Technically the new movie is in continuity with the first, though it follows a whole new group of characters. Jeremy Ray Taylor (IT) and Caleel Harris (Castle Rock) star as friends who find their way into R.L. Stine’s abandoned house and discover a never published book: Haunted Halloween. Unlocking the tome results in the return of Stine’s most horrifying creations, including the evil ventriloquist dummy Slappy. Ari Sandall (The Duff) is at the helm, and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween‘s ensemble cast includes Madison Iseman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Parnell, and Ken Jeong. If this film can successfully be just as fun as its predecessor, it could wind up being the second family-centric horror treat this fall after Eli Roth’s The House With A Clock In Its Walls (which is still in theaters, by the way).