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Top Movies for Halloween

Updated on October 5, 2016

Snuggling up on the sofa and watching a great movie is all part of the modern Halloween experience, so here’s a round-up of some of the best movies out there.

Movies for the Whole Family

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966): An oldie but goodie that just keeps getting better with age. Suitable for all ages and full of family infused warmth.

Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005): A great choice for young and old alike, who can resist a bit of Pooh, Tigger and little Roo at Halloween!

Casper (1995): A new classic for Halloween with enough excitement to keep the whole family amused. The PG rating means that some scenes may be unsuitable for very young children but on the whole this movies makes for great family viewing.

The Little Vampire (2000): Delightful family fun about a young boy who becomes best friends with a vampire. Again rated PG, so maybe not the best choice for the very young, although the makers describe it as being ‘a movie that the whole family can sink their teeth into’.

Movies for Older Children

Hocus Pocus (1993): Bette Midler shines in this spooky tale of three witches from Salem who just happen to be sisters. They are unwittingly conjured up into modern-day Salem by local pranksters and wonderful, spooky fun ensues. Rated PG.

Halloweentown (1998): A Disney Channel classic about a teenage girl who discovers that she is a witch and gets swept into another world known as Halloweentown, where she finds herself strangely at home with the other witches and ghosts that reside there.

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983): Two brave young boys attempt to save their town and families from the evil Mr Dark and his spooky carnival which makes wishes come true - but at a price. A memorable Halloween movie for teenagers.

Adults Only

Halloween (1993): This John Carpenter classic is now synonymous with Halloween chills on the sofa and is, as yet, unsurpassed in its simplistic portrayal of the original boogeyman - Michael Myers.

Halloween (2007): Rob Zombie’s remake of John Carpenter’s classic movie shows another side to the character of Michael Myers and attempts to explain how he became the epitome of all things evil.

Scream (1996): Wes Craven’s dichotic mix of horror and comedy has made it an all-time favourite scary movie - and not just at Halloween.

Interview with the Vampire (1994): This wonderfully directed adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel will have you laughing, crying and ultimately mourning the fate of the vampires so skillfully portrayed by Cruise and Pitt. Essential Halloween viewing.

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      Thanks for the tips

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