64% of people don’t like horror movies, and yet we always see trailers for them. If you’re one of those people, don’t think there aren’t any Halloween-themed movies out there for you! If you want to get in the Halloween spirit without hiding under the blanket at night, keep reading for some ideas of what to watch!
Adam Sandler’s new movie, Hubie Halloween, takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, and follows Hubie DuBois, who, every Halloween, monitors all the festivities and ensures the people of the town are staying safe. He gets made fun of by children and adults alike, but when actual danger strikes this Halloween, Hubie finds himself responsible for keeping Salem safe from real crime. Hubie Halloween is streaming exclusively on Netflix. For anyone looking for a good laugh, this is the perfect movie!
Is that not for you? No worries! There are plenty of others. The Witches (based on Roald Dahl’s 1983 novel) with Anne Hathaway tells a young boy who lives with his grandmother. One day at a market, he encounters an unusual woman who offers him a piece of candy, and, when she does so, snakes come out of her clothes. When he recalls his grandmother’s story, she tells him that witches are real, launching the audience into the rest of the story. The Witches is available on HBO Max.
Perhaps you’d rather a classic. How about Hocus Pocus? This film is about three witches played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. In 1693, the witches absorb the youth of a young girl (which her brother witnesses) and they are sentenced to death. The witches then turn the girl’s brother into a black cat to punish him and make him live forever feeling guilty for not being able to save his sister. Before the witches are killed, they create a curse where someone who lights the Black Flame Candle during a full moon on All Hallows’ Eve resurrects the witches. They are resurrected three hundred years later, and this sets off the rest of the story. It truly is a classic; sophomore Sebastian Correa says that “[He loves] Hocus Pocus. [He watches] it several times every year around Halloween.” Hocus Pocus can be found on Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab some candy, put on a Halloween flick, and enjoy the show!