Coming just in time for Halloween, animated fairy tale The Book of Life has it all: ghosts, love triangles, epic battles for the affection of a fair young maiden, killer snakes, and journeys through worlds filled with fantastic spirits. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro and directed/written by Jorge Gutierrez, The Book of Life already looks like it will be a gorgeous alternative the gore and repetitive sequel dump that we usually get around Halloween!
The Book of Life features the vocal talents of an all-star cast including Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, and Cheech Marin. The best part of this new animated supernatural love story is that parents of horror-loving littles can get a creepy-fix on Halloween but still spend the day with their children! Or... if you're like me... just go see The Book of Life because you prefer clever animation from horror auteurs to the same-old-same-old.
Check out the plot (Courtesy of IMDb) and the trailer for this beautiful new animated entry to the horror cannon below!
The Plot: Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.