(Possibly Scary) Halloween Movies to Watch as told by a Weenie.
I am the first person to say no to watching a scary movie or TV show. Every time I watch Criminal Minds I have a difficult time falling asleep. I could barely watch Disturbia with Shia Labeouf, a horror-thriller film that is neither a horror nor actually that scary at all.
With the help of my sister (and Reader’s Digest), I have compiled a list of movies and tv shows to watch to get in the Halloween mood!
1. Hocus Pocus
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teen-agers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all. (IMDb)
This film will forever be my #1 Halloween favorite. It’s a bit older, but extremely funny. The best part is that it’s not scary and a perfect Halloween movie to get you in the Halloween, dress-up mood.
2. American Horror Story
An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven and a freak show. (IMDb)
While I have never seen this tv series, I only hear great things about it. Each season is a new theme with the same actors playing the roles of new characters.
3. Nightmare on Elm Street
A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality. (IMDb re: the 2010 version)
I actually have seen this movie, if you count watching through my open fingers as “seen”. I thought it was thrilling and I couldn’t sleep with the lights off for the next few nights (I already admitted to being a weenie).
4. Halloween Town
If you’re not anything like me and absolutely love being scared mindless, try some of the following movies suggested by Reader’s Digest:
- House of 1000 Corpses
- Sleepy Hollow
- The Changeling
- The Amityville Horror
- Pet Sematary
- Paranormal Activity
- Ju-On: The Grudge
- Evil Dead
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
- Panic Room
If you watch one of the scarier ones, I wish you good luck falling asleep!