There is something about the moment when October enters the chat – the rain keeps drizzling, the leaves give that burnt warm feeling and you just want to wrap yourself up in a blanket on the couch watching some feel-good, spooky season movies as Halloween approaches.

Whether it is just for your viewing or the whole family is gathering into the sitting room with sweet treats, we have curated a mix of magical moments, some dazzling animations as well as our cult favourite witches & wizards for you to add to this month's movie viewings.

Now all you have to do is grab those pre-bought Halloween treats, sit back & enjoy.


1. Coco  

Probably Pixar's most visually captivating animation ever created. Experience Día de los Muertos in the most colourful light.  


2. Hocus Pocus 

It wouldn’t be October without revisiting our 3 favourite witches and letting them put a spell on us. Not to forget – Hocus Pocus 2 is also out now on Disney+ so a refresher of the original is 100% necessary.  
Hocus Pocus

3. The Addams Family  

This 1991 version will always have a special place in our hearts as we watch this eccentric family's story unfold on our screens.  
The Addams Family

 4. Matilda  

A little bit of playful, magical goodness – it has to be Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

 5. Harry Potter – The Philosopher's stone  

Of course, you could pick any one of the Harry Potters series - but for the sake of that Halloween “troll in the dungeon scene,” we unapologetically choose Harry’s first year at Hogwarts.
Harry Potter

 6. Casper 

We couldn’t possibly get through the month without putting the friendliest ghost ever on our screens and the incredible Robin Williams for a good old school giggle.  

 7. Soul  

Potentially this could be controversial to put on this list – but if you haven’t watched this, we couldn’t recommend it more. It gives a sense of magic with its otherworldly, spiritually beautiful animation.  
Soul Disney

 8. Hotel Transylvania  

Looking for a chuckle on the couch with the kids? Pop on Count Dracula and enjoy him catering for the rest of the world’s monsters in Hotel Transylvania.  
Hotel Transylvania
September 30, 2022 — Carragh Meaney

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