Ghouls Rule (2012)
Ever wonder how other cultures, especially monster cultures, view Halloween? Well, you get to learn the Monster High prescriptive in this movie. And the students are terrified of what they call normies, those in this world who are not monsters, because they believe that the normies hunt monsters each Halloween with pitch forks and torches. You know old school monster movie style. This is Frankie’s first Halloween but the magazines she reads show a very different way of celebrating based on candy and fun, not the horror and cautionary tale that the teachers warn about. She discovers information in the school showing that monsters and normies use to celebrate Halloween together dressing in the finest outfits and costumes, eating candy, and dancing the night away. But no one believes her or wants to accept that maybe they should talk to the normies. Especially after the normies pull a Halloween prank on the school. In retaliation the monster decide to do the same and vandalize the normie school which leads them on an adventure to actually get to know some of the normies.
This movie talks about prejudices against others showing that underneath our skin we are all the same and want similar things out of life. Sometimes we forget this and need a reminder just like the people of New Salem and the monsters of Monster High.
What do we learn in this movie? Things are not always as they seem, maybe you should put yourself in the other person’s shoes before judging, you can’t judge a book by its cover.
Maybe I am noticing this since I watched this movie close to watching Why do Ghouls fall in Love?, but it seems that there is an emphasis on dating that isn’t needed. In this movie Draculaura pressures Clawdeen to date.
New Characters: Lilith Van Hellscream, daughter of the monster hunter
Phrases: Normies, Critter (which means Twitter), trick-or-treatment, and Cryptplace (MySpace)
Doll’s released: Ghouls Rule
IMDB: 5.7 out of 10 at time of review.
Amazon: 4.7 out of 5 at time of review. Available for streaming (rental and purchase).
Netflix: Available at time of review
Mala’s Rating: 5 out of 5