Scream Street

screenable online: 10 episodes

“Scream Street” follows the wonderful, funny and slightly tangential world of a community of so-called monsters; it’s home to families of werewolves, vampires, mummies, zombies, witches, goblins and, even the odd (very odd!) human too. The show is adapted from the best-selling book series of the same name.

This spooky-comedy focuses on the core teen friendship group of Luke Watson (reluctant werewolf), Cleo Farr (a teenage mummy) and Resus Negative (a wannabe vampire). Their extended friendship group includes an apprentice witch (Luella), a surfer-dude zombie (Doug) and, latterly, the newest addition of Six, a Frankenstein-esque super-athlete.

Stories are told with heart and warmth and always with fast-paced comedy at the fore; delivered through sharp, witty dialogue and physical comedy. There’s plenty of action too as we see our trio outwit and battle all manner of foes and villains that are just part of the every-day adventures of living in “Scream Street”.

The series also captures those challenges and tribulations of teen friendship groups; fall-outs, BFF’s, first-crushes, acceptance and inclusion. A recurring narrative is the importance of being who you are, but the themes and messages are delivered with plenty of humor, wit - and some kick-ass moves too!

Technically this award-winning series is at the premium, cutting-edge of stop-motion animation, evoking the style and ground-breaking techniques of “Coraline” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”; but all delivered with a lightness of touch appropriate for kids.