Film & TV

Funny Halloween Films

If you are anything like me, scary films give you the creeps! But it doesn’t need to be that way this Halloween, because Brig is here to suggest some funny spooky classics to watch this October 31st.

TITLE: Ghostbusters

DIRECTOR: Ivan Reitman

YEAR: 1984

SYNOPSIS: Three nutty scientists get fired from their jobs at a New York City university and set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, catching pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists. But their antics lead them to accidently slip into another dimension, one which will release crazy spooks upon the city.

TITLE: Hocus Pocus

DIRECTOR: Kenny Ortega

YEAR: 1993

SYNOPSIS: After three centuries, three crafty witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, on Halloween, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all.

TITLE: Casper

DIRECTOR: Brad Silberling

YEAR: 1995

SYNOPSIS: When her late father only willed her his rickety old mansion rather than his money, Carrigan is ready to destroy the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the creaky house to seek her fortune, she is frightened away by the resident ghosts, but not Casper, the very friendly ghost.

TITLE: Scary Movie

DIRECTOR: Keenen Ivory Wayans

YEAR: 2000

SYNOPSIS: A group of teenagers accidentally hit a man with their car and dispose of the body, but now they are being stalked by an oddly familiar secret figure.

TITLE: Shaun of the Dead

DIRECTOR: Edgar Wright

YEAR: 2004

SYNOPSIS: A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, making peace with his mother, and oh yeah-fighting with an entire neighbourhood that has returned from the dead as zombies.

TITLE: Bewitched

DIRECTOR: Nora Ephron

YEAR: 2005

SYNOPSIS: Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic show “Bewitched.” But her little tricks cause cheeky havoc and romance magically enchants the naive actor.

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