While some people look forward to Halloween as an excuse to have nightly slasher film fests and spend October with hearts racing and hairs raised, others prefer more playful aspects of the holiday. These 12 Halloween-related films celebrate ghosts, witches, and all the other typical characters found on Halloween, but without the fear factor. Among them are several that even tiny trick-or-treaters can watch (although we’d be hard pressed to find someone of any age who would turn down a viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”). So if you like your Halloween film fare with a side of humor instead of horror, these flicks are for you.
The cult classic, starring a pre-Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy, is a much beloved Halloween staple; the Internet went crazy recently when rumors of a sequel surfaced. A pair of siblings and a friend must take action when three witch sisters come back to life on Halloween night.