15 Not So Scary Movies It's Friday the 13th — Why Not Have a (Not So) Scary Movie Marathon? by POPSUGAR Celebrity AU 13/7/12 39 Reactions 4 Shares Print 0 0 4 0 0 Today is Friday the 13th and in our eyes it's the perfect excuse to have a scary movie marathon. But we know that horror films, especially the gore-filled variety, aren't everyone's cup of tea, which is why we're bringing out films that are a little on the safer side. Some are funny, some will bring out the kid in you, and some are iconic, so click through and see what suits your mood on this spooky date! The Addams Family What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 They may be creepy, mysterious and spooky, but above all, the Addamses are kooky—making this a fun flick the whole family can watch. 1 / 15 Buffy the Vampire Slayer What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Before Sarah Michelle Gellar stepped in, Kristy Swanson was the originally Buffy—albeit a bit more Valley girl, but still badass through and through. 2 / 15 Edward Scissorhands What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tim Burton's beautiful masterpiece admittedly gave me a few nightmares as a kid, but now I can fully appreciate the tale in all of its sad splendor. Be warned: while it may not give you a scare, it may evoke a few tears instead. 3 / 15 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 This holiday treat from the Peanuts gang focuses on Charlie Brown's right-hand man, Linus, as he waits for the mysterious Great Pumpkin (Halloween's answer to Santa Claus.) Oh, and Charlie Brown goes trick-or-treating—and gets a rock (cue the sad theme music). 4 / 15 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 OK, so the Harry Potter films aren't Halloween movies per se, but what better way to get into the mood than with witches, wizards, goblins and magic? (Not to mention a little pumpkin juice.) 6 / 15 Hocus Pocus What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Arguably my favourite Halloween movie for kids, Hocus Pocus features Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as three witches who are on a hunt for eternal youth on Halloween. Thora Birch plays the heroic young trick-or-treater who falls into their clutches when her older brother wakes them from a deep sleep. 6 / 15 Idle Hands What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Idle Hands is definitely not a film to watch with the kiddies, but if you're jonesing for a little guilty pleasure with your Halloween films, then this one is perfect. Devon Sawa stars as a high school kid whose laziness turns deadly when his hand is possessed. It's got a few gross-out moments, but it's worth it for the cheesy laughs. 7 / 15 The Nightmare Before Christmas What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Another one from Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas captures the spirit of the holiday with a whole lotta heart, a bit of romance, and a few catchy songs. 8 / 15 The Phantom of the Opera What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 It may not be the greatest musical-turned-movie of all time, but The Phantom of the Opera has just the perfect amount of creepiness to it without going overboard. It's worth it for the beautiful sets and costumes, not to mention Gerard Butler. 9 / 15 Practical Magic What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The story of two sisterly witches is a love story above all, but it's still got a Halloween scene, not to mention the valuable lesson of putting the lime in the coconut. 11 / 15 The Rocky Horror Picture Show What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 The fact that Glee has done a whole episode dedicated to Rocky Horror means it's time to revisit this classic. The costumes, the songs and the campiness make it a fun one to watch with a group! 11 / 15 Shaun of the Dead What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Zombies get a bad rap, but in Shaun of the Dead, they’re ridiculous in a totally nonthreatening way. Plus, you’ve gotta love Simon Pegg, and Bill Nighy as his undead “he’s not my dad, he’s my stepdad.” 12 / 15 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 I used to watch Disney's animated version of the Ichabod Crane tale every Halloween—once I grew up and stopped being scared of the headless horseman's pursuit of Crane in the movie's climax. Now it's a nostalgic classic for me—even if I do secretly get goosebumps when I see that flaming pumpkin flying across the covered bridge. 13 / 15 Teen Witch What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 You can't "Top That!" Though the best scene in this '80s movie is that rap song, the real story is about main character Louise's (Robyn Lively, Blake's big sister) transition into witchhood. She made it look so glam. 14 / 15 Young Frankenstein What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 You know you're safe when Mel Brooks's name is attached, and Young Frankenstein puts a hilarious twist on a creepy classic. If you love Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, then this one is right up your alley. 15 / 15 0 0 4 0 0 Read More MoviesHalloweenPop Slideshow postmodernsleaze 3 years I just remembered that Gremlins should have made the list too :) Renees3 3 years i thought shaun of the dead was pretty scary too. Beetlejuice I actually just rewatched a couple weeks ago and the claymation and effects are pretty cheasy now so it's not as scary :-) We're going as Jack and Sally from TNBC this halloween, can't wait! 3 years Where was the live action Casper?? postmodernsleaze 3 years I love horror movies, but I still adore this list-- nothing like a classic, feel-good Halloween movie :) (especially the old Sleepy Hollow, I still LOVE that movie!) Beetlejuice should replace Shaun of the Dead on the list. I could still see Shaun of the Dead freaking a few people out, even if it does include some comedy. 4 years I'm not what you'd call a 'wimp' when it comes to gore, but Shaun of the Dead was flooded with enough blood & dread that it really shouldn't be on this list... It's horror first, comedy second. 4 years I dunno about you guys, but Shaun of the Dead scared the heck out of me! I had to leave the room! (Yes, I'm a super-wimp.) bleached 4 years I love Practical Magic! I can't even count how many times I've seen it. I would have added The Corpse Bride as well since it's in the same vein as other Tim Burton classics Allyace 4 years I am definitely watching Hocus Pocus on Saturday :). lilkimbo 4 years Great list! It's not necessarily for kids, but I think Zombieland would be a great addition, as well! redchick152 4 years i loved hocus pocus when i was little!!!!! Pampire 4 years I love all "scary" movies but these are ones I can enjoy with my children. But where is elvira mistress of the dark? She is the queen of Halloween after all! :witch: mharvent 4 years I don't know about you guys but when I was a kid, The Addams Family scared me akmarspice 4 years I agree, Beetlejuice should be here too! To me, it's entertaining and semi-scary. Ellenora 4 years funkygeorge--I'm going to have to disagree with you about Beetlejuice. That movie scared me (yes, I'm a wimp)! shmoo15 4 years Loves it! funkygeorge 4 years Great list, but I would have added Beatlejuice! misshouston 4 years Thanks for representing for us wimps, Buzz -- we always feel left out this time of year, but not now! limelindsey 4 years Yes! I've seen all of these except "Idle Hands." And they're all right up my alley. genesisrocks 4 years Exactly the kind of slideshow I need!