We're excited to check out ParaNorman after seeing footage and hearing from the directors at last month's Comic-Con. They seem like real fans of the genre who set to make a movie for horror fans and not just children. There are a number of horror movie references throughout the film and we thought our readers would enjoy this new clip, where Norman is watching the original Night of the Living Dead.

ParaNorman will be released to theaters on August 17th and was written/co-directed by Chris Butler and co-directed by Sam Fell (Flushed Away). The film has a voice cast that includes Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein, Jodelle Ferland, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Elaine Stritch.

"The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated “Coraline.” “ParaNorman” is, following “Coraline,” the company’s second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. In “ParaNorman,” a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits."

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  • Brandon

    This looks like a good movie, but I can’t think of any kids to take to see it. I can only imagine the looks I’d get from parents being a middle-aged man alone in a theater full of children. I’ll save myself the humiliation and just add it now to my Blockbuster @Home queue. Even though there’s a good chance that I’ll forget all about wanting to see this movie, it will be a nice surprise to find it in my mailbox when it comes out on DVD. I know a few co-workers have been unsure if their kids can handle a movie with zombies and what not. All I tell them is that I wish there was such a movie for my parents to take me to when I was a kid!