Jack Black is R.L. Stine in the 'Goosebumps' Trailer

I was never a Goosebumps fan as a kid- for the TV show I preferred Are you Afraid of the Dark?, and with the books I liked Stine's own Fear Street series better. But if I had been I would probably think the premise they chose here to make a movie out of the property seems weird and convoluted. Apparently R.L. Stine's book monsters literally spring to life out of the pages and chase everyone around the neighborhood? Huh. Seems aimed at really little kids, but I guess that was why I wasn't into the books in the first place.