10 top family films to watch this Halloween!
If trick-or-treating isn't really up your street this Halloween, why not stay at home with the kids and enjoy some frightening family films?
Staying in doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun and festivities of Halloween - Get some sweet treats and tasty snacks and gather around the TV for a night of fun and films. Here’s our list of top films to enjoy on this Halloween!
Top 10 family films for Halloween
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Three witches are resurrected by a teenager, his sister and friend in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween. They then roam the town as they continue their reign of terror. It’s a spooky tale that always had us hooked (and a little bit spooked) as youngsters!
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
This Tim Burton classic has all the creepy characters you could wish for. Join Jack Skellington as he decides to introduce a new celebration for Halloween Town - Christmas.
Just watch out the kids don’t get too freaked out by Jack Skellington’s version of Christmas – the thought of Santa being kidnapped still get us flustered even now!
Everyone’s favourite dog and his mystery-solving gang come to life in this action-packed adventure on Spooky Island, a theme park resort. Mystery Inc. is summoned to solve a strange mystery where theme park-goers’ personalities seem to change and make some spooky discoveries along the way!
The Addams Family (1991)
This fun comedy features a family of misfits who would always fit in on Halloween. They might be a little weird but we think the Addams Family look like loads of fun and will certainly provide you with plenty of laughs!
Kids and adults will love this adorable little ghost and this heartwarming tale mixed with a few jumps and frights is the perfect family film to snuggle up to on Halloween.
Who ya gonna call? It’s an oldie but a goodie and kids and adults alike will love the fun and frolics of the Ghostbusters, a spirit-exterminating team working in New York City!
The Witches (1990)
Based on Roald Dahl’s novel, this tale of witches who hate children comes to life and makes for a brilliant Halloween film for all the family. But watch out, the kids might become a little weary of anyone remotely witch-like!
This is a classic scary film but proceed with caution. This is the one film that stuck in our minds for being more than a little scary when we were younger! From a scary tree that tries to swallow you up to coffins and skeletons floating in the back garden, we would recommend making sure everyone is happy to watch this film before you put it on!
The 1982 film was released with a PG rating in the UK but it's on the scarier side for sure.
Dark Shadows (2012)
Johnny Depp stars in this comic tale as a vampire who is set free and returns to his family home to support his descendants and protect them as an old enemy plans to cause trouble. This fun film is full of Tim Burton’s classic supernatural references and has an intriguing story for all the family to enjoy.
Batman (2005, 2008, 2012)
Okay, this isn’t explicitly Halloween-y, but it does feature a man dressed as a bat! Get yourselves on the sofa and get wrapped up in Christopher Nolan’s Batman. Full of action and a thrilling story, we think this trilogy is a winner no matter how old you are. It’s got all the action you could want, plus a star-studded cast and spectacular effects and gadgets!
The Dark Knight never gets old, no matter how many times we’ve watched it. We’re yet to attempt watching the films back-to-back however - maybe that’s a challenge for Halloween!
Gifts perfect for a night in this Halloween
Personalised Sweet Jar
Treat the kids to their very own loot in a personalised jar! Choose a name for the box label and create a fun gift that should last them through Halloween and beyond (we hope!).
Retro Sweet Hamper
If you’d rather share your sweets, why not get the hamper stuffed full of everyone’s favourites for the whole family to enjoy while watching films!
The Dark Knight Logo Personalised Poster
Your little Batman fan will love their own poster that’s personalised with their name! The background of the print features the classic Batman logo and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ across the front. Underneath the words ‘The Shadows Belong To’ are followed by a name of your choice.
Your little hero will be proud to display their very own poster revealing them as the Batman!
Pumpkin Personalised Poster
If you don’t fancy the mess of emptying out and carving a pumpkin on Halloween, keep it simple with a personalised poster! Choose a name to be ‘carved’ into the pumpkin image - it’s a great idea for the kids to come home to, and this type of pumpkin doesn’t go off, so you can keep using it year after year!
Cuddly Teddy Message Bear
Just in case anyone needs a hug while all those spooky films are on, this cuddly teddy is here to keep you snug and safe on Halloween! Choose a name and message for ted’s t-shirt and create a unique gift that is sure to be loved by everyone!
What’s your favourite film to watch on Halloween? Let us know on our social media pages if we’ve missed any classics for all the family to enjoy!