Halloween: Scary Movies that Are Not So Scary
Darkness is falling on us a little earlier these days with a familiar chill that gives you goosebumps — but the creepy-crawly feeling it gives you has nothing to do with the change in seasons. It means that Halloween is here! It’s the time of year people want to get scared and there are few frightening things to do that keep you within the safety of your own home — just in case you get too scared — but watching a scary movie is pretty safe as far as terrifying Halloween activities go. But just so you get the best of both worlds, we put together a list of scary movies to get you excited for Halloween that aren’t too scary.
The Addams Family The Addams Family has a way of being creepy and weird without being too frightening. Though having a disembodied hand as a servant may make your skin crawl, The Addams Family has a strong affection for all things terrifying, making their creepy quirks hilarious rather than grim and ghastly.
Hocus Pocus The Divine Miss M, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy play witches who rise from the dead — so how scary can it possibly be? Not very, but black cats and the dark arts keep it in line with Halloween and humor keeps the plot moving. There are a few gruesome ideas tossed around, but it’s all so over-the-top that it’s not going to give you nightmares.
Tower of Terror Steve Guttenberg and a young Kirsten Dunst try to unlock the mystery of a haunted Hollywood hotel. Five ghosts are trapped between two worlds — with a few tricks and well-timed treats, the spirits can be freed, but not without the help of the Guttenberg-Dunst team. It’s a little scary with a lot of supernatural themes, but it’s up to you how much a movie based on a theme park ride can terrify you.
Sleepy Hollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is scary enough, but with Johnny Depp as the star and Tim Burton as the director, prepare for something sinister. It won’t keep you up at night, but as Depp playing Ichabod Crane, it keeps you on the edge of your seat with gruesome tales as Crane unravels the mystery of the Headless Horseman.
Beetlejuice Trapped in their farmhouse as ghosts, a dead New England couple, too sweet to scare a fly, try terrorizing the family moving into their bucolic home so they don’t become permanent residents. When their efforts are dismissed, they call on Beetlejuice to get the job done. Like Hocus Pocus, it’s gross and shocking, but humor keeps it from getting out-of-control ghoulish.
Young Frankenstein Young Frankenstein isn’t really scary at all. With Mel Brooks as the director with help writing it from the star, Gene Wilder, it’s a comedy packaged in a scary box. It’s a twist on Mary Shelley’s creature that has survived more than two centuries in books and films. Young Frankenstein is mostly weird, sometimes perplexing but always hilarious. Particularly with Peter Boyle as The Monster.
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