I know that this is a vintage book blog but I have to admit I grew up on tv and cinema almost as much as I grew up reading books. There is something about Halloween that gets me excited to watch certain movies over and over again and everytime I watch the movies on this list I feel like a little girl all over again! So, I thought I’d share some of my choice Halloween picks of the season. They are movies that the whole family can watch. .... .... ....
Labyrinth- 1986 Rated PGJennifer Connelly – David Bowie
15-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth, played by Bowie, who intends on keeping him if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in 13 hours.
Nightmare Before Christmas – 1993 Rated PGTim Burton
Jack Skellington is king of Halloween Town. After discovering Christmas Town he decides to kidnap Santa and claim the holiday as his own although he doesn’t quite understand the entire concept of Christmas.
Hocus Pocus- 1993 Rated PG
Bette Midler – Sarah Jessica Parker – Kathy Nijimy
More than 300 years ago, 3 witches were sentenced to die in Salem, Massachusetts and a boy was turned into a cat (a black cat, naturally). Now it's Halloween, and the witches are back. This time, they've got their eyes on immortal life and have turned their wrath on trick-or-treaters and it's up to the 300-year-old cat to save the day.
It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown- 1966 Rated NR
The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin
The Worst Witch- 1986 Rated PG
Tim Curry – Fairuza Balk
Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss Cackle, has an evil twin sister (Agatha) who plans to destroy the school. Can Mildred foil the plan before the Grand Wizard (Tim Curry) comes to the Academy for the Halloween celebration?
Beetlejuice- 1988 Rated PG
Alec Baldwin – Geena Davis – Michael Keaton – Winona Ryder
A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.
(It was going to be a top five but I had to include Beetlejuice, It’s a classic!)