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5 Halloween Movies for the Not-So-Scary Lovers

Halloween season has finally arrived! And there is nothing better than a movie binge to enjoy the season. But maybe you are wanting a more lax Halloween to calm down from the hectic year we have all had? Check out this list of spectacular movies that is not too full of jump-scares and horror but has just the right amount of spooky vibes!

5) Hocus Pocus (1993)

It is practically a cult classic. Created by Walt Disney Pictures, “Hocus Pocus” follows teens Allison, Max and Dani in Salem, Mass., who somehow resurrected the Sanderson sisters, who are three witches that practiced dark magic over 300 years ago. With a second chance at life, the sisters continue their dark reign over Salem and it is up to Allison, Max and Dani to put a stop to them with the assistance of a magical cat named Thackery.

4) Halloweentown (1998)

The Disney Channel Original production, “Halloweentown,” follows a young girl named Marnie who discovers that she is a part of a long line of witches, and her grandmother comes from another, magical world. Although it is more of a kid’s movie, there are plenty of whimsical and charming moments to keep anyone entertained.

3) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

The predecessor to the hit TV show of the same name, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is about a high school cheerleader named Buffy who discovers that she is destined to slay vampires. A comedic adventure with plenty of humorous action, and more mature themes for people that are wanting to get away from all the kid’s films.

2) Coraline (2009)

As one of the creepier movies in the bunch, “Coraline” is a stop-motion animated film based on the somehow creepier novel of the same name. Young Coraline has moved to a new, bleak house that holds some dark secrets. A door leading to another world introduces Coraline to her Other Mother and all of the world’s “other” counterparts. Though it was made for kids, this movie is known for its creepy and horrific story. It feels right at home being watched during the Halloween season.

1) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Another infamous stop-motion film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” surprisingly is not about Christmas. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, has grown weary of the yearly festivity and wants to search for more. He discovers several doorways to other towns that are based on other holidays and is enamored by the sight of Christmas Town, now wishing to spread the jolly festivity himself. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a musical with plenty of catchy songs and an immediately recognizable aesthetic, perfect for the annual holiday.

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