GOOSE­BUMPS ★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - TB

Di­rected by Rob Let­ter­man. Star­ring Jack Black, Dy­lan Min­nette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan

High-schooler Zach (Min­nette) and his mother move to Madi­son, Delaware, where he soon be­friends girl-next-door Han­nah (Rush), much the cha­grin of her mys­te­ri­ous, over­pro­tec­tive father, Mr Shiv­ers (Black). What’s this? Shiv­ers is RL Stine, cre­ator of

Goose­bumps, him­self. How post­mod­ern. It sounds like a cash-in, but the premise proves a neat way to re­visit Goose­bumps’ great­est hits. Fans of the books will get on just fine. Oth­ers may be con­fused. PG cert, gen re­lease, 103 min

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