Spook Yourself Silly With 'ParaNorman' Trailer

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Little kids seeing dead people? That's so 1999.

In these modern times, bringing your A-game requires more than just talking to the dead – it means fending them off as well.

Young Norman finds out that his ability to communicate with entities from beyond the grave may be the only thing preventing his town from a full-fledged zombie attack in Focus Features' upcoming animated adventure "ParaNorman."

The teaser trailer gives viewers a peek into the world of zombie-obsessed Norman, whose spooky little town becomes the unlikely location of an attack of the undead.

If you're expecting some pale, cardigan-wearing Haley Joel Osment rip-off, you're out of luck: hipster-in-training Norman not only has some rad abilities, he's got spiky hair, a sweet hoodie and friends with plugs in their ears – because in the 21st century, zombies, wall ghosts and cloud monsters all want to hang out with the kids who will someday form indie bands.

The movie, scheduled to hit theaters on Aug, 17, 2012, stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as the voice of Norman, as well as Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Check out the trailer, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies: