I really wanted to get a Halloween themed post up this month because not only do I love Halloween but I just love Autumn/Winter time anyway so I’m very happy at the minute. I really wasn’t sure what type of post I wanted to put out there….I’m not going out so won’t be able to share any makeup or costume looks so wanted something I could write about and maybe try and make it family-friendly.
Then I saw this fab post from Bandia Blog and thought that it could be fun to do, and something a little different to my usual posts. Spooky/Scary films are my favourite genre and I have to say I watch them all year round, when I get the chance and the munchkin isn’t hogging the TV.
So here’s my Halloween Family-Friendly Film Picks that are a must see this month.
Nothing compares to the 90’s horror stories of R.L. Stine, so when I heard about a live-action movie based on the series, I was a little unsure about it. Surprisingly, this Goosebumps film was well-done: Jack Black leads the charge with a quirky story and plenty of laughs. In the film, tween Zach Cooper has a mega-crush on his neighbour Hannah, but he can’t quite figure out Hannah’s super overprotective Dad. As it turns out, Hannah’s Dad is actually the real R.L. Stine, and he has some pretty big secrets to hide. Can the unlikely crew save the town from certain disaster?
9. Corpse Bride
8. The Addams Family
In this black & white animated film, a boy named Victor loses his beloved dog, Sparky, he’s killed by a car, so he sets about bringing him back to life by harnessing the electricity from a lightning storm. But is blackmailed into sharing the resurrection secret, resulting in reanimated mayhem. Some sad themes relating to deceased pets. If you’ve ever lost a dog this will pull on your heart strings. Such a great film.
6. The Haunted Mansion
Christina Ricci stars as Kathleen Harvey, the daughter of ghost therapist Dr. James Harvey. She’s recruited by the friendliest ghost of all time to help him handle some unfinished business. Casper soon falls in love with the girl, but can anything really happen between them??
I really like this film it’s so easy to watch and understand but let’s face it we all love Casper.
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Hotel Transylvania
1. Hocus Pocus
No Halloween film pick list is complete without my all time favourite Halloween film out there! I absolutely love this and have to admit I don’t just watch this on Halloween. It’s pretty much an all year round film for me.
After moving to Salem, teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
This film is full of laughs and the cast is fantastic! you can’t have anyone else playing the Sanderson sisters.
What do you think of my top picks?? Have you seen any of these?? What do you think??
Lots of Love