September 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

If there’s one thing kids should learn, it’s to always be on the lookout for the giant praying mantises. The Goosebumps crew learns the hard way in a new clip.

“I don’t remember writing about a giant praying mantis!” Goosebumps scribe R.L. Stine (Jack Black) exclaims. Then it spews a disgusting, white liquid on the windshield. “Right, now I remember.”

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As the trailer released last month indicates, this town is going to be put through the ringer in this film, inspired by the popular children’s book series. If Stine, Zach (Dylan Minnette), and Hannah (Odeya Rush) are lucky, the oversized bug will be their most harrowing encounter. (It probably won’t be.) 

Catch the new clip above.

Goosebumps bows Oct. 16.

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