Directors: Chris Butler and Sam Fell
4 / 5 zedheads
4 / 5 zedheads
Norman, the title character of Laika's latest stop-motion feature (opening in theatres this weekend), is a zombie fanatic after my own heart. He has a zombie alarm clock. A zombie lamp. Zombie toys, zombie posters, and even zombie slippers. I never thought I could be jealous of a stop-motion puppet until now.
But life isn't all grindhouse movies and horror comics for horror-loving Norman. Norman has an unfortunate gift: he can see and speak to the dead. This makes him a target for bullying at school, an outcast within his own family, and a pariah in the community of Blithe, Massachusetts, the site of a historic witch execution that the whole town has turned into a tourist cottage industry. But all that changes for Norman on the 300th anniversary of the witch's death when Norman learns that he's the only one who can stop the witch's ancient curse from raising the dead. What follows is an exceedingly original and offbeat horror comedy adventure with as much heart and dark, oddball sensibilities as its abnormal stop-motion hero with the broom-like head of hair.
|Norman keeps the light on brain or shine.|
|The Pilgrims were disappointed to find themselves 300 years too late to see The Avengers on opening night|
|Who let the cast of ParaNorman watch 2 Girls 1 cup?|
|And your little dog too.....|
Now, where can I get that zombie alarm clock?