8 Movies You Just Have to Watch this Halloween
With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve come up with a list of our favorite [not-so-scary] movies guaranteed to get you into the Halloween spirit! Check out the list below and share your favorites in the comments section!
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
This popular animated film will get you in the mood for not just Halloween, but Christmas too! Bored of doing the same thing year after year, Jack Skellington (Pumpkin King of Halloween Town) decides he wants to do something different. He soon discovers Christmas Town and decides to put on Christmas instead of Halloween, but can’t seem to get it quite right. [Available on Amazon]
Hocus Pocus (1993)
After 300 years, three witches are accidentally brought back to life when Max, trying to scare his sister (Dani) and his crush (Allison), lights the black flame candle. With the safety of all of the other children in Salem on the line, it’s up to Max, Dani, Allison and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches once and for all. This movie is guaranteed to make you laugh! [Available on Amazon]
A woman seeking treasure in an abandoned mansion that her father willed to her hires a paranormal expert (Dr. Harvey) to rid of the ghosts living there. When Dr. Harvey and his daughter Kat move into the mansion, Kat quickly befriends a very friendly ghost named Casper. [Watch it on HBO this Saturday (10/29) at 10:00AM PST or stream it on Amazon]
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Written by Gene Wilder and directed by Mel Brooks, this Frankenstein parody has just a little spook and a lot of laugh – some claim that Young Frankenstein ranks as one of the top 10 funniest movies of all time. [Catch it on TCM this Sunday (10/30) at 5:00 PM PST]
The Craft (1996)
After a troubled 16-year-old Sarah moves to a new town, she makes friends with 3 unlikely classmates that are all interested in witchcraft. Together, the four girls connect with a higher power which enables them to cast spells on their classmates and even each other. This movie is a lot like ‘Mean Girls’ with a twist of magic!
The Addams Family (1991)
Based on Charles Addams’ cartoons and the 1960’s television series, this playful film has the perfect mix of dark magic and comedy. ‘The Addams Family’ is a must see classic for all! [Available on Netflix and Amazon]
Corpse Bride (2005)
Another Tim Burton favorite starring Johhny Depp – ‘Corpse Bride’ is about a man that is sucked into the underworld by a Corpse Bride who wants him for herself. [Available on Netflix]
When three parapsychologists (ghost scientists) open their Ghostbusters business to fight off ghosts, it becomes quite apparent that ghosts aren’t as rare in New York as people think. Already seen the old classic? Check out the all-female remake of Ghostbusters (2016). [Both versions available on Amazon]