Rather than trick-or-treating that can seem like a scary movie itself, some families opt to have a cozy night in and put a suitable family movie to celebrate Halloween. There are a lot of movies and just as many reviews if not more. How do you know which movies is suitable for the whole family? We rounded up some old and newly released movies via Halloween.com.
When three witches were sentenced to die over three hundred years ago in Salem Massachusetts, and a boy was turned into a black cat, who knew that the witches would return and that this time they use vacuum cleaners to get around! The three have turned their wrath onto trick or treaters and it’s up to the very old cat (boy) to save the day.
Victor Van Dort starts to fret when his arranged marriage with Victoria Everglot reaches the rehearsal stage. He practices rehearsing the wedding by himself, in the forest. By accident, he slips the ring onto a corpse’s finger instead and is transported to the land of the dead, where he learns he has actually married the corpse. Victoria, still in the land of the living, wonders who she will marry, while Victor struggles to get back to her.
Carrigan Crittendon worries that her father willed her his old mansion instead of a pile of money. She’s about to torch the house when she finds a treasure map in it. Wicked waves of ghosts scare her away from the house. She hires an afterlife expert, Dr. James Harvey, so he can get rid of the annoying mansion ghosts. Harvey and his daughter move in, the better to exorcise the spirits, when they meet a friendly ghost — Casper. This is the ghost of a young boy and turns out to be the very friendliest ghost anyone could know.
With the prequel Monsters University released last year, this movie has the advantage of still being scarily cute fun. James P. Sullivan (Sulley) and Mike Wazowski work for Monsters Inc. a power company for a nervous and quite paranoid city of monsters. The power is produced when children who are sleeping, scream. Naturally, the monsters do their best to accomplish this. Sully uncovers a plot to rid Monster City of its power problems — but not in a good way. Both monsters fight to protect the innocent children they have been scaring every night.
Now who doesn’t love a happy ending?
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Taken from the wonderful Ray Bradbury story, two boys enjoy the waning autumn days. A strange lightning rod salesman tell them about a quirky traveling carnival so they go to check it out. When Mr. Dark, the Illustrated Man, sets up his carnival after midnight, and in mere seconds, the boys are terrified and thrilled at the same time. This is a wonderful film.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington (naturally he looks like skeleton) is the pumpkin king of Halloween Town. This was a big movie for Disney and Tim Burton, and rightly so. Jack gets bored with Halloween and stumbles into Christmas Town. He finds out that he loves Christmas so he does his best to get the residents to put on Christmas instead of Halloween. These residents are the local ghouls, bats, and goblins. They just can’t get it right…
Two people, killed in a car crash, are trapped inside of their old house in New England. A yuppie family, along with their daughter, buy the house. The ghost family are just too nice to scare away the new residents. Beetlejuice, another ghost, is roped in to help. The dinner scene, with shrimp cocktails, is a riot.
Three occult studies scientists get booted out of a university in NYC. They start a business in an old firehouse and name it Ghostbusters. It’s good money trapping pesky spirits, haunts, ghosts and poltergeists. After stumbling on a gateway to another dimension, an evil one, the ghost busters are called upon to save the Big City. This movie is timeless, and a cult classic.
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