I used to love a good scare but since marrying a man who has a lower scare threshold than our 3 yr old daughter due to, in his own words, having highly sensitive reactions 😂, my scare threshold has plummeted. Being unable to watch any scary content my senses seem to have also become highly sensitised and consequently I now have absolutely no interest whatsoever in being scared out of my wits. So, over the years, I have whittled down the films that we can both watch without checking behind every door and under every bed before going to bed with the lights on full 🙈.
Not going to lie, I still won’t say ‘Beetlejuice’ three times out loud 🙊. This film is cray cray but totally brilliant.
Never have I wanted to be woken up by the sound of midnight margaritas so much, oh and have magical powers too 😄. Romance, magic, sisterhood; so much to love about this film. She put the lime in the coconut…
Is it even Halloween if you haven’t watched Hocus Pocus and fallen a little bit in love with Max? Possibly the best Halloween film ever!
(The original) Buffy The Vampire Slayer film
This film is up there with Hocus Pocus as one of my all time favourite Halloween flicks. I wanted to be Kristy Swanson in this film for so long. She’s so darn cool. Watch this film if you loved Sweet Valley High and Clueless.
The Addam’s Family – Currently available on Netflix
What can I say? Such a classic! I aspire to have a relationship like Gomez and Morticia 😆. Interesting fact, Oliver once dressed as Lurch (complete with Thing) for a New Year’s Eve party.
The Corpse Bride – Currently available on Netflix
A tale of two worlds embroiled in love, marriage, betrayal. Tim Burton magic.
Ghostbusters – Ghostbusters 2 is currently available on Netflix
The way Peter Venkman deals with the Dana/Zuul possession is a skill I think we should all take with us through life. This film is so so brilliant.
Ghostbusters (the remake)
This film is really enjoyable with nods to the original but has it’s own charm. But honestly, I’ll recommend anything that has Chris Hemsworth in 😜.
Quite possibly the cutest Halloween film. I had the biggest crush on Casper when this film came out. Fun fact – The guy who played Casper starred in the original Final Destination.
Loved the book and loved the film 💗. It’s a love story with zombies but not at all what you’d expect.
If your scare tolerance is roughly the same as a toddler’s then…
Ok, so probably a 2 on the scare factor. Whaaaaat? Randall is pretty scary and I have a pretty low scare threshold now! Just love all of the characters. I could listen to Boo giggle all day long.
Hotel Transylvania – Currently available on Netflix
Poppy and I love this film. Basically, Count Dracula runs a hotel for the super natural to take a weight off from scaring people. He also has a daughter who wants to see the world but he tries to keep her safe. They get an unexpected who shakes things up! Really sweet and a great story.
Did I miss any classics out?