to bed too.

What'd I do? I don't need a wingman.

Okay. Going to bed. Hmph.

[DOOR CLOSES]

[♪♪♪]

Ow.

You need to stop electrocuting yourself and eat your breakfast. Mom, this is due tomorrow, and it's worth 50 percent of my grade.

How about you eat 50 percent of your eggs?

[POWER WHINES]

Sonny, seriously?

Sorry. I'm getting close.

[DOORBELL RINGING]

Coming.

Coming!

Morning, Ms. Quinn.

Good morning, Sam. How you doing?

MAN: Kathy! Thank you for taking Sam.

We'll be back in three days. We owe you.

You definitely do.

[HORN HONKS] [CHUCKLING]

Sonny! Grab your backpack.

Sarah, let's go! I've got an errand to run on the way to school. SARAH: Coming!

My condolences on your bust last night.

Good thing I'm here, in case any other dudes try to climb through your window.

Sonny. I'm gonna kill you.

Kill him in the car. Okay? Go, go, go.

♪ Halloween with pumpkins And mice ♪

♪ Halloween, it's so nice ♪

♪ Halloween ♪ Faster, faster. ♪ With pumpkins and mice ♪ Hey, Kathy. Hey, kids. Heh, heh.

Mr. Chu.

Wow, you practically got a theme park here.

Check this out.

[WHIRRING]

Oh, my... Oh! Whoa!

[CHUCKLING] It's like being in the movies!

I'm gonna have these puppies up and running in no time.

You know, for the kids.

Ha-ha-ha. Okay. All right. Bye.

He doesn't actually have kids, does he?

No, he does not.

Ooh!

[♪♪♪]

All right, everybody, let's make this quick.

You can each pick out a pumpkin to carve if you want to, but meet me at the register in five minutes, all right? Okay.

Alrighty.

Right here? Really?

Yes, here. Everywhere. It's called marketing.

Anything you wanna say to me?

Mom... Mom, I was working all night. I swear.

I swear, Tyler just snuck over and...

I've just been so stuck on this essay...

You're a great writer. You always have been.

When you have to sum up your whole life in one essay, it all just sounds so... unimpressive.

Honey. I think you're very impressive and very capable.

You do?

Thank you.

I do.

Which is why I need you to watch Sonny and Sam this week while I'm working doubles.

Mom! No! My essay is due Friday.

Sonny's bigger than me. He doesn't need a babysitter.

Ha, ha. Have you seen what he blows up when he's supervised?

Hon, I know you're focused on getting out of here.

But if I don't cover these shifts at work, I could lose my job.

I need to know I can count on you.

Okay. Fine.

Really? Yes, really.

Well, you have earned yourself some corn cushions, little lady.

Really? Mom.

[BEEPS]

You're looking real nice today.

Thank you. Heh, heh. Blue is very in this year.

I see you got the memo. I guess we're in the know.

[BOTH CHUCKLE]

Okay. Hey, you know, the adult diapers are 2-for-1 if you wanna grab another.

I just need one today. Okay. All right.

I don't need them. They're for the nursing home where I work. Of course.

I... I don't... Heh, heh. Hey, no judgment.

Um, okay. Heh, heh. I use a toilet. Heh, heh.

All right. Well, hopefully, I'll, uh, see you around soon.

Yeah. Yeah. Thanks for checking me out.

Ringing up my purchases. You know.

Yes. Yeah. Well, both.

Yeah. Heh. I'll just get my diapers and go.

Yeah.

Happy Halloween!

[SCHOOL BELL RINGS]

[PEOPLE CHATTERING INDISTINCTLY]

BOY: Yeah, I can help you.

GIRL: Hey, wait up!

[GIRLS GIGGLING] [BOYS LAUGHING]

Oh, dude, science fair sign-ups.

If I can just get my Tesla Tower to work, easily win. It'd be so cool.

What do you mean? You're already cool.

We are treasure hunters. People respect us around here.

[LAUGHING]

Ew. TOMMY: Hey, Junk Bros.

SAM: Spit wads? What are you, 9?

What'd you say?

[WHISPERING] Sam, what are you doing?

I got this.

You know, we were gonna TP Principal Harrison's house tomorrow night.

But now, I think I'm just gonna spend the whole night chasing you guys around.

Hey. Boys, move it or you're tardy.

Of course, Ms. Hoover.

I was just extolling to my good friends Sam and Sonny my deep love for homework and all things learning.

Get to class.

Yeah.

What a jerk.

I'd like to check this book out, please.

And you are...?

Tyler Mitchell.

Okay, Tyler Mitchell.

Oh. Yeah, you have four books you haven't returned since sophomore year.

And your account is frozen.

Damn.

It's gonna cost 40 bucks to unfreeze it.

I just spent it on tickets for us to see DJ Bisky at the Den tonight.

You have to come. You can't say no.

My way of saying sorry for getting you busted.

I-I can't. My mom is making me watch my stupid brother all week and his friend...

Come on. Don't wait for college to start having fun.

Show starts at 8.

Get your brother a babysitter.

[♪♪♪]

Okay. Sam, what do you think?

Nice. Looks just like you.

[CELL PHONE CHIMING]

Hello.

Yeah. Yeah, you're speaking to a Junk Brother.

Yes, ma'am. This afternoon?

Let me check with my associate.

Hang up on her. This is our opportunity.

We're too busy. Stop it. We're doing this.

I have my Tesla Tower project, I have algebra. No way.

Fine, fine, fine! Whatever. Sam.

All right. Fine.

You are in luck. Yeah, we can squeeze you in.

24 Ashley Lane?

No, no problem. No problem.

Yeah. Fear not, ma'am. Junk is our middle name.

[PHONE BEEPS]

"Junk is our..."? Do you even hear yourself?

Get your shoes on. It's time to get rich!

I already have my shoes on.

[♪♪♪]


I guess this is it. 24 Ashley Lane.

Twenty-four is the number of people murdered here.

All right, Sonny.

Let's do this.

[CROW CAWING]

Hey. I don't like the way those things are looking at us.

We're treasure hunters, Sonny, remember. Come on.

[DOOR CREAKS]

Hello?

SONNY: Some treasure.

This place is definitely haunted.

Dude, there's more stuff over here. Come on.

This room's even worse.

Come on, Sonny, it's not that bad.

There is nothing to be afraid of.

[BOTH YELL]

[CLEARS THROAT]

SAM: Who stuffs a cat?

How much are they paying us for this?

[GRUNTS]

Can't believe you said we'd work for free.

Not for free. The lady said we could keep any junk we don't throw away.

Some of that stuff can have monetary value.

You know what else has monetary value, Sam?

Actual money. Just start cleaning. Come on.

Found some more stuff in the attic.

SAM: Okay, what do we got? Maybe this is worth something.

It's stuck.

[GRUNTING]

[♪♪♪]

Dude, I think we just found a treasure chest!

Go get it. Jackpot!

This is amazing. It's like a whole room in here.

I told you. We come here, we find treasure.

Help me with this. I bet this thing is filled with gold and diamonds and Bitcoins.

Uh, you know Bitcoins are cryptocurrency, right?

It's not real coins, it's virtual coins.

It's really cool. It starts with a process called mining...

Stop being a nerd for a second and help.

Yeah, sorry. Thank you. Here.

All right. You ready? Three, two, and...

What?

It's locked.

Who would lock a book?

Here's a key.

[BOTH COUGH]

Oh, man.

[GROANS] [SIGHS]

SAM: Well, what's in it?

Nothing. It's just a beat-up old book.

Doesn't have a title page.

So much for treasure. Well, look.

We still have all this stuff. This is a good haul.

Just grab the book anyway.

It's gotta be worth something. Yeah.

[GASPS]

[♪♪♪]

Sam. Sam, turn around.

[GASPS]

SAM: Where did that come from?

"My name is Slappy. What's yours?"

Wait, I think it says something on the back.

SONNY: "Karru marri odonna loma molonu karrano."

He's so creepy.

It's kind of like he's alive.

I don't think anything's been alive in this house since that cat.

I mean, look at this place.

But I'm alive now! Aah!

Oh, Sonny, just give me a kiss. Just one smooch.

That's not funny. Yes, it is. It's hilarious.

It's a business. We're running a business.

Take this more seriously.

It's too easy, Sonny. Come on, man.

Hey, I'm taking him.

SONNY: Don't know why you took that thing.

What do you mean? He's awesome. Whatever.

TOMMY: Hey, it's the Junk Sisters!

Oh, great.

Well, at least we know our marketing's working.

No teacher around to save you now.

Hey, are you wearing my old sweater from my grandma's yard sale?

[ALL LAUGH]

Leave us alone.

Okay.

Give me back my sweater and I'll let you go.

Really?

Unless you want your face punched.

[SIGHING] Whatever.

And your box.

Fine. Just take it.

Yo, what we got?

What's this? Let's see. Old radio.

BOY 1: Is that a ruler? BOY 2: That's a dog toy.

A stupid book.

Wow.

Great business you guys are running.

Heh. Your turn.

No. No, I'm not giving you my box.

Sam, just give it to him. I like my face unpunched.

No way. We worked for this stuff.

Hey, Tommy! TOMMY: Oh!

Look at that. Tommy, give him back!

Want your doll? You dress him up when you get home?

SAM: Tommy, this isn't funny.

SONNY: Sam...

What the...?

[SAM & SONNY LAUGH]

What is going on?

BOY 1: Tommy, pull up your pants!

They're stuck.

Thank you very much. Sonny, we need to go!

Go! Go! Go! No, don't touch my underwear! God! Stop!

No! Go get them! No! Go get them!

Go! Okay, okay, okay!

[♪♪♪]

Better pedal faster!

Oh, no.

Come on, don't make it easy for us!

We need to go!

We're gonna get you, man!

They're gaining on us!

Faster!

[ALL GRUNT]

[ALL GROANING]

What just happened? I have no idea.

Get back here, you two!

Ah. Why does this keep happening?

Sarah! You won't believe what happened.

You are never going to believe this.

We were in this crazy, abandoned, creepy house and found this fireplace, which had a cat on it I twisted.

It went to a secret compartment that opened.

Then there was a treasure chest.

Okay, but long story short, we found... this guy!

Th-this guy.

This... guy.

Wow. It's like you're actively trying not to be cool.

Here. Mom specifically said you should fold the laundry.

I'll be in my room if you need me, but do not need me.

Hey, Sarah?

This specifically says you are supposed to fold the laundry.

[DOOR CLOSES]

Sarah.

[POP MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS]

[KEYBOARD CLACKING]

[CELL PHONE CHIMES]

♪ I spend all the time Waiting at night for you ♪ What am I doing?

SONNY: We already banned jumping.

SAM: I banned sucking, yet here you are. Now, come on.

Hey! Yes!

Yes!

It's 4 to 1. Why are you celebrating?

Scoring is a reason for celebration.

SARAH: Bye, I'm leaving!

Where you going? Out. I'll be back by 10.

If Mom calls, tell her I'm in the shower.

You were gonna help me with my science presentation.

There's two dummies on the couch.

Practice on one of them.

Ouch.

[PEOPLE CHATTERING INDISTINCTLY]

[DANCE MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS]

[SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY]


Tyler!

[DANCE MUSIC FADES INTO BACKGROUND]

[♪♪♪]

[SIGHS]

[ENGINE STARTS]

SAM: All right, there we go.

Okay. And...

Sergeant, your orders are to guard this porch.

It was more than a hundred years ago when Nikola Tesla first lit up the sky over Wardenclyffe, New York.

Tesla wanted to create a world where anything could be transmitted through giant electric towers:

Power, sound, maybe even brain waves.

It was like the original Wi-Fi.

But suddenly and mysteriously, he shut down his lab in 1908.

His tower never lit up the sky again.

Until... today!

May I have a volunteer?

You, sir, in the gray suit.

Hold this and prepare to be amazed.

I present to you all:

Tesla!

[POWER WHINES]

[SIGHS]

Don't give me that look.

I'm trying to bring back your tower.

[♪♪♪]

SLAPPY: Bravo.

I, for one, think it's an electrifying presentation.

[CACKLES]

Sam. I'm not gonna fall for that again.

Ha-ha-ha. Very funny.

It's like a microphone?

You're talking through your cell phone or something?

Sam. Sam, it's a stupid prank.

You ever heard of personal space? Mm!

[GRUNTS]

How are you talking to me right now?

You brought me to life. Don't you remember, Sonny?

Sam? SAM: What?

What's the problem?

Just come up here. Please.

Dude, I told you, I don't care about Tesla.

Right now, Sam. SAM: Fine!

I've always wanted a brother.

Please don't try to educate me on Tesla.

Hello, Sam. Thank you for saving me from that moron today.

Oh, he's battery-operated.

[WHISPERING] No, no, no. Sam, Sam, he's alive.

SLAPPY: Sorry for what happened with Tommy.

I guess you could say he got hosed.

[CACKLES]

That was you? SLAPPY: Yep.

And now that we're family, we can be brothers!

I think I'd make a great Junk Brother.

Right. Just a sec. Sidebar.

Are we losing our minds?

I don't think we can at the same time.

Okay, but just to clarify, we're talking to a puppet right now.

Yeah.

Maybe he's alive.

Of course I'm alive! Heh-heh-heh.

And I can make all your problems go away.

Didn't your sister tell you to fold the laundry?

There. Now you have time to do your homework.

Oh, what's that? You don't want to do your homework?

That's okay. I just did it for you.

[♪♪♪]

You know algebra?

A squared plus B squared equals of course! Heh, heh.

This is amazing. It's all correct.

So you can change all of our grades.

I can only change the things right in front of me.

But whatever I see, I can bring to life.

Karru marri odonna loma molonu karrano.

ANNOUNCER: Round one. Fight!

[BOTH SHOUTING IN JAPANESE]

[BOTH GRUNTING]

SONNY: That is awesome.

I will never question picking up junk again.

Wait until Mom and Sarah find out.

[GROANS]

SLAPPY: Slow your roll there, kid.

Let's just keep this our little secret for now.

Give me a chance to win them over first.

[CACKLES]

[CAR NOISES PLAYING OVER TV]

SLAPPY: Ah, you're terrible at this. Heh-heh-heh.

I'm literally crushing you right now.

Can't believe you're losing to a puppet.

Right. And I'm not even using my magical powers.

Heh. Hm? [DOOR SLAMS]

Back so soon?

Don't ask. SONNY: Are you okay?

What happened? What happened?

Well, turns out the guy I liked is a total scumbag.

Mom expects me to run this entire house by myself.

And if I don't figure out this essay by Friday, I'm never getting out of this town. So no, I'm not okay.

Why are you guys acting so weird?

Us? Nothing.

SAM: No reason at all. Mm-hm.

I'm working on my science project.

We're just playing video games. Just us two.

Nobody else. SONNY: Mm-hm.

I'm going to bed.

Good night.

[♪♪♪]

Who just said that?

Me! Sam.

[IN RASPY VOICE] Good night.

SONNY: It's a new thing we're doing.

[IN RASPY VOICE] Good night. Good night.

Hit the hay. SONNY: Good night, Sarah.

Night-night.

[NORMALLY] That is not cool, Slappy.

[CHUCKLES]

[♪♪♪]

[ELECTRICITY CRACKLING]


[PEOPLE CHATTERING INDISTINCTLY]

What the hell?

Ugh. God, they are such tools. TYLER: Boo!

[GASPS, THEN CHUCKLES]

Missed you at the show last night.

Bet you did. You have fun?

It was okay. A bunch of us just hanging out.

Totally casual.

Right.

What's with the dummy? Oh, him?

We were just hanging out.

Totally casual.

[♪♪♪]

[LOCK CLICKS]

Fly, little ghost.

Hey, whoever that is, can you toss me up some more string?

SLAPPY: Sure.

[SCOFFS]

Okay.

That's hilarious.

Sarah?

[SLAPPY CLEARS THROAT]

Oh! Hey, hey, hey, not funny, not funny.

Sarah, stop fooling around.

I'd say you're the one fooling around.

How are you talking?

I love the theater.

I always bring down the house.

[CACKLES]

Wait, no! What are you doing? What are you doing?

Tell me, Tyler.

What does it say on that top step?

Uh... It's not a step?

Maybe you'll remember that the next time you step out of line with my sister.

[YELLS, THEN GROANS]

It was a puppet, man. It was a puppet.

It had these supernatural powers.

He could move things with his mind.

I swear.

She knows! Ask her. It was in her locker.

Please tell him real quick. Sarah, tell him!

It's just the meds kicking in, sir.

Last guy said he saw a dragon.

It wasn't a dragon. It was a puppet.

[♪♪♪]

[SCHOOL BELL RINGING]

[PEOPLE CHATTERING INDISTINCTLY]

Nikola Tesla constructed this tower right here in Wardenclyffe, New York to beam bolts of electricity across the world.

And today... we are going to beam bolts of electricity across this classroom.

Someone beam me out of this classroom.

[STUDENTS CHUCKLE]

May I have a volunteer?

You, ma'am, in the pink sweater.

Hold that and prepare to be amazed.

Behold:

The power of Tesla.

[♪♪♪]

[ELECTRICITY CRACKLING]

Mr. Quinn, unplug that now!

[SHRIEKS]

[STUDENTS CLAMORING]

[POWER WHINES]

BOY: That was awesome!

And that was my presentation on Nikola Tesla.

Any...? Any questions?

Today's picture day!

[FIRE ALARM RINGING]

This is not good. I'm so busted.

Oh, great, the fire department's here?

They're definitely gonna make you repeat a grade.

Please tell me you guys had nothing to do with this.

Sonny blew up the science wing. It was so cool.

It was an accident.

What are you doing here?

Tyler Mitchell just got loaded into an ambulance.

He said the dummy you guys put in my backpack attacked him with supernatural powers.

We didn't put Slappy in your backpack.

[♪♪♪]

Get in.

SARAH: You're telling me that you discovered a walking, talking dummy and you didn't tell me?

He seemed like a nice guy at the start.

He had great manners. He told us to keep it a secret.

A, I'm your sister.

And B, as a general rule, when an animated doll tells you to keep secrets, that's a red flag.

He's not just some doll.

He's got powers. He can move stuff with his mind.

You guys, this is insane.

I mean, why would he go after Tyler?

Maybe he heard you complaining about him last night.

Great. What else did I complain about?

Mom.

[♪♪♪]

Hey, kids, you wanna see the mummies come to life?

Sorry, Mr. Chu! Don't have time to talk now!

Your loss!

[MUMMY LAUGHS]

Mom! Ms. Quinn!

[KATHY LAUGHS]

Hey. You didn't tell me you got a ventriloquist dummy. How fun!

He was sitting at the table like a little person.

"Hi, kids. My name is Bobo.

And I like listening to Mom." Heh, heh.

Mom, his name is Slappy, and I would not do that if I were you.

Slappy. That's a ridiculous name.

No, no. His name is Bobo.

Mom, you don't understand. Ms. Quinn, he's alive.

I think these guys are trying to play some sort of a Halloween prank on us, but I'm not buying it. Are you? No.

[PHONE RINGING]

Oh, let me get that. But nice try. Very creative.

Stay right there. Don't go anywhere.

[♪♪♪]

Hi, kids. Good day at school?

Oh, my God. He sounds even creepier than he looks.

Ha-ha-ha. We're gonna be such a happy family.

You're not our family.

Do it, Sonny. Turn him off.

Hearing you say that makes me mad.

"Karru marri odonna loma molonu karrano."

Don't do that.

Do it again.

"Karru marri odonna loma molonu karrano."

[GASPING]

[EXHALES]

It worked.

[GASPS]

And trust me.

You don't want to find out what happens... when I get mad.

KATHY: Okay. Hm?

Well, that was an interesting phone call.

Anything you wanna tell me?

Yes, we've been trying to. That dummy is evil.

You blew up the science lab?

Yeah, there was that too.

Do you know how much damage you've caused?

It wasn't Sonny's fault.

KATHY: I'm sure it was an accident.

It wasn't an accident. The dummy did it. Yeah.

Do I look like a dummy to you?

We're telling the truth!

Here's some truth for you.

Halloween is canceled for the three of you.

What? Canceled.

Come on. KATHY: You know...

I expect this kind of craziness from the boys.

But I felt like you were gonna help me keep things under control, Sarah.

Mom.

I'm disappointed.

Come on. Mom. Mom, please.

[DOOR SLAMS]

Not as disappointed as I am.

My room. Now.

We've got a problem.

Yeah. I have never seen your mom that mad.

I'm talking about the psycho dummy on our couch.

Did somebody call a family meeting without me?

No, no. Slappy, why would you think that?

We were just planning a surprise party for you.

Well, I've got a surprise for the three of you.

This is my house now.

And under my roof, I make the rules.

Sorry, but you just got voted out of this family.

Huh? Aah! SAM: Oh!

What do we do with him now?

Fireplace.

No. No way.

I would have nightmares the rest of my life.

No. I have a better idea.

[♪♪♪]

SONNY: Ugh. We've been walking forever.

It's like this whole place is made of poison ivy.

SAM: Stop complaining.

How much farther is it?

Here.

This should work.

Am I the only one that feels like we're committing a crime?

It's a dummy. The only crime we're committing is littering.

Ready? Yeah, yeah.

Okay, watch out.

[GRUNTS]

It's done.

Let's get out of here.

SAM: Sonny, come on.

We just killed a puppet.

Trust me, we had to.

And I say we just forget it ever happened, because no one will believe us anyway.

It's over.

He's locked in a suitcase.

There's no way that dummy's getting out.

[ALL SCREAMING]

Who you calling "dummy," dummy?

[TIRES SQUEALING]

What do you want from us?

I just want to be part of the family.

SONNY: He's gonna break through the windshield.

[TIRES SCREECH] [SLAPPY SCREAMS]

[ALL PANTING]

Is everyone okay?

SAM: Yeah. Think so.

Where's Slappy?

Guys, I think we just made things a thousand times worse.

[♪♪♪]

♪ I've been driving In my car ♪

♪ Trying to find Some sign of life ♪

♪ One is a guy That is kind of creepy ♪

♪ It's a little stickling Said sleepy ♪ KIDS: Trick or treat!

CHU: There you go, Hank.

All right, come on in. Zoink!

Step right up. Don't be scared.

Welcome to my haunted house.

Boo!

All right. Here you go. Happy Halloween.

[ROARS AND KIDS LAUGH]

Hey, what's up, my witches?

Little Frankenstein humor.

Zoink!

Beat it.

[CHU CACKLES]

Here you go.

Bye-bye!

Hey, my princess.

Bye-bye!

Hey, my cowboy.

BOY: I'm not a cowboy! CHU: Yes, you are. Bye-bye!

"A mysterious disturbance recently took place

"in the town of Madison, Delaware.

"Neighborhoods were ravaged and the high school destroyed.

"An FBI spokesman said unusual weather patterns were to blame, "but there were rumors of a cover-up

"for something far stranger.

"Sightings of giant insects, Abominable Snowmen, and even...

...an evil ventriloquist dummy."

Oh, we're so dead.

"Creatures believed to come alive from the original manuscripts of horror author R.L. Stine."

The book. What book?

In that abandoned house, we found this old locked-up book.

And when we unlocked it, that's when Slappy appeared.

Yeah, but Tommy Madigan took it from us.

Well, how do you know the book was written by R.L. Stine?

Wait a second.

"From 1979 to 1985, "legendary horror author R.L. Stine lived in Wardenclyffe, New York."

SARAH: Here? That's not good.

"Stine started his writing career

"with a since-unpublished novel titled Haunted Halloween, "a tale of a demonic dummy who sets out to create a family of his own by..."

By...? By what?

By bringing Halloween to life.

[♪♪♪]

I love a good holiday sale.

[CACKLES]

[HUMMING]

Hello, old friends.

If those kids don't want me to be a part of their family, I'll raise one of my own.

Karru marri odonna loma molonu karrano.

Karru marri...

Okay.

[CHITTERING]

[SQUEAKING]

[TEETH CHATTERING]

[SHRIEKING]

[GROWLING]

[BOTH GRUNTING]

[GROANS]

[HISSES]

[GRUNTING]

Yes.

[HOWLS]

[ROARS]

[CLANK]

[GASPS]

[SLAPPY LAUGHING] [MONSTERS GRUNTING AND GROWLING]

SLAPPY: Trick or treat.

[GRUNTING]

[CACKLES]

[GROANING]

[GROANS]

[SLAPPY CACKLES]

Welcome to the family, Walter.

[CHUCKLES]

Serving families is what I do. Heh, heh.

Heh, heh. Come along, then, brother.

Just wait until you see what I have planned next for this town.

[CACKLES]

[VAMPIRE LAUGHING]

Guys, this is bad.

This is really, really bad.

You know what we need to do? We need to call the police.

And tell them what? That an evil dummy is about to bring Halloween to life?

Yes! SARAH: Great idea, Sam.

They'll come and arrest us.

Wait, guys, I found a number. For Stine?

No, says here nobody knows where he is, but this is for Richard Shivers.

He's the president of the R.L. Stine Appreciation Society.

What are you doing? I'm calling.

[LINE RINGING]

RECORDING: Good day, you've reached Dr. Richard Shivers and the R.L. Stine Appreciation Society.

If you're trying to reach Stine, don't bother.

Otherwise, leave a message.

SARAH: Hi, Mr. Shivers, my name is Sarah Quinn.

I live in Wardenclyffe, New York.

I desperately need to get in touch with R.L. Stine.

This is gonna sound crazy, but I think one of his stories has come to life.

[BEEPS]

Hi, Mr. Shivers...

Well...

Looks like we're on our own.

Wait, where are we going?

To find Tommy Madigan and get that book.

Get that one.

No way he's gonna be able to get that.

Oh.

SONNY: Tommy! Tommy! SAM: Tommy! Hey.

Tommy! Tommy!

BOY: What do these idiots want?

I'll take care of this.

SONNY: We need that book.

It's really important. It's super important.

The book with the lock on it.

Okay, okay. What book?

The one you stole from us, Tommy.

Oh, yeah. I've got it right here.

Oh, really? No, idiot.

Why would I be carrying a book around with me on Halloween?

Now, go back home with your babysitter.

I'll be there in a bit to egg your house.

Listen, you little punk, I'm not the babysitter. I'm Sonny's sister.

You're gonna give us that book back or I'll make your life a living hell.

The only thing you'll use that toilet paper for is to wipe...

Okay. God, you don't have to be so mean about it.

Let's get out of here.

Book's at my house in my room.

But it's hidden, so good luck finding it, losers. Heh, heh.

[SHRIEKING IN DISTANCE]

[♪♪♪]

[ALL GASP]

Those are some awesome costumes.

[SHRIEKS] [GASPS]

[BOYS SCREAMING]

[SCREAMING]

Is this actually happening?

[ALL YELL]

Guys, we gotta find that book!

SLAPPY: Evening, Mr. Tesla.

You don't mind if we bring your tower back to life, do you?

[BOTH CACKLING]

[QUIETLY] What did he say?

Shut up.

SLAPPY: Tesla used this tower to project electricity, but I'm going to use this tower to project my magic in ways he never imagined.

It takes a genius to know a genius.

[POWERING UP]

Whoa. Heh-heh-heh.

Come along, Walter.

We've got work to do.

Very well. Let's go.

SONNY: This is Tommy's house.

Well, I guess we just knock?

SAM: Knock loud. He lives with his grandma.

[KNOCKS]

Okay.

[DOORBELL RINGS]

Wait! Guys, there she is.

SONNY: She's asleep.

I guess we'll just have to wake her up.

Hello! Come on. Hello!

Hello! Tommy's grandma!

[SIGHS] Wow.

Guess she's a deep sleeper.

[SIGHS] It's locked.

Find another way in and go get that book.

What are you gonna do?

I'm gonna make sure nothing surprises us. Go!

[♪♪♪]

[WINDOW CLATTERING]

[BANGS]

Ow! Shh.

What?

[WHISPERING] I can't believe we're breaking into someone's house right now.

Shh.

[WHISPERING] Hey, they got gummy bears.

Who cares? Stop screwing around.

AUTOMATED VOICE: Hands off!

[LAUGHS]

Sam, stop screwing around. Let's go.

Okay, all right. [CLICKS]

SLAPPY: Watch this, Walter.

WALTER: Whoa. Whoa.

[LAUGHING]

Why settle for a small family, Walter, when we can project my power everywhere and bring all of Halloween to life?

[LAUGHS] Yeah.

Karru marri odonna loma molonu karrano. Whoa.

Karru marri odonna loma molonu karrano.

[BOTH CACKLING]

[♪♪♪]

[CACKLING CONTINUES]

[ALL SHRIEKING]

[BOTH SNICKERING]

[GRUNTING]

[NEIGHS]

Hyah! Ha-ha-ha!

[CACKLING]

Sam, I found it. Yeah. You found it?

SONNY: "R.L. Stine."

How did we miss that?

That can't be good. Yeah. We gotta go.

[♪♪♪]

Let's just go back out the window.

SAM: All right.

Oh. HAND: Ah!

[YELLS]

Sam!

The hand has my hand!

Just rip it off! Throw it!

[HAND SNARLS]

Sam. Turn around.

They're moving.

Sonny, they're just gummy bears.

They're so tiny and cute. What can they do?

[CHITTERING]

Hey there, little guys.

Sam, you just ate half their family.

I would not do that if I were you.

[♪♪♪]

[GUMMY BEARS GRUNTING, SNICKERING]

Why are they walking towards us?

Okay. All right. Maybe they just want us to stay and play.

[ALL ROAR] [BOYS YELL]

[♪♪♪]

God, where is everyone?

Oh, there's one on my back, Sam!

Okay, okay!

[GUMMY BEARS GIGGLING]

Pull harder! I'm trying!

Whoa. BEAR: Ha-ha-ha!

Go for the window, Sam!

I'm coming!

Whoa!

[SNARLING]

[GLASS SHATTERING]

[GRUNTING]

Just! Stop! Giggling!

[GRUNTING]

Sam! I need some help over here...

[WAILING] Sonny!

[CELL PHONE CHIMING]

Mom, we're under attack!

Sonny, what are you talking about?

Where's Sarah? Who's attacking you?

Gummy bears.

KATHY: What? Honey, you're mumbling.

Put Sarah on the phone.

[GROWLS]

KATHY: Sonny. BEAR: Whee!

[GRUNTING]

KATHY: What...?

Okay, that's it.

Do not leave the house! I'm coming home.

[GRUNTING CONTINUES]

[PANTING]

Sonny, help!

Sam, I'm coming!

Hurry!

[BEAR YELLING]

[LITTLE BEARS SQUEALING]

No, no, no! You'll never take me alive!

[BEAR SCREAMS]

That is my new favorite book.

You okay? I think.

Let's get out of here.

[ALL YELL]

What are you guys doing in there?

Oh, no big deal, really. Just being mauled by my favorite comfort food!

Wait. Just stop. Stop, stop!

What are you guys even talking about?

Everything is alive, Sarah. Even candy.

Well, is that the book? Let's read it.

There's something you need to know about this book.

What?

[HOWLING IN DISTANCE]

Look out!

[GROWLS] [GRUNTS]

Whoa! [RASPING]

That's what.

This is not a normal book, Sarah.

[PANTING]

Who would write this?

[♪♪♪]

[ENGINE REVS]

♪ They did the monster mash ♪ ♪ The monster mash ♪ Oh, what is this?

Okay.

Huh? Oh!

Hyah! Oh, you rehearsed that, did you?

Best costume of the night, sir.

[ALL LAUGHING]

[ROARS]

[SCREAMING]

[SNARLING]

[ALL SCREAMING]

[LAUGHS]

[HORN HONKS]

[SPEAKING GIBBERISH]

GIRL: Go!

[SIRENS WAILING]

WOMAN: Look out, look out! Ah!

[PEOPLE CLAMORING]

MAN: What's going on?

There! Let's take the alley. It's empty.

Wait, wait!

We need to read the book and see how we can end this.

Let me see.

"It was nearly Halloween in the town of Wardenclyffe..."

Blah, blah, blah. Here!

"His revenge was to create a family by bringing Halloween to life, but that wasn't enough."

That seems like plenty of revenge to me.

"Because he wanted more than a family. He wanted a mother.

His plan was to..."

Was to what? Keep reading.

I-I-I can't.

That was the last page. It's an unfinished manuscript.

What?

Okay, great. What do we do now?

Slappy's gonna go after Mom.

That book is the only thing we have to stop him.

We have to go to the nursing home and save her.

Mom's not at the nursing home.

Where is she?

On her way home to save us. What?

She called while we were attacked by gummy bears.

Why answer at a time like that?

Maybe because unlike you, Sarah, I pick up Mom's phone calls.

Really? Guilt trip much?

We need to find your mom before Slappy does.

Now, come on, let's go!

[♪♪♪]

Your woodworking skills are impressive.

Yes.

This will do nicely.

Oh, I used to manage a hardware store.

Walter. Focus, please. Yes.

Now tell my monsters to get me Mama and get me that book.

Yeah. Yes.

SARAH: Run! [PEOPLE CLAMORING]

SAM: Duck! [ALL SNARLING]

Look out!

[SPIDER ROARING]

What the...?

SONNY: That's Mr. Peters!

[SIREN CHIRPING]

MAN 1: Nice doggy. MAN 2: It's right behind you!

MAN 1: Ah! Not on my leg!

KATHY: Help!

That's Mom! That's Mom! Come on!

PIRATE: You bunch of scallywags!

KATHY: Kids, watch out!

[ALL YELL]

Behind you!

[SPIDER ROARING]

Okay, now's our chance.

Give me the book. I'm gonna protect Mom.

You get the ladder and meet me at that tree.

Wait till it's safe, then go. Okay.

[GROANS]

[SKELETON YELLS]

[GASPS]

Okay, okay.

[WAILING]

Oh, my God! We're all gonna die! Run for your life! Ah!

[CRYING] Oh, my God.

Oops. Not a monster.

SAM: All right, let's go!

Come on!

Halt!

My orders are to guard this porch!

No way.

You like carving pumpkins, huh?

Look what you did to poor Terry.

Hiya! I'm round.

Sergeant Squash, open fire.

Oh. Ow!

[GRUNTING]

We need to find another way in!

No. This is my house.

SERGEANT: I'm hit! Medic!

What are you doing? Put me down!

Hiya! Happy Easter.

No, no! TERRY: Ugh!

Yes! Let's go.

Sarah, I was so worried. Are you okay?

I'm fine. Just hang tight.

I'm gonna get you down. I promise.

I just need you to trust me.

KATHY: Don't worry about me. Run. Hide!

Ghost at 11 o'clock!

No, no, no! Get back here!

[YELLS]

SARAH: That's my book! Ah!

We gotta go.

[SARAH SCREAMING]

Sarah! Sarah, let go of that ghost!

Do not let go of that ghost!

[SCREAMS]

You okay? No, that ghost took the book.

[SPIDER ROARS]

SONNY: Mom! Oh, kids. Help!

No, no, no!

Sarah! SARAH: Mom!

[KATHY SCREAMING]

SONNY: It's heading for the Tesla lab.

Slappy brought the tower to life.

That's why this is happening.

We have to stop him.

Uh, guys?

[ALL SNARLING, HISSING]

Sonny, what do we do?

I don't know. You're the older one.

[ALL SCREAMING]

No, no, no. It's me, Mr. Chu!

Mr. Chu?

Shh! Follow me! To the basement now!

Don't ruin the Mylar.

I'm saving it for next year. Go, go, go.

[♪♪♪]

[ENGINE REVVING]

Let me get this straight.

We are living a Goosebumps story right now?

Okay, clearly you're a fan.

This is the greatest thing I've ever heard!

Hold on. Let me guess, let me guess, let me guess. Um...

Monster Blood.

No, too on the nose. Yeah, you're right. Um...

The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight.

No. Haunted Halloween.

I don't know that one. How does it end?

That's the problem.

It doesn't.

[THUNDER RUMBLES] [COIL CRACKLING]

[MUFFLED GRUNTING]

Mm! Mm!

Hello, Mama.

Remember me?

You put me on your lap.

Put those cute words in my mouth.

What was it you called me? "Bobo"? Ha-ha-ha.

Can't talk?

Don't you worry.

From now on, I'll do the talking for both of us.

[SLAPPY & WALTER CACKLE]

I'm gonna make you so proud, Mama.

Onarrak unolom amol annodo irram urrak.

[KATHY WHIMPERING]

[LAUGHING] It's working.

Yes.

[CACKLES]

[IMITATES EXPLOSION]

My mind is literally blown right now.

I mean, we get to finish our Goosebumps story!

This isn't a creative-writing exercise, Mr. Chu.

Slappy has our mom!

Yeah, and then you get to save your mom. It's Chapter 22:

"The kids save their mom from the demonic dummy."

Well, the only thing I had to save my mom was that book, and I lost it. So...

Sarah. This is not your fault.

If anything, it's my fault.

I'm the one who found the book and brought Slappy to life.

And I even told Slappy about Tesla.

Mom trusted me to take care of you guys, and I told her I would save her.

I failed.

I know I always say that I can't wait to go to college and get started on my real life, but you guys are my life.

This is a classic Goosebumps moment.

Do you remember Say Cheese and Die...?

This is real life, Chu! Okay.

Guys, Slappy is using the Tesla Tower to power Halloween.

If I can get in there, maybe I can shut it off, and we can save Mom.

But there's monsters everywhere.

How are we gonna get past them?

Easy.

Camouflage.

[♪♪♪]

Welcome to my crafts lab.

Wow.

♪ Steady on my grind and got no Time for playing games ♪

♪ Money on my mind, I'm kicking As I'm taking names ♪

♪ The heat is on Get out the kitchen ♪

♪ If you can't handle The flames ♪

♪ I'm hustling I was born to win ♪

♪ Ain't never gonna change ♪

♪ Let me tell you now I don't know how ♪

♪ But the whole world's Gonna know my name ♪

♪ Just wait and see They gon' talk about me ♪

♪ Things ain't never Gon' be the same ♪

♪ Are you ready? ♪

♪ Are you ready? ♪

♪ Better make way 'Cause I'm coming through ♪

♪ Are you ready for me? ♪

♪ Are you ready for me? ♪

♪ You know I'm gonna be Legendary ♪

[ALL SNARLING]

Jeez, they're still everywhere.

It's actually working.

Come on. We gotta get to that tower.

[♪♪♪]

SONNY: I can't believe we're really here.

I can barely see out of this thing.

Is it cool? Is it awesome?

[WHISPERING] Hey, fanboy. Let's focus.

Right. Sorry.

Let's go.

[SNARLING]

[ALL GASP]

[GRUNTS]

SARAH [SOFTLY]: Don't. Move.

[GRUNTS]

Come on, let's go. Come on!

Look at this place.

SARAH: It's so creepy.

Stay close.

[CHITTERING]

SAM: No wonder Tesla abandoned this place.

Shh, shh, shh. Do you hear that?

[SHRIEKING]

[YELLING]

Come on.

[MONSTER GROANS]

[PEOPLE CLAMORING]

[♪♪♪]

[GIRL SCREAMING]

STINE: Oh, no.

Not Haunted Halloween.

[DEATH SPEAKING GIBBERISH]

[GIRLS SCREAMING]

Oh, my writing was so cliché back then.

I knew it! I knew I came up with that first.

[SIREN WAILS]

That clever little dummy's writing his own ending.

Not in my book, he's not.

[BOTH SPEAKING GIBBERISH]

Oh, gnomes.

Don't you dare.

Stay.

Ow! Son of a... Ah!

[WITCHES SHRIEKING]

Oh, witches!

Get away, witches!

[ENGINE REVS]

SAM: Guys, do you hear that? Shh!

Wow.

SARAH: Whoa.

[SLAPPY CACKLES]

Welcome.

Slappy.

[GRUNTING]

Walter? [GRUNTS]

Where's my mother?

Don't you mean our mother?

[IN RASPY VOICE] There's my sweet little babies.

I just love a family reunion.

Mom. What did you do?

[ALL GASP]

SLAPPY: I had a papa once!

He let me down.

But a mother's love is forever.

Turn her back now, you psycho!

Oh, should I?

Unfortunately, I have other plans.

Walter! The book, please.

Yes.

This book.

Go prepare the tower!

[GROWLS]

I'm going to do what Stine couldn't:

Finish this book, once and for all.

[BOTH CACKLING]

[CHUCKLES] Spoiler alert:

The manuscript gets destroyed in that tower, and my Halloween family lasts forever!

Mama, babysit the children for me.

Yes, dear.

We can't let him destroy that book.

Sonny, turn this thing off. I'm going after Slappy.

Just you and me now, Slappy.

Can't hear you. I'm too far ahead of you. Hee-hee-hee!

SONNY: This is amperage and this is voltage?

None of these cables make any sense.

What about here? Start pulling levers.

No, no, Sam, don't! Ah!

Slappy booby-trapped all this stuff.

[GASPS]

Careful, Sarah. It'd be a shame to fall from that height.

[WITCH SHRIEKS] [GASPS]

[YELLS]

Plenty more where that came from.

[CACKLES]

Come on, Sonny, turn this thing off.

Oh, no. Sonny hurry up.

Slappy's at the top. Do something.

I can't do it, Sam.

Come on, Sonny. You are the smartest kid I know.

Sam, I couldn't even do my little science project.

Slappy did that.

And even that one shorted out.

Wait. That's it.

We turn it up. All the way up. We blow the fuse.

Yes! The fuse is over there.

[♪♪♪]

And now to finish this story and destroy the town.

[GRUNTS]

No!

What do you think you're doing?

Writing my own ending.

Spoiler alert: I save the town and put you back where you belong.

[GRUNTING]

SLAPPY: What's the matter?

Writer's block?

Again?

Grab that lever. Yes. This one?

On my count, we push up at the same time.

Ready? Go!

[ALARM SOUNDING]

Give me the book.

[GRUNTING]

You're not gonna get this book, Slappy.

I have a friend who might think otherwise.

[SPIDER SHRIEKING]

[SARAH YELLS]

[BALLOONS POPPING]

Nowhere else to run, sis!

Fine. You win, Slappy.

I'll give you the book, but you gotta turn my mom back.

Deal.

It all ends Slappily ever after.

[CACKLES]

You forgot one thing:

Never judge a book by its cover.

What?

No!

[BOTH YELL]

[GROANING]

[ALL GRUNTING]

[NORMALLY] Sonny, what's happening?

Mom.

We need to get out of here!

[SCREAMING]

[SPIDER SHRIEKING]


[YELLING]

[GROANING]

[PEOPLE CLAMORING]

[YELLS]

It's working!

Go, kids!

[BRAKES SQUEAL]

[WOLF HOWLS]

[GROANING]

[PANTING]

Hello?

Someone called for me?

KATHY: Sarah? Oh! Oh... Mom!

STINE: Hello?

I got your message. I'm here.

Don't worry. Everything's going to be okay.

I need typing paper, a thesaurus, Diet Coke, and a quiet place to compose.

Preferably in a comfortable chair with lumbar support.

Are you R.L. Stine?

Me? No, I'm Dr. Seuss. R.L. Stine was unavailable.

Yes, of course, I'm R.L. Stine!

Then I guess this belongs to you.

Don't open it.

[GASPS]

My first book.

[SCOFFS]

You realize I wrote this when I was around your age.

More of an amateur work, really, but I am sure you'll all agree it shows the undeniable promise of a brilliant young writer.

Why do you have a typewriter?

I was going to save you with it, although it appears you found a way to save yourselves.

A typewriter? It's been done before.

Once before.

Maybe twice.

Maybe more.

WALTER: Kathy?

Walter, manager at Fred's Pharmacy.

It's nice to see you.

Hi. It's nice to see you too.

What are you doing here?

I don't know.

Walter! Walter! You got turned into a monster.

You were big, green, ugly. You were Slappy's henchman!

Weather patterns. Very strange weather patterns.

But I think everything's back to normal now.

Fine. Okay, yeah, the weather has been weird.

It's true. Okay, thanks.

KATHY: What happened to your shirt?

WALTER: I don't know.

[IN PIG LATIN] Ixnay on the onsters-may.

Go ahead, ollow-fay. SONNY: What?

[IN ENGLISH] Means "follow." Pig Latin.

Oh, the youth today.

WALTER: So funny running into you.

Right? I always hoped we'd run into each other outside of work.

WALTER: Yeah, me too.

Hey, if you're not busy next week, would you wanna have some dinner?

Yeah. Yeah, heh, heh. Yeah? That's awesome.

So they don't remember what happened to them?

The transmutation process seems to have wiped their memories clean.

All those who were affected won't remember a thing.

[TOMMY SCREAMS]

Tommy?

SAM: Are you okay? Oh, my God. Guys.

I had this crazy dream.

I'm so glad to see you.

You know, can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm glad to see you too, Tommy.

Kids falling from the sky.

My work here is done.

I'm a writer too.

Well, an aspiring, very stuck writer at the moment.

My condolences.

All the horrors in the world can't compare to the terrors of the blank page.

Um, any advice on college essays?

Well, first rule of writing: write what you know.

Thirty years, and I couldn't figure out how this book should end.

And somehow you figured out how to finish it in one night.

I believe in you.

[ENGINE STARTS]

[♪♪♪]

Hm. "Write what you know."

SARAH: Recount a time in your life when you faced a fear, challenge or failure.

I think most of us are afraid that we don't have a story to tell.

That there's nothing special about us.

And then a moment comes when you least expect it where you have to step up, no matter how terrified you are.

But what I've learned is that it's good to be scared sometimes.

Scared of losing the people we love.

Stop, stop! It's a ventriloquist dummy.

Oh. Really?

That's not funny, Mom. Too soon.

No, I like it.

Congratulations, Sonny.

Thank you so much, Principal Harrison.

SARAH: Or scared of not achieving our dreams.

Because those moments remind us just how special our stories really are.

Here's to us. Indeed.

Hey, Sarah! Hi, Mr. Chu.

CHU: Watch this.

[MECHANICAL GRUNTS]

[CHUCKLES] I like it.

Yeah, I just made it life-size this year.

You know, just in case.

No, seriously, you know, just in case.

Right. I'll see you later, Mr. Chu.

Bye!

[CELL PHONE CHIMES]

SARAH: And maybe when you face enough of your fears life stops being so scary after all.

♪ Now's the day To make our dreams alive ♪ Hey, honey.

What happened?

I got in.

I knew it. I knew you could do it.

Oh, I'm so proud of you!

[LAUGHS]

I guess I'm proud.

Thanks, Sonny. Come on, bring it in.

Congratulations.

[CHUCKLES] Here, take off your jacket.

Guys, give her some ornaments, please.

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.

I'm so happy! Ha-ha-ha!

Here, put that right there. Yeah, I like that one.

[KEYS CLACKING]

Finally, a new book.

Yes.

[SIGHS]

SLAPPY: Hello, Papa.

Slappy! I thought the book got you.

Maybe those others, but not me.

Why is that?

You know I always survive.

You wrote me that way.

In fact, I wrote my own story while I was gone.

And guess what.

You're the main character.

No.

No!

You try living in a book for a while, Papa.

[CACKLES]

[♪♪♪]

[MONSTERS SHRIEKING]

[ROARS]

[SHRIEKS]

[BEARS CACKLING]

[CACKLES]

[CHITTERING]

[GIBBERS]

HORSEMAN: Hyah!

[NEIGHS]

[CHITTERS]

[GIBBERS]

HAND: Hands off!

Hiya! Look at my candle.

[LAUGHING]

[SHRIEKING]

[ROARING]

[HOWLS]

[♪♪♪]


[♪♪♪]


[♪♪♪]


SLAPPY: Slappy Halloween.

[CACKLES]