Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #31: Non-Scary Halloween Movies

I admit it: I’ve never been partial to horror movies. In fact, I refuse to watch them. So while many people tend to reach for the latest disc featuring blood and gore on Halloween, I prefer more benign offerings. Here are my pics for some of the best non-scary Halloween movies.

1. It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! (A must-see classic)
2. Casper
3. Hocus Pocus
4. Bedknobs & Broomsticks
5. Harry Potter (Take your pick!)
6. Ghostbusters (Who ya gonna call?)
7. Young Frankenstein (A campy, cult classic)
8. The Uninvited (1944; Film noire at its best)
9. Ghost
10. The Sixth Sense (One of the best surprise endings ever!)
11. Beetlejuice
12. Practical Magic (okay, so it has its dark moments—it’s still not as bad as slasher flicks.)
13. Phantom of the Opera

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Shelley Munro said...

I'm with you. No horror movies for me. I'm coming to watch movies at your house!

Tempest Knight said...

Oh man... I've forgotten Beetlejuice. hehehe! I'll have to rent it for this weekend.

Jennifer McKenzie said...

You and me both, Heather. I HATE scary movies, but these are PERFECT. And we watch them at my house. I also like "The Ghost And Mrs. Muir".
"The Uninvited" is AWESOME. One of my favs.
Great list.

Savannah Chase said...

aww those are classics..I remember watching these as a kid....

Adelle said...

I'm not into the horror movies much. I've seen most of the movies on your list. Gotta luv having kids. Gives me a good excuse to watch them lol

Happy T13!

Lorelei said...

I think I'm the only one on the planet who doesn't like Halloween - well, except for the candy.

Kate Willoughby said...

I am another non-horror person. My brain too easily conjures up images from the movies at night. Even The Sixth Sense was a little too far on the horror side for me.

Paige Tyler said...

Love Harry Potter and Ghostbusters!


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Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, yeah!! The Sixth Sense is perfect for Halloween--creepy and cool, but not scary.

And love #1, too. "I got a rock."

Alice Audrey said...

Great list! I think I'll run out and get Young Frankenstein for the kids.

Elle Fredrix said...

Bedknobs & Broomsticks! Ooh, I have to see if I can find that somewhere and watch it again.

Morgan St. John said...

Now, there's something that can date me... Bed knobs and broomsticks. I loved that movie growing up!!!

Ava said...

I LOVE The Sixth Sense, but I did find it pretty creepy. All those dead people, *shiver*

Heather said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who dislikes scary movies. I usually feel in the minority on this topic!

Tempest~ Ah, ah, ah...nobody says the "B" word. *g*

Jenn M~ Oh, I had forgotten The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. I haven't seen that in ages. Glad someone else here has seen and loved The Uninvited. It's my kind of Gothic ghost story!

Adelle~ LOL -- if nothing else kids are the perfect excuse for watching our childhood faves.

Morgan~ I think B & B can date a lot of people, LOL.

Gina Ardito said...

I'm right there with you, babe. I love all of these for fun but not bloody Halloween diversions!

Xakara said...

I'm ant-slasher films, (although love certain vampire films so blood is okay without gore), so your list is great. I'd add the animated film The Halloween Tree. It's based on the Ray Bradbury book of the same name and he's even the Narrator for it.


Heather said...

Xakara~ I don't think I've ever heard of The Halloween Tree. Will have to look for that one!

Kaige said...

Awesome list, Heather! It's the music that gets to me more than anything else. DH makes fun of me, so he and DD (10) watch them without me and DS (9).

Thanks for sharing!

Lis said...

Oh I love beetlejuice! And forgot all about Hocus Pocus, I've got that taped somewhere :)

Debbie Mumford said...

*LOL* You're my kind of Halloween movie bud! Hooray for Hocus Pocus and Harry Potter!

Marguerite Labbe said...

Oh I love Bedknobs and Broomsticks. That was one of my favorites growing up.