A first trailer for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween has just hit, and there’s one noticeable omission – where’s Jack Black?

While the big guy, who played Goosebumps author RL Stine in the first movie, seems to be AWOL, we can at least console ourselves with the presence of killer Gummy bears. Oh, and that creepy walking, talking doll thing Slappy who’s staring at you above (well, unless you’ve already clicked the trailer link).

So what’s the plot? It looks like two kids go into Stine’s old place at Halloween and unlock (with a little help) a book of his that wasn’t supposed to be unleashed – Haunted Halloween.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is set for Australian release on October 25, just in time for the Melbourne Cup!

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