The first trailer for Paranorman hit with background music from the 1960’s song, Season Of The Witch. It gave a slightly creepy, but also campy and fun vibe to the film. Since then, most of the marketing has also focused on the dark humor, fun and relative family friendliness. The new trailer just came out a little while ago and they’ve tossed that and are giving a much darker tone to things. I’m not sure if they are worried that adults would shy away from it if it was too family friendly… I know I will see it either way!
Paranorman hits theaters in 3D this Friday!
The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated Coraline. ParaNorman is, following Coraline, the company’s second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D.
In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.