Parents' Guide to

Monster High

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

High school for the undead features fun, mild teen drama.

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age 7+

Monster High

It is a good source of family friendly entertainment! The only flaw I can see in it is that all the girls in the show have the exact same body type which is unattainable for real women.

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This clever, tween-oriented show is part of Mattel's Monster High franchise, which stars trendy teen characters inspired by the scary monsters of legends and literature. As they navigate their way through "fearleading" tryouts, popularity contests, and peer pressure, the young adults remain smart, self-confident, and of course, fashionable. The show also attempts to be musical with monster-themed pop songs, and inclusive with the appearance of "hybrid" students like zombie-unicorn Neighthan Rot (Josey Montana McCoy). It also parodies popular culture trends (Justin Biter!) to some comic effect.

The 2016 reboot of the series, Welcome to Monster High, changes the narrative by offering a backstory that places the monsters in the world of the living, and makes the characters responsible for establishing the school to help their community. The young women are still strong and self-empowered, but often seem more like princesses than average teenagers. The series also introduces a villain, Moanica D'Kay (Cristina Milizia), who has started a zombie army and wants to take over the human world. Earlier fans of the show may not care for the newer version of Monster High, but it might appeal to a younger generation of viewers.

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