What’s a Halloween celebration without a scary movie? From recent releases to favourite classics, cuddle up with the young ones for a night-in with these family-friendly scary movies.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)
Sarah’s brother Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) and his friend Sam (Caleel Harris) were picking up junk in an abandoned house when they accidentally brought alive Slappy the Dummy. Initially treating him as a brother, things went south after Slappy proved himself to bring more harm than good. Casted out from his ‘family’, the teenagers embark on a risky venture to prevent a vengeful Slappy from creating his own family by bringing all of Halloween to life.
Monster House (2006)
Every house has their secrets. When DJ Walters (Mitchel Musso) and his friends, Chowder (Sam Lerner) and Jenny (Spencer Locke), accidentally trespassed Horace Nebbercracker’s (Steve Buscemi) lawn, they were taken on a terrifying and haunting tour by his children-hating possessed house. Unable to convince any adult the existence of a demonic house, the trio took it into their own hands to find out its deadly secret and put a stop to its violent rages. With a reluctant and disapproving Mr Nebbercracker, will they be able to successfully convince him to let go of his house before the it harms more people?
A classic Tim Burton film, it follows the story of a boy and the love for his dog. Victor Frankenstein’s (Charlie Tahan) only best friend is his dog, Sparky. After Sparky passed away in a car accident, a depressed Victor reanimates his best friend back to life. When a classmate spots an escaped and resurrected Sparky on the streets, Victor is pressured into revealing the methods of his experimentation or risk having Sparky taken away from him again.
The House With A Clock In Its Walls (2018)
Warlocks and witches at the ready! In this fantasy film, it follows the adventures of the magic warlock, Jonathan (Jack Black), and his orphaned nephew, Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro). When Lewis hears constant ticking sounds within the walls of the house, it is up to him, Jonathan and a whole lot of magic to find out the story of the deadly clock and stop its evil warlock master before the world plagues into nothingness.
Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning) was sick of her boring town and the lack of attention from her parents, until she met her Other Mother (Teri Hatcher). Fascinated and spoiled with goodies and fancy gardens, she could stay with the Other Mother on one condition – By sewing buttons into her eyes. A horrified Coraline places a bet with the Other Mother, that allows her to claim her soul if she loses before the completion of an eclipse. Having only a cat as her companion, will she successfully escape the traps and horrors of the Other World before time runs out?
It’s time to bust some ghosts! Ex-professor Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) forms a team with her friends, Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Jillian (Kate McKinnon) and Ecto-1 (Leslie Jones), that captures and study ghosts. As more and more spirits start to appear in New York City, it is up to the Ghostbusters and their research to sniff out the mastermind behind the ghost summonings and them push them back into their world before the city gets plagued by an apocalypse.