This is one of the few Halloweens where we won’t be venturing outside in search of tricks or treats but that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace the spooky spirit. Grab a duvet, some popcorn – pumpkin spice optional but Maltesers a definite necessity – as we round up some our favourite Halloween films for the entire family to enjoy!
Hocus Pocus Yes, we’re that basic but hey it’s a classic for a reason. A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. Bette Middler, a young Thora Birch and the best talking cat since Salem – what’s not to love?
Casper This friendly ghost has popped up in numerous tv shows and films over the years but the 1995 edition starring Christina Ricci and Bill Pullman is definitely our favourite. An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.
The Witches Has there ever been a better combination than Roald Dahl and Anjelica Hueston? We think not! That being said we are eagerly anticipating the new adaption starring Anne Hathaway! A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
Ghostbusters This is a film to be enjoyed all year round but we have to say it deserves some extra love at Halloween time. The comedic team that is Billy Murry, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, and Ernie Hudson never disappoints! Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
The Addams Family How could we write a Halloween movie list and not include this iconic family? There are so many iterations of the Addams Family that you could watch this Halloween including the 2019 Animated Feature that has just been added to Netflix but for us, it’s the 1991 version all the way – with Anjelica Hueston and Christina Ricci – two of our finest Scream Queens! Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. There are so many other films we could recommend from Scooby Doo Zombie Island to Halloweentown and Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit but we have to say the above are our absolute faves but whatever you choose to watch this Halloween, we hope it’s a good one!