Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Countdown To Halloween // Day Seventeen

Welcome back to day seventeen of my countdown to Halloween series, where I share all of my favourite Halloween films. Today's film is...

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The film follows DJ (Mitchel Musso) as he becomes extremely suspicious about the house across the street and the creepy old guy that lives there. He finally goes over there with his friend Chowder (Sam Lerner) but when the old man tries to attack DJ, he has a heart attack and is taken away by ambulance...They believe that all the danger has finally passed. But is it truly over? Or will more secrets from the "Monster House" be revealed...

Halloween Film List / Petit Belle Chaton Blog

I have a confession to make: I'm not really a huge fan of animation films. I mean, I like them but I find it's something I always have to make sure I'm in the mood for...I haven't even seen The Incredibles (2004) yet, which annoys my boyfriend a lot. One thing I do love though is stop-motion and although Monster House (2006) isn't stop-motion, it definitely still has that same feel and beauty to it.

At first look, it might seem like the typical overly-cliche children's horror film, that features a haunted house but it's so much more than that. The way that the children band together and start their adventure gives you such a huge 80's throwback to film and TV such as The Goonies and especially Stranger Things, where they try and get help from the adults but no one believes them, so they have to take everything on themselves.

As it's a film primarily targeted at children, I thought it would do that thing of having a mean old man, who eventually realises the error of his ways and becomes friendly again but no...The way they used the story as a metaphor for an abusive relationship was really original, well executed and I think it's just a really important topic to touch on.
I know most animations are all visually beautiful, I can't think of one I've seen that I've thought "well, that looked awful" but I find this to be especially beautiful, with a very gorgeous autumnal colour palette. 

Halloween Film List / Petit Belle Chaton Blog

"We're dead. You've killed us, and we're dead!"

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