Let me tell you a secret—I’m a baby! No, don’t mean that I’m a 6 month old genius here typing out this post. I mean that when it comes to scary movies, I am a baby! I won’t watch them. It is not my cup of tea to be scared. Some people love it, they love the excitement, their hearts racing, the adrenaline pumping but not me! What’s my cup of tea? Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook comes to mind. BUT, it’s Halloween and to get festive and celebrate the holiday, I will throw on a scary (but not too scary) movie. I’m planning on celebrating Halloween with these “scary” movies.
If you haven’t already seen this movie one hundred times throughout your life, fear not because I believe that Freeform will probably be playing it once a week for the entire month of October. I’ve seen this movie more times than I care to admit and every time I love it a little more! If you don’t know the story of the Sanderson sisters rising from the grave, because a virgin lit the black flame candle, and the craziness that ensues—then I implore you—
watch this CLASSIC film!
Insider tip: Hocus Pocus 2 is set to be released on Disney Plus in the fall of 2022!
Favorite Quote: “Go to Hell!” “Oh! I've been there, thank you. I found it quite lovely.”
Bill Murray makes ghosts and demons fun in these Eighties comedies. On the scary scale—these are a two, maybe a one point five. But these films are classic movies that will make you laugh all Halloween night while still watching something that is one theme for the evening. Insider tip: Ghostbusters Afterlife is set to be released this November!
Favorite Quote: “Ray, when someone asks you if you're a God, you say yes!”
The antics of a wealthy, yet unconventional family create the plot line for this classic film duo, adapted from the original comedy sitcom based on the characters from Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The casting is perfect, the filming is wonderful it has everything needed for a Halloween family film. Each member of the household adds to the strange and eccentric vibe of the family in their own way.
Insider tip: Netflix is working on a Tim Burton/Addams Family spin off called, “Wednesday”.
[Wednesday and Pugsley are selling lemonade, a girl scout approaches]
Girl Scout: I only like all-natural foods and beverages, organically grown, with no preservatives. Are you sure they’re real lemons?
Girl Scout: Well, I’ll tell you what. I’ll buy a cup if you buy a box of my delicious Girl Scout cookies. Do we have a deal?
Wednesday: Are they made from real Girl Scouts?
I’ll be honest, I haven’t seen the second movie in this duo and it’s one I’m saving for Halloween night. However, the first film, A Quiet Place, was very good. The premise of an almost blind lifeform that detects it’s victims through sound, creates a terrifying environment where screaming for your life basically guarantees your death. I will be silently watching this film on bated breath!
Favorite quote: ________________________ --remember the movie is about being quiet!
If you're staying in this Halloween, enjoy these classic films and make a night of it, complete with a great Halloween spread of sweets and treats!