I am going to just go ahead and admit to the fact that I am pretty much a baby when it comes to watching movies. I can’t do too much scary in one movie or even an episode, creepy or weird are a little better but I can only take it to a degree. I watched The Adams Family this month and I actually really liked it but any more and it would have been too much for me. This is a list of my favorite, non-horror, halloween movies.
Halloweentown: I have been watching all of the Halloweentown movies since I was probably ten and they are still not getting old. For me watching Halloweentown is how I start my fall. It christens the season. Yes it is definitely cheesy and get more cheesy with Halloweentown 2 and Halloweentown High.
Practical Magic: While movies like Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus are classically ‘Halloween’, Practical Magic is my favorite witch movie. It is a little darker than other films and not for kids but I really like it. It follows the women in a family of witches who were first persecuted in Salem and are now cursed in love. The story revolves around two sisters and their struggles to find love and break that curse.
The Adams Family: This was a new one for me this year. I have always heard it references but never got around to watching it. At first I was very creeped out. It is about a very strange and twisted family whose lives take a turn when Fester returns home.
The Craft: I thought I would really like this on since I am a big Charmed fan and I love Practical Magic. I found that the characters thought we just really not very likeable. The whole plot was kind of strange. The good thing was that I didn’t really expect anything that happened and I did actually like the main character by the end of the movie.
Hocus Pocus: This is iconic halloween. The month of October is not complete without watching Bette Midler and her witchy sisters at least three times. Strangely enough this season I have seen the first half probably five times but have yet to finish it.
The Nightmare Before Christmas: I was kind of reluctant to watch this one because for some reason I remember really not liking it. It must have been because I was young and terrified of all the creepy dolls but I loved it this time. It is so good! It is also just perfect in general since Christmas is also not too far away. For me its not really a kids movie but its definitely a classic.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch: By this I mean the movie although the show is pretty good too. This one is probably the most relatable since it follows Sabrina on a journey through high school. The big difference is that she discovers that she is a witch.
Beetlejuice: Beetlejuice is the comedy movie of this list. It is funny and involves lots of ghosts making it the perfect watch for some halloween laughs.
Hotel Transylvania: This movie is the most kid friendly of this list. It is an animated movie about Count Dracula, his daughter and a human boy. It is a great one for halloween fun with kids, be warned though there are many monsters involved.
Casper: There are so many Casper movies and shows to fill your halloween TV needs! Casper (the original movie) is my favorite. It is about the adorable ghost Casper and the adventure that ensues when some people come to find some treasure in the manor he lives in.