SABusyKids Guide to Halloween MoviesPosted by Sarah W on October 19, 2012
Halloween movies are one of my favorite ways to celebrate the season, but picking the right one isn’t always easy. Halloween holiday movies seem to fall into four categories in my mind. They can be hilarious, horrible, completely terrifying, heart-warming, or sometimes a little bit of all four. Picking the right movie can be a challenge, especially for families – whether you like throwing pop-corn at the screen or throwing it in the air in fright. If you’re looking for a Halloween movie to enjoy with the whole family, SA Busy Kids has some ideas.
So, what’s your Halloween movie mood?
Heartwarming & hilarious Halloween movies
Frankenweenie: Currently in theaters, this re-imagining of the Frankenstein story has heart and a few monster moments of fun for everyone.
Hotel Transylvania: Another recent release, an animated Dracula stars as an over-protective father and resort-owner catering monsters who just want to get away from the human world.
Hocus Pocus: In this 90’s classic, hijinks ensue when three ancient witch-sisters find themselves in Salem, Massachusetts going head to head with some clever kids.
Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Your favorite British clay-mation duo is back to discover the mysteries behind what’s threatening the town’s giant vegetable population.
Halloweentown: This Disney Channel original movie is the first of a series about a strange town filled with adventures and enchantments.
Spooky movies just for fun
Ghostbusters: You know who to call for some ghostly goofiness and a few freaky monsters, the Ghostbusters bring the laughs and some ghost-filled friction in this 80’s classic.
Beetlejuice: A Tim Burton oldie, the ghosts in this movie are more friendly than frightening, but there’s definitely an edge of creepiness to keep your heart-rate up.
Labyrinth: David Bowie and some spook-ified muppets lead you through this winding tale about a girl searching to save her baby brother from the stylish and singing Goblin King.
Jumanji: An old board-game brings a world of trouble for two kids who can only stop the unleashed dangers by completing the game, which is more challenging than it may seem.
The Mummy: For a little bit of an older audience, this adventure takes you on an archeological dig that accidentally awakens a mummy and all the ancient curses that come along with him.
What are your favorites to watch for Halloween?