My friend and fellow blogger of mine Seth over at Kloipy Speaks posted a blog about 10 things to get you in the Mood for Halloween..so I thought I would post my top Five favorite HalloweenThemed – Kid Friendly (well maybe semi-kid friendly for some) to Adult Horror Movies that I like or have liked to watch with my family around Halloween :
5. Ernest Scared Stupid:
Yes as the title says Ernest is stupid but it’s fun scary stupid. When I first saw this movie I didn’t expect it to be as scary as it was…but it was. Yes it’s slaptstick at times but there are moments when it can rival any A rated Horror flick for sheer mood and delivery of a good scare…especially for a young kid. Good starter for a 8-10yr old kid that you plan on priming for the serious stuff down the line ..our kid is so used to horror flicks it takes alot to scare him now and this is where it all started,
4. The Halloween Tree:
A great animated feature based on Ray Bradbury’s little epic worldwind and time traveling adventure story about Halloween. I loved Leonard Nimoy as the voice of Profesor Mound Shround the devious dealer of young childrens souls. Great for kids starting at 6yrs to adult and you might just learn a little real history about witches, mummies, gargoyles, and the Day of the Dead along the way. Great little story about friendship and sticking together.
3. Halloween (The Original):
Okay okay this is really not kid friendly movie, it’s more like Teenager friendly, in this day in age of Horror it’s definitely PG-13 in comparison. A nice solid thriller horror set on the day of Halloween…it makes you want to lock your doors and not give out any more candy! Don’t think I need to explain this one much to people. Just enjoy it and then maybe follow it up with Halloween 2 which happens on that same night.
2. The Crow:
Okay I’m cheating here a little, this movie actually leads up to Devil’s night, the night before Halloween…but’s one of my favorites. A soul brought back to our plane of existence to exact revenge on those who murdered him and his wife…A classice movie which never grow old for me….I love the line in the movie “It can’t rain all the time.”
1. Peanuts – Halloween:
You know I had to go with the tried and true Charlie Brown Halloween Special. Who doesn’t love – The Great Pumpkin, All I got was a rock line, Snoopy shot down behind enemy lines sneaking through the battelfield (till he ends up in the Pumpkin Patch)
Good stuff…..the witching Hour is upon us my friends so enjoy….:)