Friday, 30 October 2015

Top 5 Picks for Spooky (Not Scary) Halloween Viewing

Hey everyone,

Today's blog post was inspired by my last one on horror movie survival! I actually don't  like watching really scary horror movies that much as I am very very sensitive and get very affected by things like that. 28 Days Later gave me at least one nightmare a week for about 2 months afterwards and I slept with the light on for a few nights after Paranormal Activity. No really, I actually did haha! Considering the time of year I thought that I would make a post sharing my favourite picks for Halloween viewing that is atmospheric and covers sppokier themes without being completely terrifying! This is in no particular order, just as they came to me Enjoy.

1) Hocus Pocus! I love this movie so so much, admittedly Billy the zombie freaked the hell out of me when I was younger as did Binx getting run over by the bus but overall this movie is really just a lot of fun. It is set on Halloween making it the perfect choice for getting into the Halloween spirit.

2) The Nightmare Before Christmas. The great thing about this movie is that is can be watched at both Christmas and Halloween! 

3) Buffy The Vampire Slayer -Season 2 Episode 6 'Halloween'! This is the one where everyone gets turned into their Halloween costumes. I mean it is a creepy episode but it's not sleep with the lights on with a baseball bat under your pillow scary! There are so many great moments from this episode and I've watched it so many times but it never ceases to be a classic in my books.  

4) Beetlejuice. This is another choice that freaked me out when I was younger but find cute and entertaining now! 

5) Dracula Dead and Loving It. Oh wow, do I love this movie! This is a comedy take on Dracula and it is very entertaining. The theme certainly makes it Halloween viewing but not the terrifying kind! My favourite performance of the movie is from Peter McNiol as the raving lunatic Refield. This movie has a lot of really bad reviews but I have a soft spot for it! 

Well. thats my list! What about you? What are your favourite non scary Halloween friendly viewing choices? Would you add anything to my list?

My next post is a Halloween roundup coming on Saturday and after that I will go back to my usual two posts a week! This week was special with 3 but hey, it's Halloween! 

Thanks for reading,


Laura Morrigan said...

I love The Nightmare Before Christmas! Dracula Dead and Loving it sounds interesting. Have you heard of the New Zealand vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows? So good!

The Phantom Cat said...

@Laura, no I have not! I will have to look into it, it sounds right up my street!