Top 5 Best Non-Scary Halloween Movies

Top 5 Best Non-Scary Halloween Movies

Amanda Capote, Staff Writer


  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Rated PG

the-nightmare-before-christmas This Halloween classic follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king. Bored with his  yearly duties, Jack travels to Christmastown and attempts to hijack the holiday.  The Nightmare Before Christmas is truly known for its movie score, composed by Danny Elfman. The inventive claymation and wacky characters makes this movie a family  favorite.


  1. The Haunted Mansion (2003) Rated PG

movie The Haunted Mansion is a tale filled with ghosts, ghouls, and an ancient curse. When an eager real-estate agent finds himself  along with his family stuck in a desolate house, they realize it’s haunted by Master Gracey and his grim butler. Because Eddie  Murphy brings a comedic element, this movie is not commonly construed as scary, despite its wicked themes and creepy  decorations.


  1. Edward Scissorhands (1990) Rated PG-13

Ededward_scissorhands_ver1ward Scissorhands illustrates the life of an unfinished creature, with various scissors and knives for hands. A curious Avon sales representative takes Edward (Johnny Depp) out of isolation and into her home as he tries to assimilate into modern society. Along the way, Edward gains popularity through his creative hedge clipping and falls in love with Kim, played by Winona Ryder. Now, 25 years after Tim Burton’s initial release of the movie, Edward Scissorhands is a common Halloween costume for children and young adults.


 2. Beetlejuice (1988) Rated PG

ABeetlejuice-Posternother Tim Burton classic, Beetlejuice is a quirky movie revolving around the death of a married couple. Barbra  (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in an unfortunate accident. As ghosts,  they find that a new  family, the Deetzes, now occupy their old home. By calling his name three times, the couple hires Beetlejuice  (Michael Keaton), a renowned human exorcist, to extract the family. The creepy and odd motifs entertain an  audience filled with young and old people alike.


1. The Addams Family (1991) Rated PG-13

Since the TV show first aired in 1973, The Addams Family has been a household name along with its popular  theme song. 220px-The_Addams_FamilyThe movie depicts the return of a man claiming to be their long lost Uncle Fester (Christopher  Llyod) trying to swindle the family’s fortune. The majority of the movie’s comedy comes from the abnormal  antics of the family; for example, Wednesday’s obsession with torturing her brother, Pugsley.