There’s no season quite like Spooky Season: the crisp, fall air, the pumpkins and scary decorations scattered about, and the buzzing anticipation of Halloween. So now that the time is right, you can begin prepping for the big day by watching these Halloween movies! Some family-friendly, some intended to scare, no matter what you’re in the mood for, it’s time to get cozy on the couch and enjoy!
When you think of Halloween classics, Hocus Pocus likely comes to mind. After 300 years of “sleep,” three sister witches come back to life. The problem? In order to survive, they have to drink the souls of children. When Max, a teenager who just moved to Salem, Massachusetts, accidentally frees the witches while exploring an abandoned house with his sister and new friend, they have a problem on their hands. They spend the night trying to stop the witches from becoming immortal! Follow around the kids through twists and turns as they try to save their town.
Jim Evers is a hard-working real estate agent who can’t turn down the opportunity to help a customer sell or buy a home. When his wife claims he hasn’t spent enough time with the family, he whisks them away on a family trip to the lake. Along the way, an opportunity arises to sell a beautiful mansion, so they drop in to see it. However, they soon discover that the owner’s motive is more than simply to sell the home. This mansion is haunted by the owner, his butler, and many other ghosts on the property! When a large storm comes, forcing the Evers family to spend the night at the Haunted Mansion, they must break a years-long curse to make things right.
A friendly ghost? Who’s ever heard of such a thing! However, when Kat and her father move into an old mansion, she soon meets Casper, the friendly ghost. While she and Casper become friends, she also learns of his three spooky uncles, who strive to scare any and all humans away. The story gets more twisted when Casper falls in love with Kat, but finds himself in a predicament as their love is nearly impossible given his ghostly state. Follow along as Kat’s father, a ghost therapist, tries to help the ghosts cross over to the afterlife, and as Kat and Casper’s friendship blooms.
If you’re in the mood for a creepy movie with twists and turns that keep you guessing, Get Out is the movie for you. Chris is preparing to meet the family of his girlfriend, Rose on a weekend trip to her family’s home. While the situation at hand is already nerve-wracking, things take a turn for the worst as the weekend goes on. Chris uncovers some unsettling family secrets and soon finds that maybe Rose was not interested in him for the right reasons after all. Uncover a web of secrets, lies, and disturbing occurrences that not only the family, but many of their friends, are in on.
Many people are afraid of clowns. However, Pennywise is not your typical clown. He emerges from the sewers every 27 years and shapeshifts into your worst fear. That’s what happens one summer in Derry, Maine, when a group of friends is forced to face evil. After Bill’s brother mysteriously disappears, he is on a mission to uncover the truth. With his group of friends, they soon uncover the dark history of Derry. Each of the friends battles their own fears that Pennywise presents to them as they work together to take down evil and end the curse.
Whether you’re in the mood for a thriller, a horror film, or a family-friendly flick, try watching one of these Halloween movies! Light a fall-scented candle, make some popcorn, and cozy up on the couch. Enjoy!
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