Coraline – Film of the Month June

Coraline

British cinema

Based on Neil Gaiman’s book of the same name, Coraline is an animated film about a young girl, but before you think Disney, remember the book was written by Neil Gaiman, it’s a dark tale, that feeds on our deepest fears.  Coraline lives with her parents in part of a huge old house.  Coraline spends her time exploring the vast garden and grounds, but when it rains she gets bored and finds a door that’s sometimes blocked with a wall of bricks, but when it opens up for Coraline it leads her into an entirely alternate universe.    There she finds people who look just like her parents, but with big, shiny, black buttons for eyes.  The film is delightful, funny, haunting, and very, very scary.  Not recommended for anyone who suffers from koumpounophobia (fear of buttons).

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