By Us Magazine Team
Gather round, scaredy cats! These films bring the spirit of Halloween to life — without the horror, the screams, and the gore. Us Weekly rounds up 10 beloved movies to watch this season that won’t scare you senseless, from the funny antics of the Hocus Pocus sisters to the bizarre ways of the Addams family.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Bless you! This Halloween classic is centered on three witch sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) who are brought back from the dead in witch-friendly Salem, Mass., on Oct. 31. Their resurrection, however, comes with unwarranted mischief, and a group of heroic young kids (and a furry friend) come together to stop the evil yet hilarious trio.
PHOTOS: Celebrities as witches
The Witches (1990)
The film adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s beloved tale tells the story of a young boy who comes across a wtich convention. After hearing about their evil plan, he attempts to disband their diabolical mission at the risk of being turned into a mouse. The film itself is slightly hair-raising at times (all hail the venerable Anjelica Huston!) but is overall a beloved Halloween classic.
It gets a little spooky in Halloweentown, but it’s a charming place filled with magical memories. In the beloved ’90s made-for-TV classic, the heroine Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown) is tasked with saving her mother Gwen (Judith Hoag) and grandmother Aggie (Debbie Reynolds) from dark, evil forces infiltrating the sleepy village. In order to do this, Marnie and her siblings need to hustle and gather the ingredients that will bring Merlin’s Wand to life — before it’s too late.
PHOTOS: Celebrity ghost stories!
The Addams Family (1991)
In this case, the same old Thing is absolutely perfect! Based upon the Charles Addams-created cartoon of the same name, this beloved Halloween classic tells the story of the wealthy and totally offbeat Addams family (lead by Gomez and Morticia Addams) as they try to sort of their bizarre lives in the everyday world. the film boasts of an all-star cast including Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, and more.
PHOTOS: Stars and their supernatural pasts
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
This romantic fantasy Tim Burton film starring Johnny Depp is about a man named Edward, who has sharp shears in place of actual limbs. Despite his odd appearance, he is adopted by the Boggs family, and falls in love
Source:: US Magazine entertainment