Halloween isn’t easy when you are as wimpy as I am. The constant onslaught of creepy masks, spooky decorations and quite frankly, frightful films has me cowering behind my couch for the whole of Halloween and most of the weeks leading up to it. Yet there are so many beautiful aspects of Halloween that I love: sweets, chocolate, constant parties and great costumes. Even better, there are some amazing, non-scary Halloween films out there. I’ve broken down the top five so that when your mates come around with The Ring box set, you’ve got your options well prepared.
The Addams Family
Maybe one of my favourite films, and not just at Halloween, The Addams Family is a dark comedy perfect for the whole family. Stuck in financial difficulties, the Addams family lawyer tries to con the family out of their fortune by placing an imposter in their midsts, posing as a long lost family member.
In 1963 Salem, Thackery Binx’s sister is killed by the Sanderson Witches and he himself is cursed, to live out eternity as a cat. In revenge, the witches are killed by the townsfolk, but not before they cast a spell. The witches will be resurrected on All Hallow’s Eve when a virgin lights the Black Flame Candle. Three hundred years later, Max Dennison wants to impress his crush Allison by entering the cottage and lights the cursed candle.
Sarah Bailey moves from San Fran to LA and quickly befriends a group of rumoured witches. Already exhibiting powerful abilities, Sarah’s abilities fuel her new friends quest for magical strength.
Local Avon saleswoman Peg Boggs visits the crumbling mansion that sits on the hill above her town and finds Edward. The creation of an old inventor, Edwards has scissors in the place of hands. Peg choses to take Edward back to her home to live as part of her family but can the townsfolk accept Edward and his special hands?
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Newly engaged Brad and Janet find themselves stuck at the side of a road with a flat tyre. they decide to leave the car to go and find help and stumble upon a the Annual Transylvanian Convetion being held at a nearby castle. There, they find a mad, alien scientist and his creation, a buff, bodybuilding hunk.