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Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Where the first "Goosebumps" movie not only felt lively but effectively filled a void of kid-friendly horror films at the time, this uninspired sequel feels like it's milking a cash cow and nothing more. Other than a few amusing asides, such as the sequence involving rabid gummy bears, Terry the stupid pumpkin, and a third-act cameo by Jack Black, "Goosebumps 2" misses a gold-plated opportunity for its genre.