'ParaNorman' looks great and has nods to classic horror films.
I absolutely love stop-motion animation, I have ever since I was a kid. I was very excited when I first heard about ParaNorman, and even more so when the trailers hit. This was stop-motion with family flavour horror, that was really all I needed. My excitement proved to be valid, because ParaNorman is one of the best films I have seen in 2012, not only did it not disappoint, it actually exceeded my expectations.
The story is about a young boy named Norman, he’s known as the weird one. He likes horror, he has a bit of a zombie obsession and he can see and talk to dead people. This talent comes in handy when his outcast Uncle passes and gives him clues on how to break a century old curse that will destroy the town. So Norman sets out on an adventure to stop the curse, bringing with him a colourful set of characters.