DiC would like to wish you a very Happy Halloween, and to make your night a little spookier, here are 5 movies to watch while you wolf down bite size candy.
John Carpenter‘s ‘Halloween‘
The original that launched a franchise, and a couple of remakes, is the quintessential Halloween movie. It’s in the title! The opening sequence of a little Michael Myers killing his family is still chilling to watch. Carpenter’s score, coupled with the ghost like presence of Myers, are still creepy to this day. You can catch ‘Halloween,’ preceded by it’s sequels at 3 p.m. on AMC.
‘Trick r Treat‘
Directed by Michael Dougherty, this 2007 anthology film quickly became a cult favorite, due in large part to it having a delayed release for 2 years. The four stories, one of which features ‘True Blood”s Anna Paquin as a man-hungry werewolf, are held together by a little guy by the name of Sam, who represents the spirit of Halloween. Sam, who is cute in a really creepy way, and the original stories make for a fun, bloody watch. The now defunct network FearNet would have shown a 24 hour marathon, but you can catch it on Netflix.
‘The Addams Family’
They’re crazy and they’re kooky, who doesn’t love The Addams Family? You’ve seen it a thousand times, but it’s always fun to revisit and admire Morticia and Gomez’s relationship. Rent it on Netflix, and start planning your Wednesday costume for next year.
Another favorite from your childhood that has definitely earned it’s “Halloween Classic” status. Plus, it has a great pre-Carrie Bradshaw Sarah Jessica Parker. So get ready to sing “I Put A Spell On You” at the top of your lungs and wish you had a living spellbook at your command. Lifetime will air it on Saturday night, but if you want to watch it on Halloween, check it out on Netflix.
Something for the kids, or the kid at heart. Norman can speak with the dead, including his deceased grandmother, and he uses his gift to uncover something tragic about his town’s past. Along the way he helps the ghost of a young girl named Agatha who has a lot in common with him. The film has a lot of heart, and some very well done stop-motion animation. If you’re a fan of movies like ‘The Corpse Bride‘ and ‘Coraline,’ you’re sure to love this one. Watch it on Netflix.