I am not a huge fan of horror films, so I was not going to write this post, but I think that there are many people out there that also love Halloween, but not creepy movies. This post is for you. If you want a list of the scariest, creepiest, bloodiest films, then this post is not for you. Sorry to disappoint your Halloween-loving heart, but these movies are mostly light-hearted, and not meant to keep you from sleeping for a week. That being said, let’s get into it!
1. Halloweentown (1998)
This movie came out the year I was born, so I guess you could say I have some sort of connection to it. I watch it every fall without fail and it never gets old. There are many sequels, but the original movie is my favorite. The characters are witty, the plot is humorous, and the world it creates is just plain weird.
Halloweentown tells the story of a young witch who is just coming to terms with her magic and learning about the magical world that her grandmother lives in. If you haven’t watched this film, what are you doing? Watch it now! It is fun and sweet. Not spooky, it’s feel-good.
2. Twitches (2005)
TWIN WITCHES! Twitches! Honestly, what were they thinking when they titled this film? The title still boggles me, but I used to love this movie. Maybe because it had twins in it, and obviously Disney Channel loves twins (ie. Zack and Cody). This film stars the Mowry twins who get reunited on their 21st birthday. In order to save the world, they need to use their magical powers to harness their strength. Will they have the power to save everyone, or will they back down and let the darkness take over? Spooky, this movie actually scared me a little when I was a kid, but it is all good now.
3. IT (2017)
Ok, this is definitely more scary then those two previous films I mentioned. I honestly found this movie more funny, than scary, but that does not mean that this movie is not creepy. The characters have funny lines, the directing is done beautifully, and the visuals are incredible. All of the acting is spot-on and made me so enveloped in this story. Will Pennywise the clown eat all the kids of Derry, Maine, or will the kids outsmart this blood-loving, big-haired, poofy-skirt wearing clown? Watch it and let me know what you think is the scariest part.
4. Scream (1996)
I was so scared the first time I saw the first 15 minutes of this film that I turned it off and didn’t watch the rest of it until a year later. Yes, that is absolutely a true story. I watched it for the first time a few days ago and it has a great blend of gory horror and punch-gut humor. What is with horror movies also being funny? This movie is way scarier than IT in my opinion. I wanted a teddy bear to hug. I still want a teddy bear to hug, but the ending made me feel a little better. A little. Think about the scariest thing that could happen and this movie probably includes that scenario.
5. Psycho (1960)
A classic! You have heard of this film, I am almost positive. Directed by the iconic Alfred Hitchcock, the story of Norman Bates and Marion Crane shocks audiences with creative horror scenes. Many scenes from this film are used in other films, in commercials, and in other creative disciplines as examples of a terrific, terrifying, and engaging story-line and plot. Give it a watch if you have not seen it as of yet.
Thanks for reading! What are your must-watch Halloween movies? Are they different than mine? Let me know in the comments or on Instagram! I guess I do like some spooky movies! I do not watch scary movies often, but I guess I do have a horror side. They can be fun sometimes! Sometimes. As long as it isn’t too late and you aren’t alone. Am I right?
Hope you have a great afternoon! Filled with no clowns, no witches, and no twitches.