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5 Halloween movies sure to put scaredy cats in spooky season mood

5 Halloween movies sure to put scaredy cats in spooky season mood

5 Halloween movies sure to put scaredy cats in spooky season mood
October 25
00:33 2018

It’s that time of year again where pumpkins, candies and costumes are everywhere, and who can forget about the spooky movies? Most people will have thrasher horror movies like “Halloween” or “Hereditary” on their lists. But not me. I’m a scaredy cat who can’t handle those types of flicks — and I know I’m not the only one out there like this.

Being horror movie-intolerant doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the Halloween spirit, though. There are plenty of movies out there that are funny and not so scary, so here is a list of my top five Halloween flicks that will let you get some sleep at night:

No. 1: “Hocus Pocus”

“Hocus Pocus” is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the film is still largely popular. Max is new to Salem and finds out about the Sanderson sisters but is skeptic about the folklore. He thinks Halloween is made up, just like the story of the Sanderson sisters, but we see just how wrong he is. This a Halloween favorite, and for good reason. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy bring the humor through their portrayal of witches. “Hocus Pocus” is classic, family friendly and full of ‘90s nostalgia.

No. 2: “Practical Magic”

I really like movies about witches, and “Practical Magic” is one of my favorites next to “Hocus Pocus.” This movie follows a pair of witch sisters who stumble upon a curse. There’s some romance, a dead body (but nothing too scary) and of course family secrets. Sandra Bullock stars in this 2000s-era movie, so you know the acting in this is nothing short of stellar.

No. 3: “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”

All my indie movie lovers are sure to like “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.” This movie is in Farsi (but don’t worry, there are subtitles) and is in black and white, making it very reminiscent of “Dracula” with its look. The slower pace makes it a little bit creepy, but there aren’t any jump scares. The music compliments the plot and because there’s more showing than telling in this movie, this perfect pairing of music and scenery is necessary. If you love vampires, you’ll be sure to like this one!

No.4: “The Addams Family”

The original TV show went to the big screen and features all the characters we became family with, and it’s just as weird as we expected. Gomez, the father, is longing for his brother Fester, who is played by Christopher Lloyd. Fester does show up but a plot to steal the family fortune does.

No. 5: “Halloweentown”

“Halloweentown” is a Disney Channel original movie I watch every year. This movie has all the monsters and witches, perfect for the season — except they’re all relatively normal. In the first movie, the main characters find out about Halloweentown and discover their mom is a witch. The movie franchise has four installments, and I recommend all of them, but my favorite has to be “Return to Halloweentown.”

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