Hello, I wish to tell you about 2009’s childhood horror: CORALINE. This movie is messed up! It looks cute, it’s in stopmotion for crying out loud! BUT…it’s one scary movie! It had scenes in it where two ladies are twisted together and where a man becomes a melty monster! And guess what? It’s in 3-D too! In one scene, it is shown that Ms. Forcible and Ms. Spink STUFF thier Scottie dogs when they die. and that’s not even the part where the other mother turns into a spider witch. Finally…the hand. it gets cut off and still follows Coraline around! PLEASE PUT THIS ON YOUR SITE!
UNK SEZ: Thanks Squirt00 for giving us the heads up on the sure to be future traumatizer CORALINE! We’ve heard from several sources (including our pal Rat Saw God) that this flick is primo Kindertrauma material. I did get a chance to see it recently (in 3-D no less!) and although I’m a little late on commenting about it, I agree with you entirely. I’m sure CORALINE will give kids plenty of stuff to worry about before they go to bed for many years to come!
CORALINE was, of course, directed by HENRY SELICK who was also responsible for the creeped out classics THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. It’s based on a book by NEIL GAIMAN that tells the tale of a young girl who finds a secret passageway to an alternative universe. At first things seem pretty perfect in the mirror world until she discovers the price of perfection involves sewing buttons on to her peepers! It’s all very spooky and weird in the best way possible and, as per usual with SENNICK’s work with stop motion animation, the artistry on display is without question. CORALINE’s evil alternative “Other Mom” (voiced by TERI HATCHER) is a truly kindertraumatizing sight to behold once she shows her true colors.
My personal favorite aspect of CORALINE though is the fact that super cool JOHN CARPENTER alum KEITH DAVID (Childs from THE THING, Frank from THEY LIVE) lends his voice to an all knowing slinky black cat. If that fact doesn’t get folks renting this baby as soon as it hits DVD than I don’t know what will!