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Friday, October 1, 2010

Children's Halloween Movie List

Children's Halloween Movie List
Tonight we had our fall kick off to celebrate the beginning of October. We had a yummy dinner of Creamy Potato and chicken soup, with garlic bread, and sparkling cider. We ended the night with a movie. We watched Halloween Town. We then finished our night by reading Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia. It turned out to be a fantastic night. I am so excited for Halloween and all the fun this month in stores.Because of our Movie night I decided I wanted to look up some more fun family Halloween films to watch with my littles this month.

I came across this site called Kaboose. On this site there is a list of Fun Family Films that are Halloween themed. I went onto my library's website and most of the films they had available. I have requested them and hopefully they will be on their way. Enjoy the movie list below and I hope you are able to enjoy some family time this weekend with your loved ones

  1. Corpse Bride
    Ages 7 and up. Rated PG for some scary images and action, and brief mild language. 77 minutes. Released on DVD Jan. 31, 2006.
    Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp) is a 19th-century villager who runs out on his wedding rehersal to bride-to-be. When he jokingly places his wedding band on a twig in the woods, he resurects a murdered girl (Helena Bonham-Carter), who returns as a living corpse and insists that SHE is now Victor's lawfully wedded wife. It's a gentle tale of romance, optimism, and holding fast to your dreams when all seems lost.
  2. Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    All ages. Rated G. 85 minutes. Released on DVD Feb. 7, 2006.
    Wallace (voiced by Peter Sallis) and his loyal dog, Gromit are hired by Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter) to catch a beast attacking the town's sacred vegetable plots. But her snobby suitor, Lord Victor Quartermaine (Ralph Fiennes), has a scheme uphis sleeves that could have dire consequences for her...and Wallace & Gromit! There's something for everyone in this movie – gentle, colorful characters for little ones, lots of action for older kids, and cheeky tributes to movies like King Kong for adults. A little slow to start, the plot rolls along quickly in the second half of the movie.
  3. Halloweentown Series
    Ages 6 and up. Rated G.
    It’s always Halloween in Halloweentown, an alternative world to our own where ghosts, witches and werewolves co-exist. This Disney Channel series includes four movies – “Halloweentown” (1998), “Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge” (2001), “Halloweentown High” (2004), and  “Return to Halloweentown” (2006) – tell the story of powerful witch Aggie Cromwell (Debbie Reynolds) and her family as they work together to battle evil forces.  I can’t say enough good things about Disney Channel movies, and these are no exception. They’re entertaining, imaginative, and filled with family values that modern kids can identify with. The first three movies were released on DVD Sept. 13, 2005, and the fourth movie was released on DVD Aug. 28, 2007.
  4. Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
    Ages 3 and up. Rated G. 67 min. Released on DVD Sept. 13, 2005.
    It’s a haunted Halloween in the Hundred Acre Woods, and Roo’s new Heffalump pal, Lumpy, is excited to be trick-or-treating for the first time. That is, until Tigger warns them about the dreaded Gobloon who'll turn them into a “jaggedy lantern” if he catches them! It’s easy to follow, not too scary for tots, and as much fun as “Spookable Pooh,” “Frankenpooh” (DVD), and “Boo to You Too!” (VHS).
  5. Arthur's Scary Stories
    Ages 3 - 6. Not rated. 40 min. Released on DVD July 16, 2002.
    Things never get too scary in the little aardvark’s world – even in these stories about childhood fears. In “Night Fright,” pal Binky Barnes is afraid of the dark and doesn’t want anyone to know he sleeps with a nightlight. In “What Scared Sue Ellen,” Arthur and his buddies get the jitters when they hear an eerie noise in the woods. And “The Fright Stuff” brings together spooky pranksters just in time for a “Scare Your Pants Off” costume party. These thoughtful stories take a funny, but respectful, look at childhood fears to help youngsters better understand and face them.
  6. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    Ages 4 and up. Rated G. 25 min. 1966. Released on DVD August 24, 2004.
    “I got a rock,” says Charlie Brown, and we all feel badly for the round-headed kid. In fact, after this show first aired, kids from all over sent him candy out of sympathy. The Peanuts gang has definitely earned our respect and admiration after nearly 40 years of ghost costumes with too many holes, pumpkin heroes who never show up, and a canine World War I Flying Ace fighting bravely for his country. No one does it better than Charles Schulz, and this timeless classic shows the influence of faith, failure and hope in our lives. DVD includes a bonus feature, “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown”.
  7. Ghostbusters
    Ages 8 and up. Rated PG. 107 min. Released on DVD Sept. 2, 2003.
    “Who ya gonna call?” Ghostbusters, of course! With a snappy theme song and the wisecracking Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray and the rest, this movie about three unemployed parapsychology profs who set up shop to rid the city of pesky goblins is a must-see for grade-schoolers on up. DVD includes commentary from director and stars, special effects documentary and more.
  8. The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Ages 8 and up. Rated PG. 76 min. 1993. Released on DVD March 2, 2004.
    Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloweentown, is bored and depressed about the same old build-up of Halloween every year. When he stumbles through a magical door leading to Christmastown, a joyful, happy place he tries to convince the bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloweentown to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween. While some of the creatures might be too scary for youngsters, kids 8 and up should be fine with it. DVD includes “The Making of...” Documentary, deleted footage, Tim Burton’s short films “Vincent” and “Frankenweenie,” and more.
  9. Hocus Pocus
    Ages 8 and up. Rated PG. 96 min. 1993. Released on DVD Aug. 5, 2003.
    Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker play the Sanderson sisters, three resurrected witches who wreak havoc on Salem, Massachusetts, 300 hundred years after they were hung. Ok, so they suck the life force out of a child to rejuvenate themselves - which sounds gruesome - but this movie is surprisingly funny, with a good mix of humor, acting, special effects, music, and a fun plotline.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice selection! My only addition would be The Worst Witch ;-)


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