As a huge fan of Goosebumps I must confess that this show is one of the best TV series of the year so far. I was afraid this was not gonna work out, I loved the Goosebumps movie but the sequel was a massive downgrade and now that Disney is distributing the IP I was wondering if they would make it even worse but no, this show is everything good about Goosebumps, it’s not only faithful to the books but also a love letter to the fans. This show is everything you need during this Halloween season.
Disney and Sony brought us a massive success for all ages. We had the opportunity to watch the first 8 episodes of this series but in this review we’re only able to talk about the first 5 episodes that are premiering on October 13th on Disney+ and Hulu.
Goosebumps follows the story of a group of five high schoolers who unleash supernatural forces upon their town and must all work together thanks to and in spite of their friendships, rivalries, and pasts with each other in order to save it, learning much about their own parents’ teenage secrets in the process.
I’ll start talking about the plot, each of the first 5 episodes adapts a different book, which is really exciting to see, each episode perfectly adapts certain book and in the best way it could. Episode 1 adapts the book Say Cheese And Die! where it introduces us to the characters and starts showing us the secrets behind the Biddle family. Episode 2 adapts The Haunted Mask and is one of the most terrifying episodes, this show takes its rating to its limit in a very bloody and spooky adventure. Episode 3 adapts The Cuckoo Clock of Doom and this episode is simply mind-blowing because it brings a huge plot-twist that you did not seen it coming. Episode 4 adapts Go Eat Worms where they bring us a weird and disgusting story. Episode 5 is where connects all the 4 stories into a single one, and revealing the bigger evil: Slappy…
I love how all of those 5 first episodes connects to each other in the most perfect way and leaves you desperate for more and more. Talking about the characters: They are one of the best things about this show, it’s so amazing to see actors we never seen before shine in screen. But I must confess that Rachael Harris as Nora was the biggest highlight, she’s so mysterious and amazing to follow. The kids are also amusing: Isa Briones, Miles McKenna, Zack Morris, Ana Yi Puig and Will Price are all great and I love how the show manages to give each character its perfect development on screen.
As you can see, I have nothing to complain about this perfect show, it’s everything I wanted it to be, it’s campy, scary, bloody, funny, exciting, tense full and creepy. This show is you best option for this Halloween season, grab some popcorn and enjoy this one with your whole family because O guarantee it’s worth your time.
Goosebumps is surprisingly incredible. It’s everything you want it to be: a mysterious, twisted, spooky, bloody, scary and creepy story with an amazing cast and a love letter to the fans of the books. Definitely a must watch during this Halloween Season.
Goosebumps premieres on Disney+ and Hulu on October 13