Halloween is around the corner and what better time to cuddle and watch some favorite "spooky" movies? Admitedley, we have made our selections kid-friendly (so no "The Shining"), but parents, we leave to your discretion at which age the following might be appropriate.
1. It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Love, love, love. A classic tale with the peanuts gang and recalls fond memories of childhood. Can't wait to cuddle up with my niece to watch this one.
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Another Tim Burton masterpiece, helmed by the lovable yet conflicted Jack Skellington. Loads of fun creatures from the creative mind of Burton.
3. The Witches
A 1980s classic featuring our favorite Angelica Houston. I still remember being spooked by this movie, with the fantastically creepy special effects makeup.
In elementary school, I planned to share with my classmates a weekend viewing of this movie during "Show and Tell". Last to go, I was aghast to here the majority of my classmates share the very same story - the horror! Such a cultural milestone in the 80s, no wonder my classmates had also flocked to the theaters. Bill Murray delivers one his best performances, with plenty of ghost, ghouls, and of course, Slimer. One of the very first movies to make me fall in love with New York City.
5. Addams Family
A loving family with certain odd proclivities, the movie nonetheless delivers another flawless performance by Angelica Houston as Morticia. G-rated fun which pokes at the paranormal. But a portrait of a close, loving family just the same. And Wednesday Addams has some terrific one-liners.