So with Halloween coming up, I thought it would be great to write about my top 5 television shows and/or movies to watch this October.
5. Witches (1990)
This movie scared me as a kid, especially when the witches turned into a rat or is it a mice? This film is based on Roald Dahl’s novel about a little boy and his kind grandmother who stumble upon a coven of witches, who are trying to get rid of the children of Britain by turning them into mice and it’s starring Angelica Huston. There is a new remake coming out in 2020 starring Anne Hathaway but I have a feeling that the 1990 film is much better and scarier just by watching the trailer so the 1990’s version is a must watch this Halloween.
4. Hocus Pocus (1993)
One of my all time favourite Halloween films. This film is a classic starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, It’s about these three witches that are brought to life by a spell after being hanged in the 17th century. It is scary but has a bit of comedy in it. I always enjoy watching this around Halloween time and Thackery Binx is played by Sean Murray, who is now known for his role as Timothy McGee in NCIS.
3. Casper (1995)
Another classic to watch around Halloween starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Malachi Pearson, and Devon Sawa. Christina Ricci and Devon Sawa were shipped as a couple during the 90s as they also starred in Now and Then together. Well, at least I shipped them together and Devon Sawa was my childhood crush growing up. Casper is about an afterlife therapist and his daughter (Christina Ricci) who move into a mansion and meet a friendly ghost Casper. They try to get rid of the wicked spirits that lurk in the premises. This film is good for young children as Casper is actually quite a cute animated character. Always fun to watch and my favourite scene is the ending when Casper turns into a human.
2. Good Witch (2015)
First aired in 2015 but I have only just started watching it and it’s so addictive. I am up to season 3 now with 3 more seasons to go and it does have a magical feel to it. This series is from the Hallmark Channel so it does have romance in the air. It follows Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell) that live in a town called Middleton and she has a daughter Grace (Bailee Madison) that welcome new resident Dr Sam Radford (James Denton) and his son Nick to town. Cassie and Grace don’t have active powers like in Charmed but they share a gift of insight and intuition so they seem to always know when people are coming or going or who to matchmake next!
1. Charmed (1998)
I have been rewatching the Charmed series ever since I subscribed to Stan, which is an online Australian streaming service. I have loved this show ever since it aired in the 90s and I have watched the reruns on the free-to-air tv. It’s about three powerful witches Prue, Piper, and Phoebe who learn they are witches and fight against the forces of evil. Charmed wasn’t the same when Shannon Doherty left the show in season 3 but I still loved Paige and my favourite was Piper. She always got the hottest guys in my opinion. Each episode is full of witchcraft and will get you excited for Halloween!
What are your favourite Halloween movies and/or tv shows? I also highly recommend watching the Harry Potter series too! Harry Potter is another classic for Halloween. I know there are lots out there! This list isn’t the hardcore Halloween movies like the Ring, Friday the 13th, or Scream but to be honest, I don’t really like those kind of scary movies so if this list is not what you consider Halloween-y then I am sorry but I hope you enjoyed it anyways! Hope you all have a happy Halloween if you celebrate it! I know it will be different this year so hopefully this will put you in the mood for Halloween. Thanks for reading!
Love N xx