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I don’t know about you but there is something about Halloween that really brings the kid out in me. It’s that one time of year that I don’t feel overly silly for dressing up, gorging on candy, and getting creative with the pumpkin guts. It’s also when I allow myself to be a bit spooked.
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I am usually the biggest scardy-cat so most months of the year I steer clear of horror movies, but every Halloween I think, oh why not make myself a bit freaked out! Here’s a list of some of my favorites that are perfect for you to enjoy with your little monsters.
Hocus Pocus (DVD 2003) PG, 1 hr 35 mins
3 Salem Witches are captured and executed for practicing witchcraft, but before they die they vow to return in 300 years on Halloween Night to take revenge. 300 years later, Max a witch-hating teenager resurrects the 3 witch sisters by accident and then has to fight their magic with the help of his friend, a zombie, and a black cat. One of my personal fav’s!
GHOSTBUSTERS (DVD 2005) PG, 1 hr 45 mins
The 1984 comedy, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver; features 3 unemployed, eccentric psychologists in their venture to eliminate ghosts.
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie G, 1 hr 6 mins
An animated Halloween adventure starring Winnie the Pooh and friends. Tiger warns his friends that Halloween is scarier than ever because the mysterious Gobloon is out to catch, and turn anyone he finds into a Jack-oh-Lantern. But not if they find him first!
Monster House (2006) PG, 1 hr 31 mins
An animated scary/funny film, directed by Gil Kenan about 3 teenagers who discover that their neighbour’s house is not actually a house but a living breathing monster!
Monsters Inc. (2002) G, 1 hr 32 mins
Your kids will definitely love Pixar’s popular movie Monster’s Inc. It a story about Sully and his one eye’d assistant Mike and the work that they do at Monsters Inc. a scream processing factory. A funny, heartwarming spooktacular movie.
Wallace & Gromit – The Case of the Were Rabbit (2005) Unrated, 30 mins
A not-too-scary film about Wallace an inventor, whose inventions never seem to work out and Gromit, his pet dog. A cute tale about Wallace and Gromit’s varmint-elimination adventures, and the big mystery of the Were Rabbit.
Casper (1995) PG, 1 hr. 40 mins
After inheriting a haunted mansion, the greedy heiress discovers a treasure protected by 3 ghosts. When Ghost eliminator moves in with his young daughter Kat, she makes friends with Casper, the friendly nephew of the 3 mean Ghosts.
The Witches (1990) PG, 1 hr 31 mins.
Adapted from the wildly famous Roald Dahl book, The Witches Nicolas Roeg’s movie will thrill your little ones. While vacationing with his grandmother, nine year old Luke, discovers that the hotel he is staying in is hosting a Witches convention. He learns that the witches, led by the terribly frightening Grand High Witch, plan to turn all of England’s Children into mice.
The Corpse Bride (2006) PG, 1 hr 14 mins
In classic magical and dark Tim Burton style, The Corpse Bride is a story about a bitter-sweet love triangle between Victor, Victoria, and the Corpse Bride. The night before Victor and Victoria are wed, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows but instead finds himself in the land of the dead.
Mickey’s House of Villains (2002) PG
The ultimate face off between Disney’s meanest, most scary villains, (Captain Hook, Cruela Divil, Ursula and Maleficent) and the house of Mouse. Everyone loves a Disney Movie!
Currently in my final year at University I divide my time between school, work and play. I'm a lover of the west coast, yoga, spending time in the outdoors, entertaining family and friends, tea dates and spontaneous adventures. Live, Love, Learn.
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