You may remember, last Halloween we gushed over some of our favorite Halloween films as kids. We discussed Hocus Pocus and Ernest Scared Stupid at length, and why those films felt like the season. This year, we’re discussing horror films about children, instead, and how important the genre is for kids. This week we look at 2006’s Monster House, written by Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, and Pamela Pettler, versus Chris Butler’s incomparable ParaNorman (2012). Along the way we get into why horror really matters for kids, the art of being a little left of center, and what makes these stories worthwhile lessons of morality. So grab your best friend, and plunk yourself down for some more Halloween fun!
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