Saturday, May 11, 2013
May Monster Madness: Day 1
The Other Mother in Coraline
Welcome to Day 1 of May Monster Madness, a sinisterly spooky scheme spawned by Annie Walls and nefariously nurtured with the help of her diabolical deputies (Ked, of Something Wicked This Way Comes, and me). For the next seven days, around 50 blogs will be participating in a little monstrous mayhem and macabre merrymaking. Just click on the links provided with each post to make your way around to all the other fiends in this frightening festival. So without further ado (and before I get myself into trouble for any more shameless abuse of alliteration), let's begin:
On each day of May Monster Madness, I will feature a "monster" from some of my favourite movies, finishing with a little surprise on Day 7. My first monster is the Other Mother from the movie Coraline (2009).
When Coraline Jones feels neglected by her busy parents, her "Other Mother", from a button-eyed, parallel world, seems like a dream come true. Coraline learns one must be careful what one wishes for, however, as the Other Mother's true nature begins to emerge.