Halloween was always my favorite holiday when I was younger.
I love fall.
Autumn is the new year for many cultures, so maybe that’s why my soul has a yearning for new things.
I love hiking in the woods and smelling the detritus and viewing the splendor of the leaves as they pass away. Theirs is a most glorious death.
There is something magical about that crushed leaf smell on the breeze and the cool mornings with warm sunny afternoons. I love seeing pumpkins on porches. I love lighting candles as the nights begin earlier and earlier.
And the mosquitoes are gone.
Now that my girls are older, they can watch some scary movies with me. We watch certain movies for the pop culture references, film history, and to discuss how these movies portray folklore, historical circumstances, and mental illness.
I don’t like movies about possession. A lot of the modern films make me nervous. I prefer the classics before CGI.
And I still love the sweet kids’ classics that the whole family can watch together.
20 Favorite Family Friendly Halloween Movies
Harry Potter series
Hotel Transylvania series
There are other great movies too, but I had to keep my lists concise.