What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie, which combines black and white 40s comedy with classic screen monsters, may not translate well for children used to eye-dazzling special effects, or for younger children, who may become frightened of these classic screen monsters menacing lovable Costello. Older kids will identify with frightened Costello and enjoy the monster hijinx. Teens may laugh with (or at) the comedians and the monsters.
- Families can talk about how the movie manages to be scary despite cheesy special effects. Also, can you think of other movies that combine humor and horror? Why does this formula work?