October is that time of year where we’ll actually pay to be scared. We buy scary movies. We go to haunted houses where the lighting is almost nonexistent and strangers covered in fake blood jump out and scream at us. If you’re looking for spooky fun that you can enjoy with the kids, we’ve got a great list of Halloween movies for the whole family. Get the popcorn ready and prepare to laugh and be creeped out at the spooky imagery.
Synopsis: You’re in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches — Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy — return from 17th-century Salem after they’re accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters! It’s a night full of zany fun and comic chaos once the tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth — but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat! Loaded with bewitching laughs, Hocus Pocus is an outrageously wild comedy that’s sure to entertain everyone!
Addams Family/Addams Family Values Double Feature
Synopsis: Good spooky fun will be had by all!
The original Addams Family movie is the return of Uncle Fester who lost at sea in the bermuda triangle and finds his way home with amnesia. Though the Addams are finally reunited they are separated again with the help of a greedy real-estate agent, lone shark, and less then friendly Judge. Forced out of the comfort of their mansion the Addams must learn to live with the outside world until Fester starts to remember life with his family and they band together to fight to get everything they had back to the way it was. Every Cast Member plays their roll wonderfully enough to make you forget they’re not the original cast members to the TV show.
The Addams Family Values is a sequel to the first movie with the original cast members (family members anyway…new evil characters are introduced). It starts off with Mortisha giving birth to a baby boy. With the new baby in the house Mortisha and Gomes decide to hire a nanny (Joan Cusack) who turns out to be a demented murder that agrees to marry Fester and tries to tear him apart from his family to steal the Addams Family fortune.
Although they may seem odd, the Addams family has values of loyalty, strong bonds and a love for one another.
Synopsis: Lavishly surreal sets and a devilish Michael Keaton make this a breathlessly quirky and edgy film. Winona Ryder is a Goth girl who wears her gloom like a charm bracelet. A young couple dies in a car accident and discovers unwelcome pests in their home: the new owners. They summon supernatural help to scare the pesky newcomers away, but then need help getting rid of the hired hand. Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis shine as a happily married couple in life and in death.
Synopsis: Casper is Ghost for tweens: Ghost meets girl, ghost saves girl. Can ghosts and girls, or ghosts and witches, really be friends, or (gulp) more? In the first film, Christina Ricci is the daughter of a paranormal psychiatrist who makes house calls to the mansion where Casper and his uncles haunt. In the second, Hilary Duff is a fledgling witch, who must flee to a Catskills resort with her three aunts to escape a warlock.
Synopsis: Get your proton guns ready. These phantoms pop up faster than the ghostbusters can zap and bottle them. The biggest demon turns out to be all fluff: the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man. It’s bedlam in the Big Apple when ghosts run amok in New York City. A ragtag team of professors-turned-exterminators sets out to capture the unruly haunters and prevent a disaster of Biblical proportions. Think “Old Testament” with “fire and brimstone coming down from the skies.” Bill Murray and company are in high comedic form and spirits as the wisecracking scientists. Sigourney Weaver is a sultry demon.