Halloween is just around the corner! It’s my second favourite holiday (first being Christmas). The costumes, movies, music, festivity is all so much fun to get involved in. There’s something to do and watch for all ages. There’s so many movies to watch so I’m going to have to cut it in to two parts – but I’m not complaining! However, let’s be honest; most of the movies are going to be from the amazing Tim Burton – it’s not Halloween without him!!
Plot: Young Victor Frankenstein is a science nerd whose best friend is his dog, Sparky. But when Sparky dies, Victor is heartbroken. Soon, he comes up with an idea to bring Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful until his classmates find out what he’s done; then, everything goes wrong.
2. Corpse Bride (2005)
Plot: Victor and Victoria’s families have arranged for them to get married. Luckily, the like each other. But that doesn’t stop Victor from being nervous. While he’s in the forest rehearsing his vows, he somehow accidentally asks Emily (a corse) to marry him!
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Plot: Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s Pumpkin King, has become bored with with the same annual routine. When he accidentally stumbles upon Christmastown, he falls in love with the holiday and decides to celebrate and control Christmas, by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over his role.
4. The Book of Life (2014)
Plot: In Mexico, Manolo, Maria and Joaquin have been friends since childhood, although their lives have taken extremely different paths. But, Manolo and Joaquin have one thing in common; they both want to marry Maria. Little do they know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the outcome.
5. Once Upon A Halloween (2005)
Plot: The Evil Queen plans to conquer Halloween and asks her cauldron to show her several villains that could help her, including Ursula, Captain Hook, Pete and Yzma.
6. Casper (1995)
Plot: Casper is a young, kind ghost who haunts a mansion in Maine. When a specialist comes along to communicate with the ghosts, he brings his daughter, Kat. Casper falls in love with Kat.
7. Hocus Pocus (1993)
Plot: After moving to Salem, Mass, Max explores a haunted house with his little sister Dani and their friend Alison. Whilst there, Max accidentally frees a coven of witches who used to live in that house. With the help of a magic cat, Thachery Binx, the kids must stop the witches from becoming immortal.
8. Edward Scissorhands
Plot: A scientist builds an animated human being, Edward. The scientist dies before finishing him, leaving poor Edward alone, and with scissors for hands. When saleswoman Peg discovers Edward, she takes him home, where he falls for her daughter, Kim. But his looks and shyness makes him an outcast.
9. Halloweentown (1998)
Plot: After learning she’s a witch, Marnie must help save a town full of supernatural beings.
10. Monsters Inc. (2001)
Plot: Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan is the top scarer. His scare assistant is his best friend, Mike Wazowski. But, visiting from the human is a little girl, Boo, who’s gone where no human has gone before.
11. Monster House (2006)
Plot: No one believes DJ, Jenny or Chowder when they say that a house is haunted. With Halloween quickly approaching, they must find a way to stop it.
12. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Plot: Real estate agent Jim Evers takes his wife and kids on vacation. But, on the way, they stop off at a creepy mansion that Jim has been asked to sell, only to discover that it’s being haunted. And now they have to break a curse and rescue wife and mother Sara!
13. The Addams Family (1991)
Plot: When a man who claims to be Fester, Gomez Addams missing brother, arrive at their house, the family are thrilled and welcome him in. However, they begin to suspect that he’s a fraud when he can’t remember some details of Fester’s life.
14. Coraline (2009)
Plot: While Coraline explores her new home, she discovers a secret door which leads to an alternate world. In many ways, it’s a better world. That is until Other Mother tries to make her stay.
15. Beetlejuice (1988)
Plot: After Barbara and Adam Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their residence, unable to leave. When a family buy the home, they try their best to scare them away, without success. Soon, Beetlejuice, a rambunctious spirit, whose “help” quickly puts the Maitlands and the new family in danger.
16. Matilda (1996)
Plot: This film adaptions of Roald Dahl’s work is about a girl who’s forced to put up with her abusive family and headteacher. But when she realises she has powers, her life isn’t quite the same.
Part two of my recommendations will be up next week – there will be some scary films included in the next one, don’t worry 😉