I can't believe its almost the end of the 4th week of October!!!
Goodness time is flying when you're distracted. I plan on taking a huge trip in November and a lot of my time has been dedicated to prepping for that. More about that later.
No Excuse. I will catch up on the reviews!!
This week is Family Focused!! Below I have the top 5 movies that would be great to watch with the whole family, and they put a cute spin on the genre. I'm not applying a rating system because honestly, all of these movies are pretty great to watch.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
One of my all time favorite movies ever! Obviously it gets a biased first mention. The story most of us are familiar with, imagines each holiday as its own world and the bored Pumpkin King of Halloween literally stumbles upon the magic of Christmas, then things get dark. This movie lingers with kids in a different way...I can just tell from the amount of Jack and Sally tattoos my generation has. The music was amazing with playfully morbid lyrics and I loved the visuals. To this day, the "experimenting with xmas" scene is my favorite because of the subtle attention to detail. Let me move on before this entire blog becomes about this movie.
Although relatively recent, it still took me a while to see this movie. The internet wasn't shy in letting me know that this happens to be a tear jerker. Somehow I still wasn't ready! I mean that in the best way. Not "horror" but fantasy, this is centered around a boy with a dream and family mystery to solve; it beautifully represented Dia de los Muertos. Seriously, if you're into mind altering drugs, then this film would be on the list of things to watch during a trip. It also subconsciously reminds you that death doesn't have to feel so morose and uncomfortable.
Yes another Tim Burton joint, but this one slides under the radar a bit, especially with Corpse Bride and Corraline in the mix. Our protagonist is a young boy who can see and talk to ghosts. Sound simple enough right? But the adventure and lessons in this movie make it a wild ride and a pleasant surprise!
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Seriously? Who doesn't love the Sanderson Sisters! I don't have to really dive into this one, pop culture can tell you that. Just make sure you watch it at least once this month.
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
I will admit right now that I have yet to see any of the sequels in the franchise. With that being said, the first movie was hilariously cute. It's a joy to watch and there's a reason it made it past the first movie. Adam Sandler plays Dracula, who owns a high end resort for monsters. Things are running smoothly until a human discovers the place by accident. I was prepared for this to be extremely corny and cringe...it's not. I need to set out a night for all three!
What's your favorite childhood "horror"? I'd love to know!