Thursday, October 29, 2015

Top 10 Favorite (Not So Scary) Halloween Movies

Hey Gals! Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays and I'm so excited that it's only 2 days away. To get into the Halloween spirit, today I'm sharing my very official top 10 favorite, not so scary, Halloween movies of all time.  I'm not much for horror or gore, but that doesn't mean I can't get into the Halloween spirit with my movie viewing! So mix yourself up an Apple Cider Martini, crack open the Candy Corn Bark, and snuggle up on the couch for an all-day Halloween movie fest with these picks:

The Nightmare Before Christmas
What's better than a Halloween AND Christmas movie all in one?! Plus there's fun songs, awesome stop-motion animation, and even a love story! Plus it's kid and adult friendly, so this one is definitely a must watch in my book.

Ok, so maybe I snuck one scary movie on this list, but I'm sure any true horror enthusiast would consider this one child's play. But I couldn't resist including Scream because if I'm going to watch a scary movie, it's going to at least have an all-star 90's cast to go along with it!

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
No Halloween movie is complete without this classic. Plus, I may be a bit biased since Little M and Fred went as Charlie and Snoopy last year!

Please tell me I'm not the only one who had a big fat crush on Devon Sawa growing up?! Even though he's literally in the movie for about 5 minutes at the end, this movie was on constant repeat every October throughout middle school and makes me completely nostalgic just thinking about it! And how awesome was that secret roller coaster in the basement?

Addams Family Values
I know this is the sequel, but this one is so much better in my opinion! Joan Cusack can do no wrong in my book, plus I love when Wednesday and Pugsley get shipped off to summer camp.

The Craft
This is basically the Wiccan version of Mean Girls, so need I say more?

Hocus Pocus

 SJP as a ditzy witch? Yes, please! 

Practical Magic 

Yes, this is a romantic comedy, but it's still totally suitable for Halloween because it's about witches!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
You can't have a Halloween movie list without Rocky Horror. Plus if you really want to get into the Halloween (and campy!) spirit, hunt down a midnight showing and get dressed up in your finest costume, and sing along to all of the amazing music.

And last but not least, one of my absolute favorites - Beetlejuice! Another one that's not exact an obvious Halloween movie, but what better way to get you in the spirit than with a possessed (and musical!) dinnerparty?!

What are some of your favorite Halloween movies?! Am I being a total wimp by leaving the scary ones off of my list, or are you like me, and prefer to skip the gore?

Linking up with Natalie


  1. Oh my gosh how much did you love casper when you were a kid!! Loved Devon Sawa so much! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I remember watching The Craft for the first time when I was younger--it was SO popular. I bet if we watched it now, it would be comical instead of creepy like it was then haha

  3. Scream, Hocus Pocus , and Particle Magic are some of my absolute favorites! Another not so scary one I love is Monster House!!! Have you seen it? So cute!

    Alexis @

  4. oh my word this list is perfection! nightmare before christmas is one of my favs! and you can watch the whole way from halloween to christmas :) and addams family values - yes! classic. ok well all of them. great list!! yay for halloween!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. I skip the scary movies too! I like your list although I would swap Scream with Scary Movie (1, 2 & 3). Trish - tales from trish

  6. OMG I had totally forgotten about Casper! Devon Sawa... swoon. And I watched Hocus Pocus last night so I think I need to watch The Craft tonight or tomorrow! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. Great choices!! I'm so not a fan of serious gore, but with so many fun alternatives, who cares? :)

  8. These are all such great movies! Now I think that I need to have a Halloween movie marathon tomorrow since we haven't watched any Halloween movies at all this October!
    I had never seen Rocky Horror Picture Show until Glee was doing their version of it and I felt like I needed to see it before the episode. It's so crazy and out there, but I loved it!

  9. I'm with you! I don't do scary movies but I can handle most of these! Love Casper and Hocus Pocus!

  10. I love all these movies!!!! Practical Magic and Hocus Pocus being my top picks, with The Craft shorty following. Gosh it has been forever since I have seen The Craft and Practical Magic! I am not a fan of scary movies, so these are as close as I get!

  11. all of my favorites are on this list! The Craft is one of my favorites! Hocus Pocus, Casper, and Pratical Magic! Ahh I am in Halloween heaven!

  12. I'm not super into Halloween movies but I love love love The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - never gets old!

  13. I love this list!! I'm totally not into scary movies either but love most of these! Gaaah I probably watched Casper 1000x when I was little!

  14. lol i saw scream and i was like nooo that is terrifying! no thank you. lol i love hocus pocus and practical magic!

  15. The Great Pumpkin and Hocus Pocus are pretty much the only Halloween movies I watch, I hate scary.

  16. Love all your picks! My favorite is the Great Pumpkin, Rocky Horror, and Casper! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  17. I'm not much of a scary movie person either! I love all of these movies!!


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