We love Halloween here in the Hobbis household. There’s nothing like snuggling up together under a blanket and watching some spooky Halloween family movies from Warner Bros. Everyone has their own Halloween family traditions, don’t they?
We’ve all got our favourites but which of these four would you choose to watch when the wind is howling outside and all is dark and gloomy?
Read on to discover our favourite four – and how you can win a copy of each for yourself.
From film director Tim Burton, this is the story of the Maitlands (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) – a happy couple who are killed in a car crash and return as ghosts to their beloved home to wreak havoc on the ghastly yuppie family who has moved in.
Unfortunately, their attempts at haunting are ignored by all the family, with the exception of Goth daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder), who doesn’t mind one bit. At their wit’s end, the ghostly couple call on a despicably disgusting demon named ‘Beetlejuice’ (Michael Keaton) for help.
We found Beetlejuice to be equally funny and gruesome without being too scary – just don’t say his name out loud three times!
Another Tim Burton classic, Corpse Bride tells the story of two aristocratic families who pair off their children hoping they will be escalated into high society. Unfortunately, when clumsy Victor Van Dort (Depp) rehearses his vows in the woods he accidentally marries the Corpse Bride (Bonham-Carter) which causes havoc with everyone’s plans.
We thought the corpse bride was hilarious with her maggot and popping eyeball. The film is both romantic, ethereal and spooky.
In this feature-length animation, Scooby-Doo and the gang travel to a haunted island to investigate the ghostly legend of Moonscar the pirate, but soon find themselves tussling with cat creatures and zombies – could the ghouls actually turn out to be real for once?
We’ve always loved Scooby Doo and, of course, he and Shaggy are as brave as usual when confronting the monsters and zombies.
Adapted from Roald Dahl’s book “The Witches”, Luke and his wise grandmother Helga arrive at an English seaside hotel where the Royal Commission for Prevention of Cruelty to Children is holding a convention. Luke discovers that its members are not charity workers but wicked witches who plan to turn all children into mice – starting with him. The mouse-Luke must alert his aunt and stop their dastardly plan.
By turns funny and scary we loved Anjelica Houston as the Grand High Witch and it was great when the witches finally got a taste of their own medicine.
What are your favourite Halloween family movies?
To win a copy of each of the four DVDs above (one prizewinner), simply enter via the Rafflecopter. UK entrants only and the usual terms and conditions apply which you can find on my giveaways page.
Please note that the prize will be received until after Halloween.
The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday 5th November.
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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