Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Movies 2012

We love movies in this house. We also love holidays. We decided to combine the two in these weeks leading up to Halloween and watch a selection of both adult and kid movies (10 each) that were Halloween themed or scary/creepy. I don't normally do scary movies but my husband loves them so we compromised and decided to watch a couple of them when the kids were asleep.

With 12 days to go we've gotten a few in:

Adult Halloween Movies 2012
#1: The Shining
We unfortunately only made it an hour into this one before it gave out. We borrowed it from the library and it just would not work after that mark no matter what we did. The first half of the movie was good, I'd really like to finish it at some point.

#2: Silence of the Lambs
I made it all the way through this one for the first time! I'd tried before and not succeeded. Definitely creepy but overall I was OK. The worst part for me was actually the grossness of the blood on Lector's face in the escape seen.

Kids Halloween Movies 2012
#1: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
This was one of my younger brothers favourite movies when he was a kid. It was awesome to see the looks on my own kids faces as they watched it. A family favourite.

#2: It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
We've seen this before and loved it once again. Charlie Brown movies are always a hit in this house because we have our own Linus who loves seeing "himself" on screen.

#3: Igor
First time seeing this one for us. It lived up to the hype I'd heard. A fun movie we all enjoyed.

#4: Tigger and Pooh: Hundred Acre Haunt
Normally Tigger and Pooh movies go over well here but this one fell a little flat. The kids just couldn't get into it.

Still on the list (some are pending availability from the library so it's a list subject to change):

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Young Frankenstein
Ghost Busters
Haunted History of Halloween

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Hocus Pocus
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

We still need to pick 1 more movie for us adults to watch and 3 more for the whole family. Suggestions are welcome!

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