Surreal Teaser Trailer for ParaNorman Reveals Zombies, Ghosts, and Creatures Made of Toilet Paper
10.29.11 by Ryan
What do you do if your town is besieged by zombies? In the upcoming movie ParaNorman, you turned to a young boy who can talk to the dead.
In the upcoming 3-D animated movie created by some of the creative team from 2009's Coraline, Norman (voiced by Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee) is called upon to save his small Massachusetts town after zombies attack. It's important to note that the movie is still for kids, despite the macabre elements and the teaser trailer for ParaNorman reveals some very surreal and funny visuals. In fact, writer and co-director Chris Butler told USA Today in July that ParaNorman was less influenced by zombie movies than by comedies from the 1980s, namely Ghostbusters and The Goonies.
There is a genuine warmth and affection for [80's movies]. There was something very sparky about that era of filmmaking that wasn't condescending to kids. [ParaNorman]'s irrereverent, challenging and entertaining. It's all the things that people want, hopefully.
Here's the official synopsis for ParaNorman.
In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by 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, moronic 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.
ParaNorman also features the voice talents of Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin and Leslie Mann. Sam Fell (The Tale of Despereaux) co-directed.