'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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  • Halloween Horror Movies 2014
    This is a film that takes real chances. Not only does it give us a premise that we haven’t seen in an animated film before, PARANORMAN does not shy away from giving us some genuinely scary imagery. In fact, the film proudly embraces its status as a ...
    10/21/2014 - 3:06 am | View Link
  • ParaNorman exclusive clip: Boy smells the bum of a ghost dog. Lovely.
    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 reveal his spooky ...
    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
  • Fun And Scary ParaNorman Chat With The Stars
    LOS ANGELES — It’s scary, but in a gentle way. The new film “ParaNorman” is a stop motion animated tale of dead people, and the young man who can see them. FOX 4 Film Critic Shawn Edwards chats with the cast about this new film.
    08/23/2012 - 5:42 am | View Link
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  • ParaNorman / Characters
    A page for describing Characters: ParaNorman. A boy who can see and talk to the dead. Due to this being common knowledge he is an outcast in the community …
    10/5/2015 - 10:20 am | View Website
  • Review: Brilliant Animated Movie 'ParaNorman' Is One Of ...
    "ParaNorman" takes its time building atmosphere and a palpable sense of dread – the movie is gorgeous to look at, but never distractingly so.
    10/5/2015 - 4:58 am | View Website
  • 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!
    10/5/2015 - 2:28 am | View Website
  • Paranorman [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: Chris Butler, Sam Fell ...
    Amazon.co.uk - Buy Paranorman at a low price; free delivery on qualified orders. See reviews & details on a wide selection of Blu-ray & DVDs, both new & used.
    10/4/2015 - 8:37 pm | View Website
  • ParaNorman (2012)
    Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and solidly scripted, ParaNorman will entertain (and frighten) older children while providing surprisingly thoughtful fare for ...
    10/4/2015 - 3:22 pm | View Website
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