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In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from a curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don't go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the accursed dead rise. Together with unexpected new companions, Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can.
You don't become a hero by being normal.
Release Date: August 17, 2012
Runtime: 92 mins
All Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS, Datasat
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Buried.com Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: PG
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language
Kodi Smit McPhee ...Norman Babcock (voice)
Tucker Albrizzi ...Neil (voice)
Anna Kendrick ...Courtney Babcock (voice)
Casey Affleck ...Mitch (voice)
Christopher Mintz Plasse ...Alvin (voice)
Leslie Mann ...Sandra Babcock (voice)
Jeff Garlin ...Perry Babcock (voice)
Elaine Stritch ...Grandma (voice)
Bernard Hill ...The Judge (voice)
Jodelle Ferland ...Aggie (voice)
Tempestt Bledsoe ...Sheriff Hooper (voice)
Alex Borstein ...Mrs. Henscher (voice)
John Goodman ...Mr. Prenderghast (voice)
Hannah Noyes ...Salma (voice)
Jack Blessing ...Slob Guy / Civil War Ghost (voice)
Ranjani Brow ...Movie Lady (voice)
Michael Corbett ...Movie Zombie (voice)
David Cowgill ...Greaser Ghost (voice)
Nicholas Guest ...Hippie Ghost / Mobster Ghost (voice)
Emily Hahn ...Sweet Girl (voice)
Bridget Hoffman ...Crystal / Parachutist Ghost / Librarian (voice)
Wendy Hoffman ...Gucci Lady (voice)
Holly Klein ...Hair Dryer Ghost (voice)
Alicia Lagano ...Female Tourist (voice)
Scott Menville ...Deputy Dwayne / Rapper Guy (voice)
Nick Petok ...Blithe Hollow Kid (voice)
Ariel Winter ...Blithe Hollow Kid (voice)
Jeremy Shada ...Pug (voice)
Steve Alterman ...Blithe Hollow Townperson (voice)
Kirk Baily ...Blithe Hollow Townperson (voice)
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More Movie Taglines:
- You don't become a hero by being normal.
- It's all fun and games until someone raises the dead.
- The film was shot using a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR Camera. To generate the 3D effects, the camera was mounted on a special rig that would take one shot, then slide to a slightly different viewpoint to take another shot.
The film company Laika used 3D printers to generate all of the different faces needed for the characters.
During the last few weeks leading up to the film's release, Laika sent 49 packages to 49 people (including Neil Gaiman and Kevin Smith). Each package consisted of a wooden crate from "Blithe Hollow" full of "grave dirt" which recipients had to dig through to unearth a coffin. Inside the coffin was one of the seven cursed zombies, complete with background information and name.
Save for Judge Hopkins, the seven cursed zombies are not referred to by name, but they did have names: the aforementioned Judge Hopkins, Eben Hardwick, Thaddeus Blackton, Lemuel Spalding, Amelia Wilcot, Goodie Temper, and Wile London.
The story is set in the town of Blithe Hollow, whose name is a mash-up of two other ghost stories: Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit (1945) and Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949).
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