The most important month for Halloween Lovers is halfway gone, but it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to catch up (or watch again 25th time) on most iconic ‘scary’ movies.
If you are not a big fan of horror movies, like me (I didn’t sleep untill sunrise after seeing The Conjuring, and since then my relationship with horror movies, at one point lovely and unhealthy, is done), but still want to celebrate the Halloween, or you are just big fan of Tim Burton’s vibes (not only but mostly), here are my top 5 movies, that will give you that vibe without actually scarring the shit out of you:
This amazing black and white stop motion animation (it’s basically re-positioning static objects while filming a frame per increment) directed and co-writed by Tim Burton is an amazing movie for cozy Sunday afternoon with family or friends. The main character, Victor is a young boy, home movie maker with big passion for science, not always understood by his family and colleagues. After a tragic accident, he decides to turn back to life his beloved dog and companion, Sparky. His ‘dark’ secrete gets out of control, and brings serious danger to the city.
Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel with the same tittle. This animation is more closely to drama than family movie. 11 year-old Coraline, after moving to new house with her parents, feels very lonely and constantly neglected by her family. While exploring new surroundings, she finds the doors to another world – over-idealized version of her home, which seems to be too perfect.
3.Corpse Bride (2005)
Another stop motion animation from Tim Burton. Back in XIV century shy groom-to-be Victor after miserable wedding rehearsal decides to calm his nerves at the woods, where he finally recite his vows correctly. Little he knows about the presence of deceased bride, who rises from the dead excited for her new marriage. Corpse Bride introduces Victor to her dead friends, and he’s desperately trying to escape.
Classic comedy directed by Tim Burton. Beautiful story about happily married couple – Adam and Barbara, who dies in car accident. Their spirits are locked in their house and determined to get rid of the new owners, who turns their beloved home upside down. After many failed attempts, they realize that only Lydia, artistic and rebellious teenager, can see them. The couple decides to ask for help a bizarre spirit, Betelgeuse, not fully aware of his true intentions.
1.The Addams Family (1991)
Perfect family movie directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. A grotesque and wealthy, yet with strong values, Addams family lives their happy, ‘normal’ life, surrounded by death. All until a tall man appears under their door, claiming to be Fester Addams, a long-lost, believed to be dead, brother. At first the head of the family, Gomez Addams, welcomes his brother with opened heart, blinded by thrills and excitement, but other members of the family start to raise questions and doubts. Fester has to face family’s maniacal games to prove them wrong and to take over Addam’s fortune.
What is your favourite spooky movie? Let me know in the comments.