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The Beldam (Coraline’s “Other Mother”)

In the creepiest kid’s movie you’ll ever see, the Beldam (Teri Hatcher) is a creature that exists in an alternate world discovered by Coraline’s titular character. Posing as a more fun version of Coraline’s (Dakota Fanning) mother, the Beldam in its true form is a tall and willowy spider-like creature who kidnaps children and loves them obsessively until they die. The main physical difference between Coraline’s true mother and the Beldam in her mother’s form are the two shiny black buttons that cover her eyes.

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When Coraline’s family moves to a new house, she feels bored and neglected. She explores the new neighborhood and finds a secret door that leads to a parallel universe where everyone and everything is exactly as Coraline wants it…or so she thinks. She must use her bravery and determination to save herself and return to her family who, as it turns out, isn’t so bad after all.