Fortnight of Fright 2015 | Halloween Movies for Scaredy Cats (Katrina from Bookish Things and More)


Welcome to our third annual FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT event!
October 17th – October 31st, 2015

Thanks for checking out the THIRD annual edition of FORTNIGHT OF FRIGHT where Alyssa (Books Take You Places), Amy (Tripping Over Books), and I bring you two full weeks of Halloween-related posts! We’ve invited bloggers, authors, and book lovers alike to share their favorite things about Halloween and we feature a new person and post each day. 

Today, Katrina from Bookish Things and More is sharing her favorite Halloween movies for people who don’t like/can’t handle horror (like me)!

I love Halloween.  It’s one of my favorite holidays, which is shocking because I don’t like to be scared.  I haven’t been to a haunted house since I was about 7 or 8 because of a bad experience that stuck with me.  But I do love dressing up.  I love helping my kids get ghoulish, or sparkly, depending on which child.  We also love watching Halloween movies.  Luckily they are like me and prefer the fun, cute ones. So without more rambling, here are my top picks for mild Halloween movies.

hocus pocus

Hocus Pocus

This is probably one of my favorite movies ever.  It’s also the first movie I saw in theaters.  We’ve watched this movie so much we’ve had to buy multiple copies of the DVD.


Halloweentown Quartet

These movies are so much fun.  They bring out the ghouls and goblins in a way that isn’t terrifying.

Ernest Scared Stupid

Ernest Scared Stupid

I am most definitely a sucker for the Ernest movies.  This one may have terrified me when I was little, but I couldn’t stop watching it, and want to watch it with the kiddos.

Tim Burton

Tim Burton Movies

I would get specific, but you can watch pretty much any of these during October.  I watch them all the time, even when it’s not a spooky month.  

Some of my favorite actually scary movies

Actually Scary Movies

There are a few scary movies that I will watch even though they can be terrifying for some: Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Thanks, Katrina! These are some of my favorite Halloween movies too! You can never go wrong with Hocus Pocus and I loved Halloweentown though I don’t think I’ve seen the last two! 

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What are some of your favorite Halloween movies? Do you go more for horror or funny?

5 thoughts on “Fortnight of Fright 2015 | Halloween Movies for Scaredy Cats (Katrina from Bookish Things and More)

  1. Cait @ Paper Fury

    I really don’t do Halloween (it’s just not a big thing in Australia!!) But I LOOOVE Tim Burton’s movies. The Corpse Bride was incredible and the music was…ahhhh. I love all the music in his movies. :’)
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

  2. Morgan @ Gone with the Words

    I loooove Hocus Pocus! I was never a big fan of Halloweentown but it’s been years since I saw it. Maybe I should watch again 🙂 And I recently started liking Nightmare Before Christmas! Great list, I’m not big on scares either. My other favorite Halloween movies are The Haunted Mansion and Casper. Hotel Translyvania and Paranorman are really cute and I loved the new Goosebumps movie!

  3. Kay @ It's a Book Life

    I watch Hocus Pocus every year! I am kind of a big scaredy cat, but sometimes I do get in the mood to be super scared and will watch a horror movie. BUT my husband usually not a fan when I do this because sometimes I will have nightmares. lol Oh well. Is Frankenweeie good? Maybe I shall watch that this year.

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