3.5

ParaNorman

Animation Comedy Horror


 

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

"ParaNorman" has an admirable vision; introducing a younger audience to the world of horror. From the outset, the slightly warped aesthetics grab your attention, signalling an animation far from normal. There are plenty of ghouls, but they are a small distraction. At its core, the story is about a kid fighting his fears and the bullies at school. It's a touching experience and one with welcome bouts of humour. Inspiring a generation to battle their demons, this film is alive and well.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 10th January 2013
92 mins