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Kids enjoy Halloween movies. Yet too many times, a horror film may leave the kids and the grownups unnecessarily horrified by violence and gore. The result may be kids too afraid to go to sleep and grownups lacking sleep as they try to calm the frightened children.
For the Halloween harvest time, set the horror films aside. Instead, enjoy the autumn by watching some Halloween movies designed for all age levels. Share the enjoyment of a well-made Halloween film and create memories of a good time spent with family and friends, Halloween snacks and movies.
Redbox.com conducted a Halloween survey of more than 1,200 members of the Redbox Customer Panel on Sept 11-18, 2018. The survey revealed that
A survey conducted by Redbox.com on Sept 11-18, 2018 revealed the
#1. Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Hocus Pocus is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and significantly outperforms all other family-friendly Halloween
The film tells an engaging story with spooky settings and everyday kids just trying to manage the witches as the town parents are clueless at a Halloween party. While there are a few scary images, such as the zombie, whose mouth was sewn shut by the Sanderson sisters, comic relief always follows. Some of the amusing grownup dialogue is designed to go over the heads of young viewers, giving a layered aspect to the film. Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker add their singing talents to the catchy musical score.
Originally designed for television, this Charles M. Schulz cartoon has developed into a Halloween classic for kids in preschool and early elementary school years. Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang are getting ready for Halloween trick-or-treating, while Linus waits in a pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin.
The mellow background piano score follows the action. Shultz’s characters remain true to themselves. Charlie is the contemplative child, Lucy is the aggressor, and Linus seeks adventure. Young children will still be able to go to sleep after watching this film. Grownups can share the children’s enjoyment of a classic Halloween cartoon.
Beetlejuice (1988) Michael Keaton, Geena Davis and Wynona Rider play in this show directed by Tim Burton. I am not a huge Tim Burton fan, however, I did find humor in this and will watch it about every other year. My favorite part is the song 6 ft 7 ft tall. I always laugh and laugh at this plus the song is very catchy.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Nightmare Before Christmas made #4 best Family Friendly Halloween Movie for Redbox. It is another Tim Burton movie and one I don’t care for but I have one child that loves it so I put it on my movie marathon list but wouldn’t rate it as #4 favorite.
Hotel Transylvania (2012) I absolutely love Hotel Transylvania. I think I might of even cried the first time I watched it as it has some real-life parent children memorable moments. The humor is typical of Adam Sandler and his usual crew (Kevin James, David Spade, Steven Buscemi) toned down for this age group. It’s great for parents and children alike. Adam Sandler is Count Dracula an overprotective father who has a hotel for monsters when a human boy gets in and he has to protect his daughter from this evil creature.
The Redbox also surveyed the favorite Halloween candy or snack while watching a scary movie guess what the winner was?
Here is a list of some ultra-amazing Halloween Popcorn ideas. I seriously LOVE the following ideas. They are sure to satisfy your sweet or salty cravings and add the perfect touch of magic to your Halloween Movie Marathon.
Karie Babbitt is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer. Mother of three boys and one girl. She has raised a family of six on a single income for over twenty-five years. She will share how she budgets so she can travel to show her kids all fifty states before they leave her home. Her parenting fails and successes, budgeting tips, food and living life in bliss.