Netflix offers plenty of horror movies for adults to get them in the Halloween spirit, but it also has great shows to get the whole family in the mood for Halloween. Here are a few of my favourites:
The Addams Family (PG)
Meet Morticia, Gomez, Thing and the gang as they try to figure out whether a man is really a missing relative. The man claims he is Gomez’s brother, but some family members think he is there to take the family fortune. Angelica Houston won a Golden Globe for her performance as Morticia.
DreamWorks Spooky Stories (U)
Kids can join Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and Puss in some scary adventures. Their favourite characters from Monsters v Aliens also share a scary adventure. There are four episodes in volume one with over two hours of spooky fun.
Hotel Transylvania (PG)
After losing his wife, Dracula builds a luxury hotel where he raises his daughter Mavis. The hotel is only for monsters that need a place to relax. It does not allow humans, but one manages to sneak in during Mavis’ birthday celebrations. Dracula tries to hide the human from the monster guests and from Mavis. The movie was nominated for multiple awards and Adam Sandler won a Kid’s Choice Award for voicing Dracula.
Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters (Guidance)
Comic and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham brings his puppets to a haunted house to share scary stories.
Hansel and Gretel (U)
Based on the popular fairy tale, an evil witch uses her house made of sweets to capture children. Cloris Leachman stars as the witch Griselda.
Rear Window (PG)
This classic thriller from Alfred Hitchcock stars Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Stewart plays a photographer confined to his apartment with a broken leg. With nothing else to do, he starts watching his neighbours and begins to suspect a murder was committed. Grace Kelly plays his girlfriend who helps investigate his suspicions.
The film was nominated for four Oscars.
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