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Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 174 Ratings

Summary: 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 an 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.
Runtime: 92 min
Rating: Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language
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Production: Laika Entertainment
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, Animation, Family
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 27, 2012
Director Credit
Chris Butler Director
Sam Fell Director
Writer Credit
Chris Butler Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Anna Kendrick Courtney Babcock
Christopher Mintz-Plasse Alvin
Kodi Smit-McPhee Norman Babcock
Cast Credit
Alex Borstein Mrs. Henscher
Bernard Hill The Judge
Casey Affleck Mitch
Elaine Stritch Grandma
Hannah Noyes Salma
Jack Blessing Slob Guy/Civil War Ghost
Jeff Garlin Perry Babcock
Jeremy Shada Additional Voices
Jodelle Ferland Aggie
John Goodman Mr. Prenderghast
Leslie Mann Sandra Babcock
Tempestt Bledsoe Sheriff Hooper
Tucker Albrizzi Neil
Producer Credit
Arianne Sutner Producer
Carl Beyer Line Producer
Matthew Fried Associate Producer
Travis Knight Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: