For the last month, every time a commercial came on the Disney Channel for Spooky Buddies, my daughter would scream, “Spooky Buddies, Mommy. It’s my Spooky Buddies I want!” It was quite comical. When it arrived in the mail, her face lit up like a Christmas tree, “My Spooky Buddies!” (I am such a good mom.)
K is familiar with the Buddies from their previous Christmas movie Santa Buddies (a fantastic movie). Little does she know the buddies have three other movies – Air Buddies, Snow Buddies and Space Buddies – shhhhh… At any rate, she’s a fan of the buddies, and it’s not hard to see why.
In the new movie, the Buddies take on a spooky new adventure in which they must help stop the Halloween Hound. K loved that the dogs were dressed in costume and was totally into the whole Halloween theme, but I have to say that the movie holds true to its name, it is a bit spooky.
We watched the movie together as a family in three increments (typical movie watching in our house), and there were certainly times when K was a little uneasy. We talked about the movie and “pretend,” but I was a little surprised at how spooky the movie was for little ones. Don’t get me wrong, it is as cute as can be… but ghosts and wizard spells – it was just a bit spooky.
I have no doubt K will watch this movie several more times before Halloween, after all she still enjoyed it. Even with the bit of spook, I still recommend this movie — as long as you think you kids can handle a bit of spook.
Either way, I think K might find one of the other Buddies movies in her stocking this year!
Disclosure – I was provided the movie to facilitate this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.