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Beetlejuice. Fun for all. Little kids might get creeped or grossed
Dracula, the 1931 classic. Fun for everyone.
Fantasia, 1940 musical compilation from Disney. The Night on Bald
Mountain Sequence is beautiful and frightening.
Frankenstein, the 1930s classic. Fun for everyone.
Fright Night, the 1985 film about a boy and a washed up TV personality
who discover and destroy a vampire and his cronies. Geared towards young
adults. Scary for children.
Ghostbusters & Ghostbusters II, everyone's favorite ghost-chasing
frolics from the 1980s. Good for the whole family, for the most part.
Hocus Pocus, starring Bette Midler. Recommended by Steve F. of FL:
"A very fun movie that I think captures the 'feel' of Halloween and,
at the same time, is not bloody or has 'adult' language in it. A nice addition
to one's Halloween video library."
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. A classic Peanuts TV special
from 1966. Great for everyone!
Lonesome Ghosts, the 1937 classic cartoon short from Disney. Great
Nightmare Before Christmas. A Disney classic film. Great for all.
Rebecca, the 1940 Hitchcock Classic based on the Daphne DuMaurier
novel. Younger kids might find it boring. Some adult themes.
Stephen King's Rose Red. Silly and fun, but not for young kids.
Originally aired on TV as a miniseries. Loosely based on the story of Sarah
Skeleton Dance, the early Disney Silly Symphony. Great for everyone!
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, featuring Disney's version
of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. 1949. Fun for all!
The Halloween Tree, the 1993 cartoon version, recommended to us by a site visitor. If it serves
the book well, it has to be good. :D
The Haunting, based on Shirley Jackson's Haunting of Hill House.
Not horribly scary, but younger children probably would not enjoy it.
Trick or Treat, the Disney 1950s short starring Donald Duck, his
nephews, and Witch Hazel. Great for everyone!
The Big Book of Halloween, by Laura Dover Doran et al.
Dracula, by Bram Stoker
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Halloween: The Best of Martha Stewart Living
The Halloween Tree, by Ray Bradbury (You think we wouldn't include
The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
Hell House, by Richard Matheson
The Hellbound Heart, by Clive Barker
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving
Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
Rebecca, by Daphne DuMaurier
Rose Madder, by Stephen King
The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James