Your Guide to the Creepiest Kids' Movies Ever

Aug 16, 2012 Comments

Henry Selick's great 2009 stop-motion animated feature isn't an outright horror story, but it contains some of the most primal and frightening stuff ever committed to an animated film: fear of abandonment. The title heroine discovers a portal that leads into a near duplicate of her house, with duplicate parents. At first, Coraline loves the newfound attention paid to her, but soon this becomes a much more sinister plot. Selick, who also directed The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach, based his screenplay on a book by Neil Gaiman.

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