• Victoria Nix

Family Horror Movie Ideas for Halloween

Most people enjoy going out to trick-or-treat, but due to Covid-19 there are some people who would prefer to just stay at home, eat candy, and watch TV. For those who would rather stay inside and enjoy Halloween night watching movies, here are some ideas on what to watch with your family or friends for Halloween.

"Hocus Pocus" is a comedy, family, and fantasy film about a teenager named Max Dennison and his little sister Dani and how they explore an abandoned house and their new friend, Allison. After some time Allison tells a story about the witches who used to live in the house, soon after Max accidentally helps the evil witches who used to live in the house escape, but they soon later meets a magical cat who must help the kids to steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

"The Nightmare Before Christmas" is a family animation and fantasy movie about Jack

Skellington, The Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king that becomes bored with the same routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack was taking a walk in the woods and accidentally stumbled onto Christmastown. With all the bright colors and the happy spirits he gets an idea of taking over and he kidnaps Santa Claus and takes over the role. But Jack soon discovers that he should stay with his own holiday after he’s “good” idea turns into a bad one and must save Santa, his friend Sally, and Christmas.

"Casper" is a family and fantasy about a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When specialist James Harvey arrives to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat, whom Casper quickly becomes friends with, but their friendship is complicated not only by his transparent state, but also by his troublemaking uncles and a lady name Carrigan and her lawyer Dibs finds a map within the house papers that appears to have treasure hidden inside the manor so Casper and Kat must stop them before they take it .

"Corpse Bride" is also an animation and fantasy movie about the story of Victor and Victoria's families having arranged marriage even though they like each other, Victor is nervous about the ceremony and he messes up so While he's in a forest practicing his lines for the wedding, which he says it perfectly and put it the ring on a tree branch which turns out it was actually a hand soon after running for some time he gets taken to the land of the dead. The hand actually belongs to a woman named Emily and you later found out she was murdered after eloping with her love and years later now she is wanting to marry Victor. Soon after that he finds out Victoria is getting married and must get back to the land of the living to save her from lord Barkis which was Emily’s past love.

Here are additional movies idea for the older kids:

The movie "Beetlejuice" is a comedy and a fantasy movie about a couple named Barbara and Adam Maitland who died in a car that went off the bridge and into the water but they find themselves soon after having to learn that they wasn’t alive anymore and end up haunting their house because they was unable to leave the house. When the Deetzes and teen daughter Lydia move into the home, the couple attempt to scare them away without success. They had a guy that lived in the remodeled small version of the town that Adam built and asked for his help, which quickly became dangerous for everyone including innocent Lydia.

"Coraline" is an animation, family, and horror film about a girl named Coraline exploring her new home and ends up discovering a small door in the wall which has a different world that looks like the world she lives in but in alot of ways this world seems better. She finds in her discovery of this strange world her Mother which wasn’t her mother but instead her other mother that had buttons for eyes just like the rest of her family. This better world ends up becoming a world that ends up becoming dangerous and the other family tries to keep her there forever. Coraline realizes that she has to use all her resources and bravery to make it back to her own family and life.

"Monster House" is an animation, horror, and fantasy movie about three teens named Dj, Chowder, and Sam and their discovery that their neighbor house is alive and when they say something to their parents they don’t believe the and when Halloween is approaching, the trio of the best friends must try find a way to destroy the house before it attacks the trick-or-treaters.

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