As the seasons change, and Halloween approaches, thereâ€™s nothing like getting together with a group of friends and watching scary movies. Sometimes, watching someone jump in their seat is more entertaining than viewing the jump-causing moment on the screen.
For actor Ryan McCarten, the practice of watching horror films wasnâ€™t as enjoyable as he through it would be.
"When I was 10 or 11, I always liked the idea of watching a scary movie," McCarten said. "But when I did, I would end up shaking for a week."
McCarten, known for his work on "Liv and Maddie" on the Disney Channel, has a starring role in the television-made film "R.L.Â Stine'sÂ Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls," now out on DVD.
"I think itâ€™s a great film," McCarten said of the latest offering from the "Goosebumps" author. "The witch and the clown are pretty creepy, but they wonâ€™t keep you up all night."
McCarten said that he liked being involved in a spooky movie that young people can watch without getting terrified.
For those that grew up in the '90s with Nickelodeon, the "Goosebumps" TV show episodes were a must-watch. McCarten didnâ€™t get the chance to see the original run, but he knew what he was getting into when he signed on to work in a story written by Stine.
"When I was in school, we always had a quota," he said of the number of books he and his classmates had to read. "We were always going and renting the â€˜Goosebumpsâ€™ books at the library."
McCartenâ€™s girlfriend Dove Cameron ("Descendants," "Liv and Maddie") also stars in the film, as the one who has to keep her friends safe from Dr. Hysteria and the traveling Hall of Horrors show that comes to the town of Danville. McCarten plays a demon named Hunter, who lures young souls into the cabinet for the family of evildoers to feed on.
"It was the best of all worlds to do what you love doing, and do it with the people you love," McCarten said of being able to work with Cameron.
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