It’s almost Halloween, and I am super excited because so many of my favorite movies have been on television! Now I have to be honest, I am not a fan of horror movies. The last time I saw a real slasher flick, I couldn’t sleep for three nights and I had to keep my closet light on. This may sound alright, but I was in college so it’s a bit embarrassing. Luckily, there are plenty of films that are played this time of year that I love. So I decided to compile a list of my five favorite not-so-scary Halloween movies you should watch.
‘The Addams Family’
This is probably my all time favorite film to watch this time of year for a lot of reasons, one being that I love Wednesday Addams. It may also be that my mom always talked about the show when I was growing up because it was one of her favorites to watch. So, it’s really no wonder why I love it so much! It brings all of the darkness associated with this holiday with an amazing and witty spin thanks to the entire family. They’re also super relatable, just in a spooky way.
‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’
What’s this? Well, it’s one of my favorite Halloween films! Jack Skellington discovering Christmas may be one of the best spins on a Halloween-themed movie yet. This tale of trying to break free of what you’re surrounded by daily (whether it’s Jack wanting to take over Christmas, or Sally just trying to get away from Dr. Finkelstein) is something extremely relatable to everyone who watches. Plus, it’s a Disney movie, which makes it all the better for this Disney-obsessed person right here.
The Sanderson sisters seem to have made a comeback in the recent years, which I am fully all about. I’ve always loved this movie, so it had to be on the list. Whether you’re interested in the spells, or you’re all about the amazing singing number at the dance, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy make the spookiest night of the year so much more fun.
‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’
This classic is obviously on the list because there’s nothing better than a Charlie Brown holiday special. Snoopy and the gang are all present for this one, and it doesn’t really feel like Halloween to be if I don’t catch a glimpse of it. Also, as someone who loves Linus, it’s adorable to watch him write his annual letter to The Great Pumpkin. Honestly, this short film has stood the test of time since airing in 1966, so if you haven’t seen it, you really should give it a shot.
Beeltejuice, Beetlejuice… wow that was close! Michael Keaton plays the nutty character that makes me laugh. If you’ve never seen this one, you should definitely check it out. Tim Burton does it again with this film, as he makes the afterlife seem not as dark and ghoulish as some may think it is. Plus, there’s no way you don’t want to be at that dinner party or be Winona Ryder when she gets to sing and dance in the air.
So, what do you think of this list? Is there anything you’d add instead? Let me know in the comments below!