As the tenth month of the year dies and just before we welcome the eleventh month, there comes a night where the lines between our world and the spiritual world are blurry. On the 31st of October, the supernatural world blends into our reality and the ghosts and ghouls are unleashed as Halloween night begins. It is unclear where the concept originated or if there is any proof to support it, but the horror and thrill are everywhere during Halloween and there’s no escaping it. Or is there?
This festival of Halloween is definitely not for the faint-hearted or for those who scare easily. Not only are they the target of some nasty pranks but they also have to sit through terrifying horror movie marathons. But let’s make Halloween fun for everyone this year. This Halloween, in the comfort of your home, you can indulge in a different kind of movie marathon. Hollywood has been gracious enough to keep the spooky spirit alive without the unbearable terror with some wuss-friendly films. Let’s take advantage of that and have a magical Halloween instead of a horrific one!
Hocus Pocus (1993)
This tale of the Sanderson Sisters can be considered a must-watch Halloween classic. There’s never a dull moment in this family-friendly flick featuring a trio of super eccentric witches who have a sinister plan on their minds.
In the mystical place called Halloweentown, all those magical characters you might have heard about actually exist. It has the right amount of mystery and magic for a fun marathon.
Based on a cartoon character, this film about Casper the Friendly Ghost is simply lovable. The main character may be a ghost, but his innocence will make you want to be his friend.
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
This horror-comedy starring Eddie Murphy is about a mansion with a mysterious past. The haunted house premise may sound scary but this film is endearing and may even teach you a thing or two about having each other’s back.
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
This film about Drac (Adam Sandler) and his half-vampire, half-human daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) is a good introductory horror movie for kids. With plenty of hilarious moments, it’s a sweet tale of a father-daughter relationship.
About a team of paranormal sanitation workers who fight ghosts, this film is a combination of comedy, action, and horror. A genuine classic with some brilliant special effects for the 80s, this is one of the best Hollywood blockbusters.