Blogtober#9 – Films to watch over Halloween

Hey lovelies,

I’m not one for horror films but I do love halloween themed anything & I’ve seen a few films over the years that I consider to be halloween themed, although, to be fair, I watch most of them when it’s not halloween too, the only two I tend to keep especially for halloween are Hocus Pocus & Practical Magic, I don’t know why because I love them so much, I just do, I think it’s because they fill me with such excitement & when I know that halloween season is approaching, you better believe that they’re on my mind. Hehe.

Because I’m not one for horror films, I asked a few people for recommendations.

Here’s some halloween themed films I think you should add to your watch list & some suggested by others

Ones that I’m willing to watch

Beetlejuice – A recently deceased husband and wife commission a bizarre demon to drive an obnoxious family out of their home.
Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus – A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
Practical Magic
Practical Magic – Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.
The Craft
The Craft – A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.
The Witches
Witches – A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
The Addams Family
The Adams Family – The Addams Family synopsis – about the film.
The Ring
The Ring – A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.
The Ring Two
The Ring 2 – 6 months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.
The Poltergeist
Poltergeist – A family’s home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
Nightmare on Elm Street
Nightmare on Elm Street – The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death. Find out about the others in the series.

I’ve not seen Nightmare on Elm Street since I was a kid but I remember being terrified as a younger child but then I watched again when I was in my teens & remember laughing in places & thinking how cool the effects looked but not seen it since then.

The Silence of the Lambs
Silence of the Lambs – A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Thirteen Ghosts
13 Ghosts – When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves it all to his nephew and his family. All including his house, his fortune, and his malicious collection of ghosts!
The Omen
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil’s own son? Find info about the rest of the films

My mum would never let me watch these films in her house, she wouldn’t even let me bring them in the house for years, she said they were called Omen for a reason. I love them & I actually feel sorry for Damien. I haven’t, however, seen the last most recent one.

Ones that I most definitely won’t watch

Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Texas chainsaw massacre – Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather’s grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. This one is based on true events.
The Hills Have Eyes
Hills have eyes – A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.
Hostel – Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Saw – Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they’re pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
IT – In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shapeshifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Ones I’ve seen but would never watch again

Stephen Kings IT

The original IT – I never knew the original was a 2 part miniseries – In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Stephen Kings IT terrified me & is the reason I can’t stand anything to do with clowns.

The Fourth Kind
The Fourth Kind – A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up. This one is based on true events. 

The Fourth Kind took me about 4 months to get over & about 6 months completely ignore, the 1st time I watched it, was with my brother & mum one night when I lived in Wiltshire (UK), I wasn’t watching it properly because I was also on my laptop & when it finished, I asked my brother to leave it when they left the next day so I could watch it properly, I watched it on my own, STUPIDLY thinking nothing of it & boy, I wished I hadn’t bothered, my life would’ve been a lot rosier had I never even known this film existed! I remember it being during the very few warmer months Britain has & I had to sleep with my windows closed every single night for weeks & every time I heard an owl, it terrified me. I couldn’t handle the dark very well but I couldn’t bare to lie in bed being able to see any of the sky. Any noise had me on edge immediately. Wow, did that film terrify me or what. I was about 30 – 32 when I watched it, I’ve tried to watch it again about 3 times since then because although, it terrified me, I did want to overcome it but I just can’t, if it was completely make-believe, I reckon it’d be in my able to watch list but it’s because it’s based on true events that scares me. You never know, one day, I may be able to watch it again???

One I wasn’t sure about to begin with

The Witch

The Witch – In 17th century New England a Puritan family is banished from their community to eke out a living on the edge of the wilderness, in the “kingdom of God.” Father William and Mother Katherine teach their children to place thy faith in God. That faith is tested when their infant son disappears while being watched by his sister Thomasin, Thomasin is then accused of witchcraft and the family unravels as they are faced with unknown forces of evil in the woods. Black magic, witchcraft and possession are explored in a tense and dismally austere environment.

I did watch the trailer for The Witch & it actually looks good, it’s one that I will definitely be watching at some point.

Have a glorious weekend.

Do you have any recommendations?

Bye for now.


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