Thankfully, Goosebumps the Movie is not a Jack Black-centric movie. The protagonist looks at the life of Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) as he adjusts to the small town life at Madison, Delaware. After the death of his father, Gale (Amy Ryan), his mom, finds that he’s closed himself off to people. Although he befriends Champ (Ryan Lee), a socially awkward teen in the vein of Adam Sandler, and develops an interest in Hannah (Odeya Rush) — his next door neighbour — life still does not feel easy. Mr. Shivers (Black) is a menacing recluse and he treats nearly everyone with contempt.