What are your plans this Halloween? Are you going to be handing out candy to all the ghouls and boys? Conjuring up some of your own magic? Or simply sitting down with a bucket of popcorn and watching some Witchy Classics on your TV?
If you are going to do the latter, here are some great holiday classics you may want to settle into the couch with on this Magickal night!
I Married a Witch (1942)
A 1942 classic, starring Veronica Lake & Fredric March. This romantic comedy is about two witches who curses the future generations of the puritan that burned them at the stake. When they come back for revenge, you can follow the hilarious mishaps the woman take, and ends up falling in her own trap with a love potion.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Angela Lansbury stars in this 1971 film about an apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain.
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer play three women who, unaware of their own power, summon their version of the perfect man. Unfortunately, this man, portrayed by Jack Nicholson, ends up being the devil.
Teen Witch (1989)
This cult classic is a beloved little movie about an awkward girl (played by Blake Lively’s big sis, Robyn) who learns she has some pretty powerful magic skills. Soon, she has the whole school eating out of the palm of her hand — including the hottest guy in her class.
The Witches (1990)
This movie, based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl, tells the story of a young boy who accidentally stumbles upon a convention of witches. Unfortunately, these witches want nothing more than to turn all of the world’s children into mice.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Hocus Pocus centers on a skeptical teenager who accidentally brings back three witches who have been dead for 300 years. Aided by his sister, a pretty girl, and a talking cat, Max tries to track them down and destroy them before they can kill all of the children in Salem and gain immortality.
The Craft (1996)
A new girl at a Catholic high school befriends three girls who practice witchcraft. They learn that together they possess powers that can make their wildest dreams come true, until one of them takes everything too far.
The Crucible (1996)
This fictionalized account of the Salem Witch Trials was written by Arthur Miller and adapted from his play. It follows a group of people living in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 who are involved in a witch hunt when some of their girls are found practicing what the community considers witchcraft.
Practical Magic (1998)
Two witches, played by Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, were born into a family with a curse. Every man who falls in love with a woman in their family will face an untimely death. When one realizes that time is approaching for the man she loves, the sisters come together with their aunts to fight the forces of darkness and find a way to break the curse.
American Horror Story: Coven (2013-2014)
If you are in for a full weekend of witches, you may just want to marathon the third season of Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series. It was arguably the most fun. Assembling a dream cast that includes Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, and Sarah Paulson, AHS: Coven follows the war between white witches and voodoo priestesses in modern-day New Orleans.