Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Debuts Trailer #1 & New Poster

I admit, the first live-action Goosebumps film in 2015 was a surprising amount of fun, led by Jack Black who played both a fictional version of author R.L. Stine and the voice of the film’s main villain, Slappy. I’m not quite sure how the sequel, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, will fair as it doesn’t have any of the original actors or even any of the crew that made that film a surprise bit of fun. While Black will return as Slappy, it’s uncertain what the sequel can do set itself apart. The trailer released today seems to paint the sequel as a by-the-numbers “The horror of the first film returns”, but check it out for yourself to decide:

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween co-stars Jeremy Ray Taylor, Madison Iseman, Caleel Harris, and Ken Jeong. It is directed by Ari Sandel and is set to hit theaters October 12th. In addition, check out the new poster for the film below: