A young girl named Coraline moves with her parents into a mansion that had been renovated into apartments. Her parents seem extremely busy with their jobs and often ignore Coraline and let her wonder by herself. She ends up finding a small door in her living room that she begs her mother to open, but unfortunately finds it has been sealed off. Her life seems very dreary and boring until one night as she's sleeping she awakes to mice in her doorway. She follows the mice downstairs to find that the small doorway that was sealed earlier is now open and extends a long colorful tunnel into another world. She enters this world to find she is still in the same house. She finds her mother in the kitchen cooking but it turns out not to be her mother at all, but actually her "other mother" who she can identify by the buttons she has instead of eyes, as all of the characters in this world seem to have. She quickly realizes that this other world seems so much better and magical than her regular one. But things don't always stay that way.
Norman is a seemingly normal boy except for one thing, he seems to have the ability to talk to the dead. He sees them wherever he goes including in his own home where he speaks to his late grandmother regualarly. No one believes him and he is often made fun of and bullied for his ability. Norman starts to have visions where he can see that the his town is in danger and he comes in contact with a man that tells him that he has to continue a ritual that will help save the town from the rising dead.
Continuing with the animated movies, Paranorman is another that I often find myself watching while Halloween is close. I actually just watched this last year around October and fell in love. It's a funny movie but it's also very interesting and cute. I really think it's fun movie to watch that will get you into the October spirit!
It's starts off with a young girl named Marnie, as she is trying to convince her mother to let her go out for Halloween. But for some reason her mother seems completely against the idea and festivities that happen during the holiday. The children's grandmother comes to visit them like every Halloween and before she leaves they see her getting onto a "magical bus" that they end up sneaking onto and traveling into the magical world of Halloweentown! Which obviously is a town filled with anything and everything relating to the wonderful day of Halloween.
This is one of those movies that I would never have even watched if it wasn't for when I was younger I constantly had the Disney Channel on. This movie just gives me such an nostalgic feeling of when I was younger and getting excited for trick or treating. Or staying awake "late" to watch it when it aired on Disney. No matter how silly this movie is I think it will always be one of those main childhood movies that carries on into adulthood whenever this time of year rolls around.
This movie is just one of my favorites in general. I'm not sure why I favor this movie so much but I always have. Maybe it's because I think witchcraft and witches are so interesting? Who knows. But this movie always makes me think of autumn. This is definitely the most serious movie I have on this list but I really wanted to add it in. It's not scary at all, I would consider it more of a drama/thriller more than anything.
As you can see, I didn't really add any horror movies because I feel like movies that make you think of Halloween & horror movies are two completely different lists. There are tons more that I love watching but I guess you could consider these my "most watched" around this time.
What are your favorite movies to watch in October?