Having a spooky night in this Halloween with the family? Or maybe you love Halloween but can’t stand horror movies (or the nightmares that follow!). Here are 10 family-friendly Halloween classics that are soft on the spooky but heavy on the fun.
The Addams Family
The Addams Family are amazingly likable in spite of the fact they are quite scary and their daughter Wednesday is more than a little deranged.
Edward Scissorhands is the first movie Tim Burton and Johnny Depp worked on together. It’s creepy but endearing, and we recommend you keep a box of tissues nearby.
The Haunted Mansion
This comedy horror is based on a theme park ride and it is just as much fun as you’d expect.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Halloween is the time that the likes of Tim Burton and Marilyn Manson come out to play. The Nightmare Before Christmas is the movie that will give you your fix of both.
Casper is the friendly ghost who falls in love with a teenage girl. It’s hardly the best movie ever made but it’s definitely lovable.
Coraline is a creepy animated fantasy about a girl who discovers her ‘other’ family behind a secret door.
Tim Burton is the obvious star of the list with a third Halloween time classic.
A coven of eccentric, evil witches get released and they must be stopped before they succeed in becoming immortal.
It’s Halloween so who you gonna call? Ghostbusters of course
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
This cult classic might not be ideal for the younger children but is essential for a Halloween night in with friends. Make sure you clear a space so you can dance the time warp around your living room.