What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this track is a tween's bubblegum answer to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Disney Channel star China Anne McClain is calling all monsters to dance and scare, but all in good fun. The song is clean and OK for tweens (as long as they know it's not real), though the video has some very realistic-looking creatures and zombies that could frighten younger kids.
What's the story?
Disney Channel A.N.T. Farm star China Anne McClain knows that even werewolves, ghosts, and goblins wanna have a little fun in her spooky single, "CALLING ALL THE MONSTERS." Perfect for Halloween, this single is a tween version of the Michael Jackson classic "Thriller" and even has a video full of weird, dancing zombies (but lacks the scary rumblings of Vincent Price).
Is it any good?
McClain does a good job channeling the King of Pop in her own version of a dance-off with mummies and zombies, but she does it with a smile and a pink-sequined top. "Calling All the Monsters" is an upbeat, contagious club beat that will have you and your kids ready to kick it on the dance floor on Halloween night. Kids will love it for any night of the year, of course, but it's sure to be a hit when the little vampires and witches come out in October.
Explore, discuss, enjoy
Families can talk about Halloween. What are some things that you and your family do each Halloween? Why is it fun to be scared sometimes?
What's the difference between reality and fantasy? How can you tell? Can something still be scary even if you know it's not real?