Goose­bumps (PG)

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket -

Thank­fully Jack Black and di­rec­tor Rob Let­ter­man’s sec­ond link-up vastly im­proves on their first, the abysmal Gul­liver’s Trav­els.

From the creepy next door neigh­bour to the com­i­cal best friend, the script pushes all the right but­tons for the fam­ily hor­ror genre.

Black’s role as RL Stine – the au­thor of the Goose­bumps books – is his best in years and young co-stars Dy­lan Min­nette and Odeya Rush share a cute bond.

Though some of the CGI is a bit ropey, the set pieces are good fun, tak­ing in an ice rink, su­per­mar­ket and ceme­tery.

Goose­bumps is a re­lent­less nos­tal­gia ride that’ll win over fans of the books – and young new­bies.

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