During the last decade, I have challenged myself to watch 31 films in 31 days around Halloween with one simple rule: They must be films I have never seen before. Over the last 2 Halloween’s it has become more of a struggle due to having a baby, finding time just to focus on a re-run can be hard enough! So this year (along side my 31 Makeups) I slimmed the list down to a mere 6, with a mix of new and old films and TV shows. I hope these can inspire you to create your own movie challenges or even just to try an older horror movie you may have missed.
2. The latest CGI animated movie for Disney’s Pixar, Coco brings even more magic, mystery and colour to the Mexican holiday; Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). We follow young aspiring guitarist Miguel whose family have banned music for generations. After he accidentally enters the Land of the Dead, Miguel must find his way home before he becomes part of the world itself.
The film is animated beautifully, really focusing on details that flow with the soundtrack with extra magical elements you expect from that classic Disney style. The story is very sweet yet incorporates themes which may effect the adults watching rather than the children (especially those who are close to family or even have experience with dementia)! If you are a fan of the undead, spirit animals and twists better than Frozen (yes, I went there) then this might just end up on your new classics list (just make sure you keep tissues around for the tears).