Burton back from the dead
Black and white, gothic and creepy, you’ve guessed it, it’s another Tim Burton film (actually a n early short, now revisited in stop-motion animation). Frankenweenie tells the story of a young scientist who resurrects his dead pooch, Sparky, with monstrous consequences. For a while, Burton’s films lost appeal owing to predictable style and casting, but this one manages to be funny and dark by giving a classic horror story a modern-day twist. There are no à la carte happy endings, so don’t take along any kids who have just said farewell to that beloved goldfish.
Frankenweenie | Directed by Tim Burton (USA 2012) with Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short. Starts January 24