October is the perfect time to pull out some of your favorite spooky movies and spend quality time cuddled under a warm blanket while the wind chases leaves around the yard. But some of us have to draw the line at watching movies that make each leaf tap on the window sound like a creepy crawly coming to get us! So here are a few DVDs that you can enjoy that still are spooky but probably will not keep you up at night!
Ghostbusters – (rated PG) Okay, so this one is listed as a Comedy, but it is the perfect creepy movie that isn’t too much for the squeamish. Because seriously, that possession bit freaks me out, but I really enjoy the ghost hunting and humor!
The Sixth Sense – (rated PG-13) Haley Joel Osment was such a adorable kid and he played the young boy in this movie to perfection. But a certain pivotal scene (no spoilers) really sends a shiver down my spine.
Warm Bodies – (rated PG-13) Zombies; yep a sure way to make me stop watching, but really MOST of these zombies are not that bad! This one really does have some finer points, so if the zombies have turned you off from it, give this one a second chance.
Race to Witch Mountain – (rated PG) Now we are moving on to aliens and lots of car chases. Really low spooky levels but still a good one for October.
The Nightmare before Christmas – (rated PG) Some of those animated characters are very freaky and overall it has a creepy storyline. Jack representing Christmas? That’s enough to give us all shivers! But it is animated so really no need to hide under the covers.
Dark Shadows – (rated PG-13) Now vampires are another on the “really don’t want to watch” list, but this vampire, played by Johnny Depp, isn’t a typical vampire. Yes, there are some gross things, but not that much, so grab that popcorn and blanket and watch some movies!