This month sees the clocks going back, the nights drawing in earlier and earlier and, most importantly, the scariest eeriest night of the year, Halloween!
To help get your pulses racing, our friends at FILMCLUB have put together a selection of some of the best spooky movies the cinema has to offer.
There’s plenty in the way of broomsticks, from the big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic The Witches to Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker’s devilishly funny Hocus Pocus.
Alternatively, go hunting for spooks with cult classic Ghostbusters (which is also re-released in cinemas on 26th October if you want to see it on the big screen!).
Or take to the skies with a young trainee witch in Kiki’s Delivery Service, part of the brilliant animated films from Studio Ghibli.
For those looking for something with an extra fright-factor the thrilling ghost-fuelled drama of A Tale of Two Sisters is a must see, whilst the chilling story of a haunted house in The Amazing Mr Blunden is based on Antonia Barber’s book ‘The Ghosts’.
Of course no journey into the eerie world of all hallows eve would be complete without the inclusion of at least one movie by master of the gothic, Tim Burton.
Corpse Bride is full of the vaudeville charm and wonderful story telling we have come to expect – the perfect family film this Halloween.
So carve your pumpkin, get your fancy dress ready and prepare to be shocked, scared, thrilled and amazed with FILMCLUB’s spooky movies to get you in the spooky mood!
Here’s the full rundown of spooky family films to check out. Click the titles to get yourself a copy:
1. The Witches (1990, PG) A brilliantly creepy Roald Dahl adaptation about a 9 year-old orphan who has a run in with some witches during a holiday with his grandmother.
2. Hocus Pocus (1993, PG) A Halloween-themed kids comedy that sees star singer Bette Midler playing the head of a calamitous group of evil witches
3. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989, U) Japanese animation about a 13-year-old witch-in-training, who as part of her calling has to spend a year living away from her mother in a new town.
4. The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972, U) A thrillingly chilling haunted house story based on Antonia Barber’s book, ‘The Ghosts’.
5. Ghostbusters (1984, PG) Influential 80s comedy about a makeshift police force for the supernatural.
6. The Innocents (1961, 12A) Psychological horror set in Victorian England, as Miss Giddens fears for the safety of her orphan charges from supernatural goings-on.
7. Dead of Night (1945, PG) Five scary stories link together in this chilling British classic.
8. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005, PG) This enchanting stop motion feature, set in a 19th century European village, follows the spooky adventures of Victor.