The spooky season is well + truly upon us!
Now before we go ahead, lets double-check, are you ready for the 31st?
Have you bought treats for Monday? Are the costumes ready to go? If not, not to worry! There is still time!
Seeing as we’re Halloween planning, we’ve got our top 15 epic Halloween flicks for your Halloween movie night.
1. Ghost Busters (1988)
An oldie but a goodie! There are plenty of paranormal creatures you’ll meet along the way, but there are equally as many laughs to ease the angst. You could also do a double whammy and watch 2021s version, Ghostbusters: Afterlife which the kids may enjoy even more.
2. Coraline (2009)
Be careful what you wish for - that’s the lesson Coraline is trying to teach. This movie is equally as creepy as it is visually pleasing to watch. It is all about a young girl who discovers a parallel universe, everything is fun...until it isn’t.
3. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005)
An Oscar-nominated stop-motion classic that follows a man who accidentally gets married to a ghost instead of his actual fiancé, so what will happen next? You’ll just have to watch and see!
4. Hocus Pocus (1993) or Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)
Everyone is super excited about the new sequel, but we’re unsure that you can ever beat the original. Why not make is a marathon!? See the witchy Sanderson Sisters create chaos over Salem on Halloween night…
5. Casper (1995)
You can’t go past the friendliest ghost in the world! Casper the ghost peacefully haunts a mansion and then makes a very good friend out of the daughter of the ghost therapist.
6. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
Kiki from the Studio Ghibli film, is a good witch who uses her broom & flying abilities to start a delivery service. This is the perfect film for young children as Kiki doesn’t run into much trouble.
7. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
The monsters & mythical creatures remote resort is discovered by a human and that is when the drama begins! If your kids end up loving this one, there are plenty more sequels to also enjoy.
8. E.T (1982)
I personally love E.T because they are my initials…but that isn’t what this is about! E.T celebrates its 40th anniversary this year so surely that means something? FUN FACT: This was the lovely Drew Barrymore’s first ever movie, so you know that it will be more sweet than scary. If you’re looking for thrill more than paranormal creatures, this Steven Spielberg classic is the one for you!
9. Monster House (2006)
There are mixed reviews for this film but I thoroughly enjoyed the concept as a child. This movie combines haunted house movies & monster movies, the house is the monster and may just destroy the neighborhood…
10. Tim Burtons Nightmare before Christmas (1993)
If you don’t choose this one for your Halloween movie night, that’s ok because it also kind of works at Christmas time as well! Tim Burton’s stop-motion film follows the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town. The Pumpkin King wants to spread Christmas joy everywhere he can, but instead, he accidentally puts Santa in jeopardy which creates a nightmare for kids all around the world!
11. The Witches (1990 or 2020)
An adaption of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ book. This story follows a boy who stumbles upon a with convention while staying at a hotel. To be honest, I’m still a little bit scarred from the witches ripping their disguises off…so watch at your own discretion.
12. Coco (2017)
An aspiring young musician is trying to pursue his musical dreams when he finds himself in the Land of The Dead and embarks on a journey where he learns all about his family. It is a great movie to help teach kids to learn about the Day of the Dead special holiday.
13. Spirited Away (2002)
Hayao Miyazaki’s film is a tale about a girl who travels the world of witches, spirits and other creatures in order to save her parents, who have been placed under an enchantment. A small warning that some of the creates may be a too scary for your littlest ones!
14. Scooby Doo (2002)
We all know the Scooby Doo drill. The story always follows a group of four young adults and a talking dog try to solve mysteries. This time, they find a popular horror-themed tropical island resort that needs investigating…
15. Adams Family (1991)
A classic that needs to be watched at least once, just so you & the kids can become familiar with the famous song. This film focuses on a spooky & bizarre family who reconnect with what they believe is to be a long-lost relative.
We hope you love watching these movies as much as we do & did! Let us know what movie you choose or if there is another we should add to the list. Have a happy halloween!
The G+A Team