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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The first time we see the witch/Agatha she is wearing ruby slippers
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Norman has a board game titled "The Hands of Fate" in his room.
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
The chief zombie judge is named Judge Hopkins, sharing a name with the infamous Witchfinder General.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) (TV Series)
Sheriff Hopkins says, "It might've been a quiet night if it hadn't been for those meddling kids!"
Young Frankenstein (1974)
When Norman attempts to pull the book from the hands of his late uncle
Suspiria (1977)
The title of the Italian horror film appears as a logo on the side of a vending machine
Halloween (1978)
Norman's phone has the theme music from Halloween as a ringtone.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Mitch's design is based on Jake Ryan.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Norman, Neil, Courtney, Mitch and Alvin are based on the main characters of The Breakfast Club.
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Neil shows up in Norman's garden wearing a Jason-style hockey mask, the camera angles and scenery mimick the scene where Tommy Jarvis sees a vision of Jason.
Day of the Dead (1985)
Neil's dog is named Bub, after the "trained" zombie from the George Romero film
The Frighteners (1996)
The ghosts that Norman sees have a bright color on them to show they are ghosts.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
The radio plays a version of "All Out of Love" that sounds like the version played in the mall elevator.
The Fountain (2006)
During Norman's climactic confrontation with Agatha, the tree imagery, yellow-heavy color palette, and especially the musical score closely resemble that of the climax of The Fountain.
Breaking Bad (2008) (TV Series)
Little girl lights pink teddy bear on fire and throws it into Town Hall window.

Referenced in 

Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.22 (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an upcoming 2012 animated film.
30 Rock: The Beginning of the End (2012) (TV Episode)
Hazel says she was described by the Hollywood Reporter as "some lady who ruined the premiere of 'ParaNorman'"
AniMat's Reviews: Hotel Transylvania (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat recommends watching ParaNorman instead.
AniMat's Reviews: Frankenweenie (2012) (TV Episode)
Victor's parents are compared to Norman's parents.
The Nostalgia Chick: Nostalgia Chick & Rantasmo: Disney Needs More Gay (2013) (TV Episode)
mentions the openly gay character in a kids' film
Doc of the Dead (2014)
Poster Shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.16 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk"
AniMat's Reviews: The Boxtrolls (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of Laika's previous films.
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Will Vinton (2014) (TV Episode)
An animated film by Laika, the successor of Will Vinton Studios.
Nostalgia Critic: Monkeybone (2017) (TV Episode)
A wired dark film

Featured in 

The Big Review: Summer Trailer Park Series (2012) (TV Episode)
The film was discussed, and the trailer was played.
Maltin on Movies: Sparkle (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
AniMat's Reviews: ParaNorman (2012) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
The Big Review: Episode #1.9 (2012) (TV Episode)
The film was reviewed.
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Fifth best animated film of 2012.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
says is one of the best films of 2012
The Oscars (2013) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for best animated film.
Nostalgia Critic: Should We Scare the S#*% Out of Kids? (2013) (TV Episode)
"Why isn't ParaNorman talking to me like Dora the Explorer?"
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Animated heroes presentation.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 New Halloween Classics (2014) (TV Episode)
takes a #2
Renegade Cut: ParaNorman (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Animation Lookback: Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Modern Films (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about. Clips shown
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Given an honorable mention
The Darkness (2016)
Michael Taylor watches it on a tablet
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Haunted Mansion Movie Part 3 (2016) (TV Episode)
Know by Jackula as a Gothic kids film.

Spoofed in 

Mad: Frankenwinnie/ParaMorgan (2012) (TV Episode)
ParaMorgan is a spoof of this movie.

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