Ten Halloween Movies for the Faint Hearted

October 30, 2016

Happy (early) Halloween! It seems that everyone has been celebrating over the weekend already, I don’t have any major plans apart from a movie night. HMV kindly sent over a couple of DVD’s and a party pack to get my fright night off to a spooky start. To be honest, I rarely watch horror movies so The Exorcist might be pushing it. I thought I’d put together a list of movies that are slightly more PG and less blood, guts and zombies.


Hocus Pocus

Can you believe that it was only last year that I watched Hocus Pocus for the first time? In preparation for Mickey’s-not-so-scary Halloween Party in Walt Disney World I decided to finally watch it as one of the shows is based around Hocus Pocus. Starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker, it’s one of those cult classics you need to watch this Halloween.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Is it a Halloween or is it a Christmas movie? I don’t really know but, I do know Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favourites. I do watch it a couple of times every year between the months of October and December. The instantly recognisable Jack Skellington is the king of Pumpkintown and accidentally discovers Christmas. This movie also has the best music too!

The Addams Family

The Addams Family is another must see fun family movie for Halloween. Also, Wednesday Addams is my spirit animal. A fun fact; The Addams Family actually opened in the cinema on the same day as my favourite Disney movie; The Beauty and the Beast.

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black is probably pushing it for the faint hearted. So if you’re feeling quite brave, this one’s for you. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, a lawyer who finds himself in a remote village and basically in a haunted house. There are definitely moments in this movie that will have you hiding behind the sofa.

Shaun of the Dead

I watched Shaun of the Dead a couple of nights ago and absolutely love this. It does feature blood, guts and a bit of gore as Simon Pegg and Nick Frost fight off a zombie invasion. This movie is so hilarious and I can watch it again and again. I’d definitely recommend watching this if you haven’t already and if you like this movie, you’ll love Hot Fuzz.


Coraline is a very creepy animated family movie and follows Coraline who has recently moved house and finds a secret door which lies her other mother. It’s a very strange movie, especially for children but it’s worth a watch if you’re into Tim Burton-esque movies.

Monster’s Inc.

If you haven’t seen Monster’s Inc, you need a good word with yourself. Such a classic Disney movie and features a fair few monsters making it a perfect watch for the whole family including little ones this Halloween.


Ahh the Twilight Saga, not really a classic Halloween movie but Edward Cullen is a vampire so I thought I’d include this into my list. I used to be soo obsessed with Twilight and I haven’t watched it for years so I’m going to dig it out this Halloween.


Another Zombie comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone. I do prefer Shaun of the Dead over Zombieland but it’s basically an American version. A very similar storyline of how to fight off zombies that are taking over the world.


I really do this Frankenweenie is quite underrated. I watched it in the cinema when it was released a couple of years ago and loved it. I’m actually just about to watch it now. The story follows a little boy called Victor who’s dog Sparky sadly passes away but as part of a science project, he tries to bring him back to life.

If you’re having a not-so-scary movie night this Halloween, hopefully, I’ve got you covered! I’d love to hear whether you love watching a good horror movie and what your favourite ones are.

3 comments so far.

3 responses to “Ten Halloween Movies for the Faint Hearted”

  1. Louise says:

    Some great choices here! I love Zombieland and I think the Woman in Black is a good choice – there are some seriously jumpy moments, but otherwise it’s quite a slow paced movie with just a lot of tension! I’d also recommend Poltergeist – there are some scary moments but I always think of that film as a family movie!

  2. I absolutely love this list of Halloween films, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus are the ones I watch EVERY YEAR without fail. I can’t wait to spend my day tomorrow watching so many Halloween films and this has definitely helped to get me into the mood!

  3. Lauren says:

    Great choices! I love Hocus Pocus and The Addams Family so much. I’m in the middle of watching Halloweentown right now, and it’s definitely one of my favourite PG Halloween films!

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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