Top 10 Halloween movies paired with super scary food


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Now I must preface this post by saying I am a scaredy-cat when it comes to truly horrific horror movies so my top 10 Halloween movies will be kinda unapologetically tame. I don’t like having nightmares and I have a vivid imagination so I try to steer clear of anything really disturbing. But if you’re a fan of Halloween-ish  horror movies, please share your top 10 list! I’ll be brave.

Anyhoo, here are my top 10 tame old Halloween movies with matching freaky food Enjoy.

1. E.T the Extra-Terrestrial  (1982)

This is a slightly spooky but lovely film starring the super-cute Drew Barrymore when she was a wee child. Awww. You will fall in love with the weird by adorable alien who befriends a boy who also needs a friend. It’s a lovely movie to watch on Halloween so you feel part of the spooky experience without the nightmares and that is why it’s my number 1 Halloween flick. Yay! Check out my review: E.T the Extra-Terrestrial film paired with 80’s food.

2. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

This is a must-see classic for kids and adults alike. What could be sweeter than Charlie Brown and his good pal Snoopy? Nothing, I tell you. When Linus writes a letter to ‘The Great Pumpkin’ everyone else laughs at him but good ole Linus keeps the faith til the very end. It’s a story about friendship and family. A top little flick for families and humanity!

Snack 1:

How fun is Halloween food? It’s kind of gross, freaky and shocking! Just my cuppa tea. Here’s our first recipe… Ladies fingers and men’s toes from Delish.


Image: Delish

3. Ghostbusters (1984)

Oh this movie gave me nightmares when I first saw it, with all the ghosts and the demons and the possessions and New York City… Scar-ey! This is a great movie with humour, retro special effects and a killer soundtrack. This is one of Bill Murray’s best movies and even Dan Aykroyd ain’t bad either, although I think he’s a terrible actor! There, I said it! Check it out if you haven’t seen it. This is a classic.

4. Casper (1995)

Who could have thought that ghosts could be super-cute? This is a pretty tame ghosty movie with a sweet little fella called, you guessed it, Casper who is desperate for company, for friends, so he seeks out the beautiful Kat, who he has oddly fallen in love with but all hell breaks loose when his uncle arrives and unleashes chaos. Poor Casper, will he find a friend or is he destined to float alone forever? Watch it and find out!

Snack 2: 

Our second may make your toes curl as you eat it, but eat it you shall, because it’s a perfect ooey-gooey Halloween snack – Wiggly Worms recipe from Octoberlicious.

5. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

What do you get when you pair Johnny Depp with Director, Tim Burton? That’s right, another slightly spooky but unreal film. I was a bit intimidated by the ‘scare’ factor of this movie, due to my ‘chicken-factor’ but I loved this movie. It’s full of humour, a bit of gore and Johnny Depp. You cannot go wrong with that combination! Check it out.

6. Young Frankenstein (1974)

Oh how I love Gene Wilder and that guy with the freaky eyes (Marty Feldman). This is a weird but cool movie about a scientist who is determined not to become a mad scientist likes his grand-daddy but when he inherits the family scary castle home, he read’s grandpa’s journals and starts investigating his Pop’s idea of re-animating the dead and so we get the dude with the bolts and stuff except with crazy comedy!

Snack 3:

Ooo-ooo-ooo – are you scared? No? Well tuck into one of these cutie-patootie Mini ghost cupcakes from My Recipes. They will look amazing at your Halloween party.


Image: My Recipes

7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Hello Tim Burton… again! Hello stop motion animation with loveable but spooky characters. Hello awesome Halloween-worthy movie.  Jack Skellington from Halloween Town discovers a portal to Christmas Town and pops down to join in the celebrations without realising the crazy effect his presence will have on the place. This is beautifully made, heartwarming and amazing. You must see it! Go on…

8. Scary Movie (2000)

If I was to watch any horror movie this would be it and I have watched it, only because I knew it was all for fun and not to scare the living daylights out of myself! Eek! Teenagers, murders and freaky phone calls – this movie combines all the cliched horror movie storylines from a million other freaky flicks and pokes great fun at them all! It is a bit scary but you’ll end up having more fun than nightmarish memories!

Snack 4:

If you want to eat something truly freaky, then these funky Eyeball Cakepops will do the job, just don’t look them in the eye as you eat them. They are from Bakerella. Cool as!


Image: Bakerella

9. Beetlejuice (1988)

Tim Burton must be the master of Halloween, the king of spook because this is another Halloween classic, directed by our friend, Tim. It’s the eighties classic, Beetlejuice starring Michael Keaton (as you’ve never seen him before) and husky young Alec Baldwin. A young couple tries to scare another family away by hiring a ghost to freak them out but he becomes their worst nightmare (with a giggle).

10. The Addams Family (1991)

What a crazy brood this was with the deep-voiced Lurch, the ridiculously in-love Morticia and Gomez, the freaky Thing and the hairy Uncle Fester – who could forget them? This movie isn’t just a freak-fest, it’s about family and it will make your own dysfunctional crew seem normal, so yay! There are booby traps, revenge, disputes and a magical book that will get you in to the Halloween mood. Enjoy!

Snack 5:

And last but not least, these Ghoulish Mummies cupcakes from Stitch Craft Create. Don’t they look cute!

How do you celebrate Halloween?

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