Yeah, we are back to this time of the year again. Halloween is just around the corner and the movie industry is already cramming up classic horror movies and selling them as ‘Remade Halloween DVD Boxes’ again. However, for all the movie lovers out there – here is a little collection of the greatest Halloween Horror movies to enjoy with your kids. I guarantee you and your family a great night together. Unless you forgot the popcorn…
5) Casper (1995) by Brad Silberling
IMDb Rating: 5.8
This ghost story is about a not-so-scary spirit who bonds with a little girl. If your kids are still pretty young, they should find the haunted house in Casper pretty cool. Great special effects and fine acting will entertain 9- to 12-year-olds, who may also like the mild romance between Casper and Kat. However, if one of your beloved is an early teen may find the scares too mild and the tone slightly sentimental at times.
4) Monsters, Inc. (2001) by Peter Docter & Bob Peterson
IMDb Rating: 8.0
To be honest, these monsters are more afraid of kids than kids are of monsters. But monsters need to collect kids’ screams to fuel their world, and this is their 9-5 job. This movie is perfect if you have a child that is easy to scare. Even the shiest child will find it completely unscary!
3) Corpse Bride (2005) by Tim Burton
IMDb Rating: 7.4
Parents need to know that this movie includes multiple references to dead bodies, skeletons, decay, and death, though all in good fun. The corpse bride’s eye pops out occasionally, to show the talking maggot who lives inside and offers romantic advice.
The stop-motion animation is delightful. Though the story runs thin quickly, the visual show remains airy and charming. Especially if you don’t mind the clattering of bones during dance numbers!
2) Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) by Peter Sallis & Helena Carter
IMDb Rating: 7.7
When something strange in the neighborhood vegetable gardens is terrorizing your prize squash, who do you call? Not Ghostbusters, this time, but the hilarious Wallace & Gromit! The movie is a fabtastic piece of animation, silly-but-cheesy British humour, and further adventures of the much-loved duo from Oscar-winning Aardman’s studios. There’s something about stop-motion that is so unique that CG films will never be able to touch them.
1) The Nightmare before Christmas (1993) by Tim Burton
IMDb Rating: 8.0
CLASSIC! I bet most of you were thinking that, when you read through the title of this movie. The pump king of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, is as you would have expected bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. Then one day he stumbles into Christmas Town, which makes him realize how much he loves Christmas. Hence, he tries to bring Christmas to Halloween Town. However, he manages not to get it quite right in the beginning.
This is one of those movies which you can watch all winter long, from Halloween through Christmas. Despite being animated, it has this unique and gothic tone to it. It has that Wallace and Gromit touch to it. Moreover, this movie had a major impact on culture in general. And honestly, who can ever complain about a Tim Burton movie?
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