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Goosebumps Plays This Saturday, Sunday Nights

The Western Star of Coldwater, Kansas

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Through the sponsorship of The Bank of Cold water, Goose bumps will be playing at the Chief Theatre in Cold water this Saturday and Sunday evenings, Nov. 7 and 8.

Each evening the movie begins at 7:30 p.m., with the concession stand and box office opening half an hour earlier.

Running an hour and 43 minutes, the movie is rated PG. The adventure/comedy/fantasy movie stars Jack Black as R.L. Stine, the author of the "Goose bumps" children's fiction book series. More than 400 million "Goose bumps" books have been sold worldwide in 32 languages since the series introduction in 1992, earning critical acclaim and dominating global best seller lists.

R.L. Stine has been recognized as one of the bestselling children's authors in history.

In the movie Zach (Dylan Minnette) is a teen from New York City who moves to a small New Hampshire town with his high school principal mother. He's the new kid and he meets the pretty girl next door who isn't what she seems.

She has a quirky, over protective father (Black) who carries his protection to the extreme, forcing the teen — Hannah (Odeya Rush) — to remain indoors and away from the prying eyes of neighbors. But Zach, who is dealing with the recent death of his father, is the curious sort and he soon learns that her dear of dad is the noted author R.L. Stine, who has now gone into seclusion.

There's plenty to enjoy in all the supernatural mayhem that Goose bumps delivers and what's more gratifying — it doesn't give up all of its secrets easily. Those surprises add to the proceedings.

Goose bumps offers a few scares with a heaping dose of humor. It's a fun horror adventure for the many "Goose bumps" fans, and will also appeal to newcomers to Stine and the novels.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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