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"Calling All the Monsters" (CD Single)



"Thriller" for kids; video might be scary for little ones.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Meant to entertain, not educate.

Positive messages

No real messages, just playful fun about ghouls and ghosts who want to dance.

Positive role models

Everyone, even monsters, needs to have a little fun.

Violence & scariness

The video shows some pretty ghoulish creatures with distorted features and realistic costumes, but it's obvious (at least to older kids) that it's fake and just for fun.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

Families can talk about...

  • 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?

Music details

Artist:China Anne McClain
Release date:September 20, 2011
Label:Walt Disney Records
Genre:Pop music for kids
Topics:Magic and fantasy
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written byJayla970 November 28, 2011


This is soo great. China really can sing and dance. She's even a great actress. Don't be jealous of her because she's famous and extremely talented, instead be happy that's she's NOT a diva and on drugs. She's a great role model.
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Kid, 11 years old November 19, 2011

old rock

it great to rock out to or for party im 11 and i still love this
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Too much consumerism
Teen, 14 years old Written byshoemtar November 18, 2011

music for the dead

i know that this song is good because i have heard this song before and i love it!!!!!!
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