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Monster High: Scaris, City of Frights

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fashion-focused tale with strong messages, products to sell.

Movie NR 2015 61 minutes
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It's refreshing to see high school girls treat each other with respect and empathy, but let's be honest: fashion is the not-so-subtle focus of this Monster High entry. The filmmakers have found a formidable way to tap into young girls' love of clothes, shoes, hairdos, and style. So that's what the story is about, along with the introduction of a few new likable ghouls, Jinafire Long and Skelita Calaveras, who join the gang with opportunities to purchase those new dolls as well as all the regular dolls in "travel" attire. And travel it is, as fans watch the girls take in the sights and sounds of Scaris, City of Frights, a place that looks and sounds a lot like Paris, City of Lights. The messages here encourage artistic freedom as a means of expressing oneself and promote staying true to yourself in spite of outside influences.

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