Well here we are again and Halloween is here! Albeit a different Halloween to what we are used to.
As trick or treating is being discouraged, or even banned in certain areas this year ,many families are spending Halloween at home. There is however still fun lots of fun to be had and nothing to stop everybody dressing up in their spooky costumes, eating sweets and watching a suitable spooky family film.
It is best to decide the film before hand to reduce arguments once the sugar rush hits!!
I have looked at a few recommendations for spooky films for all the family and if you have not watched it already this season then you can not go wrong with ‘Hocus Pocus’. Hocus Pocus was released by Disney in 1993 and has become a bit of a classic. It tells the story of the ‘Sanderson Sisters’ witches who are resurrected after 300 years. It stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy and is definitely children friendly with humour. There is talk of a sequel and I really hope this comes to fruition but for now it is the fabulous original and, as of writing, this can be viewed on Disney Plus.
Another film released in 1993 was Disney animated film, released under ‘Touchstone Pictures’ , ‘Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas’. The story follows Jack Skellington who lives in Halloween Town becoming transfixed by Christmas Town and abducting Santa Claus. It quickly became a classic and is definitely more of a Halloween film than a Christmas film despite the title. Again this film can be viewed on Disney Plus.
One that is not for very little ones is the remake of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’. I loved the original 1990 and I am sure this new version staring Anne Hathaway as the grand high evil leader witch is definitely worth a look. It is available for rental through Amazon, iTunes and Google Play. If you do not know the story it is about a young boy who goes with his grandma to a hotel in a seaside resort at the same time the witches are holding their conference to carry out their plan of turning the world’s children into mice! Anjelica Huston was terrifyingly brilliant in the original and if you are unable to see the remake then you can not go wrong with the original .
Do any of these films spook your interest? What ever you watch I wish you a very safe and happy Halloween! Happy Haunting!
Sparkle Hugs and Glitter Kisses xxx
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