Halloween is a great time of year for movies. Whether you hate scary things or are an absolute spook-junkie, there’s something on this list for everyone. With 2020 ruining traditional Halloween plans, this year we will be dressing up and eating candy in front of some of the best seasonal movies. There’s nothing I enjoy more, as a family, than movie night. Everyone gets cosy, grabs a snack and loses themselves in the story on the screen. It’s a great chance for us to escape the ‘real world, right now. So, here is My Top 12 Halloween Movies List!
Halloween Movies For Little Monsters:
These movies can be enjoyed by all, little kids or big kids!
1. Hocus Pocus
One of the ULTIMATE Halloween movies. It’s got witches, zombies, immortal cats and, most importantly, an excellent musical number! Set on Halloween night in Salem, what is more Halloween than that?
The movie based on the classic TV show. I watched this a lot as a kid (not just at Halloween). It’s about Samantha (the witch) trying to make it in the human world and live a ‘normal’ life. No magic. If only she knew about 2020, right?
3. Corpse Bride
Tim Burton is the king of Halloween! I am obviously the Queen. This tale is about Victor who accidently proposes to a corpse and she says – YES! Don’t you hate it when that happens? Awkward. With travels to the land of the dead, this seemingly morbid tale is actually quite uplifting!
4. Scooby Doo: The Movie
A classic! If you’re more of a fan of comedy and physical humour, this is for you. Highly recommended for little kids! Who doesn’t love Scooby Doo? In the movie, the gang travel to a theme park island where they are to get to the bottom of the spooky happenings and solve the mystery!
A different look of Halloween. The day of the dead is a bright and colourful version of Halloween in Mexico. It is the day that dead ancestors can return to Earth to visit their loved ones. On a mission to express his musical talents, Miguel ends up in the land of the dead and has to receive a blessing to get home. On his travels, he discovers secrets about his family tree.
6. Disney’s Haunted Mansion
Another classic. Eddy Murphy plays Mr Banks in this tale of the famous Haunted Mansion. It has everything you expect: ghosts, zombies, mystery, a puzzle to piece together and singing busts. Funny and spooky, a great family film.
If you grew up watching the Disney channel, you’ll know this movie all too well. All of the Halloweentown movies are on Disney+ and yes, I have watched them all this month already! Imagine there was a town dedicated to Halloween! Where goblins, witches, zombies, vampires and skeletons had a community and in the heart of the town was a cute, giant Jack O’ Lantern that I want in my garden. It’s fun and cute and a must-watch in my house every year.
Halloween Movies for the Mummies and Dead-ies
These are for the older viewers but there are some absolute gems in here!
8. Practical Magic
Of course, this is the top of my list! I love this movie! Again, this is one I used to watch all year round as a kid. It’s about a family of witches and two sisters in particular searching for love. Obviously, it doesn’t go to plan and even more so when there’s a violent boyfriend involved who, even after death, won’t leave her alone. Great story, great soundtrack, great feel-good movie!
9. Young Frankenstein
Gene Wilder. Need I say more? A classic comedy film, full of puns and slight adult content. Several years after living down his family reputation, Frankenstein inherits his grandfather’s castle, where he discovers a book full of his granddad’s experiments and starts reworking on them. An oldie but a goodie.
10. Hubie’s Halloween
This was released on Netflix this year and I was dubious because Adam Sandler can either be really good or… Jack & Jill. This was quite good. Set in Salem on Halloween night, Hubie (Adam Sandler) is just trying to be a good citizen and protect the community but is only met with ridicule and abuse. This comedy is a good reminder to treat people with kindness.
11. Slaughter House Rulez
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. What a great pair. I think this movie, without them, would not have been half as good. As someone who went to private school, this movie brought back some memories! A boy who joins the school and feels very out of place, soon discovers there’s something sinister going on. Monsters, old legends and explosions give a nod to Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
You can find this on Netflix. Not exactly Halloween but still a good movie! A deaf woman, living alone in the woods has an intruder but she’s a fighter. She does not give in, this woman has some serious balls! Such an interesting and gripping thriller movie!
So, there you have it! My Top 12 Halloween Movies List. Let me know what Halloween movies are a favourite in your house! If you liked this post, you may also like:
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