Halloween unfortunately falls on a Tuesday this year, leaving all 9-5ers, school students and 20 something grandmas wondering what to do with our Halloween this year. I propose a (not very scary) movie marathon and here are some of my top picks:
I have a big thing for 90s Sandra Bullock and witches. Practical Magic gives me both!
IMDB: “Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.”
I consider Practical Magic a feminist classic thats more about the relationship between two sisters than the quest for love.
90s Sandra Bullock, badass witchery and Stockard Channing. What more do you want?!
Sticking to the witchy theme, you might want to check out this 90s cult classic. An acquired taste to be sure, but definitely worth a try.
IMDB: “A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.”
The angsty 90s teen movie with a flare of the supernatural. Kind of a dark comedy like Heathers.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rocky Horror is an absolute must and if you haven’t seen it yet, you haven’t lived.
IMDB: “A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.”
Whats not to love about a film thats so camp it hurts and that barely makes any sense?! Rocky Horror should be everyones not-so-guilty pleasure.
Jonny Depp before he got super creepy and weird (ironically). Sweeney Todd is an absolute must for Halloween! Who doesn’t love a singing, murdering barber?
IMDB: “The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.”
As a muscial buff I love love love Sweeney Todd, no Halloween movie marathon would be complete without it. The Depp and Bonham Carter duo in its prime!
You remind me of the babe. What babe! The babe with the power. What power! The power of voodoo. Whodo? Do what? Remind me of the babe!
IMDB: “A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.”
This film is the one! If you watch nothing else on this list, do yourself a favour and watch Labyrinth. I mean, it has Bowie in it!
Some of the best songs to come out of cinema, so much camp. So 80s it hurts.
No Halloween movie marathon is complete without this holy grail film. It would be criminal to leave this one out.
IMDB: “After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.”
Possibly one of the best live action disney movies ever. Hocus Pocus has some die hard fans at this point.
With good reason! This film is pure family fun. Do not miss out on this one this Halloween.
There we have it! Some of my Halloween movie marathon picks!
An honourable mention goes out to a film quite frequently watched in my house growing up: Scooby Doo and the Witches Ghost. I’m not joking, its timeless.
Let me know if you decide to give these films a go, and tell me if I’ve missed anything out!