October 22, 2015

31 Halloween Movies (for those who don't like horror)

*Sort-of in order

31. ParaNorman

It's all fun and games until someone raises the dead. 

A 3D stop-motion film about eleven-year-old Norman Babcock who can speak to the dead.

Random Highlight: Great stop-motion animation.

Rated PG

It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! 

The reawakening of the three witch Sanderson sisters.

Random Highlight: Bette Midler's teeth.

Rated PG

29. The Others

No door is to be opened before the previous one is closed.

Grace and her two children live alone in an old mansion, until others arrive to join them.

Random Highlight: Great suspense.

Rated PG-13

28. E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial

He is afraid. He is alone. He is three million light years from home.

Ten-year-old Elliot befriends an extra-terrestrial but has to help him get back home.

Random Highlight: An alien who eats M&Ms.

Rated PG 

27. Edward Scissorhands

His story will touch you, even though he can't.

Edward's creator left him with scissors for hands.

Random Highlight: A story of love and acceptance.

Rated PG-13 

26. The Birds

The next scream you hear could be your own!

Bodega Bay is under attack from thousands of birds who are lashing out for no apparent reason.

Random Highlight: Trademark Hitchcock.

Rated PG-13 

25. Frankenweenie

The electrifying dog is back from beyond the grave.

When Sparky gets hit by a car, his owner Victor brings him back to life.

Random Highlight: Lovable dog-monster.

Rated PG


24. Hotel Transylvania

Even monsters need a vacation.

Dracula's a dad and his daughter's giving him a run for his money.

Random Highlight: So many recognizable voice actors. 

Rated PG 

23. Coraline

An adventure too weird for words.

Coraline discovers a parallel world just like her own.

Random Highlight: Neil Gaiman's imagination.

Rated PG 

22. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Hidden deep within the school lies an object that can make you immortal, that can make you powerful, that can make you deadly.

The first installment in the beloved tale a a boy's magical coming of age.

Random Highlight: The decorations in the great hall.

Rated PG

21. Casper

Who's afraid of ghosts?

The story of Kat meeting Casper, the friendliest ghost you'll ever know.

Random Highlight: Young love.

Rated PG

20. Beetlejuice

Say it once, say it twice, but we dare you to say it three times.

Beetlejuice to the rescue!

Random Highlight: Michael Keaton.

Rated PG 

19. Gremlins

Cute. Clever. Mischievous. 

These little monsters only have three rules, but they are all about to be broken.

Random Highlight: Fuzzy monsters.

Rated PG 

18. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Two tall tales.

The Wind in the Willows meets The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Random Highlight: Bing Crosby.


17. The Lodger (1927)

A Story of the London Fog.

An early silent Hitchcock film about Jack the Ripper's London terror.

Random Highlight: The silence enhancing the suspense.


16. The Sixth Sense

I see dead people.

A child psychologist attempts to help his haunted young patient.

Random Highlight: Mischa Barton and Donnie Wahlberg scaring the daylights out of you.

Rated PG-13

15. The Witches

Saving the world from witches is a tall order.

A young boy encounters a gathering of plotting witches.

Random Highlight: Who doesn't love Roald Dahl stories?

Rated PG 

14. The Addams Family (1991)

Weird is relative.

The famed Addams family on the big screen.

Random Highlight: All things Anjelica Huston.

Rated PG-13

13. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

Hell, Upside Down.

A ship hit by a tidal wave flipped upside down and the passengers inside attempt to channel their way out.

Random Highlight: So, so, so scary.

Rated PG

12. What Lies Beneath

They have the perfect marriage and the perfect house, until she found out what was wrong.

Claire and Norman have just sent their daughter off to college, but all is not well at home.

Random Highlight: Silence is scary.

Rated PG-13

11. The Haunting (1963)

You may not believe in ghosts but you can't deny terror.

A scientist invites a group of guests to a home so they can test his theories about what it holds.

Random Highlight: Russ Tamblyn.


10. Dracula (1931)

The vampire thriller.

A blood-sucking vampire invades English soil and preys upon its innocents.

Random Highlight: Bela Lugosi.


9. Corpse Bride

The love of her afterlife.

Victor finds himself accidentally married to a bride...who's dead.

Random Highlight: Signature Tim Burton style.

Rated PG

8. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's hobgoblins and treats galore.

Charlie Brown celebrates Halloween.

Random Highlight: Linus and Snoopy.


7. Michael Jackson's Thriller

Thriller night.

A shortcut leads to dancing zombies.

Random Highlight: Shoulder-shrugging never looked so cool.

Rated PG 

6. Ghostbusters (1984)

Who ya gonna call?

The ghostbusters save New York City from an unleashing of ghosts galore.

Random Highlight: Bill Murray, of course.

Rated PG

5. Arsenic and Old Lace

His favorite aunts.

Mortimer Brewster learns his two aunts have been up to no good.

Random Highlight: Old maids rule the world.


4. Dial M for Murder

Is that you, darling?

Margot and Tony's marriage problems are about to get worse.

Random Highlight: My all-time favorite Hitchcock.

Rated PG 

3. Young Frankenstein

The scariest comedy of all time!

Victor von Frankenstein and Igor set to work in their lab.

Random Highlight: Madeline Kahn.

Rated PG

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

So real, it's scary.

Jack Skellington is the king of Halloween so he decides to tackle Christmas, too. 

Random Highlight: Tim Burton's best ever.

Rated PG 

1. Clue

Not just a board game anymore.

Six guests and a butler find themselves in trapped in Hill House and the body count keeps rising.

Random Highlight: Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, and everything to love in a comic murder mystery.

Rated PG

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