Monday, October 31, 2011

HALLOWEEN: Top 5 Halloween Movies


Happy Halloween! 
To celebrate this fun and festive holiday I'm sharing my top 5 favourite Halloween movies! Yes, it's true, all the best Halloween movies were made in the 90's! 

Walt Disney's HOCUS POCUS (1993) 

Because I'm a big kid at heart my all time favourite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus! This is a classic family movie that I've seen so many times now, that I've lost count. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are the Sanderson Sisters, 3 witches who are obsessed with staying young forever. Thora Birch is adorable as Dani and spends most of the movie dressed up as a witch, cute! Her big brother Max played by Omri Katz lights the black flame candle which resurrects the Sanderson sisters on Halloween night! His love interest is Allison ("oh Allison!") played by the stunning Vinessa Shaw. Hocus Pocus has fun halloween costumes, a cute black cat (that talks), romance, magic, comedy and 3 crazy fun witches. This Halloween classic is perfect for the whole family and it's always so much fun to watch! 

Practical Magic (1998)

I love witches and I'm a huge Sandra Bullock fan, so of course Practical Magic is one of my favourite Halloween movies! Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are sisters and witches, Sally and Gillian Owens. Dianne West and Stockard Channing also star as their wicked Aunties. This magical film about the bond of 2 sisters has drama, comedy, magic and a love story, of course! Sandra and Nicole are magic on screen as the Owens sisters and I love that this film has lots of magic, witchcraft and lots of cool special effects! I love this movie so much, I mean come on witches plus romance whats not to love! 

Death Becomes Her (1992)

One of my favourite Hollywood actresses is Goldie Hawn and this is one of my favourite Goldie movies! This dark comedy is a great movie for Halloween. It has an all-star cast with a young Bruce Willis alongside screen sirens Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn. Being a Makeup Artist one of my favourite things about this movie is Goldie and Meryl's makeup and hair! It's just fabulous! The storyline is about 2 jealous friends who drink a magic potion that promises them eternal youth. So when they are both killed fighting for the love of same man played by Bruce Willis, they become "undead". It's fun watching Goldie and Meryl together on screen as rivals. Another classic 90's movie with a fun twist on the concept of eternal life. 

The Craft (1996)

So by now, you may have guessed that I love witches! Well this movie The Craft is a really cool 90's teen film about 4 teenage girls who pursue witchcraft. I don't normally like very scary movies but this film mixes sci-fi with magic and has some really cool special effects. I love Robin Tunney as Sarah Bailey and Neve Campbell is really different and off beat as Bonnie. If you love movies about high school, sci-fi flicks and horror movies then chances are you will appreciate The Craft. 

Casper (1995)

This cute children's movie mixes animation with live action and is based on the cartoon Casper the Friendly Ghost. Starring a very young and innocent Christina Ricci and one of my favourite actors Bill Pullman as her dad. Plus the gorgeous Devon Sawa appears at the end of the movie as the real Casper, which is very cute! This is such a cute movie and such a classic story... I mean come on, who doesn't just love Casper!  

So now have some movie recommendations, grab the popcorn (or the kids left over Halloween candy) cosy up and watch a movie this Halloween night. 

What's your favourite Halloween movie?

1 comment:

Vandaleyez Makeup said...

Just watched Death Becomes Her last night! I forgot how awesome that movie was! And of course The Craft! That's one of my all time favs!