Top 5 Halloween Movies To Watch With Family

Halloween is usually that time of year that most people associate with leaves changing colors and the talk on everyone’s lips is usually on pumpkin spice. Another crucial thing associated with the holiday is scary things and scary movies definitely help enhance this theme. Over the years, quite a number of Halloween movies have been produced and settling for the best to watch with your family can be an uphill task. The good news is that here we have compiled a few that are definitely worth watching on ShowBox for PC.
Here are top 5 Halloween movies to watch with a family that one can find on ShowBox for PC.

1. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Arguably one of the Halloween favorite. The script of the movie is on three witches who upon their return to life after 300 years need to sacrifice a kid. However, they face a stiff resistance from three kids who had resurrected them. The three kids are fighting them from taking Salem back to how it was a while back when they lived. This movie not only has a scary storyline but also has a little comedy. Witchcraft is associated with Halloween and this, therefore, makes the movie an excellent watch during Halloween.

Duration: The movie is 1 hour 36 minutes long.
Starring: Bette Milder, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.
Scary scenes: When the movie commences, the 3 Sanderson sisters are sucking the soul from a small girl leaving her dead.

2. Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington (uses Chris Sarandon’s voice), the pumpkin king of Halloween town gets tired of the holiday that people in his town take an entire year to prepare for. He then finds himself in Christmas town where he takes over Christmas and decides to kidnap Santa. He fails in doing the holiday in the right way. This film is entertaining and its cast’s talents help in making the film awesome.

Duration: The film is 1 hour 16 minutes long.
Starring: Chris Sarandon and Ken Page.
Scary scenes: Oogie Boogie, the maggot filled antagonist, may be intense for young kids.

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3. Watchers in the Woods (1980)

The movie centers around Jan, a girl in her teens who moves to a scary English manor with her family. After staying there for a while, unexplainable happenings start happening to her. This makes her to start an investigation into the disappearance of a girl called Karen that took place 30 years ago.

Duration: The movie is 1 hour and 24 minutes long.
Starring: Bette Davis and Lynn-Holly Johnson.
Scary scenes: It has quite a number but the notably scary one is when Jan goes into the funhouse and a ghostly Karen like image appears on the mirror crying out for help.

4. The Witches (1990)

While in England with Helga, his grandmother, Luke decides to spy on a some of witches. The Grand High Witch tells of an evil plan to turn kids into mice using a certain magical formula. Luke overhears this and the witches find out. They decide to put their formula to test with him. With both his grandmother’s help and that of the hotel manager, Luke ought to fight against the convent witches while he is a mouse.

Duration: The movie is 1 hour 32 minutes long.
Starring: Jansen Fisher, Anjelica Huston, and Rowan Atkinson.
Scary scenes: When, for the first time, the Grand High Witch takes off her disguise can be scary.

5. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

An inventor kicks the bucket right before he is about to finish one his greatest inventions – a perfect human called Edward. Edward is stranded inside a castle with hands made of scissors. His life takes a whole new direction when Peg, an old but kind lady, finds him and accommodates him. Edward is initially received exceptionally well by the community but he soon finds himself an outcast due to his hands. Him being unable to fit in best manifests itself when he falls for the daughter of Peg.

Duration: The movie is 1 hour and 45 minutes long.
Starring: Johnny Depp.
Scary scenes: Edward’s hands can be quite scary.

Choosing a form of entertainment that is ideal for Halloween themes can be quite difficult. This is made to be even more complex when you have to consider the needs of the family and the level of scariness that they can handle. The above top Halloween movies for the family that are available on ShowBox for PC should be of great help when choosing.


Best 5 Horror Movies Your Kids Can Watch at Home

Everyone has a taste of movies and their genre. A movie that is giving you nightmares can be tried and best for someone else. Horror movies are one of the popular movie genres which is liked by many, therefore, making it best for young and the old we’ve prepared a list of some of the epic and great horror movies for kids

1. The Monster Squad

The Monster Squad members included: Adre Gower, Robby Kiger, Count Dracula, and Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Mummy and Gill Man. It was initially released in the USA in 1987, directed by Fred Dekker. The Monster Squad is a very good film to be watched by adult like you, but an outstanding film for kids. In the Monster squad, kids enjoy watching a crew of smart courageous children knock down characters like Dracula and the mummy and emerge victoriously. As a result, it really empowers the little kids. When kids watch this film, it doesn’t just entertain them but also makes them become braver and they can be able to counter what is threatening them without fear. Fred Dekker and Shane Black’s screenplay pitched towards a very specific audience.

2. Gremlins

The gremlins were initially released in 1984 in the USA. It was directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael Fin. In this Film, a gadget salesman is looking for his son and is lucky to get one at a store in Chinatown. But the shopkeeper gets reluctant to sell him the Gizmo. But later he sells him with some kind of instructions i.e. never to expose him to the light, water or feed him after midnight. But all these instruction are broken and the Gremlins creatures terrorize the town. The film is very funny and scary. It is funny in a way that Gremlins are causing mischief within the town and the scary since they are not pretty creatures but are quite scary.

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3. Ghostbusters

The Ghostbusters is an awesome not all much scary but a little bit scary Halloween movie. In this movie, it got ghost, monsters, and gross slime that three professors try to get rid out of them as a ghostbusting services, working out of an old fire station. There are some ghost scenes that may be somehow little much for kids, but hilarious entertaining and kid-friendly thriller. Even with the new Ghostbusters version the ghost and ghouls look cartoonish still.

4. Paranorman

The Paranorman is the animated movie which is written and co-edited by Chris Butler who also was a story supervisor on the creepy Coralline. It’s really a scary story, whereby a lonely kid called Norman voiced by Kodi Sit-Mcphee is bullied because he can see ghost wandering around his sleepy hometown Blithe Hollow. However, he finds he has supernatural powers and he is only who can rescue the rest from an infestation of zombies and the curse which was laid by a witch in the 16th century. This movie is engaging and entertaining.

5. The Witches

In this movie,  a little boy named Luke where his parents take him for vacation to visit his grandmother. Why they were staying in at a certain hotel in England with his grandmother, the young Luke pies on a convention of witches. Then the grand high reveals how has a plan to turn all children into mice using the witches magical formula. When they came to realize Luke has overheard, the tested the formula on him. Luke the mouse with help of Helga and the hotel manager had no other option than fighting the witches.


The above-discussed movies are among the best horror movie you can give your child to watch, these movies are U/A rated and are quite scary for children but kids will be entertained and there are so many things your kids will learn from them. I recommend you to get the movies and let your kids enjoy scary horror movies.