Films To Watch This Halloween



So this year Halloween has taken a bit of a back seat, don't get me wrong we have up all our Halloween decorations and the kids have masks and plenty of sweets. But I just wanted to relax this year, so pass me some popcorn and a hot chocolate and lets do this. As a massive movie buff, my friends offend ask me for film advice be it scary or something that's a little more family friendly. So whoever your spending your Halloween with, here's my list of great ones to watch this Halloween. I would say watch Suicide Squad as it was such a great film, but sadly it's not out to buy yet. I decided to put on a little makeup anyway, and was really inspired by El Diablo in SS, mixed with pumpkin vibes. Anyway Happy Halloween. 





Ones for All The family

One of my all time favourite films has to be The Nightmare Before Christmas, it also works for Christmas. It has great songs that won't jar your brain, and is a beautifully told story about being bored with the everyday and the struggle we have of trying to be ourselves. 

Monster House is a film that maybe a little scary for younger kids, but is a great film that sees kids trying to work out what's wrong with the man that lives across the street from them. great family film that keeps all on their toes. 

Hotel Transylvania 2 I didn't think I would enjoy this one as much as the first, but Dennis stole my heart. It's silly, funny and a very feel good film plus will Dennis get those fangs or not that is the question.

Hocus Pocus sees the return of three witches, it's silly, fun and kids will love it. They will also do their legs a damage by trying to learn how to do the witches walk with their friends (we all gave it ago don't lie).

Gremlins 2 was my favourite out of the two, and it's silly enough for the kids and will remind you of enjoying this classic the first time round. Who was your favourite? Personally it's a close winner between the brainy one and the female one. Either way it's one that gets more vote. 

Harry Potter, I'm not the biggest fan (please don't hurt me), but there is nothing more magical than theses movies filled with spells, magic, growing up and blah blah they make kids believe again and I'm all for that. 





Ones for the 'oh but is it going to be scarey'


This film made me want to live in black clothing, and up my eyeliner game as a teenager. The Craft is not only a cult classic, but also shows the worst horror being a teenage girl - boy trouble, struggling with looks, bullying and trying to get by see the girls abuse the powers they have been given. Can their friendship survivor. 

Crimson Peak is probably one of thee most beautiful horror films I've ever seen, the set design is insane! All the outfits are on point, and the story is pretty twisted too. A great watch and one that you will keep going back to. 

Scream another 90s fave is a little cringe, but it's a safe bet for those that just can't take the real horror. Plus there are a bunch so your sorted for the night. 

Beetlejuice has to be one of thee best ones to watch with non horror fans, we all know in real life we would be screaming 'beetlejuice, beetlejuice beetlejuice'.

Interview With a Vampire, Brad and Tom put other vampire films to shame. This will always be the way I want to think about Vampires, and it's creepy more than scary. 

Rocky Horror Picture Show If you love a good musical than this is the one, think glam rock drag fabulous and sprinkle some fishnets on top. A couple find themselves having to go for help when they end up with a flat tire, what they discover in the mansion will change their very being. Camp, glam and full of frills, one for you to all have a good sing too. 



Ones for Zombie Lovers

If you like a little tongue in cheek than ZombieLand is the movie for you. I laughed and even cried a little at this movie, but if you think the zombies aren't that vile guess again. It's a great film, one that that has a few twists and turns and will keep you hooked. 

Dawn of the Dead, now people have mixed views as their is the 1978 original and than the remake in 2004. Personally I liked them both, as 70s films tend not to that them. 







Return of the living dead is just brilliant it's so bad it's good, and you will be quoting it and annoying everyone for days. It's a classic. 




World War Z, not the best zombie film (more virus film than zombies) but still a great watch for anything who likes the 'oh no you have been bite see ya'. 



(or you could just watch The Walking Dead back to back, because it's just amazeballs plus there's a new episode on fox tonight)







Ones that I personal recommend

I don't think I've ever been scared at a film, unsettled maybe and possible jumped a few times I'll admit. But the more grim the better. A game I that did use to scare me was Silent Hill -Don't lie it's creepy as. So when it was made into a film I thought it was going to be a massive let down. However it's actual a pretty good film, I love the costume design and it does have that WTF element about it. Don't watch the second one as it was awful. 

The Shinning is still one of those films that leaves you thinking why did i watch this before bed, it's visual flawless and is one that everyone should watch. Love it or hate it there is no denying this film is both artful and disturbing. I would recommend Room 237 about the making of the film for any fans, as it opens up a whole other level of greatness. 

Maniac (2012) This film is a good old gory fest! A serial killer is on the loose scalping women, due to a childhood filled with abuse. Will he be caught, or will he continue till he finds the perfect one. I've not seen the ordinary of this film, but it's one that you won't forget in a hurry. 

Inside is probably thee most disturbing film I watched, bar another which I would never recommend anyone to watch as it was beyond vile. Anyway Inside is pretty brutal, and the first time I watched it I pregnant - Note problem don't watch this if you are. 

Triangle I watched this film and didn't think much of it, but than I couldn't stop thinking about it.
It's got a few twists and is more of a thriller but still one to watch. The finally scene sticks and it will be one that makes you want to watch again. 

The Neon Demon this has had a lot of mixed reviews, it's about a young girls struggle in the fashion industry. This film has a big reveal at the end, it's pretty haunting but I really enjoyed it.

REC not the American version the original is just a great watch, from the way it's shot to  being thrown in the middle of it. I also enjoyed REC Genesis, which is the third in the REC films, who doesn't like a bride having to pick up a chainsaw on her wedding day. 

Switchblade Romance is still a film I always want to watch every Halloween, the film is about a young women who goes to stay with her friend and her family. The girls end up on the run when a truck driver, murders the family. They must out smart him to get to help. This film has so many levels and even when you have finished watching it, it will linger with you. 



Here are some others that are a must watch as I have too many faves sorry and this post could be days long: 
Silence of the Lambs, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Manic (2013 version), The eye (2002 not the crap remake) Misery, The Omen, Carrie (the new or old version). The Saw films, Midnight meat train, As above so below, The descent (the first one was pretty good), Alien all of them they are just amazing! Hell raiser, IT - Don't watch if you hate clowns. Donnie Darko, Edward Scissor hands and any Burton film because his the king of Halloween. Bram stokers Dracula one of my all time favourite films ever! Cabin fever, Planet terror, Death Proof. 



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