Halloween movie are tough for me to review as a parent. Being scared is such a personal thing, one person/or child may be scared by one thing while another might not even think twice about it. For me, it is the movie Exorcist, for something I can’t even watch the movie completely through without having to look away or turning the thing off. Yet, most people that I talk to think that it more akin a comedy than anything. I guess, like beauty, fear is in the eye of the beholder.
This brings me back to my original point; there is no real way to tell if this movie will scare you children. I say children instead of you, because believe me when I say that this movie, Disney’s Spooky Buddies, was not made with adults in mind. With that said, the story goes as follows. The
story follows a similar story as another Disney movie: Hocus Pocus. Just with a warlock instead of witches along with a health does of puppies. If you are a fan of the series you might be a bit disappointed with the amount of Puppy time you get in the movie, since equal billing is given to the owners of the puppies.
Quick synopsis: Disney’s irresistible talking Buddies are back in an all-new movie that takes them for a spooky new adventure. With the help of some unexpected new friends — Pip, Zelda, Rodney, and Skip, the buddies must stop Warwick the Warlock and save the world from his dastardly deeds.
Check out the trailer:
There were a couple of parts which were too scary for Rock (3 years old), though in my opinion it wasn’t too bad, come on its Halloween! (it might be different for you and your child). Fortunately, there were enough cute scenes to help make up for the scarier moments. Adults and children will recognized many of the voices and actors in the movie, including Diedrich Bader and Ryan Stiles from the Drew Carey Show as well as Tim Conway and Frankie Jonas (the youngest and least famous of the Jonas Brothers, yes there are 4 of them).
In the end, Rock did not have any nightmares and seemed to have a good time. While next time I think I will watch any Halloween style movie ahead of time just in case there are any parts I would deem unsuitable for him, I doubt I would do it for any of the Buddies movies, to me they seem to always to be very age appropriate and cognizant of who their audience is. This is a great video to put on for the time after trick or treating as everyone sorts through their candy. Spooky Buddies was release directly to video on September 20th and is packaged in two ways; one is a Blue
Ray Combo Pack ($19.99) and the other as a DVD ($16.99) and movie download ($14.99) package.
Disclosure: I received a Spook Buddies gift pack with the Combo Pack DVD, trading cards and activities but no other compensation for my post. My opinion is my unbiased opinion on the movie.