‘Goosebumps’ Books Come Alive in First Trailer Featuring Jack Black as Cranky Author R.L. Stine (Video)

The movie inspired by popular young adult books hits theaters on Oct. 16

Last Updated: July 8, 2015 @ 6:11 PM

“Goosebumps” could be the next “Jumanji,” if the first trailer for the live-action adventure movie starring Jack Black is any indication.

Black stars as R.L. Stine, the author behind the series of popular young adult horror novels that are the basis for the movie. Much like the board game came to life in 1995 when Robin Williams and company rolled the dice in “Jumanji,” the monsters in Stine’s books escape when the original manuscripts are opened.

The first creature to escape from the pages is the eponymous monster from Stine’s “The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena.” But Stine’s got bigger problems.

“You’ve just released every monster I’ve ever created,” the author tells a neighbor (Dylan Minnette) who has the hots for his daughter (Odeya Rush).

Sony’s Columbia Pictures is releasing “Goosebumps” in theaters on Oct. 16.

Watch the trailer unlocked by fans on Twitter Wednesday morning.

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