Lifestyle & Parenting

5 Halloween Movies

October 31, 2013

Frightful Flicks and Whimsical Picks! We admit: when it comes to scary movies, we’re a little on the wimpy side. These Halloween picks are definitely more silly than scary – but at least we’ll sleep soundly tonight.


Practical Magic:

Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock play sisters who inherit a magic touch and must fight off a curse that dooms every suitor to certain death. They also drink margaritas at midnight, which is just the sort of witchy behaviour we love. Find it on iTunes.

Hocus Pocus:

Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler are amazing together in this very funny Halloween movie. I would always try to re-create Bette Middler’s witchy lipstick and had a major crush on Max Dennison. Find it on iTunes.

Edward Scissorhands:

We are always so impressed when someone pulls off this costume – walking around with shear fingers can’t be easy. Of course a Tim Burton film would make its way onto this list; he is the master of quirky if unconventional tales that toe the line between reality and fantasy. Another reason to see it: vintage Johnny and Winona! Find it on iTunes.

And two absolutely terrifying picks, because it is Halloween:

The Strangers:

A secluded cabin, a knock on the door late at night. Scary enough to make you have nightmares for weeks. You’ve been warned. Find it on iTunes.



The 4th Floor:

This will take a few minutes to find and require some creative downloading, but Juliette and Lewis and William Hurt star in this creepy movie about a young woman who rents an apartment, only to be terrorized by her neighbour on the 4th floor.



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