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Are you sad that Halloween isn’t the same this year? Don’t worry you can still experience the spooky scares, and spooky feeling this Halloween season by relaxing and watching some horror classics with some family and friends!
Here are some recommended horror classics:
1. Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters is a horror/comedy film that takes place in New York City. The Ghostbusters are made up of four scientists who teamed up to catch all the ghosts and protect the city of New York. As you may already know, the Ghostbusters had faced the iconic marshmallow man, and green slimer.
The hit film Halloween is based off of a character called “Michael Myers” that brutally killed his sister, was sentenced to jail, and escaped many years later and returned to his home town looking for his next victims.
IT is a horror film based off of the popular character Pennywise the circus clown, who is an alien from outer space that returns to this small town every couple of years to haunt the citizens that live there. IT physiologically alters and affects dreams of young children, and when he kills his victims he eats them as his meal. This movie is very graphic and I would not recommend for ages 1-13.
Scream takes place in a small town of Woodsboro, where a killer wears a ghost face mask and terrorizes and murderers high school students. Although you should be on the look out while watching this movie because the victims are more unexpected than usual!
5. Child’s Play
Child’s Play is a movie about a young boy receiving a doll named Chucky which is possessed and later realizes this murderous doll is alive. Andy and Karen have to convince the authorities that Andy’s doll is alive and is a murderer before it is too late and they are the next victims. This movie is definitely not a movie for young children. I would advice you to not watch his movie if you have young children ages 1-13.
Beetlejuice is a movie about a young couple that plans to go on vacation but instead crashes off of the bridge and die inside of the lake. When they return home they soon realize that they are ghosts, and need to scare away the family that is moving into their home. Beetlejuice is a crazy dead man that tries to scare the family away against the couples will, and eventually gets defeated at the end of the film and the couple gets summoned back to life. Everyone had then lived happily ever after.
7. Addams Family
The Addams Family is not an average family you have ever seen in your lifetime! The Adams family is made up of 2 children, a mother, a father, the grandmother and Gomez’s lost brother. The Adams family are a very dark, creepy, and unusual family that live in a haunted mansion. The Addams wait for Gomez’s brother to return back home from the Bermuda Triangle, but instead is a complete stranger that is acting as his brother, and eventually becomes an actual family member over time.
8. Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus is a movie about three witches known the Sanderson sisters who put a spell on children and feast on their souls to make them younger looking. This story takes place in Salem where the Sanderson sisters were killed and came back to life hundreds of years later when a boy had summoned them back to life. The boy’s goal was to defeat the Sanderson sisters and get rid of them once and for all.
9. Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas is a family friendly Disney movie about Halloween and Christmas combined. This movie features Jack Skellington who is determined to steal the Christmas holiday and make it his own, but ultimately fails and finds a way to make this right again and save Christmas! Along the journey you will meet Sally, Oogie Boogie, Santa Claus, and other ghouls!
I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and make sure to tune in again tomorrow for another 31 Days of Fall Festivities blog!!