Kayla Herrera of Metal Arcade writes:
The first time I watched the trailer for ParaNorman, it was a tidal wave of memories rolling in from when I convinced the kids in my third grade class that our school was haunted and built on an Indian burial ground. It’s no fun being the odd ball out, and Norman certainly is no ordinary young boy. Communicating with the dead day in and day out, Norman knows he can never be normal and with the looming disapproval of his father, it is even harder to be himself. After being hunted down by an old relative, Norman learns it is up to him to save his town from the rising dead and an ancient, evil curse that threatens to destroy the humanity of the small Eastern town.