DANIEL MCFADDEN

An angry pumpkin. Scary garden gnomes. A gang of giant gummy bears. Those are just a few of the creepy curiosities in the new movie Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. The film, based on the popular Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine, hit theaters October 12. It follows siblings Sarah and Sonny Quinn and Sonny’s best friend, Sam. When a creepy puppet comes to life, the three set off on a spooktacular adventure to save their town.

Actor JEREMY RAY TAYLOR (pictured) plays Sonny. For him, the scariest part of the movie involves a run-in with a gigantic gourd. “It’s terrifying,” Jeremy told TFK Kid Reporter Will Holland. “I would not want to run into that in real life.” Yet the chilling scenes in Goosebumps 2 are balanced by many funny moments. “It’s a pretty good combination of scary and funny,” Jeremy says. “I don’t think you can find many movies like that these days.”