Top 10 Tuesday: Halloween Movies for the Faint of Heart

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I love this time of year. And not because of pumpkin spice everything. Sorry, you may revoke my Woman card. I hate that stuff.

I love this time of year because it isn’t too hot or cold to be outside. There is a lot to do, such as hayrides and corn mazes. I love the flavors of most root vegetables, and apples dipped in caramel. But mostly I love it because everyone talks about supernatural things. No one looks at you like you’re crazy for liking witches, ghosts, or vampires. The weird becomes the normal for a month.

Alas, there is a drawback for me. I am completely chicken. I don’t like to be scared. And I don’t do scary things. So for me, I need Halloween movies that are a bit more fun, and a bit less scary. SHUSH, I don’t care if they are mostly children’s movies. I challenge you to watch one and not have fun.

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10. Nightmare Before Christmas  (1993)

I know it will be a very unpopular opinion that this movie ranks so low on my list. I wish I could give you a valid reason for it. But the truth is that while I enjoy watching it, I never think “hey, let’s watch this!”

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9. Casper (1995)

This is my list and I’ll do what I want. Honestly, this movie makes the list because of two little words

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DEVON SAWA! I was completely in love with him as an awkward pre-teen. I watched this movie over and over just for his 5 minute scene. Now this movie is just another way for me to relive my childhood.

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8. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

This should need no explanation. If your Headless Horseman is scarier than the one above, I’m not interested. A Classic! No Halloween is complete without it.

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7. Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge  (2001)

I actually love the whole Halloweentown series. Though admittedly, the last 2 weren’t good enough to make the list. But this one has a lot of funny little quips while Marnie races to undo the gray spell. Plus I just really want the talking headphones.

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6. The Birds (1963)

Okay, so this movie is actually scary. But it is more cerebral about it, so I don’t mind so much. This is one of my favorite Hitchcock films. If you haven’t seen it, you really should. But you will never look at a flock of birds the same way again.

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5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Accept no imitations. Only the real one will do. And you absolutely must go see it at least once as a midnight showing in a theatre.

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4. Hocus Pocus (1993)

So unpopular opinion time again. But hey, it did make my top 5. Don’t get me wrong. I love this movie. But it makes me cry, so it loses points. Sorry, not sorry.

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3. Twitches (2005)

“Go twitches! It’s your birthday!” Okay, so this movie is horrible Disney cheese. But I love it! Teen + Witches = Twitches. What’s not to love? Do not, I repeat, do not confuse this with the crappy sequel that always gets played.

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2. Hotel Transylvania  (2012)

If you seriously need me to explain how awesome both movies are, then you haven’t seen them. GO WATCH THEM NOW!  I’ll wait.

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1. Halloweentown  (1998)

I’ve already said that I love this series, so this shouldn’t be a surprise. So instead of raving about how much I love this movie…… here is a picture of the late great Debbie Reynolds on the set.

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I wish you all a safe and not scary Halloween season!

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12 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Halloween Movies for the Faint of Heart

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  1. I love your list so much! I totally had a crush on Devon Sawa as a kid too. Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas are both favorite movies of mine. I just watched Halloweentown with my niece because it’s important to pass on good movies to the next generation. Great picks!

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  2. I love spooky & scary horror movies but your selection is awesome as well! ‘Casper’ is a childhood favourite as well as ‘Hocus Pocus’! I enjoyed ‘Hotel Transylvania’, but can’t watch ‘The Birds’ – that noise they make is driving me crazy! 😀

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