24 October 2014

5 Halloween Movies for Scaredy Cats #Fandom5

I do love Halloween, but I hate being scared - something that does not go hand in hand on paper. What a predicament, I hear you say, whatever do you watch? Why, animated and children's movies my dear! I've picked a selection of films that even I can sit through so they can't be that scary.

ParaNorman (2012)


"A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse" (IMDb). I watched this last year (I think) and I really enjoyed it! From the cover and general first impressions I wasn;t too excited, okay, but once I'd actually watched it, I loved it. Funny and very well put together.

Coraline (2009)


This one is a little creepy, based on Neil Gaiman's book Coraline is a wonderful stop motion film. "An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets" (IMDb). Neil Gaiman has an amazing imagination and I love Coraline, it has such a creepy feel but is so wonderful at the same time.

Frankeweenie (2012)



Frankenweenie is a lovely twist on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; "Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences" (IMDb).

Hocus Pocus (1993)


"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). I can't believe this film is almost as old as me and I still love it, definitely one to watch with that catchy musical number in there too.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


"Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept" (IMDb). And the very last one on my list make a smooth transition from Halloween movies to Christmas movies!


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This post is part of Fandom Friday! A joint project started by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick to bring the geek community together.

18 comments:

  1. I definitely love all of these, although it has been a really long time since I have seen Hocus Pocus.

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    1. I think I caught a bit of Hocus Pocus last year (or maybe earlier in this year, which is strange) and thought, it's been a really long time since I've seen it! It's definitely on my list for this year

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  2. Aw, I love your list! Halloween doesn't have to be all scary!

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    1. Haha, good thing too! I got nightmares from I Am Legend nevermind actual films that try to scar and terrorise you :)

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  3. I've never seen Paranorman! I always seem to forget about it, so it's going on my "to watch" list now.. Frankenweenie was so sweet!
    -Gaby
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    1. I've only seen it the one time but I was pleasantly suprised by it - it's no cult classic or anything but a fun one to watch :) Frankenweenie was adorable! I loved it!

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  4. All the stop motion movies are so beautiful! I love your choices! xx

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    1. Thanks :) I'm all about stop motion and not being scared haha!

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  5. Hocus Pocus is definitely one of my favorites to watch this time of year, great list!

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  6. Great list! Love Coraline! I really want to see ParaNorman, too. It looks adorable.

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure it's much better than it looks, like I think I literally laughed out loud at some of the jokes

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  7. Hocus Pocus is popping up everywhere... I can't believe I've never seen it!
    Also Coraline, the button eyes are creepy but its so good.

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    1. You should definitely watch it! It's the Halloween film of my childhood, I watched it to death :) Coraline is very creepy! I think it's one of the creepiest on the list haha

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  8. I still haven't seen the full-length Frankenweenie, but I do remember liking the live action version and of course, Vincent, the short that inspired the art style. Great picks. Stop motions always feels festive to me for some reason, I guess it has something to do with those old Rankin-Bass shorts from when I was a kid.

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    1. Yeah, I really enjoy stop motions around this time of year! But Frankenweenie was good :) very cute and child-friendly version of Frankenstein (kind of, like not Mary Shelley's book but the early film versions with igor) but I cant really remember how it ends

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  9. Pretty cute blog! Following you :)

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