May Monster Madness 2013 – Day 6


Welcome to May Monster Madness 2013! Hosted by the totally awesome Annie Walls – author of The Famished Trilogy, Emma from Little Gothic Horrors, and Ked from Something Wicked this Way Comes.

My Favorite Children’s Monster Movies

Since I have two little monsters of my own, I am forced to watch a lot of kids movies. Some of them are not so good, others have surprised me, to the point that I watch them even if my kids have wandered off to find something better to do. So here are just a few of my favorites!


Hotel Transylvania

Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, CeeLo Green, Molly Shannon, and more!

Hotel Transylvania is a movie I could watch again and again – with or without the kids. It has a great cast, fabulous storyline, and incredible animation. Have you seen this movie? If not, you should definitely check it out!

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Monsters, Inc.

Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly, James Coburn.

It was love at first sight the moment I laid eyes on Monsters, Inc. I became a little too obsessed with it. I have a Boo doll that I won’t even let my daughters play with because I know darn well they will mess her hair up. That’s reasonable, right?

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara

Who doesn’t love Tim Burton? I can’t think of anything he’s written that I’m not a fan of. This is one of my all time favorites, though. My go-to coffee mug is a purple Sally mug that I purchased at the Disney Store many years ago. I don’t even think they manufacture it anymore. I have Nightmare Before Christmas decorations for almost every holiday/season, and even have bottles of Ragdoll perfume from Hot Topic. Yeah, I’m a bit obsessed with this one.

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Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders

I am in awe of the vivid stop-motion animation, and the super imaginative storyline that is Coraline. My husband hates this movie, thinks it’s just too strange. I, being slightly strange, adore this movie. My six-year-old daughter loves it too. My four-year-old daughter was a bit scared the first time we watched it, but she has come to enjoy it as well.

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What are your favorite children’s monster movies?

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Wife, mother, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • Jenn_FiveDollarShake

    Love, love Monsters Inc. !

  • Diane Riggins

    Love your picks. Haven’t seen Coraline. I put it on my to watch list. 🙂

  • LittleGothicHorrors

    The only one I haven’t seen yet, from your list, is ‘Hotel Transylvania’. I adore ‘Coraline’! It’s one of my all-time favourite movies. I also loved ‘Frankenweenie’ and ‘ParaNorman’.

    • Hotel Transylvania is awesome. I hope you get the chance to watch it. I loved ParaNorman too! It’s so hard to pick just a handful, and not go nuts and make these posts a mile long! Hah!

  • Your picks were wonderful! I adore Monsters Inc and Nightmare Before Christmas. I haven’t seen Hotel Transylvania (things are slow coming to Egypt). I’d love to see ParaNorman and Frankenweenie, too. And I really liked Monster House!

    • There were so many I wanted to add, but you know, I had to cut it off somewhere. LOL. I loved ParaNorman! Can’t wait for you to see Hotel Transylvania. I hope you’ll let me know what you think.

  • besatthet

    Great choices, I love them all!

  • Ooooo! Have you read Coraline? Even more strange! I love all these!