5 Halloween films for the easily spooked

As the 31st gets closer and closer, horror films are beginning to pop up all over the place. After a discussion at the Brighton Girl office about our favourite Halloween films, however, we quickly realised that though everyone might love Halloween, horror films aren't everyone's cup of tea.

For those fed-up of watching Halloween films through the cracks of their fingers, the scaredy-cats of Brighton Girl have put together a list of five not-so-scary Halloween films just for you. Now you can get into the Halloween spirit with your eyes wide open and hands firmly by your side.

The Nightmare before Christmas

Sofaya, Brighton Girl Deputy Editor: "While it might still scare little ones, the Nightmare Before Christmas is a safe non-scary bet for adults. Who can resist the charming but slightly terrifying Pumpkin King Jack Skellington and sweet stitched-together Sally? Mix in a score of incredible musical numbers and you’ll be singing along for days."

Hotel Transylvania

Holly, Brighton Girl writer: "A true Halloween coming-of-age movie, Hotel Transylvania is hilarious and boasts a cast full of familiar faces (or in this case, voices). Based in a five-star hotel just for monsters, things start to go wrong when a human all of a sudden shows up, threatening Dracula's business and his fatherly protection over his daughter Mavis. Great fun."

You can watch Hotel Transylvania on Netflix UK.

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Ciara, Brighton Girl writer: "No matter what time of year it is, it’s always the right time for Aardman animations; I maintain that the train chase sequence from The Wrong Trousers is one of the greatest scenes in cinema history. Curse of the Were-Rabbit is horror-themed but not scary – just funny, cute, satirical and very British."

You can watch Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit on Netflix UK.

Hocus Pocus

Kim, Brighton Girl writer: "This 90s Disney classic is the perfect Halloween go-to film. Max, Dani and Allison accidentally release three witches from a curse and must save their town from them, assisted by a talking cat. Bette Midler stars as the eldest Sanderson sister on a mission to literally suck the life out of children."

Addam's Family

Kim, Brighton Girl writer: "Our favourite dysfunctional family are the stars of this classic, where normal is frowned upon and weird is good; where the men are bad and the women are worse. Addam's Family Values is a sequel that matches the quality of the first film too. Both are perfectly macabre Halloween films."

You can watch Addam's Family on Netflix UK.

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