25 Halloween Movies For Those Who Can’t Handle Horror Films
Halloween is coming, and along with the parade of all those lovable, cute kids knocking on your door chanting “trick or treat” come some disturbing occurrences such as scary stories about demons and haunted houses, wild parties with even wilder costumes and, probably the most annoying of all, a new onslaught of ghastly horror films. So what happens if just the thought of horror movies and graphic scenes of violence make you nearly pass out from the gore and fear? We have the solution to your problem; here are 25 amazing Halloween movies that combine humor with horror in the most joyful, cheerful way possible. Who said there aren’t any treats for softies too?
20. Haunted Honeymoon
Gene Wilder plays Larry Abbot, a performer in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater who wants to get married and for this reason he takes his fiancee to the spooky castle in which he grew up so she can meet the rest of his eccentric family. Gilda Radner costars as Wilder’s fiancee and gives her usual great comedic performance. She was also his real-life wife and on a sad side note, she found out she had ovarian cancer during filming, from which she died three years later.
15. Hotel Transylvania
This is an excellent choice if you want to spend some quality time with your friends or family on Halloween night. Vampires, zombies, and werewolves may be thought of as scary, terrifying creatures, but after you watch this touching animated movie you might feel sympathy for all these poor monsters who appear to be more afraid of humans than we are of them.
10. Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Mel Brooks as usual delivers another insanely good satire with the one and only Leslie Nielsen as Count Dracula. The movie is superbly acted, with great one-liners by both Dracula and Dr. Abraham Van Helsing (played by Brooks himself), but the problem is that if someone hasn’t watched the original masterpiece by Francis Ford Coppola, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, he or she will most likely not understand the humor in some scenes.
5. The Addams Family
To begin with, this â€˜90s masterpiece has an incredibly talented cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci and others compile a mini dream team in this dark comedy for everybody. Filled with hysterical dark humor and surreal Goth throughout it will put you into a Halloween mood from the first scene.