By Jennifer Ferrise
Updated Oct 15, 2015 @ 3:45 pm
Credit: David Alfons Wilhelm Bornscheuer

If you grew up in the '90s, chances are you spent more than a couple of late nights lost in a Goosebumps book. And the fond memories of all of those scary stories came into play for 22-year-old actress Halston Sage when she was cast in the film version of the classic R.L. Stine series.

"I was really into the Goosebumps books growing up," Sage told InStyle during a shoot for the September issue. "I remember exactly where they were in my elementary school library, right next to the Nancy Drew books."

Credit: David Alfons Wilhelm Bornscheuer

The film rides high on millennial nostalgia as it stars some of the young adult series' most memorable characters, like the Abominable Snowman of Pasadena and the invisible boy. After some of the creatures are accidentally unleashed from the books, which are kept in the house of R.L. Stine (played by Jack Black), the author's daughter (Odeya Rush) and her friends fight to get them back where they belong. "On set there were monsters walking around everywhere in full hair and makeup," says Sage. "It was so much fun to see the books come to life."

Credit: David Alfons Wilhelm Bornscheuer

And if nothing else, it seems that making Goosebumps, along with her other upcoming project, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, helped Sage get over any fear she had of watching scary movies. "Making one yourself definitely helps because you've seen all of the behind-the-scenes magic."

Catch Goosebumps in theaters Oct. 16 and watch the trailer below.