One of the best days of the October month is finally here and let’s face it, it keeps October exciting when we are planning all of the fun things we will do on Halloween and what costumes we will wear. The holiday originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, where people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts, but as we know now, Halloween has become a fun family event full of wicked costumes, trick or treaters and parties.
There have also been many Halloween themed movies released, many are horrors, but they have made some great Halloween family classics. If you and your family are wanting to sit down together and watch something spooky and fun, we’ve got 3 great family movies for you.
A film we have watched many times and yet never tire of has to be Hocus Pocus. It’s fun and screams Halloween. First released back in 1993, it is a family classic that is a comedy horror fantasy movie, and it’s loved by all ages. The movie tells us the story of a family who moves to Salem and being a non-believer, teenager Max Dennison accidentally frees three evil witches played by the fabulous Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker. The family then have to stop the witches from becoming immortal with the help of a magical cat. Sit down, enjoy and sing your hearts out – “I put a spell on you”!
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
A new fantasy and adventure movie released just this year is the second round of the classic Goosebumps franchise. The long-time franchise has been going since the early 90’s and it has always been a children’s favorite. The latest addition is Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, that sees best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a freaky talking dummy who wants to bring all his ghoulish friends back to the world, so he can have a family. Full of everything relating to Halloween, the movie is a great watch for you and your family.
A Tim Burton classic, this movie is an animated musical where Victor, voiced by Johnny Depp, when practicing his lines for his arranged marriage, is dragged to the land of the dead. He is pulled through by Emily, a corpse bride who longs to get married and chooses Victor. The movie is typically Burton and goes in hand with the classic, Nightmare Before Christmas.