Alright everyone, October is over in three days. Meaning HALLOWEEN IS ALMOST HERE!! So, in the spirit of Halloweekend, here are some of the best non-horror movies to get you into the spooky-but-not-terrifying spirit:
Beetlejuice is a classic Tim Burton movie from the late eighties about a married, ghost couple haunting their old house, who use “beetlejuice” to scare away the house’s new occupants. With an 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, Beetlejuice promises to put you into a deathly good mood!
Casper the Friendly Ghost is about a “paranormal expert” and his daughter who come to discover that their new house is haunted by three “mean” ghosts and one “friendly” ghost, Casper. Young Christina Ricci is the epitome of ’90s grunge, as she plays the outcast in her new school and develops the sweetest friendship with Casper. Check out this spooktacular movie!!
Ghostbusters is another eighties classic I saw fit to be on this list. For those who haven’t seen it, it focuses on a group of “former parapsychology professors” who form a practice to remove unwanted ghosts from haunted homes and buildings. Both the 1984 version and the 2016 reboot are terrifyingly entertaining and should definitely be on your must-watch list.
4. “The Addams Family” & “Addams Family Values“
The ever-famous Addams Family movies became instant Halloween classics since the release of the films. The films focus on the Addams family and their weird habits and family members and traditions. The antics are lighthearted despite the characters emphasizing the gloom of their lives and completely hating anything positive. With a 70% on Rotten Tomatoes and another Christina Ricci feature (hi Casper), you absolutely must welcome the Addams into your Halloween life.
Little Shop of Horrors is an adorable mid ’80s (can you tell I have a weak spot of eighties movies?) musical about the devastation brought to Downtown Skidrow by the conquests of a human-eating venous fly trap. The upbeat music and comedy of the talking plant make this movie incredibly enjoyable — and the gore makes it totally Halloween appropriate!