In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from an curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don't go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the accursed dead rise. Together with unexpected new companions, Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can.

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  1. Chris Butler

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Sam Fell


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kodi Smit-McPhee

    Kodi Smit-McPhee

    Norman Babcock (voice)

  2. Tucker Albrizzi

    Tucker Albrizzi

    Neil Downe (voice)

  3. Jodelle Ferland

    Jodelle Ferland

    Aggie Prenderghast (voice)

  4. Anna Kendrick

    Anna Kendrick

    Courtney Babcock (voice)

  5. Casey Affleck

    Casey Affleck

    Mitch Downe (voice)

  6. Leslie Mann

    Leslie Mann

    Sandra Babcock (voice)

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget $60,000,000.00

Revenue $107,139,399.00


Release Information

  • August 17, 2012
    PG, Theatrical



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