Rated: Not rated
In this feature we learn about how gossip can be bad in several ways through the movie. Spectra Vondergeist, daughter of the Specter, is struggling to find new stories for her blog so she starts writing about what people say without checking her facts causing rumors to float through Monster High. We also learn about the ghost world of Monster High when the girls go to Haunted High to find out why Draculaura, daughter of Dracula, is being haunted and my whom. Especially since no ghost has haunted a “solid” (everyone who is not a ghost) since the Red Lady, an evil woman who basically ruined haunting for all ghosts and was punished by having to wear chains for each crime she committed. Chains she must work off. As a result all ghosts are now afraid of “solids”.
While the ghouls are at Monster High they learn that the head mistress punishes the students by giving them detention chains for breaking rules. These rules are not fairly administered and sometimes are made up on the spot. Spectra ends up trapped in the ghost world for bringing the ghouls into Haunted High where no “solid” has been before. Of course the other ghouls can’t leave her stuck at Haunter High so they turn themselves into ghosts with the help of Twyla, daughter of the Boogie Man, to help their friend and enter the ghost world again. Part of the plot is dependent on the fact that they use magic sand to turn themselves into ghosts and need to use sand to turn themselves into their fab monster selves. The Head mistress becomes obsessed with bringing all ghosts in Monster High back to Haunted High and then turning monsters into ghosts since she knows now there is a way to do this and bring more ghosts to her school.
One of my favorite new characters is Aye, a cuddle fish who is the companion of Vandala Doubloons, daughter of a ghost pirate. He is so cute! I was disappointed her doll didn’t come with him. Poor decision on the Mattel’s part but I can see why they didn’t for continuity of all the dolls released with this movie. I really enjoyed Vandala;s character too. I wish that there was more of her in this movie. Hopefully she will be back in the series. I mean a pirate ghost who gets sea sick? Come on, its funny!
There are a lot of great aspects of this movie such as cleaver names such as River Styxx. I totally geeked out over this name the first time I watched this movie. Greek mythology references for the win! For those of you who don’t enjoy mythology the River Styx runs between Earth and the underworld that the dead have to cross. Considering she is the daughter of the Grim Reaper it is a very fitting name.
Fun verbiage from this movie: Las Plagus, Scaribbean, Davy Bones
New Characters: River Styxx, daughter of the Grim Reaper; Vandala Doubloons, daughter of a ghost pirate; Aye; Ms. Revenant; Kiyomi Haunterly, daughter of the Noppera-bō; Porter “Paintergeist” Geiss, son of the Poltergist; Hall Moanitors
Mala’s Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
IMDB: 5.7 out of 10 as of 6/2016
Amazon: 4.8 out of 5 stars as of 6/2016. Available for purchase and renting for Prime members.
Netflix: Available for streaming at time of review
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