The Goosebumps movie isn’t due out for about a week, but from all its marketing materials, it looks to be a good old-fashioned kid-friendly scare fest, not unlike its source material. But is it a fun movie? And, other than trailers, how would casual observers know?
Enter Nerdist writer Ben Mekler, who, alongside fellow Nerdist staffer @Malik4Play and Goosebumps star Jack Black, has produced a ’90s-style rap video promoting the film. Not unlike MC Hammer’s “Addams Family Groove” or Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap,”
“The Bumps Gonna Goose Ya” blends straight-up storytelling with funky beats and spooky lighting. There’s also some choreographed dancing, because it wouldn’t be a ’90s-movie rap without it. It’s cheesy as hell, but it certainly succeeds in making Goosebumps look entertaining—or at least like it doesn’t take itself too seriously.