The giant praying mantis from the ‘Goosebumps’ novel ‘A Shocker On Shock Street’ comes to larger-than-life in a new clip from the upcoming movie based on R.L. Stine’s bestselling YA novel series from the 90s.  In the film, Jack Black plays a fictionalized Stine himself and the ghoulish creatures from his spine-tingling books are real.  When the beasts are unleashed from the books in which they were imprisoned, all hell breaks loose!  It’s up to Stine along with his daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush), new boy in town Zach (Dylan Minette) and nerdy super fan Champ (Ryan Lee) to contain the chaos and to get the monsters back in their literary containers.

If  they survive, that is.

Check out this scene from the movie to see how their encounter with the praying mantis goes:

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling “Goosebumps” series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

Fans of the original books should be thrilled that a lot of their favorite creepy critters will be included in the film.  The real R.L. Stine confirmed:

“All the early monsters that are in the books [are in the film].  They all come out, they’re all there. The real evil one is Slappy the Dummy, he’s there, the Abominable Snowman from Pasadena is there, and lawn gnomes, HUNDREDS of lawn gnomes. They’re great, they’re really good.”

Which ‘Goosebumps’ ghouls are you most hoping to see in the movie?

Just in time for Halloween, ‘Goosebumps’, directed by Rob Letterman (‘Monsters Vs. Aliens’, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’) opens on October 16th.

Source: Coming Soon