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The Addams Family return for Halloween

Loved for being creepy, mysterious and spooky, The Addams Family returns to the big screen this Halloween.

In the first animated film featuring this iconic family, Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, and Grandma join a lively cast of characters to remind us why they are the most eccentric family in the neighbourhood.

Except in this case, they are the most eccentric family in the run-down mansion in New Jersey. Happy in their Addams way of life for years, Gomez and Morticia prepare for a visit from their extended family for Pugsley’s “Sabre Mazurka,” a ceremony to prove he is ready to become an Addams Family man.

Little does the family know, their neighbour down the hill — TV star Margaux Needler — is constructing a community of perfect, colourful houses. When a fog lifts, Margaux is horrified to see The Addams Family mansion — the one thing standing between her dream of selling all the houses in the neighbourhood and being adored as a TV personality forever.

As Pugsley struggles to learn the complicated “Sabre Mazurka” routine, Wednesday finds herself struggling with coming-of-age. She befriends Margaux’s daughter Parker and pushes boundaries, as well as, Morticia’s buttons by joining in on “normal” pursuits like attending public school and cheerleading.

A hilarious and endearing tale of acceptance, The Addams Family brings the cartoons to life and will inspire people of all ages to embrace a new idea of what is normal. See it in cinemas from October 31.

Vocabulary:

boundary : a real or imagined line that marks the edge or limit of something - เขตแดน,เส้นแบ่งเขต

ceremony (noun): a formal public event - งานพิธี

complicated : difficult to deal with, do or understand - ซับซ้อน

creepy : scary, spooky in a way that makes you feel uneasy or disgusted - น่าขยะแขยง, น่ากลัว

eccentric : behaving in slightly strange or unusual ways - คนที่ผิดปกติ, คนที่แปลกประหลาด

endearing (adj.): appealing, likable, lovable, something that makes people love you - ซึ่งเป็นที่รัก, น่ารัก, เป็นที่รัก

fog : a weather condition in which very small drops of water come together to form a thick cloud close to the land or sea, making it difficult to see - หมอก

iconic : well known and acting as a sign or symbol of something - มีชื่อเสียงและเป็นสัญลักษณ์แทนบาง

mansion : a large house, especially a beautiful one - คฤหาสน์

mysterious : not explained or understood; full of secrets - น่าพิศวง, น่าประหลาด

normal (adj.): typical, usual or ordinary; what you would expect - ปกติ, ภาวะปกติ

spooky : scary; frightening - น่าตกใจ, น่ากลัว

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