13 Halloween Movies To Watch This Month
'Tis the season for Halloween! From candy to costumes, spooks to scares, there's so much going on you just have to sit back, relax, and kick back for a while. Don't lose the Halloween spirit with Brisco's picks for the top 13 spooky movies to watch this month!
1. Young Frankenstein
Put a little comedy into your Halloween movie binge with this classic. Frankenstein, Mel Brooks, and Gene Wilder make the perfect combination for this iconic 1974 American comedy staple.
What's better than a classic horror movie? One that's a little campy and a whole lot of scary. Make sure you turn the lights off and get into the groove with this flick that has stood the test of time.
3. Practical Magic
Most movies based on a novel don't turn out well but in the case of Practical Magic, it was better. All you need to know is that Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman play sisters with supernatural powers. It's the ultimate female empowerment film.
4. Haunted Mansion
Eddie Murphy in a Disney movie is common, but Eddie Murphy in a scary movie is a delight to behold. A family man takes a vacation with his wife and children only to get stranded in a haunted mansion where many creepy creatures and souls reside. If you haven't seen this one, see it. You won't regret it.
5. Mom's Got A Date with a Vampire
This was a classic Disney Channel movie that was fun and scary for kids. Watch this classic with the family and fall in love with this charming tale of a single mom who goes on a date with a man who turns out to be a vampire. It's up to her kids to save her - can they do it before they run out of time?
6. Corpse Bride
This is one of two Tim Burton-style classics that are fun and charismatic. Victor prepares to marry Victoria when he gets entangled into a spooky yet fun adventure by accidentally becoming betrothed to a dead woman named Emily. This oddly charming tale ends happily with creepy-crawly animation that will have you uneasily at the edge of your seat.
In the words of Marnie, "Halloween is cool." Enter the world of this fun Disney Channel Movie, which created colorful imagery to encourage the spookiness and fun of Halloween. Starring Debbie Reynolds as Marnie's Grandmother, the two team up to defeat dark disappearances happening all over Halloweentown. Plus, they made four of these vibrant movies!
8. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Pumpkin King Jack Skellington has it all - until he realizes that there is more to the world than just his land of Halloween Town. He stumbles into Christmas Town, where he decides he wants to celebrate that instead. This dark comedy musical is a true Halloween classic.
9. The Addams Family (1994)
They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky - you know the song. Join the Addams family in their silly household of creepy wonders and watch hilarity ensue in this film that is perfect for Halloween. Don't forget the sequel, Addams Family Values, which follows the Addams as they experience the summertime. Plus, the new animated movie comes out this year!
10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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This classic campy film thrives during Halloween. It's not just the plot of Brad and Janet getting stuck in a house with an "interesting" alien, but it's the experience of going to a midnight showing of one of these performances - perhaps even with a live cast acting out the movie for an interactive experience. Check your local listings for this, or stay home and watch the film.
Who you gonna call? A group of paranormal parapsychologists capture ghosts and save NYC from grave danger. Plus, the song is catchy and there's a remake starring an all-female group of ghostbusters. Don't forget to order your Halloween costume!
If there's anything more appropriate to watch on October 31st, it's this one. Serial killer Michael Meyers escapes a mental institution to stalk a babysitter and her friends on Halloween night. Feeling gutsy? Check out the 3 sequels and two remakes.
13. Hocus Pocus
With an all-star cast, three hilarious witches have ruled the Halloween scene. The witches are resurrected and plan to continue with their plan to steal the souls of Salem, Massachusetts' children. High schooler Max takes the spellbook of the ladies and a goose chase ensues throughout Halloween night. This comedy has just about everything - and Bette Midler.
What is your favorite Halloween flick? Comment below!