Andre(w)’s 5 Likes: Halloween Movies

Fall is in the air, the leaves have changed colors, Porches have been garnished with Pumpkins, and Spirit Halloween has invaded every Vacant store, spooky season is truly among us. and with halloween being just around the corner there is no better time than now to watch some spooky movies. Whether they’re fun for the whole family or bone-chilling Thrillers for the brave hearted here are my Top 5 Movies for the Halloween Season.

5. Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular

Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular is a 2003 animated movie based on a series of children’s books created by artist Jill Thompson and published by Sirius Entertainment in 1997. Scary Godmother follows a Little girl named Hannah on her first night Trick-or-Treating. Her older cousin, Jimmy, who is unhappy that he has to babysit her, comes up with a plan to Scare her. But his plan backfires when Hannah gets help from her Scary Godmother. She takes Hannah to her realm where she is throwing an elaborate Halloween party. Hannah Meets many Crazy and colorful characters and learns that not all monsters are mean. This movie was a major part of my childhood and I would definitely recommend it to anyone, as well as the sequel, Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy.

4. Monster house

Another staple of my childhood Monster House is a 2006 animated movie about a 13 year old boy named DJ and his friends Chowder and Jenny as they try to solve the mystery of their neighbor’s terrifying house which they believe to be a monster. This movie is incredibly funny and though rated PG and is safe for the whole family, can get pretty dark. Monster House stars Mitchel Musso, Steve Buscemi, Catherine O’Hara and many more talented actors. It was directed by Gil Kenan and Story and screenplay by Rob Schrab and Dan Harmon, who is best known for his writing on Rick and Morty. I highly recommend that everyone give Monster House a watch.

 

 

 

3. The Addams Family movies

The Addams family movies (NOT the animated 2019 one gross) are some of the best Halloween movies ever, even if they aren’t specifically set during Halloween. I decided to lump both The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993) together for this spot because they’re both directed by Barry Sonnenfeld with the same cast. The humor in these movies is immaculate, both movies have the best one liners. The cast is incredible, the costume and scenic design of the films is amazing. I could rewatch these movies over and over, I love them and I would recommend them to anyone who has watched them yet.

 

 

2. Hocus Pocus

Whenever I think of Halloween I think of Hocus Pocus (1993) the movie follows a teenage boy and his sister who just moved to Salem, where they awaken a trio of diabolical witches on Halloween night. The movie was inspired by producer David Kirschner’s stories he would tell his young daughter. Kirschner told a tale of how a neighborhood black cat was once a boy who was turned into a cat three hundred years ago by three witches. That story would develop into the plot of the movie. Hocus Pocus came out in theaters in the summer of 1993, the movie was not well received at first but over the years it became a hit. It was directed by Kenny Ortega, who is best known for directing Bueller’s Day Off as well as the High School Musical Series. Hocus Pocus is a classic, it’s hilarious and fun for the whole family! Give it a watch if you haven’t already, and if you have watch it again!

 

Honorable mentions

Before I get to my number 1 spot on this list I would like to share some honorable mentions. These are some Halloween movies that I love but couldn’t quite fit into this list.

Paranorman(2012): A Young boy named Norman has the ability to speak with the dead. When he finds out that a centuries-old witch’s curse on their town is real and he is the only one who can stop it. Norman must summon all his courage and save his townspeople.

Coraline(2009): While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better.

Scary Stories To Tell in The Dark(2019): a horror film directed by André Øvredal, based on the famous children’s book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz. Produced by Guillermo del Toro. It has a lot of amazing practical effects and has all our favorite monsters from the book series.

 

1.Trick ‘r Treat

Trick ‘r Treat is a 2007 horror movie written and directed by Michael Dougherty and produced by Bryan Singer. The movie follows four Halloween horror stories with a common element in them, Sam; a cute little trick-or-treater with a burlap sack over his head. The character makes an appearance in each of the stories whenever a character breaks the traditions of Halloween. This movie looks incredible, the spirit of Halloween was captured beautifully in this film. It is rated R and has depictions of violence and gore so it may not be for everyone but I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in horror movies. Trick ‘r Treat was cleverly constructed, everything in the movie flows perfectly, it’s my absolute favorite Halloween movie of all time.