A not so fright night

Of course one of the things people like most about Halloween is getting scared, but not everyone likes scary movies. If you are still trying to get into the Halloween spirit and you’re not a huge fan of bloody murderers, then here are ten movies that are great for watching with your younger siblings, your kids, or cuddled up alone in your room.

1. Hocus Pocus: (1993) The story of three witches returning from the dead on Halloween night to suck the life out of the children from Salem is sure to get you in the spirit. As gruesome as that sounds, it’s actually kind of funny. The fate of Salem rests with a young boy, his little sister, his love interest, and a talking black cat. The dimwitted witches don't stand a chance in the 20th century.

2. The Addams Family: (1991) The story of this creepy, one-of-a-kind family is something everyone should become familiar with. When con artists attempt to take the family’s fortune, the slightly clueless family doesn't catch on to what is happening. They are also pretty unaware of how eccentric they come off to people in the normal world.

3. Casper: (1995) This friendly ghost will make your heart melt as he befriends a young girl who is staying in his haunted mansion with her father, a paranormal expert.

4. Beetlejuice: (1988) A recently deceased young couple’s ghosts get a “bio-exorcist” to try to remove the obnoxious new owners of their home.

5. The Witches: (1990) A little boy comes across a witch convention at a hotel and he must try to stop the ugly, evil ladies in disguise. However, to make that task a little more difficult, he has been turned into a mouse.

6. The Little Vampire: (2000) A little boy who can't seem to fit in finally finds a true friend, except his friend is a vampire. Now he must help his new friend and his friendly vampire family find a sacred stone.

7. Hotel Transylvania: (2012) This animated film is about Dracula, who owns a monster resort secluded from the human world. When his teenage daughter wants to get out of her comfort zone and explore the world, he becomes a little overprotective. Especially after a human boy finds their secret location.

8. The Haunted Mansion: (2003) Eddie Murphy in a Disney movie is sure to be entertaining. When a husband is a little too preoccupied with work and business, he could be jeopardizing losing his family to the ghost of a haunted mansion.

9. Corpse Bride: (2005) When a nervous groom is practicing his wedding vows in a forest, he awakens a dead bride from her grave who claims that she is now his wife.

10. The Nightmare Before Christmas: (1993) The traditional movie that mixes Halloween and Christmas spirit in a weird, dark kind of way is a great family movie to watch right before Halloween. Jack Skeleton from Halloween Town begins to become bored with being scary. When he discovers Christmas Town, he tries to bring Christmas to Halloween.


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