Family-Friendly Halloween Horror: Hocus Pocus

Hello, hello!
Can you guys believe that it’s already October again?
Well, you know what this means. It’s time for horror movie reviews! And this time, I’m gonna kick things off with a true Halloween classic: Hocus Pocus.

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

The Rating:

Fun fact of the day: this was the first movie I watched after signing up for Netflix! I’m going to start this review, letting you know that Hocus Pocus is not the best film out there. It’s not the smartest either. Or the scariest. Despite all that it is always a good time and a must watch for Octobers.

First of all, the idea is cute. And the way it was executed still holds up today. Many flicks that went over board with special effects and CGI often look super outdated after a couple of years. But here, they thankfully toned it down in that department and things still look charming.

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TMP Halloween/Television Edition: Horror

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Last Thursday of the month, so it’s TV time!

#1 Supernatural

I know I am super late to the party, but this year I binged all seasons of Supernatural. I love it. ‘Nough said.

#2 Grimm

About a year before I got started with Supernatural, I binged Grimm which is actually quite similar. Anyways, it’s a great show with lots of humor and creativity.

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TMP Halloween Edition: Holiday Horror

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
The topic for today’s little Halloween special is holiday horror!

#1 Krampus

This is a really cool one! Especially for me, because here in Austria, the Krampus is a pretty big thing.

#2 Halloween

Halloween totally counts as a holiday, right?
So, I definitely have to include the classic Halloween starring the mother of all scream queens, Jamie Lee Curtis.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Black and Orange

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
As it’s October, this month is full of spooky-themed, Halloween appropriate topics. For today, I went through my Goodreads list of read books, to find some amazing picks with black and orange covers!

#1 Rosemary’s Baby

My first pick is actually perfect for Halloween. You probably know the famous (and iconic) horror movie with Mia Farrow, but before Rosemary’s Baby hit the screen it was a book!

#2 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Early this year, I discovered the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics. I loved them soooo much and almost every one of the covers is orange(ish) and black! The one I included here is issue #5.

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Halloween Horror: Halloween

Hey guys!
The next review in my Halloween horror series deals with another classic from the 70s: Halloween. Let’s check out the original John Carpenter flick!

The Plot:

After 15 years in a mental asylum, Michael Meyers escapes and returns to his hometown, ready to shed some more blood…

The Rating:

This film is so iconic for a reason!
It’s scary and even after all this time, the frightening moments hold up. I guess serial killers are still up to date.

As Halloween isn’t working much with special effects, so there isn’t anything that looks outdated. Sure the clothes, furniture, and cars scream 70s but otherwise, the movie is still gripping.

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October Posts Announcement!

Hello, my darling readers!
Today I just want to do a quick announcement post of what you can expect this month.

October means Halloween, so I wanted to do something special. I’ve loved horror films for as long as I can remember. What better to celebrate that then showering you in reviews?
That means I will be posting a movie review every day for this month. I’ve got new horror films, I’ve got old horror films – some are scarier than others. I’m sure I have something lined up for everybody!

The only exception of movie reviews will be the regular Thursday Movie Picks posts I do. As you can guess, those are published every Thursday and for October the prompts are Halloween themed, so it still fits. 😉

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