Saturday, 31 October 2015

Five Not So Scary Films To Watch This Halloween


Happy Halloween Lovelies! On Halloween I've always struggled with finding a film to watch that isn't either incredibly violent or just damn horrifying. Maybe it's just me but I don't like horror films. I love a bit of creepiness yes, and darkness, but being scared out of my mind? No thanks! So here's a list of some films that won't keep you up at night, but still embrace that Halloween spirit. 

FRANKENWEENIE

You can't really talk about Halloween films without mentioning at least one from Tim Burton, so I thought I'd suggest one of the lesser known films, Frankenweenie. Shot completely in black and white, it has a very unique feel almost as if you're watching a vintage film from years ago. The story follows ingenious Victor, who manages to bring his beloved dog and only friend Sparky back from the dead. It's a bit creepy, and weird, but if you love dogs this will definitely be pulling at your heartstrings. 


HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE

I feel like every year someone suggests Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to watch at Halloween so I may have just jumped on that bandwagon (sorry!). But honestly as a big Harry Potter fan, I've seen this on three Halloweens and it fits the mood perfectly even though technically only one of the scenes is Halloween themed. Details, details... 


KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE

Ok so this film is not scary on any level at all, but it's adorable so perfect for anyone who wants something in the spirit of Halloween that isn't actually terrifying! It's all about Kiki, a teenage witch who travels away from home and starts her own delivery service. On her broomstick, she travels around with sassy cat Jiji delivering parcels and finding new adventures along the way. The animation is also beautiful, as you'd expect from any Studio Ghibli film. 

SHAUN OF THE DEAD

Shaun of the Dead is my favourite Halloween film by a long way. I've always found zombies hilarious (they just don't scare me at all!), so a zombie comedy has me written all over it! The story follows hopeless Shaun (Simon Pegg), after he's dumped by his girlfriend and faces the ever so slightly daunting prospect of a zombie apocalypse. Surprisingly he rises to the opportunity, and becomes a loveable yet still rather pitiful hero. Just don't watch it if you really hate gore, there's a lot of it! 



WALLACE AND GROMIT AND THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT

If you grew up in the UK like me, you'll be more than aware of the undeniable charm of Wallace and Gromit. If you aren't, then take my word for it, Wallace and Gromit are absolutely charming. In this Halloween film, Wallace and Gromit start a pest control business due to the recent alarming rise in the rabbit population. However there's one large rabbit in particular, the Were-rabbit who they need to capture before it really starts to cause chaos.

Thank you for reading lovelies! Are you up to anything this Halloween? I will be attempting to bake something rather spooky and be carving pumpkins, how about you?

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18 comments

  1. Happy Halloween! I love frankenweenie. All your suggestions are great, I haven't seen 'Kiki's Delivery Service', looks like something I would enjoy. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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    1. Ah someone else who's seen it (surprisingly hardly anyone has!). You should watch it, think it's definitely something you'd like Sam :)

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  2. Studio Ghibli films are the absolute best, and so perfect for this time of year! I could really go for a HP marathon all day any day hehe. I love this post because I'm not one for really scary movies, so these picks are perfect! xxxxxx

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    1. Glad the list suits you :) And yes Studio Ghibli films are amazing!

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  3. definitely running a HP marathon this weekend!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Ooh I want to have a HP marathon too!

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  4. Noooo! That defies the whole meaning of Halloween! Haha! All jokes aside, Shaun of The Dead is classic and I have watched it many times. It's the best of British humour! I've been bugging my husband to watch The Conjuring again tonight, it's one of the best horror movie that I've ever watched.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Haha lol I know, I really don't do Halloween properly at all! Isn't it hilarious, it's got the best British humour!

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  5. Happy halloween, I am not too much a fan of horror movies or anything remotely close to that hahah. Hope you had fun! (:

    xx
    Xin

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    1. Haha, so this is a list for you too then. Thanks lovely - hope you had fun too!

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  6. Amazing post. Well done! Keep going

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  7. Hahah this is definitely my kind of list! I'm not into horror at all, either. Kiki's Delivery Service is one of my faves for any time of year, but it'd work really well for Halloween!! My favorites are Disney Channel classics like Halloweentown & such. Kid at heart, I guess. ;p

    xx Alyssa — fragments of memories

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    1. Haha yeah Kiki's Delivery Service is definitely great for any time of the year (to be honest it's not really a Halloween film). And yeah lol after making this list I realised I am definitely such a kid at heart :)

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  8. Halloween might have passed, but I'm always up for spooky movies, whether just a little different or full blown horror! I never heard of Frankenweenie before, but now I need to watch it! Dog obsessed lady over here, I'll probably cry! Great round up! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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    1. Haha it would be a perfect film for you, just be warned it gets emotional especially if you're a dog lover haha x

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