It's the most wonderful time of the year, for horror buffs!
Some of these movies are even child-friendly, SOME!
1) Halloween franchise.
What's better than Jamie Lee Curtis fighting off a serial killer who also happens to be her brother? Babysitters, and anyone else beware. Michael Myers is on the prowl with a butcher's knife and he's feeling stab-happy.
2) Adams Family.
Quirky. Unusual. And oozing Halloween vibes. A unique family living in a Gothic manor with a witchy grandmother, a hand that's alive, a servant that resembles Frankenstein, and two kids determined to kill each other. Let's not forget the undying romance between Gomez and Morticia. A great family horror movie.
3) Hocus Pocus.
You knew this was coming. I have seen this movie countless times and it never grows old. Three witches are awoken from their slumber. A young man, his sister, and friend, along with a man trapped in the body of a feline, are on the run from these cacklers. Another one to watch with the family. Funny. Exciting. Creepy. Not to mention there are some catchy tunes in there too!
Certainly not one for the family. Terrifying. Intriguing. Disturbing. A young boy has the ability of dream-traveling. Only, he travels too far and is stuck in some other dimension with ghouls and monsters. His father has to venture into this land, tapping into his childhood horrors, and save his son.
This is one of the scarier ones I've seen. Multiple chilling moments. Fantastic acting from the entire cast. A family moves into a new home to find it isn't unoccupied. A sinister history haunts this house, and that's not the only thing.
6) Nightmare on Elm Street.
Come on, who hasn't seen this classic horror gem? We all know it, a serial killer who invades his victim's dreams and slashes them to pieces with the infamous blades of his glove. A successful franchise by my favourite director Wes Craven, R.I.P.
7) The Craft.
A witchy tale of high school girls playing around with magic. But this is a dark flick as they abuse the magic for their own personal gain. The lure of the black arts can be seductive. These ladies know that all too well.
Pining for nostalgia? This will do it. Ghosts inhabit a house in a most hilarious way. This one's fun for the whole family! Including some bizarre moments.
Whether you go with the original or the remake, fun will be had for the whole family. A bunch of individuals save the city from ghosts and ghouls and goblins. At least now you know who to call.
Another classic. A ghost, friendly? With his siblings living up to the terrifying hype of ghostly entities, they struggle to understand his kindness. He doesn't like scaring people, not one bit. He's a friendly ghost. Can he influence his brothers to tone down the scares?
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