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'Goosebumps' trailer: Jack Black rewrites the book on R.L. Stine stories

'Goosebumps' trailer: Jack Black rewrites the book on R.L. Stine stories

Writer's block is the least of R.L. Stine's worries in the new trailer for "Goosebumps," Sony Pictures' family-friendly fright flick based on the author's popular 1990s book series. Rather than adapting one of Stine's many books, the "Goosebumps" movie, directed by Rob Letterman, functions more like a greatest-hits compilation or a mash-up, thanks to a meta-textual twist: Jack Black plays a fictional version of Stine in a world where the ghouls, ghosts and monsters he writes about are real, and he keeps them locked up (quite literally) in books as a protective measure. Of course, it wouldn't be much of an adventure if someone...

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