Many young girls and boys wish to have a magical godmother. A guardian that protects them from harm while using magic to make their dreams come true. In the film. Scary Godmother by Jill Thompson decided to give this classic faery godmother a spooky update.
The film Scary Godmother is based off the books and comic book series. The movie introduces a group of kids that are going trick or treating. They come across a spooky haunted house and dare Hannah to enter the manor.
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Scared by the spooky house, the young girl cries out for help, summoning her Halloween Godmother who takes Hannah to a party being hosted in the Monster World. She wanted to help Hannah escape from her fears.
Scary Godmother is a faery witch who lives in the Fright Side, where scary monsters live. She and her boo mates were in the abandoned manor when Hannah enters the house after being dared by her cousin Jimmy. She is creative and full of energy coming up with inventive ways to make monsters not scary for Hannah.
Hannah is a kind and sweet child that like most little kids fears monsters until she is shown that there is nothing to fear. She has a crush on Orson the vampire prince that she meets at the party thrown by Scary Godmother.
Jimmy Brando has little affection for his cousin Hannah and is upset that he’s forced to take her trick or treating. To get revenge his friends help him scare her. Instead his plan backfires when the monsters and Hannah scare him instead. Jimmy is self-centered and rude putting himself first before others.
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I found the short film to be a cute movie for children, yet it was also entertaining from an adult’s perspective. The movie takes the idea of monsters that are supposed to be scary and gives them a more human like appearance to make them less scary. I would give the film a six out of ten rating, as I enjoyed how each character is unique and has a twist on the monsters of legend. I found it a bit too cartoonish and there are a few plot holes in the story.
This short film is great to watch with the little ones during the month of Halloween. It’s silly and a bit out there but the idea that there are scary Godmothers along side faery Godmothers is an interesting concept. Showing that even in the Monster Realm there will be someone there to keep you safe from harm.
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