'paranorman' Is Either Too Scary Or Not Scary Enough

There's a tricky line when it comes to making scary animated movies. If they're cartoonish enough for young moviegoers to enjoy, then they tend to lack enough edge to satisfy older viewers. But if they're too scary, then they can give young moviegoers nightmares.

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  • 'Paranorman' is so clever it's scary
    It's funny, but one of the best horror movies to come down the pike this year is animated and aimed at 10-year-olds. But such is the case with “Paranorman.” It’s a fiendish delight from start to finish, written by Chris Butler and co-directed by ...
    08/19/2012 - 9:04 am | View Link
  • ParaNorman (2012)
    ParaNorman uses a centuries old example -- witch hunts ... Some poltergeist-style action results in people getting slammed against walls or trees and such. Scary Scenes (Extreme): bottom line: this movie could be utterly horrifying to young kids.
    08/17/2012 - 3:45 am | View Link
  • “ParaNorman” is silly and scary fun
    — The new movie “ParaNorman” is a delightfully creepy family film that should particularly appeal to young boys. It has some fun humor, some icky scares and a superb visual style that is indicative of an animation crew that put a lot of heart and ...
    08/17/2012 - 3:19 am | View Link
  • 'ParaNorman' Will Scare Kids, and That's Good
    But this opening scene is also ParaNorman's statement of purpose: Despite the squeamishness of parents, horror can and often does play a vital role in kids' lives. "I think a good story, even if it is sad or scary while you're watching it, should always ...
    08/17/2012 - 2:05 am | View Link
  • Family Watch: 'ParaNorman' too scary for under-8s
    The kid-attractor factor: Stop- motion animation, a "Coraline"/ "Corpse Bride" scary sensibility. Good lessons/bad lessons: Fear makes "stupid people do stupid things," such as accuse others of witchcraft. Violence: Some scary stuff involving witch trials ...
    08/16/2012 - 5:40 pm | View Link
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  • Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals: ParaNorman ...
    I love this animated movie. I must say, though, that it is pretty scary. I used this scene for true beginners. By the way, this movie is a must!
    07/31/2014 - 1:08 pm | View Website
  • ParaNorman Reviews
    ParaNorman movie reviews & Metacritic score: In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, ...
    07/31/2014 - 10:16 am | View Website
  • ParaNorman (2012)
    Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell. With Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck. A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups ...
    07/31/2014 - 7:38 am | View Website
  • Characters/ParaNorman
    Tropes: Adorably Precocious Child; Adorkable; All of the Other Reindeer: Norman tries to take the constant bullying with grace but often finds his heroics hampered by ...
    07/31/2014 - 6:41 am | View Website
  • ParaNorman (2012)
    Looking for ParaNorman (2012) info? Find movie times, trailers, reviews, tickets, cast photos and more on Fandango.
    07/30/2014 - 11:32 pm | View Website
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