ABOUT THE MOVIE
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When a small town comes under siege by zombies, who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
STARRING:Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, John Goodman, Kodi Smit-McPhee
WHO WILL DIG IT?
Kids who enjoy their animated films with a dash of creepy will find plenty of thrills, and horror aficionados will get a kick out of the many subtle references to fright flicks of the past.
THREE GOOD REASONS
1It's from the makers of "Coraline," which also presented a spooky story in eye-popping (sometimes literally) 3D stop motion animation.
2Young Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee voices Norman, and he showed in 2010's acclaimed vampire film "Let Me In" he knows how to handle the undead.
3There are plenty of other gut-bustingly funny actors providing voices, including John Goodman, Jeff Garlin, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and the legendary Elaine Stritch.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW
Norman's friend Neil is voiced by 12-year-old actor Tucker Albrizzi. In 2007, his older brother Patrick was diagnosed with leukemia, and their entire family spent a year travelling across the country to raise money and sign up bone marrow donors. Both Patrick and Tucker appeared in Michael Moore's documentary "Sicko."