“Amma, it’s Halloween today”, screamed Ayaansh as soon as he woke up today. “Give me my costume and let me trick or treat everyone in the building!”
Well, if you are a parent to an excited, about-to-be-5-year-old-boy, you need no details how I would have spent my next 2 hours. With covid situation, there were no Halloween Parties to attend this year and that automatically meant no new costumes too. Mr. A had mentally planned his costume, his tricks and the treats he would accept from all. To his dismay none of the families are celebrating Halloween, so there was no tricking / treating too. All he could get was a handful of chocolates from his father, a made-up, last minute costume by me. This just made him gloomy through the day. This is exactly when my husband suggested that we watch some spooktacular children’s movies together. I had made Oreo cookie-spiders, a scary fruit platter and and some bloody-rooh afza as our refreshment for the movie. And suddenly Mr. A was back in the mood celebrating Halloween and having a merry time with us.
And as I write this blog curating our favorite scary movies that are available in Netflix, Disney Hotstar or Prime, I hope you and your kids have a great time watching these movies too!
- Hotel Transylvania Series
This movie is about Count Dracula, who is the owner of a hotel called Hotel Transylvania, which is right in the middle of a forest. He invites some famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis. Some famous characters from the books like Frankenstein’s monster and his wife, the Invisible Man, the Mummy, the Werewolf family, etc. appear in the entire franchise. Count Dracula’s dream hotel for monsters and his love for Mavis is endearing to watch, but the actual problem begins when an ordinary guy (human) comes as a guest in the hotel.
The second movie in this series deals with Dracula who is concerned for his beloved half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis as he notices that Dennis is not showing any signs of being a vampire.
The third part of the movie is showcased on a luxury monster-cruise, where Dracula meets Ericka, the captain of the ship who belongs to the family of famous monster-hunter Van Helsing that wants to destroy the entire monster race.
- MONTERS, INC. AND Monsters University
Monsters, Inc. is a corporation in Monstropolis, where best friends Sulley and Mike are the top scarers. In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children and collect the screams. However, children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through the door, Sulley and Mike realize, things may not be what they think.
In Monsters University – the next installment of the franchise, we see Mike and Sulley join Monsters University to graduate as the scariest monsters on the planet. While they are arch-rivals, gradually, they become best friends.
- Super Monsters: Dia de Los Monsters
The Super Monsters series available in Netflix is an American-Canadian children’s animated television series. In this special episode, The Super Monsters celebrate Día de Los Muertos in Vida’s hometown with her magical family, some new monster friends and a spook-tacular parade!
- The Little Vampire
Rudolph, a 13-year-old vampire, meets Tony, a mortal boy his age who loves old castles, graveyards and vampires. Tony helps Rudolph to fight against a notorious vampire hunter, and together they save Rudolph’s family and become friends.
- Super Monsters Save Halloween
In this special, we see the Super Monsters use their powers to get their neighbors in the Halloween spirit, then help a nervous friend to see that there’s nothing to be afraid of.
- Room on the Broom
Based on every child’s favorite writer Julia Donaldson’s picture book, Room on the broom is a lovely tale of a kind witch who invites a collection of animals to join her on her broom, though her cat thinks it will get too crowded. Her new friends make themselves useful when the witch is threatened by a fearsome dragon.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
This musical movie centers around a character called Jack, the king of the Halloween Town. When Jack discovers a portal that leads to the Christmas Town, a place with human beings, he decides to send them gifts. The Halloween-styled gifts he offers shows his intentions. The film is both creepy and endearing to watch.
One of our favorite musical and best animated movie is COCO, which revolves around young Miguel who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent and to change his family’s generations-old ban on music, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
- Ghost Patrol
Gabi, Spence, and the Spooky Dog get a call to investigate old Geist Manor, their first official haunted house exploration.
- Gnome Alone
Gnome Alone is a 2017 Canadian-American computer-animated fantasy comedy film with a plotline where a teenage girl moves into a new house in a new town. She discovers that her new house is under attack by underground beasts. What happens when she finds that she and the house gnomes are the only ones who can offer protection to the town is the rest of the movie.
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