'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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  • The top kids’ movies of 2014 - Today's Parent
    This (slightly scary) story delves deep into the mysterious life of ... 2014> The Boxtrolls The producers of  Coraline and ParaNorman bring us a
    12/16/2014 - 4:53 am | View Link
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  • Halloween Horror Movies 2014
    It is a fresh, funny, exciting, scary, and moving experience ... of Mr. Penderghast is a reference to Laurie Strode‘s first glimpse of Michael Myers in “Halloween”. There is a shot of Neil looking up at Norman’s bedroom window near the hanging ...
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  • ParaNorman exclusive clip: Boy smells the bum of a ghost dog. Lovely.
    Yes OSCAR NOMINATED. Fancy. ParaNorman tells the tale of Norman (quelle shock) a misunderstood young lad who can see dead people. Although not in super scary 'Bruce Willis is actually a ghost' Sixth Sense kind of way. Thank God. The clip below sees Norm ...
    01/24/2013 - 1:34 am | View Link
  • Blu-ray Review: 'ParaNorman'
    Like its villainous witch, "ParaNorman" is scary but it also has a warm good heart about it. The latest from Laika, the stop-motion animation studio behind "Coraline" is an original feature about tolerance and understanding that just happens to have ghosts ...
    11/27/2012 - 7:11 am | View Link
  • The making of ParaNorman: 'The zombies and scary stuff are just dressing'
    ParaNorman is the new 3D stop-motion animation about a smalltown kid who can communicate with the dead, and stars Kodi Smit-McPhee and Anna Kendrick. Directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler explain the thinking behind their creepy-but-fun fable
    09/14/2012 - 12:22 am | View Link
  • ‘ParaNorman’: Another boy with ghost troubles
    The movie, I think, errs by going for the conventionally scary and bombastic Big Finish, even though it's a Melancholy Big Finish, and therefore more intriguing than the average everyday "Ice Age" sequel Big Finish. What works about "ParaNorman" is its ...
    08/21/2012 - 5:20 pm | View Link
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  • Paranorman -06- Goodbye Mr P/Historic Drama/Grounded/Heavy ...
    Paranorman -06- Goodbye Mr P/Historic Drama/Grounded/Heavy ... ... YouTube home
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  • Watch "ParaNorman" (2012) online download ParaNorman on ...
    Watch ParaNorman online - A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.. Download ParaNorman.
    12/18/2014 - 11:30 am | View Website
  • 'The Boxtrolls' Vs. 'ParaNorman'
    Movie Summary: Coraline: ParaNorman: The Boxtrolls: Genre: Animation: Animation: Animation: Studio: Focus Features: Focus Features: Focus Features: Release ...
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  • Paranorman -02- Norman at the Piano Main Title-Jon Brion ...
    Paranorman -02- Norman at the Piano Main Title-Jon Brion ... ... YouTube home
    12/17/2014 - 8:47 am | View Website
  • ParaNorman
    Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and solidly scripted, ParaNorman will entertain (and frighten) older children while providing surprisingly thoughtful fare for ...
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