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Top 5 Extremely Fun Movies for Kids to See This Halloween

Saturday, November 01, 2014
Watching scary movies during Halloween has become a tradition for me. However, a couple of decapitations later I’m glad to switch to a more kid-friendly movie, just to wash those images out of my head. Therefore, here is a top 5 extremely fun movies for kids to see this Halloween. 

Monsters, Inc 

The movie is about a cute little blue-furred monster named Sulley and his green, one-eyed assistant Mike that work for a company called Monsters, Inc. Their job is to scare kids because their screams make the monster’s world thrive. However, what will it happen when the child is not afraid and decides to follow the mythical creatures back to their humble world? 

The Haunted Mansion 

Produced by Disney and starring Eddie Murphy, The Haunted Mansion is a good choice for Halloween. Jim Evers (Eddie Murphy) is a workaholic realtor more preoccupied with his job rather than his family. By a twist of fate, he is summoned, together with his wife and children, to an impressive mansion. However, they quickly find out that the house is haunted. As he struggles to save his family, Jim learns an important lesson about the family he neglected for so long. 

Halloweentown Series 

Another movie series made by Disney Channel that caught my attention is Halloweentown. This 4 movie series centers upon Marnie, a teenage girl, who discovers that her entire family are witches. While her mother tries to keep Marnie and her two other siblings out of the magical and dangerous world of witches, their grandma has other plans. In the last movie of the series, you will also see a resemblance with the universe of Harry Potter, more particularly with Hogwarts. 

Harry Potter 

It might not be for Halloween, but is a great immersion into the world of witches, warlocks and other creatures. Follow Harry and his friends as they try to balance school with battling Lord Voldemort and prevent him to destroy the world. 

The Nightmare Before Christmas 

The movie might be a bit old, but it’s still among the most watched animated films on Halloween. Follow the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, Jack Skellington, as he falls in love with Christmas Town. Fascinated by Christmas, he tries to bring this holiday in his own town. Will he succeed? You have to watch it.

Top 5 Scariest Movies to See This Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Chucky Movies

The Chucky Franchise is definitely worth watching this Halloween. I first saw Chucky when I was too little to watch horror movies (I really don’t know where my parents were or why they allowed me to watch it in the first place) and it scared the hell out of me. The movies are about a doll, which is possessed by a serial killer’s soul. The doll evolves with each movie and in the fourth he gets those scars and patches along with the bloody eyes.

Drag Me To Hell

Released in 2009, Drag me to hell has plenty of jump-out-of-your-seat moments and lots of laughs, which is uncommon for a horror movie. After a loan officer evicts an old gypsy woman from her home, she faces down a supernatural curse that threatens to push her to the breaking point and steal her soul.

Halloween Series

I would watch the Halloween Series over and over again…well, some of them. Since the original movie, released in 1978, Halloween received another nine movies from which Halloween III has nothing to do with the rest of the series. The movies focus on Michael Myers, a murder that kills his older sister and returns home after 15 years to kill more teenagers. Make sure you lock the doors if you are watching the series.

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror is based on a true story, which makes it even scarier. The movie paints the story of a family that moves into a house filled with dark secrets and demonic forces, previously owned by a mass-murder.

Wrong Turn Series

The Wrong Turn Series are the perfect mix between scary and extremely gross moments. It’s advisable not to eat – before, during and after the movie(s). The entire series are based on a group of men, extremely disfigured that live in the mountains. Not scarred yet? Well, to “entertain” themselves they hunt people and….eat them. This “diet” seems to work because there are currently 6 movies released and the 7th one is announced for 2015.

Top 5: Horror Movies I've watched this Halloween

Friday, November 01, 2013

Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve is a great holiday influenced by Celtic harvest festivals. On October 31st people all around the world wear costumes, decorate and carve pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, play pranks, go trick-or-treat, tell scary stories and watch horror movies. Because I’m a huge fan of horror movies, I thought what a better night to watch them if not on Halloween. Well, I like to watch them when it’s raining, adds more effects, besides those in the movies. 

A Nightmare on Elm Street - 2010
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This is a 2010 remake of a 1984 movie with the same name. This movie is about a terrifying man by the name of Freddy Krueger that stalks a group of teenagers in their dreams. I must say that the combination of his four blades fingers and the look of a burn victim really scared me in the original movie. Even if the movie received a low rate on IMDB, it broke the record with $63 million on Box Office and $115 million worldwide.

Halloween II - 2009
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I enjoyed every movie from the Halloween series and this one was no exception. Continuing with the action from 2007 where the movie ended and skipping one year, Halloween II presents the same Laurie Strode that deals with the consequences of the previous movie and Dr. Loomis who tries to publish a book that chronicles those shocking events. And last but not least, Mike Myers who is kind enough to continue to search for Laurie. 

On the initial release in August 29, 2009 the movie received some negative reviews from critics and it was re-release on October 30, 2009.

Drag me to hell - 2009
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A horror movie released in 2009, directed by Sam Raimi and co-written with his own brother Ivan Raimi. The movie presents the story of a loan officer named Christine Brown that refuses to extend a loan to a gypsy woman named Sylvia Ganush for impressing her boss. For that, Ganush curses Christine and after 3 days of torment she will burn in hell for eternity. While the evil forces push her to the breaking point, she desperately tries to save her soul. The movie had a gross of $42 million on US and Canada and $90 million worldwide.

Trick 'r Treat – 2007
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A horror movie that centers around 4 interwoven Halloween stories. A group of teenagers make a mean prank, a woman that loathes the night but has to pull off with the holiday obsessed husband, a college virgin that meets the right guy and a high school principal with his secret life as a serial murderer. All these stories have one thing in common – Sam, a mysterious pint sized that wears orange pajamas with a sack over his head that appears only when someone breaks the traditions of Halloween.

The Last House on the Left – 2009
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This is also a remake of a 1972 movie with the same name directed by Dennis Iliadis. An escape prisoner and his gang kidnap and assault two women and find a refuge in a vacation home during a thunder-storm in one of the victim parent’s house. Her parents find out that her daughter was raped, shot and left for dead and they attempt to get revenge. The movie had a grossed $ 45 million worldwide.

In the end, what do we learn from horror movies? Well we know for a fact that:

- TVs can kidnap kids
- Building a house over a cemetery or dead bodies is not a good idea
- Realtors always lie
- Your boyfriend will fall asleep even if he said he won’t
-A mother makes about 10 minutes to your bedroom
-Don’t say “I’ll be right back” because you never know what may happen on your way to the other room
-When it’s quiet, the serial killer is right behind you
-Don’t investigate strange noises
-Stick with the group, don’t split up or you will end up chopped 

That being said, I hope you had fun this Halloween and feel free to share some strange events that happened to you.

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