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I've put together a list of 31 movies perfect for this time of year! (IMHO.)

Most of the movies I selected for this list would probably be okay for kids to watch; in fact, a lot of them were favorites of mine when I was a kid. (There are a few that have a rating of PG or PG-13, but nothing too gory or creeptastic.)

See what you think and then recommend any fun slightly-spooky movies that I may have forgotten!

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The Corpse Bride (2005)

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

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ParaNorman (2012)

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

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The Worst Witch (1986)

Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss Cackle, has an evil twin sister who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard comes to the Academy for the Halloween celebration?

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

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Casper (1995)

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

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Scooby Doo (2002)

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

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Ghostbusters (1984)

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

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Halloweentown (1998)

During her annual visit to the her daughter & grandchildren, Aggie reveals that she is a benevolent witch, and that her daughter and the kids all have latent magical powers. Whisking the three little ones off to Halloweentown, Aggie subsequently does battle with evil forces conjured up a warlock with delusions of grandeur and a nasty habit of transforming children into zombies.

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Young Frankenstein (1974)

Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments.

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Beetle Juice (1988)

A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

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The Addams Family (1991)

Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.

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Addams Family Values (1993)

The comical Gothic family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.

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Gremlins (1984)

A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)

An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful adolescent girl.

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Ernest Scared Stupid (1994)

After a misunderstanding, Ernest P. Worrell unleashes an evil troll on Halloween.

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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Workaholic realtor Jim Evers, his wife/business partner Sara and their two children are summoned to a mansion. When they discover that the place is haunted, Jim discovers an important lesson about the family he's neglected as they attempt to escape.

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Frankenweenie (2012)

Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

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The Witches ( 1990)

A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

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The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

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Teen Witch (1989)

Louise is not very popular at her highschool. Then she learns that she's descended from the witches of Salem and has inherited their powers. At first she uses them to get back at the girls and teachers who teased her and to win the heart of the handsome footballer's captain. But soon she has doubts if it's right to 'cheat' her way to popularity.

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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teenage daughter.

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Teen Wolf (1985)

A high school student discovers that he is a werewolf.

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Hocus Pocus (1993)

After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it us up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all.

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The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr Toad (1949)

Two animated adaptations of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Wind in the Willows."

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Coraline (2009)

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

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Bedknobs & Broomsticks(1971)

An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain.

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Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

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Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

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The Ghost and Mr Chicken (1966)

A typesetter for a small town newspaper pursues his dream of becoming a big-time reporter by spending the night in an alleged haunted house.

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Monster House (2006)

Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

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TELL US YOUR FAVORITE NOT-SO-SCARY HALLOWEEN MOVIES, FLIST!!!


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Comments

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amyofaquitaine
Oct. 16th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
I don't like gory-horror but I do like scary movies. However, this year, I'm in the mood for Halloween movies I loved as a kid. (I'm toying with a list of "scarier-than-Casper-but-not-at-the-Saw-level" movies but I don't know if I'll get it finished in time for this Halloween.)
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amyofaquitaine
Oct. 16th, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
Re:
Ugh I've thankfully never seen that cover. Eww. It took me 2 weeks (watching in 10 minute or so increments, peering out from between my fingers) to make it thru The Hills Have Eyes so no more gore for me.
arctic_comet
Oct. 16th, 2013 06:00 pm (UTC)
The Hills Have Eyes has to be one of the most disturbing movies I've ever seen. *shudders*
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 16th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
Right?!? I only watched it because of Aaron Stanford (because, well, duh lol). Never again!
domluver
Oct. 16th, 2013 04:29 pm (UTC)
Earnest Scared Stupid! I fucking LOVE THAT MOVIE! It doesn't get recognized a lot so I was so happy to see it on this list.

Unfortunately for us we watch a lot of scary movies here for Halloween and all the other ones I watch are on here so works out!

Can't watch Gremlins though, got scared crapless with that when I was younger. Had a bit of a freakout over it.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 16th, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
Ernest Scared Stupid is a must-watch for me every Halloween (or even when some channel happens to show it in like the middle of June or something). I love all the Ernest movies, he's so ridiculous.

I didn't watch Gremlins until I was an adult. I always wanted to as a kid (because I had a stuffed Gizmo lol) but my mom would never let me. I guess I should be glad about that!
arctic_comet
Oct. 16th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
That's a great list, I've seen most of those movies. Gremlins scared me when I was a kid.

I've gotta say I'm not very fond of horror movies in general. Psychological horror's okay, but I don't like gore and I couldn't even watch American Horror Story. My little sister's even way worse than me, though. We watched a movie called The Rite when we were in Sweden in 2011 and I wasn't even freaked out by it, but she was so scared she wanted to cuddle me when we went to bed (we had to share one). She's been like that since she was a kid, she held my hand through "I Know What You Did Last Summer".

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amyofaquitaine
Oct. 16th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
I'm the same way: I'll watch psychological horror all day long but NO GORE. Even the previews for American Horror Story ick me out (and after being an idiot & Wikipedia-ing the historical character Kathy Bates is playing this season...nope, no way, couldn't pay me to watch it etc etc). If I'm thinking of the same movie called The Rite (young priest, old priest, exorcisms?), I was okay with that one. And I can usually handle movies with only one or two gory scenes (i.e. The Raven; Scream)...it's the ones that JUST WON'T QUIT that I can't handle.
icecoldrain
Oct. 16th, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
OMG I totally forgot about the Ernest movies lol. I haven't seen any of those since I was a teen!
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 16th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
Those were our favorites as kids. The Halloween one is my favorite & I make sure to watch it every year. It's so ridiculous lol.
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amyofaquitaine
Oct. 16th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
Abbott & Costello have a couple "sequels" to that film: Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy and Abbott & Costello Meet Jekyll & Hyde. I haven't seen those, but if they're anything like the Frankenstein one, they'll be a lot of fun ;)
emeraldarrows
Oct. 16th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I loved Escape To Witch Mountain growing up! And the Peanuts movie. <3 Otherwise there's so many of these I haven't seen. Time to catch up.

My favorite scary movie is The Woman In Black. :D

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amyofaquitaine
Oct. 16th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
I love The Woman in Black, too. This list ended up being pretty much Halloween movies I loved as a kid. I started *another* list of scary movies that are "scarier-than-these-kid-movies-but-definitely-not-in-the-same-league-as-Saw-or-The-Hills-Have-Eyes" & that one has The Woman in Black on it. Hopefully I can finish it that list & post it before Halloween!

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invsagoth
Oct. 19th, 2013 08:51 am (UTC)
I've been meaning to watch The Woman in Black, I read that book last Halloween. xD I'm glad to hear that other people liked the movie! :D
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 20th, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
It was so good! DanRad did a wonderful job and the movie just has this atmospheric gloom...there were a couple of moments that made me jump!
leia131
Oct. 16th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
I abhor horror movies, so I like this list! I have to agree though, I watched gremlins when I was like 3, and literally had nightmares about it until I went to college. I guess it's not meant to be that scary, but it really freaked me out for some reason (as did ET, which I guess isn't meant to be frightening at all?)

I also like What Lies Beneath. No gore (that I can recall, it's been a while but it's not that kind of movie) but a few really good jump scares. Plus Harrison Ford. :D
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 16th, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
These movies are definitely more in my "wheelhouse" as far as Halloween movies go ;) I never watched Gremlins until I was an adult so I missed the childhood trauma so many of you faced over it. I've never seen ET but he's really creepy looking, so that makes sense.

I'm working on putting together another post of movies that are a bit scarier than these but not at the level of Saw or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre & I have What Lies Beneath on that list (also The Woman in Black, I Know What Youd Did Last Summer and so forth)! I *hope* I'll be able to finish that post before Halloween.

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kaitydid33087
Oct. 16th, 2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
I don't find "Woman in Black" to be scary. I had already known what was going to happen, because we did the play in college, and I was on props crew for that, and then I saw the movie and it made me jump all of two times, and then I read the book-which was just boring. But I guess knowing whats going to happen, makes a difference.
kaitydid33087
Oct. 16th, 2013 09:12 pm (UTC)
All A+ movies! I just saw Hotel Translvanya for the first time this weekend. I'm totally buying it in the next couple of days! :D Its my new favorite! :D

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amyofaquitaine
Oct. 17th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
That movie is so awesome. I was so bummed because I didn't get to see it in theaters (it was out the same time as Frankenweenie</u> & I wanted to see them back-to-back) but ever since EPIX and STARZ has started showing it, I watch it pretty much every weekend.
jediknightmuse
Oct. 17th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
You listed most of my favorites, but also:


I grew up watching this because my parents taped it onto VHS for us. The music is really creepy, the actual plot is pretty creepy, and the special effects are pretty cheesy (especially if you watch the alternate ending, which...there's a REASON they chose the ending they did, haha. It's MUCH better than the alternate one) but it's one of my favorite movies to watch. It still scares me, too, mainly because of the music.

Also the Poltergeist trilogy and IT. IT...is definitely not a super kid friendly movie, considering it's about a clown that kills kids, but I probably watched it for the first time in middle school and somehow it did not manage to scar me for life. I have it in my Netflix queue, I just need to return the movie I have right now so I can watch the Halloween/scary movies I have in the queue. I have Poltergeist, The Blair Witch Project (haven't seen that in AGES so I'm mainly going to watch it for nostalgia purposes), Arachnophobia, Ghost Ship, The Ring (I usually try to stay away from Ghost Ship and The Ring but I haven't seen them in years, either, so again, nostalgia reasons), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (because for some reason the first movie isn't available yet on DVD from Netflix), IT, The Exorcist (I've never seen it >.>), and House at the End of the Street.

I've never seen Gremlins (which I need to change, especially since one of my cats is named Gizmo, specifically for the Gremlin because when he was a kitten he would growl like a Gremlin). There are some other movies on your list I haven't seen, too, like ParaNorman and Frankenweenie and some others. Beetlejuice is definitely one of my favorite movies.

I've seen bits and pieces of The Adams Family movies (or maybe just one of them...I don't know) and I definitely didn't like it. >.> I've never seen The Worst Witch, either...I feel like I had this VHS movie of some other movie that was supposed to be a double feature and have that movie on it, but it actually didn't? I don't know, it was weird. But I know who the main actress is because of Return to Oz (which can sort of count as a Halloween kind of movie? Sorta? Only not really...).
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 17th, 2013 02:35 pm (UTC)
That movie in the trailer seems vaguely familiar to me. I don't recall it by name but it feels like I've seen it or part of it, at least.

Some of those movies you mentioned will be showing up on another Halloween movie list I'm working on :) (I hope to have it finished for this Halloween anyway!) I've been putting together a post featuring movies that fall in a category somewhere between the ones in this post (basically kid movies) and horror movies I absolutely refuse to watch (the Saw franchise) ;)

The Addams Family movies are my absolute favorite Halloween movies and probably would be in my all-time top 25 favorite films (if I were forced to make such a list lol). I watch them every time they're on TV.
jediknightmuse
Oct. 18th, 2013 02:20 am (UTC)
Gah, I wrote a reply to this this morning before work but LJ was being annoying and I had to just give up on getting it to post the comment. >.>

Watcher in the Woods is one of those movies that I'd be very surprised if many people from our age group would have seen it/have heard of it. I'd be surprised if it even lasted very long in the theaters, though it IS an 80's movie so I guess there's a chance it would have been a little popular back then. I found it on DVD at Best Buy about two or three years ago around Halloween for like...less than $10.00 so if you ever see it at WalMart or something for less than $10.00 and wanna give it a shot/see if you do remember watching it, go for it. I feel like my sister, cousins and maybe even my parents and I are the only ones who've ever watched that movie so it'd be nice if someone else had actually watched it before, too. XD

Aah, okay. XD I stay away from the Saw movies, too. Like, I've seen the first two...I watched the first one late at night in the summer with my sister and it had me scared to let my feet hang out from the covers (because that's what I do when I get hot). And then I went and saw the second one when it was in theaters on Halloween...baaaad idea. I haven't seen the other sequels and I don't think I've seen either of the first two movies since then. One of them might have been on TV at some point (probably the first) but I purposely stayed away from it because those movies are just...yeah. No. There are a few other movies I try to stay away from along with those ones- Ghost Ship, The Ring (though I'm going to suck it up and watch both of those for nostalgia purposes- I believe it was at my 17th birthday sleep over that my friends and I watched both those movies), House of Wax, House on Haunted Hill, and 13 Ghosts. Oh, I also didn't like The Grudge but that was mainly because I couldn't understand the Japanese actors half the time, and not necessarily because of it being scary, at least that I remember.

Edit: actually, I just looked and Netflix has Watcher in the Woods, so if you have that and do the DVDs, you can find it on there. I'm actually kind of surprised that they would have that movie on there considering how old and unknown it seems to be.

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amyofaquitaine
Oct. 18th, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
Ugh what is up with LJ?!?! I had trouble commenting all day yesterday (it took me 3 or 4 tries each time) and today I couldn’t even SEE the comments sections of my posts until about 3 hours after I first logged in!

I steer clear of the Saw movies. I just cannot. I’ve never seen The Ring either…I like the ORIGINAL House of Wax film from the 50s but I’m definitely not here for the remake. I’m trying to think if I’ve seen House on Haunted Hill…if it’s the one with Liam Neeson and Owen Wilson, I think I’ve seen about half of it but turned the channel lol. Have you ever watched any of the Paranormal Activity movies? A friend of mine said she watched them and had to sleep with all the lights in her house on for 2 weeks afterward…I watched the 3rd one (I think) and I was sooooooo bored. I don’t know what’s up with that; she’s normally not one to get shaken by scary movies (her brother is another story, though…I used to babysit for him and one time when I went to their house to watch him when he was about 10 and EVERY SINGLE MIRROR IN THEIR HOUSE was covered with a blanket or towel…he’d seen part of the 80s movie Willow on TV and it had freaked him out, though I don’t know what mirrors had to do with it since I don’t remember mirrors in that movie).
jediknightmuse
Oct. 18th, 2013 02:50 pm (UTC)
I have no clue. You know what else I've noticed? When I go to post a comment sometimes, it gives me an error saying that I left the comment open for too long or something? And it won't let me post it until I refresh the page. It's really annoying. I need to do a screenshot of it and post it on the next news post...not that it's going to do a hell of a lot of good 'cause God knows it probably won't get fixed.

See, I watched House of Wax I think out of just wanting to see it and...I don't think I even realized Jared Padalecki was in it, and I just...gaaaah. There's this one scene where Jared's character gets waxed and I just...can't. It's like a worst nightmare come true.

...but when I went to the Boston Supernatural convention, I was at the panel for Jared and didn't tape it but someone asked him what the worst thing he's had to wear for a role was and he said there was a term for what he had to wear in House of Wax while he was being waxed and it was a two word phrase and it was "hmm-sock." And then the woman who asked the question was like "they make that in your size?" And he dropped the microphone, went and hugged her, and then swaggered up onto the stage. :D There's a video of it here (I had it start at the right spot) that I just...I crack up laughing at it every time I watch it.

And no, House on Haunted Hill isn't the one with Liam Neeson and Owen Wilson- that's The Haunting, which also has Katherine Zeta Jones. House on Haunted Hill is about millionaire that offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with this terrible past...like, I want to say it had mental patients in it? Because they definitely did electro-therapy and experiments on people in it. The Haunting is actually pretty tame compared to House on Haunted Hill (which is a remake). Taye Diggs, Geoffry Rush and some other people are in House on Haunted Hill.

No, I haven't seen those movies. I was kind of like eeeeh about them and haven't wanted to watch them.

o.O Yeah, it's been a long time since I've seen Willow (I LOVE THAT MOVIE), but I don't remember anything about mirrors in it either. The queen doesn't use anything with mirrors...she tries to do this ritual to kill the baby using lightning but I don't think mirrors were involved...hm, I need to watch that movie again now.

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amyofaquitaine
Oct. 18th, 2013 05:01 pm (UTC)
I get that comment-open-too-long error a lot, too! Even if I’ve only left the window open for 5-10 minutes. This morning, once I could finally see the comments on my posts, I kept getting an error about heavy traffic. On LJ? Really? I hope this doesn’t mean another DDoS attack that takes everything down for a few days :(

LOL that’s hilarious about Jared! I remember loving the episode of SPN where the wax figures at a museum were coming to life and Paris Hilton played the ‘monster of the week’ and Dean kept making cracks about House of Wax.

LOL I think my brain scrambled the title of the book (The Haunting of Hill House) that The Haunting was based on is based on and made me think they were the same thing. Because I don’t think I’ve ever heard of House on Haunted Hill after reading the description. I don’t think I could watch that, anything set in a former mental institution creeps me the hell out because of how the patients were treated and the real-life horrors they went through. There’s a movie called Mirrors with Kiefer Sutherland that takes place partly in a former asylum (and also a burned-out department store where a lot of people burned to death) and it is SO SCARY. I remember it being on one of the movie channels on a Saturday morning a couple years back & my mom just had to watch it and it was so freaky, even in broad daylight!

I always loved Willow, too, I’m surprised my brother & cousins & I didn’t wear out that VHS tape. IDK maybe that kid just had a general fear of mirrors. I remember he wasn’t allowed to watch any of the Harry Potter movies either because they scared him.
jediknightmuse
Oct. 19th, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
-___- I started to write that I hadn't gotten the heavy traffic one and then I tried to upload some new icons and I got it. So annoying.

Hahaha, that was one of the best episodes. :D

Yeah, same. I mean, it wasn't even just the mental institution part of it (I THINK it has a mental institution anyway? I don't know, I haven't watched the movie in a while and I just...yeah >.>), but just like...the gory ways of killing characters and just...super creepy. -___-

o.O Seriously? The Harry Potter movies (especially the first few) aren't even that scary. Ha.

Oh, I found the full version of Watcher in the Woods on youtube!


The music during the opening credits (and pretty much the entire movie, like I said) is mainly what has always creeped me out. I got my friend to watch it with me last year around Halloween when we went to this thing called The Trail of Terror...which, of COURSE the trail is in the woods, haha.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 20th, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
AHHH!!! Awesome! YouTube comes through again. Totally going to watch this before Halloween...I have a free day next Saturday and was planning a Halloween marathon. Thanks for the link :)

I got my friend to watch it with me last year around Halloween when we went to this thing called The Trail of Terror...which, of COURSE the trail is in the woods, haha.
Oh, crap, doesn't it figure?!?!
jediknightmuse
Oct. 21st, 2013 03:38 am (UTC)
:D YAY! You'll have to let me know what you think of it.

Haha, yeah...but I'm pretty sure I knew that when I decided to go to the trail anyway, so it's not like I didn't already know.
pleasant_valley
Oct. 17th, 2013 01:26 am (UTC)
Now these are the sort of Halloween movies I like! :)

I love The Corpse Bride. I know everyone raves over A Nightmare before Christmas but I'd take TCB over it anyday.

I remember loving The Worst Witch as a kid but I watched it a few years ago and it's aged really badly. Still love Tim Curry though.

I also love Ghostbusters, Edward Scissorhands and the Addams Family films.
Also adore Beetlejuice and it's one of those movies that I watched constantly growing up. Even now everytime my mum or me have to sit in any sort of waiting room we reference the last scene in Beetlejuice where he is stuck with that massive thirteen numbered ticket. *lol*
Love Gremlins too but for some reason I always consider it a Christmas movie.

Teen Wolf! ♥
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I've seen this movie way too many times than is probably healthy. *lol* Funnily enough this is the first MJF movie I ever saw and it pretty much cemented by love for him which is weird seeing that for most of the film he is dressed as a weremonkey..er..werewolf.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is perfection. The whole underwater Beautiful Briny song/scene is wonderful.

Hocus Pocus is pretty much a must-watch for me at Halloween. I'll be gutted if it isn't on TV over the next two weeks.
I'm also a massive fan of The Witches. I actually taped that the other day because me and my sister have to watch it at least once a year.

I really want to watch Frankenweenie and Hotel Transylvania.
pleasant_valley
Oct. 17th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
And cos LJ wouldn't let me post it all in one go some of my fave not-too-scary films...

(Notable mentions Shaun of the Dead, The Ghost and Mrs Muir, Sweeney Todd, The Lost Boys, The Village, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns & The Harry Potter films.)

Plus...

Mad Monster Party
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The Frighteners
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Labyrinth
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Van Helsing
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Monster Squad
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Clue
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Sleepy Hollow
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High Spirits
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Blackbeard's Ghost
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Edited at 2013-10-17 01:42 am (UTC)
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 18th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
I *tried* comment on your recs TWICE yesterday but LJ kept giving me errors grrrrr. You already know how I feel about Van Helsing...I love Sleepy Hollow, too...The Monster Squad looks like something I need to check into...and I really need to watch Mad Monster Party: I've still only seen about 10-15 minutes of it (and that was this August...one of the movie channels was showing it on a Friday evening!).
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 17th, 2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
I'm with you, these are the type of Halloween movies I like best. (Though I am working on a list of movies scarier than these BUT not Saw level...it has films like Sleepy Hallow, Sweeney Todd, Van Helsing, Scream etc on it. I don't know if I'll get it done in time for this Halloween, though.)

I much prefer The Corpse Bride over The Nightmare Before Christmas, too!!! I saw a really cute cosplay (or whatever it’s called) on tumblr where 2 people dressed up like Victor & Emily and did a photoshoot and they looked SO AMAZING. And I’m a person who thinks 99.9% of cosplays look terrible. I sometimes think I’d like to see a live-action version of TCB…

I must admit, I was half-afraid to put Teen Wolf on the list ONLY because I was afraid I’d have a bunch of people commenting “BUT THE TEEN WOLF SHOW ON MTV IS SO MUCH BETTER!!111!!” and it would’ve made my head hurt from all the banging I’d do with it against the wall lol.

Oh, definitely watch Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie if you get the chance. They’re both so cute! (Frankenweenie makes me cry *a lot* though.)
pleasant_valley
Oct. 21st, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
I think I probably confused Lj by replying to my own comment. *lol*

I was actually raging when I heard they were making a TV show based on Teen Wolf (especially after seeing the trailer). I actually made a post about the awesomeness of the original movie a couple of years ago. --->http://pleasant-valley.livejournal.com/64949.html I will never not love this film.

Mad Monster Party is cute. Me and my brother were obsessed with it as kids but nobody else seemed to have any memory of it.
Same with Monster Squad actually. Sometimes I think we must have watched way too much TV shows and films as kids because we seem to recall stuff that most people have no recollection of.

Looking forward to your list of scarier movies. :)
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 21st, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
I remember as a kid--about 9 or 10 maybe--my mom took me & my brother to a drive-in theater and they showed a triple feature of 80s movies. One was Teen Wolf but I'm blanking on the others. We always loved Stiles lol. I'll have to check out your post on the movie :)

I'm having a hard time drawing the line for my 'scarier movies' post. There was one I thought might be too gory but I still love it because it's about Edgar Allen Poe, so I'm taking it off my list post and doing an off-shoot post of "Halloween movies starring John Cusack". I may have lost my mind here lol. (But the Halloween-related posts I had mapped out got thrown out the window since only 4 people cared about my half-minute horrors stories so I'm scrambling to cover for the post[s] I had planned with more of those. I thought sure people would be interested in those! Eh who knows any more?)
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amyofaquitaine
Oct. 17th, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
Hope you find some you enjoy :)
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amyofaquitaine
Oct. 17th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I went into Frankenweenie knowing I'd have a strong reaction to it & I wasn't wrong. I still loved it, though...it's just not a film I can watch over & over!
thepeculiarcat
Oct. 18th, 2013 12:59 am (UTC)
This is definitely my kind of list. I don't deal with scary and gory at all.
I'm going to have to find The Worst Witch. It's one of those "so bad it's good" movies.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 18th, 2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
I'm with you, I *much* prefer this type of movie (though I am working on a list of movies that fall somewhere betweens the one on this list and the icky likes of Saw/The Hills Have Eyes/etc).

The Worst Witch is awesome, but I haven't seen it in years. I'm surprised it doesn't pop up on ABC Family's 31 Days of Halloween or on the HUB.
lokifan
Oct. 18th, 2013 04:45 am (UTC)
Oh, Hocus Pocus! BEST BELOVED.
richyl88
Oct. 18th, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
I love It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,Scooby Doo,The Nightmare Before Christmas.

I'm a big chicken but my favourite Halloween movie is Nightmare Before Christmas.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 20th, 2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
I *much* prefer these kinds of Halloween movies than slasher flicks. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is such a classic...2 Halloween's ago, my boss casually mentioned in a meeting that she refuses to watch any Peanuts cartoon because they are "boring" and "have horrible animation". I don't think I've had the same respect for her since (she feels the same way about How the Grinch Stole Christmas; I think anyone who doesn't like that or A Charlie Brown Christmas must be pretty hard-hearted).

I just got the anniversary edition of A Nightmare Before Christmas a couple months ago...can you believe that's the first time I've ever seen it???
richyl88
Oct. 21st, 2013 02:03 am (UTC)
How can you hate Charlie Brown? Does she hate rainbows and bunnies too?

At least you've seen it now! I've loved it since I was little,my Mom never was a big fan (very weird considering that her favourite holiday is Halloween) but I would watch it over and over.
amyofaquitaine
Oct. 21st, 2013 02:29 pm (UTC)
Does she hate rainbows and bunnies too?
That would not surprise me in the least. I do know she hates dogs & baby pigs, so you're probably not far off there...

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