The Moral Majority takes a look at Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween this week from a Christian viewpoint. Is the movie appropriate for the youngsters and what can we expect going into it? Movieguide breaks it all down and grades films based on their content and possible messages they are trying to convey.
Check out what they think after the jump.
While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished "Goosebumps" book by R.L. Stine. Hoping to start his own family, Slappy kidnaps Sonny's mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life -- just in time for Halloween. As the sleepy town becomes overrun with monsters, witches and other mysterious creatures, Sonny joins forces with his sister, Sam and a kindly neighbor to save Sonny's mom and foil Slappy's plan in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween has some unrealistic, cheesy moments, but otherwise is funny and entertaining. Viewers don’t need to have seen the first Goosebumps movie to be entertained by the sequel. The movie has a strong moral worldview about good overcoming evil and saving the world from chaotic evil. However, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween contains brief light foul language and some scary, startling images and monsters. So, Movieguide advises caution for children.
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