With Halloween approaching, we have hauled in our experts to share their fa-BOO-lous favourite Halloween movies to keep the kids entertained over Midterm! We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to the Cork International Hotel soon so you can enjoy a Family Movie & Date Night in our Cinema room!
Movie favourites by Emma Moriarty, Conference and Banqueting Coordinator and mum to Kevin & Jennifer:
Toy Story of Terror (2014)
When Mr. Potato Head goes missing at a roadside motel, Andy and the rest of the toys go on a spooky and mysterious adventure to find their friend. This movie features all the warmth, humour, funny references, and gags you expect from the best Pixar films.
The Addams Family (Animated 2019)
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, but they’re also plenty of fun. This animated take on the Addams clan also looks more like the old Charles Addams cartoons.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
It’s easy to see why this family flick has withstood the test of time — the central trio of witches is irresistibly charming. And, if your kids love it, you can get them the sequel novel, which follows Max and Allison’s 17-year-old daughter, Poppy.
Super Monsters Save Halloween
For the littlest Halloween fans, Netflix offers this Super Monsters half-hour special, which actively shows pre-schoolers how the holiday’s scares are mostly make-believe. The characters explain the tricks behind haunted houses and spooky decorations so they don’t seem quite so horrifying anymore. A follow-up, Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween, is a good one to follow it with.
Room on the Broom
A personal favourite of mine – brings the fantastic Julia Donaldson book to life with this short animated adaptation of the book. It features a witch who is – by no means – scary, but smiles and is kind to animals who will all ask her for a ride on her broom! Featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Martin Clunes & David Walliams.