These scary movies (that aren’t too scary) will set the Halloween mood for the entire family.
In no particular order;
The Addams Family
Halloween is a great reason to introduce your older kids to this creepy classic. Moody tweens will love Wednesday and Pugsley, and parents will get to soak up legends like Anjelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd in this witty comedy.
The Addams Family Values
This dark comedy-sequel dives right in with your favourite spooky family as they navigate some seemingly normal activities—like dating, tolerating a new baby brother and even going to summer camp. The horror!
A boy who is charged with keeping an eye on his nosy little sister on Halloween night accidentally unleashes the Sanderson Sisters—three witches from the Salem witch trials that suck the youth from little girls. The best part of the movie? The sisters performing “I Put a Spell on You” at a Halloween party, hands down!
While visiting the seaside with his grandmother, Luke stumbles upon a convention of witches who are hatching a plan to exterminate children. He must find a way to stop them—a task that seems infinitely harder once he is turned into a mouse. The witches are scary enough to give us a fright—especially when they peel off their human costumes.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
This Disney classic is what Mary Poppins would be if it had witches, wizards, and magic bedknobs that make your bed fly. The theme involves World War II and Nazi invasions, but it is handled with kid gloves.
Poor Casper has always struggled with being lonely and when he finally finds a friend, he tries to bring himself back to life. But things do not go according to plan. At its heart, this is a tender ghost-meets-girl story. And Casper whispering “can I keep you” never fails to make us tear up!
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack Skellington—the “King of Halloween”—who, tired of staging Halloween festivities year after year, finds a door to Christmas Town and decides to try his hand at that holiday, instead. Best of all, it also makes a great Christmas movie too.
A newly dead husband and wife discover that a family of the living has moved into their house, so they hire a crude “bio-exorcist” to scare them off. The friendship between the deceased couple and Lydia—the epitome of a neglected and gloomy teenager—is heart-warming and the rockin’ ’80s styling will give you a good chuckle. Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Do we need to say more?
It’s a cult classic for a reason. The story of the uncommonly gentleman will earn your sympathy everytime
Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2
A group of ‘parapsychologists’ who end up saving the world from – you guessed it, ghosts. It will make you want to call them if you’re feeling a little weary at night. Just remember to stick with the classic ones though and not 2016’s all-female reboot!
What do you think? Did I miss anything? What are some of your Halloween favourites? Let me know in the comments below.