Welcome Horror fans! Need some Halloween horror that’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy? Our resident Couch Potato has a Horror Trilogy that fits the bill perfectly! Enjoy!
Hocus Pocus (1993)
This has become a ritual for me every Halloween and it's hard to think back to a time when it didn't play on television. Certainly not in my lifetime anyway. However, the reason this has become an annual fixture is because it's the perfect Halloween movie. It might not be scary or horrific as you get older - apart from Bette Middler singing and the knowing that Sarah Jessica Parker is also a witch in real life - but it captures the feeling of the night wonderfully. It might not be the type of horror film we write about on this blog, but it is THEE Halloween movie.
The Monster Squad (1987)
Not only is The Monster Squad one of the best movies of all time, but it's also one of the best movies of all time the whole family can enjoy. I assume kids these days still like to have fun and won't be turned off by outdated special effects and men in costumes; if they are get rid of them. But no matter how much technology progresses, it'll never overshadow the charms of Fred Dekker's classic adventure.
Trick 'R' Treat (2007)
This is a perfect Halloween movie because it was tailor-made to fit the occasion. It's an anthology with stories so loyal to the Halloween mythology, the night itself is essentially the main character. The spirit of Halloween possesses Trick 'R' Treat, perfectly capturing the romanticized image we have in our heads of how the holiday should be; the mood captured is one where anything and everything lurks in the darkness. It's well-informed of what Halloween is supposed to be and it manifests it in fun, spooky ways.
Just an added bonus - All of Kieran's suggestions are available on Netflix for those with the service.
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