Watching a scary movie

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Happy Halloween! Today’s festivities will consist of costumes, parties and haunted houses. As much fun as Halloween festivities can be, you can still enjoy the thrill of the holiday at home with some great spooky films. While your children are out at their friends, put some popcorn in the microwave, pour a glass of apple cider and enjoy your evening with one of these Halloween movies.

Halloween: Make sure to watch the original version and step back into 1978. This is one of my favorite movies to watch around Halloween. Not only is the entire film featured around the spooky holiday but it has one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, Michael Myers. It is definitely not Halloween without this villain!

Hocus Pocus: For those of you who are not scary movie fans, this one is perfect! Since its release in 1993 many viewers have grown to love these three dim-witted witches. This film is also featured around Halloween and has plenty of witches, a zombie and a talking black cat that will easily put you in the Halloween spirit!

Van Helsing: This film is perfect for those of you who enjoy action movies. This film takes place in historical Transylvania, Romania, the landmark of Dracula’s Castle. This movie is great for those of you who enjoyed the movie “Frankenstein” with Robert De Niro. “Van Helsing” is full of vampires, werewolves, Dracula and Mr. Hyde. All these timeless villains will definitely get you in the mood for Halloween.

After watching these three films, there is no doubt that you will be in the Halloween spirit. Other Halloween and scary movies I also recommend are: “Sleepy Hallow”, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Frankenstein” (1994 version), “Practical Magic”, “Silver Bullet” and “Psycho” (black and white version).

For a more chilling atmosphere, turn off the lights and light the candles. Try not to get too scared. Happy Halloween!