Happy almost Halloween! Hard to believe the time of spooky fun is here. This year is different then previous Halloweens, of course. Most of us are going to be at home for the big night instead of at parties or giving away candy ~ on a Saturday this year nonetheless! I’m planning to spend the whole day earing a scary amount of sweets (see no trick or treaters means more candy for you!) and of course binging a ton of spooky films!
These are my typical terrifying go-tos:
This is of course from Studio Ghibli, so it’s absolutely beautiful and not really scary (well it scared me a LOT the first time!) But you definitely get the heebie-jeebies when everyone disappears, the main character’s family gets turned into pigs (and almost ends up on the dinner table), and then she needs to find employment at a bathhouse where her coworkers are a plethora of different creatures and gigantic babies (and it makes total sense)! It’s a great, ends up being heartwarming watch, with tear-jerking music to boot.
It’s available to watch on Netflix now as well!
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror!
Treehouse of Horror has been my usual Halloween watching for years! The Simpsons is usually very silly quotable relaxing fun! But Treehouse of Horror takes it to a spooktacular level, and IS the Simpsons that your parents warned you about!
Disney Plus has most of The Simpsons seasons (well the ones that matter!) and I could easily rewatch the Halloween episodes over and over and over again.
Sit back and be terrified!
I know, I know! It took me forever to start this series that everyone has seen. But I am shocked at how much I adore it. Kids in horror is always a bit eerie for me, but the whole cast is MAGIC and you really feel a true friendship.
Another surprise is that the storylines really do get better as it progresses. And you will definitely always watch with your hands in front of your face! Big bonus for making the 80s look cool and authentic!
The Addams Family (1991)
I love this movie, and SO wanted to be an Addams as a kid (still open to being adopted :D)! They are definitely kooky, and a little bit scary, but most of all they adore the heck out of each other.
I’m not usually a big slasher and gore fan. But there are a few exceptions. Psycho is a classic for a reason! I still always peak around my shower curtain for this reason… It’s a definite to watch, but maybe not before bed!
I also adored Bates Motel, which is a brilliant adaption of the movie.
Other Halloweeny favourites of mine that deserve a mention are Silence of the Lambs, Saw, Re Eye, and The Shining!
Well I’ve got goosebumps! Any other favourites you’re tuning into?