My roommates and I decided to watch as many spoopy movies as we could in October, therefore creating OctoberQuest. I’m not one for horror and gore, so most if not all of these are pretty tame. So far we’ve been watching one every other night or a couple on the weekends, and we’re already halfway through the list! (except we keep adding to the list so we will probably just marathon through on Halloween night lol) Here is the list in question:
Halloweentown– A personal favorite of mine, full of nostalgia and sick 90’s style burns, a Disney Channel Original Movie classic about a girl who discovers she is from a family of witches and must help save Halloweentown from destruction.
- Twitches (Haven’t watched yet but a favorite as well, it’s about” two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives.” iMDB summary)
- The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It – Your typical middle school movie about a goth girl at a new school with an annoying little brother that accidentally summons a monster by reading a book aloud she shouldn’t have. This was my first time watching it, but it originally came out in 2007 (prime middle school age) which is when my roommate watched it and probably why she loves it.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas– A Halloween staple! If you
haven’t watched this by now I highly recommend you should.
- The Haunted Mansion – Loosely based on the attraction “The Haunted Mansion” at Disneyland, it follows a family with realtor parents who get called to a mansion, but soon discover it’s haunted.
- The Blair Witch Project– I’ve never seen this movie or any other “found film” movies before, so I had no idea what to expect. It starts off slow but it keeps building the suspense and by the end we were throughly freaked out. One of my roommates has seen “found film” movies before and she said it was one of the better ones.
- Casper – I’ve only seen this movie a couple times when I was younger so it was so much fun to watch it now. It’s about “A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.” -iMDB
- Corpse Bride – I never got around to watching this movie until now, but I always love Tim Burton movies so I went in with high hopes, and it definitely delivered. It gives you a different perspective of love and marriage, all the while keeping with the creepy style of Tim Burton.
- Sleepy Hollow (1999) – I only knew the names of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman so it was fun to finally get them put to a story. Anything with Johnny Depp is usually great, and this movie is no exception.
- Pay The Ghost – I was just browsing a movie site and I see this thumbnail with Nicolas Cage’s face and I know we had to watch it. We immediately googled it and saw that it had 5% on Rotten Tomatoes, so we thought it was going to be a stupid scary movie, but we were so wrong. This is probably the third horror movie I’ve seen, so all the jump scares got me. One of my roommates lives for horror movies, and she said it was average and had a decent plot, so we have no idea why it got such a bad rating.
- Edward Scissorhands –I’ve heard so much about this movie and how everyone loves it, but this whole time I thought it was a horror movie, when it’s really a modern fairy tale, which is one of my favorite genres. The aesthetic is wonderful, with the stark contrast between the pastel colored suburban houses and the dark gothic castle and Edward’s dark outfit. Easily one of my top 10 movies.
We have so much more, like Hocus Pocus and Ghostbusters, but we’re saving the best for last. Wish us luck on our quest and Happy Halloween!!!