Sure I love horror movies, but during the Halloween season I’m more prone to watching those that aren’t going for cheap thrills or scary story-lines. I’d rather watch movies that are nostalgic from my childhood, or slightly newer ones (that are maybe reminiscent of older movies). When I worked at Blockbuster, we played Halloween movies for the entire month of October, it never got old! Here are some movies I love to watch every year:
Nightmare Before Christmas – There’s nothing like Jack & Sally and a good round of “Kidnap the Sandy-claws” to bring in the Halloween spirit. I saw this in 3D a couple years ago, it was fun!
Coraline – from the same visionary director as Nightmare Before Christmas (though NOT Tim Burton, whom a lot of people seem to think directed this movie) comes a movie about a girl who finds an alternate universe on the other side of the door of her new home. The Other-Mom is so awesome! Until… maybe she isn’t. This is based on the book by Neil Gaiman, and it’s a fun movie to watch!
Halloweentown – Sure I’m guilty of watching Disney Channel movies, probably more often than I’d like to admit to. But I have to admit to not changing the channel when any of these movies are playing.
Hocus Pocus – Classic Halloween nostalgia right here. I have nothing more to say except that I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine…
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Who doesn’t love dancing the time warp with some sweet transvestites? I really want to see this in a theater, but I really don’t need the big Virgin label put on me…
Harry Potter. I know these aren’t Halloween movies, but ABC Family seems to think they can get away with playing Harry Potter for entire weekends at a time around Halloween and Christmas time. I love when they do this!
What movies do you love to watch this time of year?