A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween

Movie review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Courage overcomes mild scares in cute holiday special.
  • NR
  • 2020
  • 24 minutes

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 2 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

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Educational Value

The story intends to entertain rather than educate, but Cory’s experiences could serve to remind preschoolers of a family’s rules about safety while trick-or-treating.

Positive Messages

Good examples of courage and responsibility in how Cory faces scary situations and prioritizes his friend’s and sister’s safety. This Halloween story reminds viewers that things are not always as they seem, and that what seems scary could be the result of a misunderstanding. 

Positive Role Models

Cory is courageous and determined when he and his friends are in sticky situations, and he solves problems with creative thinking.

Violence & Scariness

No violence, but some mild scares. The characters are trapped briefly, and their path is blocked by traffic cones with grimacing faces that pop up in every direction they want to go. Characters in Halloween costumes seem spooky at first, but time reveals that they have no ill intentions. Some screams and other spooky noises as part of the holiday setting.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The special is part of the Cory Carson world.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween is a holiday special from the Go! Go! Cory Carson series and involves some mild scares and spooky folks the characters encounter while trick-or-treating. Cory takes the responsibility of caring for his little sister very seriously, risking his own safety to secure hers. There are some tense moments when the characters are trapped, frightened by things that block their way, or startled by a figure suddenly appearing to say “boo!”. Cory is tempted to approach an unfamiliar house by the promise of candy, which leads to many of the scares. Even so, they’re quickly resolved, and the story’s emphasis on Cory’s positive qualities as a sibling and a friend are what make the biggest impression on viewers.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3 and 12-year-old Written by08Jayden08 June 24, 2021

May be Too scary for Young Kids

Moderate Jumpscares is too much for a 2 year old
Parent of a 2-year-old Written byWhoatg2246 June 13, 2021

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What's the story?

In A GO! GO! CORY CARSON HALLOWEEN, Cory (voiced by Alan C. Lim), Chrissy (Maisie Benson), and Freddie (Smith Foreman) are excited to go trick-or-treating. This year, they have their sights set on getting king-size candy bars, but every house they visit disappoints in that regard. It turns out that the only way to get the coveted candy is to cross town to a spooky haunted house! But if they manage to get there, will they be able to get back home?

Is it any good?

There’s so much to like about Cory and his co-stars, and this eerie Halloween tale will put preschool fans in a festive mood for sure. A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween plays up the spook factor with some brief scares and surprises and some supporting characters who seem a little sinister before the truth reveals itself. And if it’s adorable Halloween costumes you’re looking to see, Cory and crew (and especially little Chrissy) don’t disappoint there either. 

Cory finds courage in being a leader and in taking care of his friends and little sister. This lively Halloween story offers opportunity for him to do both, and the example he sets is a great one for kids. Parents could point to Cory’s willingness to let the lure of candy get him and his traveling partners into some sticky situations as a cautionary tale if desired, but on the whole, this festive holiday special is a sweet treat for Cory’s young fans.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Cory demonstrates a commitment to being responsible in A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween. When his sister's safety is in jeopardy, how does he respond? How does facing challenges inspire courage in us? 

  • What holiday traditions does your family enjoy around Halloween? Are they similar to what Cory and his family and friends do in this story? What rules do you follow to ensure you stay safe while you're trick-or-treating or attending Halloween festivities? 

  • Kids: Was any aspect of this story scary to you? Do you enjoy being scared a bit?

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