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Underrated kiddie spookfest
written by underdog February 28, 2008 - 8:09 PM PST
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Young directors Kenan and Hyman were hired right out of film school for this fun frightfest and fare well; if it's no Pixar classic, it comes about as close to that studio's CGI successes as any non-Pixar film has done. It's odd at times, has a few scenes that are too scary for younger kids, and have parts closer to the end where it begins to overstay its welcome. All that may have contributed to why it wasn't a box office bonanza (though no dud either). But excellent child characterizations, great voice acting, an unpretentious sense of humor and a darned good yarn at the center make it well above average. The Halloween 1980s setting warmed my heart, too. It's no classic, but deserves a better fate than it received. Rent it on Halloween: Kids will dig it and be properly creeped out.


(Average 6.24)
33 Votes
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