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What’s On My Non-Spooky Watch List For Halloween?

Hi, I’m Daisy and I can’t watch horror films! Not only am I a coward but I just don’t like them. That said I still love Halloween. I can watching spooky things like Ghost Adventures or Buzzfeed Unsolved so I’m not a complete lost cause. I mean…I scare myself looking in the mirror every day.

If only that was a joke! Haha!

To get myself into the season of a new month, I’m sharing some of the TV shows/films that I’m planning on watching during October. So many new things to watch and fangirl over!

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Netflix

The Addams Family

There have been so many versions of this awesome family! I’ve watched a teeny bit of the original, the musical and some of the new film. One of my favourites though has to be the 1991 film. It did freak me out as a kid because of the woman Debbie and her ending in a grave.

It’s definitely something I appreciate more now I’m older. I have a bit of a dark sense of humour (blame my parents and Jeff Dunham) so giggle at all the ‘wrong’ jokes. Wednesday is just an amazing character! That and Cousin Nit! It’s a staple for my Halloween viewing!

October Kiss

A free-spirited woman takes a temp job as a nanny to a workaholic widower. As Halloween approaches, she shows the family there’s a fun side to life.

I’m surprised that I haven’t watched this film yet since it came out in 2015. I usually jump on sweet, thought-provoking films like this. I guess I’ll just have to watch it this month! You can’t not watch a film called October Kiss in October.

This reminds me a little of Mrs Doubtfire meets Hook!

If there’s anything we need in 2020, it’s a film that makes you feel good.

The Corpse Bride

Erm…is this a bad time to admit that I’ve never watched The Corpse Bride? *hides*

I’ve heard a lot about it and know what everything looks like but I’ve never sat down and watched it. It sounds interesting and I love the style of the characters so I’ll let you guys know what I thought. After you’ve stopped silently judging me…

Hotel Transylvania 1, 2 & 3

Another kids film that I’m not ashamed to admit I enjoy watching!!

I first watched because Selena Gomez was voicing a character but then fell in love with the rest of the characters. It obviously has that silly humour kids all seem to love, but it does have some serious moments too. I missed out watching the last film so, with the weather being bad this week, I think I’m just going to sit down and watch all three.

The Worst Witch

Having grown up with the 90s version of the TV show and the books written by Jill Murphy, I had to give the recent CBBC series. It has Bella Ramsey playing Mildred so you know it’s going to be good! I’ll admit that it doesn’t have that sparkle the original had, but I still love the show!

Everyone is super cute and it really does bring back memories!

You can either watch the show on Netflix or on the CBBC iPlayer.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Of course…you can’t have Halloween without this freaky retelling of Sabrina!!

It’s one of the best shows on Netflix and gets better every time I watch it. I didn’t think I would like because it was so much darker, but I did! Kiernan Shipka makes an incredible Sabrina and I can’t help but love the characters especially Theo (played by Lachlan Watson) and Aunt Hilda (Lucy Davies).

I haven’t watched the most recent season so I’ll be sitting in the darkness watching this!

Disney+

Coco

What I’m starting to realise in the process of writing this post is just how many things I love but haven’t watched. I swear I haven’t done it on purpose! Life has usually gotten in the way when they’ve come out and I’ve forgotten to watch. One of those films is Coco.

I know what it looks like and have heard a couple of the songs, but I don’t exactly know what it’s about. It looks like something about the Day of the Dead but I could be wrong. I think the timing of the film was just wrong for me since it was when Mum died.

Oh and check the interview with the amazing woman who inspired Mama!

Maleficent 1 & 2

I’ve not connected much with the films Angelina Jolie has performed in, but I did fall for how she brought Maleficent to life! It has all the magic, the darkness that transforms her and the re-awakening of her light because of Aurora! Elle Fanning makes the perfect Disney princess and I wish we could have more films in this universe!

I purposely made sure not to watch the sequel as I wanted to watch it during October. I’m always nervous of sequels because they’re not normally as good as the first. I’ve heard some great things about this though so we’ll see.

Zombies 1 & 2

Something that modern Disney is known for is their musical films, whether it’s High School Musical, The Descendants or more. Since it’ll soon be Halloween, I decided to share Zombies! Another film with a sequel I haven’t watched yet. I’ve seen the trailer and heard about it but all I know is that it has werewolves involved this time.

It’ll be cheesy and squeaky, but sometimes it’s good not to think too much when watching.

If you’ve watched it, let me know what you thought of it!

Gravity Falls

This series is on my list of Top 10 shows I’ve loved! I’ve watched lots of different animated shows throughout my life, but only a handful keep me interested. Gravity Falls is still brilliant even though it finished in 2016. I keep hoping they’ll bring it back!

The show follows twins Dipper and Mabel as they spend the summer with their great-uncle Grunkle Stan. Something they didn’t realise was all the mysterious and spooky things happened in Gravity Falls. Dipper finds a mysterious journal in the forest one day and starts to learn that the town was weirder than he first imagined.

I wish I could adopt Mabel! She’s so vibrant, fun and all so crazy!! She isn’t stupid though and is very close to her family!

Star Vs The Forces of Evil

If you wanted to know which show had the catchiest theme tune, it would be a tie between Gravity Falls and Star Vs The Forces of Evil! This show is just like the title suggests. It’s about a princess called Star who uses her magic to protect the world from the forces of evil.

However she isn’t the best at performing spells and tends to put herself into a lot of danger. Enter her best friend Marco! He is very safety-conscious and doesn’t like to take many risks! When he asked to look after Star when she transfers to his school, his world gets turned upside down!

Look, if you can be witches for Halloween, then you can also watch a magical princess from another dimension!

What are you planning on watching this Halloween?

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenna
    4th October 2020 at 8:09 pm

    I always like to watch Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, and Ichabod Crane each October! It looks like you have a lot of great things on your list too 🙂
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

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    B
    5th October 2020 at 1:23 pm

    I love the Hotel Transylvania movies! They’re so fun. I always watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus this time of the year!

    • Reply
      Daisy
      14th October 2020 at 7:16 pm

      They’re just your average cheesy kid film franchise but sometimes you need that! Haha! Hocus Pocus still freaks me out a little but I do enjoy it!

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    lifestyleseason
    5th October 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Great post! Thank you for the recommendations! I definitely want to watch the chilling adventures of Sabrina because I’ve heard it’s good.

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    Lisa
    5th October 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Great post – I love getting into the spirit of Halloween

    • Reply
      Daisy
      14th October 2020 at 7:15 pm

      YAY! Thank you very much! Have you got any plans for Halloween?

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    Jodie | That Happy Reader
    6th October 2020 at 5:29 pm

    I love thrillers to read, but can be too much for watching so I’m with you. I will look out for October Kiss!

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      Daisy
      14th October 2020 at 7:15 pm

      Hope you enjoy October Kiss! I’m planning to watch it this weekend!

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    Lindsey
    6th October 2020 at 8:11 pm

    I watched the second Malificient the other day but it didn’t wow me, I must admit. But wow… How did I not know about a new Worst Witch?? That was my childhood! Gone straight to the top of my list and will be checking that out asap. Great recommendations here!

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      Daisy
      14th October 2020 at 7:14 pm

      Gahhhh! That’s not good. I don’t know why sequels never seem to work as well as the first. The only sequel I’ve ever loved has to be Prince Caspian! That was just as amazing as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe! YESSS! It has a completely new take on the series and Bella makes for an amazing Mildred!

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    Lucy
    6th October 2020 at 8:29 pm

    The Addams Family is such a classic! Like you said, there have been so many versions of the show! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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      Daisy
      14th October 2020 at 7:13 pm

      It really is!! It’s cool to see what new ideas people can bring to the family but you can’t go wrong with this particular film!

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    Britt
    6th October 2020 at 10:21 pm

    I LIVE for Halloween and everything that comes along with it. While I do love horror movies, I also enjoy the tamer Halloween options like the ones you listed above. One staple that HAS TO be watched AT LEAST once every October is The Nightmare Before Christmas. I can’t imagine spooky season without it.

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      Daisy
      14th October 2020 at 7:12 pm

      YAY! This must be the perfect time of year for you then! Haha! I still can’t figure out when to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas! Is it a spooky film or a festive film?! XD

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    Sophie
    6th October 2020 at 11:58 pm

    I didn’t know what to think when I saw non-spooky, I love horror! But you’ve mentioned some amazing options here, some I haven’t seen in forever that could do with a refresh too (looking at you Corpse Bride). I was obsessed with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina at the start of the year but I’m still not fully caught up – need to get on that soon x

    Sophie

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      Daisy
      14th October 2020 at 7:11 pm

      Hahah! Sorry! I should have probably used a better word but that’s all my brain could come up with at the time. It’s fun to watch films you first watched as a kid and watch again as an adult. You always pick up on jokes and things you missed! You totally should!! I’ll be joining you! x

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    Molly @ Transatlantic Notes
    7th October 2020 at 1:03 am

    I’ve watched the Hotel Transylvania films and thought they were pretty good but I absolutely adore Coco — such a wonderful animation and story. You’ve given me a few ideas for some more things to watch this season too, thanks!

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      Daisy
      14th October 2020 at 7:09 pm

      The Hotel Transylvania films are definitely a fun little introduction to famous horror characters. I can’t wait to watch Coco tomorrow and hum along with the songs. Ooo, what have you got in mind to watch?

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