You can't judge a book by its cover.

Overall B

When Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) meets the girl next door (Odeya Rush), he discovers she is the daughter of R. L. Stine (Jack Black) – the author of a series of scary children's novels. When the teen accidentally cracks open the cover of one of his books, the monstrous characters written about on the pages magically come to life.

Violence C
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

Why is Goosebumps rated PG? The MPAA rated Goosebumps PG for scary and intense creature action and images, and for some rude humor

Run Time: 103 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Goosebumps rated PG? Goosebumps is rated PG by the MPAA for scary and intense creature action and images, and for some rude humor

Violence: An over-protective parent shouts at his daughter and verbally threatens her friends. Inept police officers make threats about using force and arresting people. Teens trespass on private property, climb on rickety equipment, break-and-enter and impersonate law enforcement personnel. Characters face continuous perilous situations. Monsters, zombies, humongous bugs and other frightening creatures attack people – although both parties have murderous intents, no real deaths are implied. Characters are injured, knocked out and frozen (with an alien gun). Property damage, weapon use and explosions occur frequently – these depictions are usually non-graphic. Some scary and gruesome transformations are shown.

Sexual Content: Several characters hug and kiss, including teenaged couples. An adult who is trying to appear in touch with youth trends makes a reference to a sexual dance style. Girls wear strapless prom gowns. Brief potty humor and infrequent mild slang terms for body parts are used. A teen boy flirts with girls.

Language: The script includes frequent terms of deity used as expletives, along with infrequent mild profanity, name-calling and slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Frightening Scenes.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommeded for Young Children, Frightening Scenes
Ontario PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children, Some Scary Scenes.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Goosebumps"

Cast and Crew

Goosebumps is directed by Rob Letterman and stars Odeya Rush, Jack Black, Halston Sage, Amy Ryan.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Goosebumps movie is January 26, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Goosebumps
Release Date: 26 January 2016 (Digital: 12 January 2016)
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