Films based off of books rarely work as well as their source material, but every so often one comes along that pays perfect tribute to its written form. “Goosebumps” is a newly released Rob Letterman directed film based off of the classic 90’s book series of the same name by R.L. Stine. The film pays homage to the many ghoulish creatures Stine created, some so iconic they actually elicit a surge of nostalgic love when they’re doing their best to be scary. It’s a film that really harkens back to the original series and the youthful fright of excitement it provokes and to the writer Stine is. Not nearly a groundbreaking foray into film, “Goosebumps” is an odd example of that not mattering; the film is exciting fun throughout.