It’s no secret that I’m not great when it comes to scary movies. I’m fine with a bit of boo, arrhhh and the occasional jump. But anything freaky scary will inevitably have me screaming for Mr Button to come stand outside the loo incase the Candyman decides to eat me while I’m in there.
Anyway. I’m usually a quivering wreck when it comes to switching on the TV after dark in October. But luckily this year there are some fab finds that won’t have you losing your popcorn or your voice. Here’s what we are watching this Halloween.
What to watch this Halloween
For the little Vampires
Hotel Transylvania 1 & 2 are Little Buttons favourite movies at the moment. She loved watching them over Halloween last year too, but since the 3rd movie came out at the cinema over the summer, she’s enjoying them even more. We love how the movies very cleverly introduce the theme of everyone getting along no matter what side of the fence you are from. And, with a toe tapping soundtrack and funny bits for the grown ups, they are a perfect watch for the whole family.
She’s also been enjoying watching these fab Netflix finds in the lead up to Halloween.
Regal Academy – series
Gnome Alone – movie
A Witches Ball – move
For when the whole family wants nothing but treats
Strictly Come Dancing is renowned for putting on the best Halloween show of the year. We’ve already watched all the celebs in action and of course the pro’s dance number. #exciting #halloweengoals
Who did you vote for?
— BBC Spooky 🎃 (@bbcstrictly) 27 October 2018
For when you want a thriller
The BBC’s The Cry is literally all parents worst nightmare. Period. It’s intense, fractured and as each episode goes on, it leaves you with that dreadful feeling in the pit of your stomach that something isn’t quite right. It’s a great watch for when you want something intelligent with substance. And, the whole lot is available on the BBC iplayer right now.
For when you want a whole lot of swoon with your fright night
The Twilight Saga is 10 years old. Can you believe that?! 10 years old. I remember going to see Twilight for the first time at the cinema with Mr Button like it was just yesterday. I hadn’t heard of the books at that point and was expecting a typical scary vampire movie watch for Halloween. Except I came away grinning from ear to ear like a cheshire cat rather than being scared witless for a change! #Win #GuiltyPleasure -The boxset is ready to go as we speak! I just need to press play.
When you like your superhero’s to have a bit of grit
We’ve been counting down the days to when Riverdale would be back! And back it is. It’s a little bit darker, but the beefy storyline will have you hooked and cheering for your favourite characters.
If you’re feeling a bit braver, how about trying the new and rebooted Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (the teenage witch – for anyone who remembers!). It looks pretty dark and sinister… a far cry from the jokey teen series staring Melissa Joan Hart that I used to love back in the day. I’ve read a mixed bag of reviews on this one, but yet to watch it myself. I’ll give it a go if you will? Come back later in the week and we can swap notes 🙂
The spookiest of them all?
So. I’m just going to throw it our there. The haunting of hill house. Ekk!! I know it sounds blinking scary and I suppose it is jumpy in places. But actually, this has a super gripping storyline that isn’t as terrifying as the media is currently making it out to be (in my opinion). I loved it. And, put it this way… I’m the biggest scaredy cat and I managed to watch the whole series without putting my hands over my eyes or flinging the popcorn in the air.
Whatever you watch this Halloween, make it a good one!
Do you have any top picks that you would add to my list?