Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN is based on R.L. Stine’s popular children’s horror book series, about two best friends, Sam (Caleel Harris) and Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) who discover a mysterious book that brings a ventriloquist dummy to life. “Slappy” is mean and uses his powers to unleash Halloween decorations, monsters, and mayhem, on the town. Slappy wants to be part of a “human” family and kidnaps Sonny’s mom, turning her into a human dummy. It’s up to the boys and Sonny’s older sister, Sarah (Madison Iseman), to save the town before it’s too late.
The PG rating is not kiddy friendly – it’s best for kids 8 and above. There’s a creepy talking dummy with powers to control things that won’t die, scary looking ghosts, witches, monsters, and a house-size spider made of purple balloons, that comes to life because of Slappy’s magic. There are funny scenes kids will relate to like a school science project gone wrong, siblings fighting, Halloween decorations chasing people and tiny gummy bears morphing into giant ones that want to eat the boys. Some scenes are more intense than terrifying – some scarier than horror. But overall it still may be too much for little ones. Jack Black plays R.L. Stine but is hardly in much of the movie. Older kids to pre-teens who enjoy the books will find “Goosebumps 2” a fun treat for the Halloween season.
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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