Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, only partially because my birthday is the day before but also because it’s just such a cool time of year.
One of the best things about Halloween is the excuse to snuggle up and watch spooky movie (not that I need an excuse!). I used to love horror movies but these days I’m all about the kid friendly flicks. So here’s my compiled list of top weird, wonderful and spooky kid friendly Halloween movies.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Everybody loves a little Jack and Sally, obviously the movie doubles up as both Halloween and Christmas compulsory viewing and just so happens to be a favourite of mine and Amelia’s, the kid has great taste. The movie has a fun plot and great singalong worthy songs peppered throughout. Class A viewing for all ages!
This has been a firm favourite of mine since before I can remember. I adore Bette Midler and this movie just makes me love her even more.
Amelia’s favourite, she used to have me watch this on repeat, a child friendly zombie movie, winner!
Labyrinth has always and will always be a favourite, I absolutely worship David Bowie, the man is a God. And the artwork involved in the making of this movie blows me away. While studying art at college I focused one of my research pieces entirely on Brian Froud’s work, primarily his artwork from this movie.
Coraline is a film adaptation of a book by one of my most favourite authors, Neil Gaiman. Although I had read books by Gaiman before watching Coraline, I hadn’t actually read that specific book. But I still instantly fell in love with it, and despite the incredibly creepy other mother Amelia also is a huge fan!
Corpse Bride is one of those that I actually really love but often forget about, I don’t know why that is. I love that the afterlife is brighter and more colourful than the living world.
Movies about witches and wizards and the magical, wonderful world they live in and the struggles they face. I’m a huge Potterhead, I live, love and breath Harry Potter and routinely reread the books almost every year. But the movies make for great viewing and my little lady is starting to become a fan of them too which warms my heart immensely!
What are your favourite Halloween movies? Can you recommend anymore? Do we share a love of the same films?