Please do ignore the title of this movie, as it has nothing to do with the scariness of the movie itself. Despite the title, this movie is amazing and full of romance and charm. It begins with Victor Van Dort, who is a klutz, getting married to Victoria Everglot. But when he messes up a lot on his vows, the priest makes him go away. He runs far into the woods and feels terrible, and repeats his vows again, and puts the ring on a hand-shaped branch. Suddenly the bark from the branch disappears, and it becomes a real hand, detached from the rest of the Corpse Bride, who then comes out of the ground (This may be a creepy scene for more sensitive kids) And follows him everywhere, until she says in an eerie voice, "You may kiss the bride" and kisses him, transporting him to the world of the dead. The world of the dead is much more colorful than the world of the living, which is pale white,grey and black. Victor gets petrified and tries to escape, only to realize he cant. He wants to hear the whole story, which is representated by a song a quite musically talented skeleton sings (NOT SCARY) He realizes the Corpse Bride (Emily) has been killed by a wicked man, and she vowed that if someone says his vows perfectly and puts the ring on her hand, she will then be set free. So that means Victor and Emily are going to get married. Victor is terrified but tries to act casual (he really tries), until he says that she should meet his parents, who live 'upstairs' (Are alive) Once they get there, Victor tells Emily to wait here, and runs back to Victoria, and starts talking to her. Emily then realizes for how long Victor has gone, and finds him, only to see him happily chatting with Victoria. She gets mad and takes him back to the land of the dead, and starts crying and saying who was that "other woman". She becomes sad and sits at a bench, which then she breaks into sad song. Soon after, Victor finds her sitting at a piano, and starts playing with her, until they like each other again. Meanwhile, back at the land of the living, Victoria is now going to be married to Lord Barkis Bittern (the bad guy), who she does not love. Back in the land of the dead, Victor starts to love Emily, and said that he will drink a poisoned wine to release himself into the world of the dead, and that the wedding will be held 'upstairs' once they get upstairs, the living people are petrified of the dead, until they realize that they are actually people they are related to. (A boy saying grandpa to a skeleton, and an old lady hugging a skeleton that is her dead husband) Victorias parents are convinced Victoria is crazy, because she's worried about that dead woman who was with Victor. Meanwhile, the wedding is happening, until Lord Barkis interrupts, and Emil -y realizes he is the cruel man that killed her, and he has Victoria and threteaning to kill her too. He says some menacing things, and drinks the wine, and gets all blue (now he's dead) Before the dead people were scared to do something, because they were 'among the living' and now they beat him up, (NOT AS GRAPHIC AS IT SOUNDS) and drive him away. Then when Victor says his vows again and is about to drink the wine, Emily stops him and says that she doesn't want to take away his dreams, and he belongs with Victoria. But Victor says that he didn't set her free, but she assures him that he did, and goes outside and breathes in the fresh air, and turns into a million butterflies who soar to heaven. Then Victoria comes to Victor and they hug. It is a beautiful story and the moral is that sometimes true love is letting go. It almost made me cry (I have a hard time pushing tears out of my eyes) so that's saying something! It is amazingly creative and charming, and I recommend it to ALL ROMANCE FANS!!!