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Because sometimes you want to get into the spooky spirit, without scaring yourself silly…
Not going out? Can’t hack the jump scares of a traditional horror film? You can still mark the season and get into the Halloween spirit with one of these Halloween films that aren’t scary.
Place your bets now as to how many Tim Burton movies made it onto the list…
First Tim Burton film up on the list. A new born ghost couple seek ‘bio-exorcist’ Beetlejuice’s help to scare off the new occupants of their house.
Corpse Bride (2005)
Tim Burton’s stop-motion spooky story following groom Victor, who stumbles upon the corpse bride Emily, who’s desperate for love.
The Addams Family (1991)
Follow the much-loved kooky characters, and a plot to steal their wealth.
Addams Family Values (1993)
A sequel well worth the watch. This one features Wednesday getting up to her own tricks at summer camp.
Practical Magic (1998)
Witch sisters, played by Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, deal with a curse on their family that dooms any man whom the witches fall for.
It’s a classic for a reason.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Musical comedy of a florist who finds a carnivorous plant that thirsts for human blood, and pressures it’s keeper into committing some less than favourable acts…
Roald Dahl’s The Witches (2020)
A remake of The Witches, starring Anne Hathaway. An orphaned boy has to find a way to stop the child-hating witches who’ve arrived in town, all whilst scampering around as a mouse.
Comedy set in a newly Zombie infested America. Learn college student Columbus’ (Jesse Eisenberg) rules for staying alive in Zombieland.
Dark Shadows (2012)
Another Tim Burton but with more of a comedy feel. Barnabas is cursed by a witch in 1760, turning him into a vampire. After being buried alive by the town, he awakens centuries later to find himself forced into navigating a very different world, in 1972.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Satirical black comedy where ageing actress, played by Meryl Streep, finds the answer to immortality in order to continue her career.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Rounding the list off with one last Tim Burton film. A suitably darker retelling of Alice and Wonderland, where Alice returns to wonderland as a young woman and finds herself at the centre of the war between the Red Queen and White Queen.
Lana can usually be found spinning her collection of records, or writing odd poems in her phone notes. Her mixer of choice is a ginger beer, and you’ll never find her away from the sea for more than a few weeks.
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