and I saw Paranorman
Friday at Six Forks Station Cinema
. Norman is a young kid and misunderstood loner who is picked on and loves horror movies in a modern-day Salem filled with witch kitsch. He sees dead people and talks with them, unlike everyone else in town. A kid's movie, it's as straight forward as expected. On the other hand, there's references in the film to a huge number of classic horror and fantasy movies: I spotted scenes and shots alluding to Night of the Living Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, Phantasm, Ghostbusters, and almost certainly more (maegwynn
mentioned Norman's resemblance to one of the leads on the current Ghost Hunters franchise of tv shows). Nice little enjoyable film.