Halloween is coming, and along with the parade of all those lovable, cute kids knocking on your door chanting “trick or treat” come some disturbing occurrences such as scary stories about demons and haunted houses, wild parties with even wilder costumes and, probably the most annoying of all, a new onslaught of ghastly horror films. So what happens if just the thought of horror movies and graphic scenes of violence make you nearly pass out from the gore and fear? We have the solution to your problem; here are 25 amazing Halloween movies that combine humor with horror in the most joyful, cheerful way possible. Who said there aren’t any treats for softies too?
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This is an excellent choice if you want to spend some quality time with your friends or family on Halloween night. Vampires, zombies, and werewolves may be thought of as scary, terrifying creatures, but after you watch this touching animated movie you might feel sympathy for all these poor monsters who appear to be more afraid of humans than we are of them.
The Good Witch
A beautiful but mysterious woman is the new girl in town and as her luck would have it she rents the local haunted mansion, making everyone wonder if she’s a witch or the reincarnation of “The Gray Lady” who cursed the house many years ago. If it reminds you of a cheaper version of the splendid 2000 film Chocolat with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, just know that you’re not the only one who has noticed the obvious influence.
The visual aspects in Sleepy Hollow are first-rate, Tim Burton’s directing is of the highest quality, Johnny Depp’s performance as Ichabod Crane is outstanding, and the plot is heavily inspired by Washington Irving’s classic short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” What’s there not to like about this film really?
The critics didn’t like this film, which in reality is a beautiful, charming tale of three Salem witches who are resurrected by a teenage boy, who, with the help of his little sister and of his love interest, must now try to stop them from stealing the souls of children. Bette Midler plays the leader of the witches, the hilarious and almost frightening Winifred; a young Sarah Jessica Parker is the fresh, sexy but dense Sarah; and Kathy Najimy is the playful Mary.
Ignore the critics and listen to us: this is a perfect film for the family and not only for Halloween, but all year long.
No matter how many times you have watched this film you can’t just get enough of it. Tim Burton directs, and Alec Baldwin with Geena Davis are two recently deceased ghosts who try to scare away the new occupants of their home, with the help of “bio-exorcist” Michael Keaton who literally steals the show as the main character in this crazy surreal comedy.