History YMMV / Coraline

1st May '16 4:24:46 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* UncannyValley: This can be expected where there are {{Creepy Doll}}s. But actual people with buttons as their eyes? Ouch. The fact that the film itself is made with real dolls makes the effect even greater.
27th Apr '16 7:45:41 PM ryanasaurus0077
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-->'''Coraline''': "[[VideoGame/{{Antichamber}} Huh? How can you walk away from something and still come back to it?]]"

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-->'''Coraline''': --->'''Coraline''': "[[VideoGame/{{Antichamber}} Huh? How can you walk away from something and still come back to it?]]"
21st Apr '16 4:36:19 PM Fourze99
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Beldam]], or the [[FauxAffablyEvil Other Mother]], from both the book and [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} movie]], is a [[WickedWitch wicked temptress]] who [[BitchInSheepsClothing lures children into her otherworldly lair with the promise of a better life]]. The Other Mother spoils them and subtly draws them more and more into the world, eventually convincing them to [[EyeScream sew buttons onto their eyes]] to stay in her realm forever. Once they do, however, she [[WouldHurtAChild murders them]] and [[AndIMustScream locks away their souls]] so as to replenish her energy. She has repeated the process with three children (in the movie, this includes the sister of the owner of the apartment the gateway between worlds is in), and tries to do the same to the titular Coraline. Upon her defiance, the Other Mother kidnaps her parents and forces her into a horrifying game of finding the dead children's eyes. She also casually [[BadBoss disfigures her own servants]] when they resist her, turning the Other Father into an abominated slug. The Other Mother also claims she [[SelfMadeOrphan killed her own mother, as well]]. Once Coraline wins the eyes, the Other Mother still attempts to catch her, and sends her severed hand into the real world to pursue Coraline once she escapes her clutches. In the film, she also forces the [[ApologeticAttacker Other Father]] into attacking his "daughter," and she murders the [[spoiler:Other Wybie]] after [[HeelFaceTurn he had helped Coraline escape]]. The Other Mother is one of the most twisted villains in children's literature and stands as a prime example of [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor being careful what you wish for]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Beldam]], or the [[FauxAffablyEvil Other Mother]], from both the book and [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} movie]], is a [[WickedWitch wicked temptress]] who [[BitchInSheepsClothing lures children into her otherworldly lair with the promise of a better life]]. The Other Mother spoils them and subtly draws them more and more into the world, eventually convincing them to [[EyeScream sew buttons onto their eyes]] to stay in her realm forever. Once they do, however, she [[WouldHurtAChild murders them]] and [[AndIMustScream locks away their souls]] so as to replenish her energy. She has repeated the process with three children (in the movie, this includes the sister of the owner of the apartment the gateway between worlds is in), and tries to do the same to the titular Coraline. Upon her defiance, the Other Mother kidnaps her parents and forces her into a horrifying game of finding the dead children's eyes. She also casually [[BadBoss disfigures her own servants]] when they resist her, turning the Other Father into an abominated slug. The Other Mother also claims she [[SelfMadeOrphan killed her own mother, as well]]. Once Coraline wins the eyes, the Other Mother still attempts to catch her, and sends her severed hand into the real world to pursue Coraline once she escapes her clutches. In the film, she also forces the [[ApologeticAttacker Other Father]] into attacking his "daughter," and she murders the [[spoiler:Other Wybie]] after [[HeelFaceTurn he had helped Coraline escape]]. Throughout both works, despite her claims of how much she loves the children she lures into her trap, it's clear that she sees them as nothing more than toys that she disposes of after she's bored with them. The Other Mother is one of the most twisted villains in children's literature and stands as a prime example of [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor being careful what you wish for]].
13th Mar '16 8:05:47 PM PhantomHeartless5
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!Both Works

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5th Mar '16 5:18:16 AM LordAaronus
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** The first time we see Coraline's mother (the real one), she's in a jumper with a bob haircut and her laptop casts a bluish glow all over her, making her look like [[Film/InsideOut Sadness.]]
23rd Dec '15 2:23:54 PM 8BrickMario
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* MisaimedMarketing: During the TV broadcast of the movie they aired an advertisement for [[{{Toys/Lalaloopsy}} a brand of dolls]] that have [[NightmareFuel buttons for eyes]].

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* MisaimedMarketing: During the TV broadcast of the movie they aired an advertisement for [[{{Toys/Lalaloopsy}} a brand of dolls]] that have [[NightmareFuel buttons for eyes]]. They also made real-life replicas of the "Little Me" doll, which would be a horrible gift to anyone scared of this film.



* ParanoiaFuel: The doll. Think about it. A foreign object that transforms and moves around your house when you're not looking. And it turns out to be [[spoiler:the Other Mother's spy]]. Which implies [[spoiler:the other mother]] can see through buttons. Sleep tight.

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* ParanoiaFuel: The doll. Think about it. A foreign object that transforms and moves around your house when you're not looking. And it turns out to be [[spoiler:the Other Mother's spy]]. Which implies [[spoiler:the other mother]] can see through buttons. Sleep tight. Button-eyed dolls and "made like me" dolls will seem scary after watching it.
31st Oct '15 9:59:10 AM dsneybuf
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* {{Narm}}: The scene where Coraline finds the first soul/eye, specifically the Ghost Boy's dialogue. "Bless you, Miss, you found me! But there are two still lost." The cheery tone combined with the line itself makes it sound more like a bit "[[SuperMarioBros Princess is in another castle]]."

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* {{Narm}}: The scene where Coraline finds the first soul/eye, specifically the Ghost Boy's dialogue. "Bless you, Miss, you found me! But there are two still lost." The cheery tone combined with the line itself makes it sound more like a bit "[[SuperMarioBros "[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Princess is in another castle]]."
31st Oct '15 9:58:45 AM dsneybuf
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* {{Narm}}: The scene where Coraline finds the first soul/eye, specifically the Ghost Boy's dialogue. "Bless you, Miss, you found me! But there are two still lost." The cheery tone combined with the line itself makes it sound more like a bit "[[SuperMarioBros Princess is in another castle]]."
29th Oct '15 7:52:32 PM dsneybuf
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* CultClassic: Averted. It was a big hit when it first came out, both critically and financially, and is still fondly remembered.
11th Oct '15 8:31:51 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Beldam]] from both the book and [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} movie]], or the [[FauxAffablyEvil Other Mother]], is a wicked temptress who [[AdultFear lures children]] into her otherworldly lair with the promise of a better life. The Other Mother [[BitchInSheepsClothing spoils them]] and subtly draws them more and more into the world, eventually convincing them to [[EyeScream sew buttons onto their eyes]] to stay in her realm forever. Once they do, however, she [[WouldHurtAChild murders them]] and [[AndIMustScream locks away their souls]] so as to replenish her energy. She has repeated the process with three children (in the movie, this includes the sister of the owner of the apartment the gateway between worlds is in), and tries to do the same to the [[KidHero titular Coraline]]. Upon her defiance, the Other Mother kidnaps her parents and forces her into a horrifying game of finding the dead children's eyes. She also casually [[BadBoss disfigures her own servants]] when they resist her, turning the Other Father into an abominated slug. The Other Mother also claims she [[SelfMadeOrphan killed her own mother, as well]]. Once Coraline wins the eyes, the Other Mother still attempts to catch her, and sends her severed hand into the real world to pursue Coraline once she escapes her clutches. In the film, she also forces the [[ApologeticAttacker Other Father]] into attacking his "daughter," and she murders the [[spoiler:Other Wybie]] after [[HeelFaceTurn he had helped Coraline escape]]. The Other Mother is one of the most twisted villains in [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids children's literature]] and stands as a prime example of [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor being careful what you wish for]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Beldam]] Beldam]], or the [[FauxAffablyEvil Other Mother]], from both the book and [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} movie]], or the [[FauxAffablyEvil Other Mother]], is a [[WickedWitch wicked temptress temptress]] who [[AdultFear [[BitchInSheepsClothing lures children]] children into her otherworldly lair with the promise of a better life. life]]. The Other Mother [[BitchInSheepsClothing spoils them]] them and subtly draws them more and more into the world, eventually convincing them to [[EyeScream sew buttons onto their eyes]] to stay in her realm forever. Once they do, however, she [[WouldHurtAChild murders them]] and [[AndIMustScream locks away their souls]] so as to replenish her energy. She has repeated the process with three children (in the movie, this includes the sister of the owner of the apartment the gateway between worlds is in), and tries to do the same to the [[KidHero titular Coraline]].Coraline. Upon her defiance, the Other Mother kidnaps her parents and forces her into a horrifying game of finding the dead children's eyes. She also casually [[BadBoss disfigures her own servants]] when they resist her, turning the Other Father into an abominated slug. The Other Mother also claims she [[SelfMadeOrphan killed her own mother, as well]]. Once Coraline wins the eyes, the Other Mother still attempts to catch her, and sends her severed hand into the real world to pursue Coraline once she escapes her clutches. In the film, she also forces the [[ApologeticAttacker Other Father]] into attacking his "daughter," and she murders the [[spoiler:Other Wybie]] after [[HeelFaceTurn he had helped Coraline escape]]. The Other Mother is one of the most twisted villains in [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids children's literature]] literature and stands as a prime example of [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor being careful what you wish for]].
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