Are you looking for a great flick to watch on Halloween night? Perhaps you want a movie to play as background for your Halloween party. Or maybe you are having a bunch of friends over and you want to scare yourselves silly and eat popcorn all night. Well here are some great Halloween movies – some are scary, some are silly, some are spooky. But all are perfect for that one night of the year when the veil between the living and the dead is so much thinner than it usually is.
Halloween – If you haven’t seen the classic teen flick Halloween, this is a great night to watch it. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis who with her teen friends runs for her life from escaped mental patient Mike Myers. There are also the sequels Halloween 2, Halloween 3 and so on.
Scream – This is both a funny and a scary movie that pokes fun at horror movies. It starts out with a girl getting a telephone call when she is alone in the house. She flirts with him, thinking it is all a joke. Big mistake. There are also sequels Scream 2 and Scream 3.
Ghost – Patrick Swayze plays a banker who gets murdered on a dark street one night. He comes back as a ghost to protect the woman he loves from the people who set up his murder. Whoopi Goldberg plays Oda Mae Brown, a reluctant medium – which is absolutely hysterical to watch. This movie will make you laugh and make you cry.
Truly, Madly, Deeply – Nina and Jamie are living together. Jamie dies. Nina is heartbroken and a bit obsessed with Jamie. She has a job teaching foreigners English that keeps her busy. But what really starts to keep her busy is Jamie, who returns as a ghost to visit her every night. Jamie, a jazz musician even starts to bring other ghostly jazz musicians to jam with. A great movie.
The Wizard of Oz – What could be more perfect than watching the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda on Halloween? We all know this classic story of Dorothy from Kansas and the magical ruby slippers. But it is wonderful to hear and see it again. Be sure to get the black and white and color version, we all know its just better.
Practical Magic – This movie is based on Alice Hoffman’s novel by the same title. About two sisters who are raised by their two magical aunts who are, yes, witches. They are treated like outsiders and a bit harshly by the other schoolchildren and townspeople when growing up. One sister shuns her magic, the other runs right towards it. But when one sister gets in real trouble, the kind of trouble you know that only blood can help you out of – it is magic, true magic that helps them find their way. A wonderful story.
Nightmare Before Christmas – Tim Burton brings us this charming tale of Jack, the Pumpkin King. Jack goes on a walk in the forest and falls down the wrong tree and discovers Christmasland. He decides to bring all of the magic of Christmasland to Halloweentown. Everything is turned upside down as Jack becomes Santa and the townspeople make gifts. Very funny and silly. A great movie and fun to watch with kids, or just the kid in you.