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Would You Like To Watch Some Great Scary Movies For Kids & Adults Alike? - A Family Friendly Hallowe'en List

  • Aug 31, 2010
Top 20 Family Friendly Hallowe'en Films To Buy/Rent & Watch
The Monster Squad
Little-known GEM of a film & one of my favorites with mostly a cast of unknowns at the time. Stephen Macht (Graveyard Shift) & Jason Hervey (Wonder Years) are familiar faces. Great kids frightfest! PG-13
See the full review, "Wolfmans Got Nards & I Can't Wait For The DVD To Be Released".
Troll (1986)
The ORIGINAL HARRY POTTER! Michael Moriarty, Sonny Bono, Julia Louis-Dreyfus along with the incomparable June Lockhart & her daughter Anne Lockhart sharing a role! EXCELLENT PG-13 FILM!
See the full review, "The ORIGINAL Harry Potter! Great Kids Horror Film!".
Ghostbusters II
A great pair of PG scaries for kids. Neat special effects & my favorite character, The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man! Remember, don't cross the streams! It would be BAD!
Gremlins 2: New Batch
Another pair of films, although these are rated PG-13. Zach Galligan & Phoebe Cates star although are totally upstaged by the cute/cuddly/fluffy Gizmo & the mean/green/nasty Stripe!
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Beautiful stop-motion photography from the great Tim Burton! Many great actors lend their voices, such as Catherine O'Hara(Sally), Chris Sarandon(Jack), William Hickey, Paul Reubens & Danny Elfman! PG
Another Tim Burton great w/Michael Keaton as Betelgeuse, Winona Ryder as the angst-ridden teen & The Maitlands played by Alec Baldwin & Geena Davis. Plus, great character acting by Catherine O'Hara. PG
The Addams Family
Who doesn't love the Addams Family? With the late/great Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, & Christopher Lloyd. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (MIB). PG-13 and also the sequel...
Which is just as great as the first. Adding to the cast is the highly underrated actress, Joan Cusack as Debbie Jellinsky & an addition to the Addams Family, baby Pubert (played by twin girls). PG-13
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Bette Midler, Sara Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy as witch sisters in this PG "Disney box office bomb." (surprisingly!). Thora Birch (American Beauty) is also in the cast.
The Witches
Great film with the fabulous puppets of Jim Henson! Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch who turns two little boys into mice & has an evil plan to rid the world of all children... PG rated.
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Two great kid's films with Jim Henson directing Dark Crystal & Frank Oz at the helm on Labyrinth. The first stars Henson's puppets but the second has David Bowie & a young Jennifer Connelly. BOTH PG
Something Wicked This Way Comes
I saved the best for last. Ray Bradbury's great novel/Disney produced w/Jason Robards, Piper Laurie, Johnathan Pryce, Pam Grier, & Diane Ladd. You will never forget Jim Nightshade or Will Holloway. A+++
See the full review, ""By The Pricking Of My Thumb, Something Wicked This Way Comes..." - Ray Bradbury's Masterpiece".

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September 14, 2010
I love TROLL --and not just because Michael Moriarty is one of my favorite actors, although I always break up when he slams the door and says "I don't know about you, but I'm listening to that tree!"
September 14, 2010
My granddaughter and I love this film. Our favorite scenes are "Ratburgers" and when Michael dances to "Summertime Blues"!
September 16, 2010
And the movie the kid watches on TV that convinces him his sister is a pod person.
September 02, 2010
there's some excellent films on your list that i totally forgot about! i'll add them to my eBay hunt immediately, great list!
September 01, 2010
Great idea for a list! Seen all of these movies save for # 20...I need to look into that. Thanks for sharing! :)
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