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R.L. Stine and Jack Black chat with Kidsday

Author R.L. Stine and actor Jack Black with

Author R.L. Stine and actor Jack Black with Kidsday reporters Felix Gaddie , Maggie Lincoln, and Nate Nagengast and William LaPeruta, all from Fire island, at Sony offices in Manhattan. They were seeing a preview of the new "Goosebumps" movie on July 8, 2015. Credit: Newsday / Pat Mullooly

Kidsday reporters Felix Gaddie, Maggie Lincoln, Nate Nagengast and William LaPeruta, 11 and 13, all from Fire Island, went to the Sony offices in Manhattan. They saw an advance screening of the "Goosebumps" movie.

They promised Sony they would not give away the plot of the movie, but they did say it was one of the funniest and "fun scary" movies they have ever seen. The movie opens Oct. 16 and they can't wait to see it again.

Before the movie began, our Kidsday reporters met with "Goosebumps" author R.L. Stine and Jack Black, the star of the "Goosebumps" movie, to talk to them about the film.

What was the most memorable moment during the shooting of this movie?

Jack: Well one of the most memorable was the day that Robert [R.L.] came and did the cameo. That was very funny for me personally.

R.L.: My little scene at the end.

Jack: That's right, you played the role of the drama teacher.

R.L: That's right and I have one line in the movie. I come out and say to him, "Hello Mr. Stine."

Jack: And I say, "Hello Mr. Black."

R.L. : And then I'm gone.

Jack: But he plays Mr. Black because I play Mr. Stine. They're really very funny for me personally.

Did the movie stay close to the books?

R.L.: They did stay close to the books because the books are scary and they're funny at the same time and so was the movie. And it stayed very close because all of the original monsters from all the early books, they're all in it. They're all there.

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