From The Haunted Mask to Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns, there are several stories in R.L. Stine's Goosebumps book series that hold a special place in horror lovers' hearts, so it's rather fitting that the title of the eagerly awaited Goosebumps sequel has been officially announced as Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween.

The title for the sequel to 2015's Goosebumps was revealed in a new Twitter video (see below) featuring Slappy the living dummy (pictured above in 2015's Goosebumps). One of the antagonists of the previous film, Slappy will return to wreak havoc on a new group of kids (and likely adults, too) in Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween. No other plot details (including whether or not Jack Black will reprise his role as R.L. Stine) have been announced at this time.

Variety previously reported that Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, and Chris Parnell had been cast in the Goosebumps sequel. The trio of comedic actors join a cast that already included Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Ben O’Brien (Manchester by the Sea), Caleel Harris (Castle Rock), and Jeremy Ray Taylor (2017's IT).

Director Ari Sandel (The DUFF) is directing the sequel to Rob Letterman's Goosebumps from a screenplay by Rob Lieber (co-writer of Peter Rabbit). The Goosebumps sequel is scheduled to haunt theaters on October 12th, 2018, so if all goes according to plan we'll have a new Goosebumps movie and a new Halloween film to look forward to this Halloween season. Like the first film, the sequel is based on R.L. Stine's Goosebumps book series, which originally ran from 1992–1997 and still continues with new releases today.

We'll keep you updated as more details are revealed, and be sure to let us know what you'd like to see in a Goosebumps sequel in the comments below!

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.