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.