With Halloween right around the corner, you might be looking for all the ways to immerse yourself in the spooky season. Hay rides, haunted houses, and pumpkin patches are great ways to prepare for Halloween, but what if you want to include your cat in all the spooky action? A Halloween movie marathon is the perfect solution! Grab your fuzzy blankets and popcorn because we’ve picked out 5 spooky movies that feature cats for you and your feline friend to enjoy.
A classic Halloween movie filled with all the charm of the 90’s, Hocus Pocus follows the story of Thackery Binx, a boy that was cursed to become an immortal black cat by 3 witches who eat children to maintain their own immortality. Hundreds of years later, a group of kids release the witches back into present day and must work alongside Thackery to break the curse before their siblings and other children get eaten.
11-year-old Coraline isn’t too thrilled about her new home in her new boring town, until she stumbles upon a secret door that houses an exciting parallel universe that makes her new home seem a lot less dull. Things aren’t always what they seem in the Other world, however, and a seemingly supernatural black cat becomes one of the few things Coraline can actually trust. If you and your cat enjoy dark fantasy stop-motions, then this one is for you.
Promising to deliver on all of Stephen King’s twisted imagination, Pet Sematary is for the true horror junkies! When the Creed family and their pet cat, Church, move they soon find themselves amongst strange neighbors and a creepy pet cemetery. After Church suddenly passes away, the father and one of the neighbors take Church and bury him in an ancient burial ground. It’s not long before Church is back, but something isn’t quite the same about him.
Scooby-Doo and the whole mystery gang reunite to embark on yet another adventure. After visiting a store, the gang runs into Lena who tells them about Moonscar Island that’s haunted by the ghost of a pirate. It’s not long before the whole mystery crew is solving another case, but it’s not just zombie pirates they have to worry about – it’s immortal cats, too!
If spooky isn’t your speed, but charming animated films filled with Halloween charm are, then following Kiki’s adventures will be your perfect fix. Directed by renowned Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, Kiki’s Delivery Service is the story about a young witch-in-training named Kiki who wants to make a living for herself. Partnered with her trusted talking cat Jiji, Kiki flies across her new town making deliveries and encountering a colorful cast of characters along the way. Not every delivery is ‘smooth flying’, though!
Remember, no movie night is complete without snacks! While you’re popping popcorn and picking out your favorite candy, make sure you prepare a tastytreat for your cat, too.