The Best Halloween Movies for Scardey-Cats
I am so not a scary movie person. Heck, I really just started to like haunted houses. It took me forever to watch the Walking Dead because I was afraid it was going to be scary (it’s not.)
Non-scary Halloween movies aren’t hard to find if you know where to look. BUT, most of them are kids movies. This isn’t a problem for me, as I love kids movies.
I’ve sorted this list into two sections: Halloween based movies and Halloween themed movies. Halloween based movies are those that are specifically centered around Halloween. Halloween themed movies are those based on Halloween themes such as witches, mummies, vampires, zombies, etc.
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Halloween Based Movies
I’ll probably get hate mail for this, but I don’t really like Hocus Pocus. I want to, I really do. But I just can’t. Basic premise: three witches come back from the past to steal children in order to stay alive.
The nightmare Before Christmas is both a Halloween movies and a Christmas movie. The king of Halloween wants to be Santa, so he kidnaps him and tried to take his place.
This is one of my favorite Halloween movies. It’s a classic! Linus is waiting on the Santa of Halloween – the Great Pumpkin. And Charlie Brown goes trick-or-treating – to only get rocks. A must see!
These movies are also my favorites. Classic Disney Channel Original Movies. Marnie finds out that her grandma isn’t what she seems – she’s a witch! Marnie and her siblings follow their Grandma to HalloweenTown – which is in desperate need of saving!
I suggest only watching 1 & 2. Number 3 is ok and number 4 is just a waste of your life.
Halloween themed movies
I find this movie just adorable. A little boy becomes friends with a vampire boy his age. He must help the vampire and his family complete a spell in order to become human again.
What if monsters were actually afraid of humans? And what if they had a big hotel they stayed at to relax and hang out with other monsters? Chaos ensues as a human stumbles onto Hotel Transylvania.
The writers did a great job with the sequel, so make sure to watch it too!
It has ghosts, so it makes the list. If you don’t know about Ghostbusters…. time to crawl out from under your rock and rent the movie.
A house that wants to eat people. Specifically, children. It gets a little weird at the end, but it is all around a decent movie.
Life hack: don’t practice your vows in a creepy forest if you don’t want to accidentally marry a jilted zombie bride. This is a Tim Burton film, so it has just the perfect amount of twistedness for Halloween.
What is your favorite movie to watch at Halloween time?