One of the most waited celebrations of the year is coming. It’s not Christmas, but is a nice precursor. Scares, tricks, treats, costumes, pumpkins, spider webs, vampire canines, sweets and loads of terror films. No, we are not revealing the secret ingredients to cook The Powerpuff Girls. We are talking about… Halloween! And the best way to celebrate it is with the company of kids and toddlers, whose innocence and imagination let them believe in the magic of Hocus Pocus witches, the charisma of Jack Skellington or the powers of The Ghost Busters.
For this reason, we’ve listed the best 15 Halloween films for the family. Films that date from the eighties until today, and that will be loved by parents and kids. Is not necessary to watch them all the same night, but it is a good way to do a countdown watching some of them a few days until the most terrifying night of the year.
We encourage you to keep watching them while decorating the house or making a Jack O’Lantern and singing “This is Halloween!”.
Nightmare Before Christmas 
The Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, is bored of prepearing the Haloween celebration every year. One day, he discovers Christmas Town and expects move the celebration of Christmas to Halloween Town. He will become obsessed with Christmas to the point of usurping Santa Claus identity. But people in Halloween Town won’t understand clearly the spirit of Christmas.
Hocus Pocus 
At Halloween, young Max resurrects three witches from Salem (Massachussets) that were sentenced to die three hundred years ago but were transformed into black cats by a kid. At the moment they recover their human shape, they will plan to become immortal.
Hotel Transylvania 
Mavis belongs to a peculiar family. She has always been living between the walls of Transylvania Hotel; a fortress planned to protect monsters from human threats. When Mavis reaches 118 years age, her dad, Dracula, organizes a birthday party for her. The guests are all family’s monsters friends and a man that will fall in love with Mavis.
Dark Shadows 
At XVIII century, Collins family moves from Liverpool to America running from a curse. Years after that, their son, Barnabas, turned into a powerful millionaire, breaks Angelique Bouchard’s heart, who transforms him into a vampire and buries him. Two centuries after, Barnabas will leave his grave and will have to confront the fact that the world he lived in has changed a lot.
Wallace & Gromit. The Curse of Were-Rabbit 
Wallace and Gromit’s village has focused on the annual competition of giant vegetables. To protect the harvest from the rodents, Wallace and Gromit invent the “Anti-Pesto” system. Suddenly, an enormous beast starts attacking the vegetable gardens from the neighborhood. The responsible from the competition, Lady Tottington, ask Wallace and Gromit for help to capture the beast and save the competition. But her suitor, Victor Quartermaine, expects to kill the beast to seduce Lady Tottington. She doesn’t know about the bad consequences of Victor’s presence for her and for Wallace and Gromit.
Tower of Terror 
The reporter Buzzy Crocker investigates the disappearance of five people that happened at Hollywood Hotel at the thirties. Since then, rumors say that the hotel is cursed. Buzzy and his niece, Anna, will try to resolve it.
Norman, a teenager who has the power of talking with deads, will be the only one able to save their neighbours from the zombies, ghosts and witches that will appear with a millennial curse that suffers his village.
One day, Billy receives a special present from his father. It is a mogwai; a tender and strange creature that has to be taken care of in a very special way: it can’t be fed after midnight; can’t be washed; and can’t be touched by daylight. Billy will infringe this three rules and his village will live a series of disasters.
Corpse Bride 
Victor is close to marry Victoria but he fails learning his marriage vows. Frustrated, Victor go to the forest to study and practice and, by mistake, he puts the ring into a branch from the floor. What he thought it was a branch was, in fact, the finger of a dead woman, who resurrects to demand Victor in marriage.
Sarah is a young girl tired of being the babysitter of her half-brother, Toby. One day, Sarah wishes that Goblin King, Jareth, kidnapped Toby. Not really wanting to do it, Sarah invokes Jareth, who appears and takes the baby to his castle. Then, Sarah will have to go to Jareth’s castle to recover Toby, she will have to go through a labyrinth full of traps with a time limit of thirteen hours.
Screenshot from Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban 
This is one of the darkest films of Harry Potter’s saga. Harry will be involved in the mystery of Sirius Black scape from Azkaban Prison. Black is one of the accomplices of Voldemort, Harry Potter’s enemy. As Harry was responsible of jailing Sirius Black, he may be thirsty of revenge with him.
Ghost Busters 
Three parapsychologist doctors from Columbia University were fired due to unorthodox practices. They founded their own company as ghost busters, researching about paranormal phenomenon and using the most high technology to catch ectoplasms. The Ghost Busters will have to fight the ghosts and save New York city.
The Haunted Mansion 
Jim Evans is a realtor that takes his family to an old mansion in order to rebuild it. But the house is occupied by ghosts that will bother Evans family until the reconstruction finishes. This will also be a good opportunity for Jim to take distance with his job and be close to his family.
The Addams Family 
The Addams is a peculiar family with a gothic and macabre lifestyle based in a mansion from XVI century. Their comfort will be threatened by the family lawyer, who intends to swindle the fortune their antecessors had given them as an inheritance.
Coraline is a little girl that moves with her family to a new house. As their parents work a lot, they can’t spend much time with her; so she starts to explore her new home and she discovers a secret wall that can be ran through. The wall transports Coraline to a new reality, an improved version of her reality, where they parents always have time to spend with her. The advantages of the new reality will turn against her and the she will have to deal with some difficulties.
Casper (Casper) 
Casper was a kid that died of pneumonia. He couldn’t pass to the great beyond and decided to stay with his dad in his mansion. Nowadays, Carrigan Kritenden discovers that the mansion is inhabited by ghosts that don’t allow her to live there. So, Carrigan contracts Dr. Harvey services. Dr. Harvey is a psychiatrist specialized in ghosts, and moves to the mansion with his daughter, Kat, to deal with the problem. They will find Casper and his annoying three ghost uncles. While the three uncles try to chase out Harvey family from the house, Casper will fall in love with Kat and will try to keep Harvey family at the mansion.
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