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Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy the spookiness a little extra; what better way to celebrate than by gathering around the TV for a night of Halloween movies with your pets? While many Halloween films focus on ghosts, ghouls, and witches, there's a crucial category of entertainment for the season – movies starring our beloved furry friends. We're going to take a look at some of the best Halloween movies that feature iconic pets.
1. Frankenweenie (2012)
Tim Burton's Frankenweenie is a heartwarming tale about a young boy named Victor who brings his beloved dog, Sparky, back to life. This black-and-white stop-motion animated film is a delightful blend of classic horror elements and a touching story of the bond between a boy and his dog. Sparky's adventures in the town of New Holland make this film a must-watch for Halloween.
2. Hocus Pocus (1993)
While Hocus Pocus primarily centers around three resurrected witches, there's an unforgettable feline character named Binx. Binx, once a young man, was transformed into an immortal black cat by the witches. He plays a crucial role in helping a group of kids defeat the witches and save their town. Binx's wit, wisdom, and charm make him a Halloween favorite.
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Another Tim Burton classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas, features a lovable ghost dog named Zero. Zero is the loyal companion of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King. With his glowing pumpkin nose, Zero adds a touch of whimsy to the spooky world of Halloween Town. This movie is perfect for both Halloween and Christmas viewing.
4. Scooby-Doo (2002)
The iconic Scooby-Doo series features its namesake: a lovable Great Dane. Scooby and his friends solve mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatures. While not explicitly Halloween-themed, the movie's spooky themes make it perfect for the season.
5. Coraline (2009)
While Coraline may not be a traditional Halloween movie, its eerie atmosphere and button-eyed characters make it fit right in. The film features a curious cat named Wybie, who assists Coraline in her adventures in the mysterious Other World. Wybie's mix of courage and humor adds depth to the story.
This Halloween, as you gather with family and friends to enjoy the spooky season, check out some movies that star our furry companions! These films capture the essence of Halloween while celebrating the special bond between humans and their pets. So grab some popcorn, snuggle up with your own furry friend, and embark on the Halloween movie marathon you both deserve!