(Tweaking the 31 in 31 list for this Kiddie Friendly pick!)
Story: Magic. Cockatrices. Nightmare Night. The Olden Pony (Ooooh!) Creepy castles. Vampire fruit bats. Ponyville just 20% spookier y’all!
Scares: Adults? Nope. Kids? Maybe here and there, depending on the age of your li’l sugarcube.
Nightmare Factory?: Again, depends on the age. But even though there are spooky things, there’s plenty of kid-friendly fun to lighten up things.
Based on…?: The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series. In fact, this compilation is a grouping of the “spookiest” 6 episodes from seasons 1-4.
Trick or Treat?: I like ponies. It is known. But I’m pulling double duty here; adding this to the 31 in 31 roster, and checking out this DVD before I watch it with my 7 year old niece. Luckily for her, these are eps from the original series rather than new, unknown quantities.
Adults may not be so happy about the rehash though, especially if they’ve already bought the season DVDs. But there’s a few tidbits here, like a Nightmare Night (aka Pony Halloween) poster, Jack-o-lantern pony stencils, and a karaoke-esque “Bats” sing along at the end of the DVD. You can skip any eps that your little one may be too spooked by, or just let ’em all play.
I’d love more, but what do you want from a ten-spot? Maybe a Blu-ray next time though?
4 out of 5 pumpkins. Kid friendly, spooky fun, even though it’s stuff pony fans have probably seen before. But a fun compilation nonetheless. And hey, poster!