Halloween is just around the corner and this year I will be in Amsterdam over Halloween weekend, so no party for us second year on the run! I didn't do one last year because I was pregnant with Henry and the thought of having people round was just too exhausting. When I was a kid, I was never a big fan of Halloween, still to this day I don't like masks (seriously though, what's the deal?) I guess it wasn't really a big thing back then but it's definitely a holiday that has grown on me. I love horror films and dressing up now, it's like I'm trying to relive my youth or something. George won't be missing out this year though as he is going to his cousin's for a little party and he got to choose his costume this year and I'm a bit upset I'm missing it to be honest!
Anyway if you're not a big fan of Halloween why not stay in and watch a movie with the kids? All you need is your tv, big blankets, some toffee apples and treats and you're set! Here is a list of my top 10 family friendly Halloween movies:
10. Monster House
When my little brothers were younger they were obsessed with this film, they used to watch it on repeat. It's about some kids who discover their neighbour's house is actually a monster. Clue is in the name right?
9. Haunted Mansion
It's a Disney film and it has Eddie Murphy in it, need I say more? The spider scene scarred me for life - you've been warned.
I freakin' love Beetlejuice! Such a classic. Just don't say his name three times!
7. The Addam's Family
What list would be complete with The Addam's Family right? Wednesday Addams is my spirit animal.
Fun fact - this was the first film I saw in the cinema at the ripe old age of 5. My mum cried.
Okay Coraline is super creepy but I love it anyway! Maybe not suitable for pre-schoolers!
I actually really enjoyed this film, a rewatch is needed. I wish I was as cool as Norman to be honest.
3. Corpse Bride
I went to see this in the cinema twice. What emo kid wasn't excited when this came out? I even donned a Corpse Bride tshirt back in the day.
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Is it a christmas film is it a Halloween film? WHO CARES?! It is great. I can recite Jack's Lament as well.
1. Hocus Pocus
Of course this took the number 1 spot. I adore this film, everything about it is fantastic. I used to fancy Max so much when I was a kid as well.
What will you be watching this Halloween?