The movie: Monster High Freaky Fusion
When it was available: September 30, 2014
What it’s about: There’s a “Bite-Centennial” in town. And some ghouls — as in ghouls and guys. Enter an old scientist’s workshop and a dash of time travel. The gals (erm, ghouls) from Monster High go back 200 years to the very beginnings of Monster High, meeting great-great-great-great grandfathers and setting in motion a strange twist. Well, more like a FUSION. On their way back home, the ghouls slip through a vortex, fusing some of them together. We meet The Hybrids who are new to Monster High; at first, we think they’re awkward and standoffish, but in time we learn that they’ve faced a few mean monsters at other schools and just need to meet the right group of friends to get comfortable. They ultimately teach the fused ghouls to use their best combined qualities, features and talents to help save Frankie.
What Miss Q said: “The movie is so fun because the girls get smushed together, and they have really cool outfits.”
The verdict? I’ll be honest: I was nervous about showing anything Monster High-related to my daughter, who’s still more than a month shy of turning four. From the previews I’ve seen of the Monster High movies, I knew they were in high school; and often, that comes with high school plots and relationships — not often appropriate for little girls. So I watched it myself first to determine if Miss Q would be able to handle it, and to be sure there was no swearing (you know, like the “S” word — stupid — and the “H” word — hate). Thankfully, Monster High Freaky Fusion turned out to be squeaky clean and I was thrilled to watch it again alongside my daughter, who’d been begging for months to watch ANYTHING Monster High! As it turned out, glued to the tube beside her sat The K Man, who thought the ghouls fusing together was super cool and sparked a discussion afterwards about how awesome science is. Well done, Monster High…well done.