Here we introduce 9 movies for watching in Halloween for kids or for families.Happy Halloween!
1.SpongeBob Squarepants — Halloween
When you’ve got an episode titled “I Was a Teenage Gary,” you know you’re dealing with some great writing that appeals to both kids and adults. This DVD includes 10 episodes, five of them with a Halloween theme. In “Gary,” the little sponge with the cubicle pants accidentally turns into a snail-cat after being injected with pet Gary’s medicine. In “Scaredy Pants” he attempts to come up with the scariest costume ever. “Imitation Krabs” details Plankton’s evil plan to trick SpongeBob into revealing the secret krabby patty recipe. In “Frankendoodle,” SpongeBob uses a magical pencil to draw a self-portrait, which then comes to life, wreaking havoc all over Bikini Bottom. And in “Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost,” SpongeBob and Patrick mistake the grumpy Squidward (covered in talc powder) for a grown-up Casper. Need a laugh? This will do it. DVD also includes “Scaredy Pants” music video. Ages 5 and up. Not rated. 1999. Released on DVD May 13, 2003.
2.The Nightmare Before Christmas
Although the title makes this movie sound, well, nightmarish, it’s actually more dream-like and has you thinking about breaking out of your routine. The story centers around Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloweentown, who’s bored and depressed about the same old build-up of Halloween every year. So he wanders into the woods and stumbles through a magical door leading to Christmastown, a joyful, happy place. He thus tries to convince the bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloweentown to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween. Unfortunately, they don’t get it quite right. Talented actors, a wonderful music score, and intriguing characters make this a classic Halloween movie. While some of the creatures might be too scary for youngsters, kids 8 and up should be fine with it. DVD includes “The Making of…” Documentary, deleted footage, Tim Burton’s short films “Vincent” and “Frankenweenie,” and more. Ages 8 and up. Rated PG. 76 min. 1993. Released on DVD March 2, 2004.
In the same vein as EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Tim Burton continues to combine wholesome comedy and creepy horror with this tale of a mild-mannered Victorian gentleman, Victor (Johnny Depp), who accidentally marries a mysterious corpse bride (Helena Bonham-Carter) instead of his intended, Victoria (Emily Watson). Victor soon discovers that the Land of the Dead holds more fun than frights and begins to fall in love with his innocent bride. Meanwhile, Victoria has been drawn into a scam of a marriage and may not escape with her life.
A unique animated movie in a realm all it’s own,Coraline is the perfect Halloween haunt movie for those who like a very creepy scare. While the animation is brilliant and the story one-of-a-kind, both may be frightening, horrifying even, to children. If your kids are prone to nightmares, don’t even consider this one.