As the month of October steadily approaches and the plethora of Halloween decorations pile up in department stores across the country, this article has been compiled to offer seasonal options for those that want to enjoy the fun from the comfort of their homes and those that want to get out and touch the festivities.
So not only will there be a list of the best movies to sit in and watch as the cool autumn weather arrives, but also some great upcoming activities in the area.
- Paranorman from 2012
- Corpse Bride from 2005
- Coraline from 2009
- The Haunted Mansion from 2003
- Hotel Transylvania from 2012
Beetlejuice from 1988
- Hocus Pocus from 1993
- The Addams Family from 1991
- Halloween Town from 1998
- Ghost-busters from 1984
A Nightmare on Elm Street from 1984
- The Exorcist from 1973
- Halloween from 1978
- Pet Sematery from 1989
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 1974
- Sleepy Hollow from1999
- A Nightmare Before Christmas from 1993
- The Monster Squad from 1987
- House of a 1000 Corpses from 2003
- The Hills Have Eyes from 2006
Interested in apple picking and pumpkin patch carousing? Carluke Orchard’s has their patches and trees open for picking. Apple cider and fresh baked goods can also be enjoyed for the month as royal gala and empire apples continue to ripen.
Brantwood Farms has been a go-to spot for October, as they open their annual Fall Festival on September 29, to feature day time family activities and nighttime scares. With a 40 minute hay ride around the farm, a haunted barn and more, the festival is set a kid friendly outing.
The Stoney Creek Pumpkinfest will take place for one day on October 13, and will include horse drawn carriage rides, craft and food vendors and live music.
The Waterford Pumpkinfest is set to begin on October 11 and continue until October 14. The weekend activities will include a parade, giant pumpkin pyramids, marketplace vendors, midway rides and more as the annual festival has snowballed into a must see event.
For 14 selected nights, Canada’s Wonderland will be transformed into an evening of horrifying mazes, scare zones, live shows and a park full of 700 monsters and ghouls from September 29 to October 31. A tip for those wanting to go — buying your tickets and passes online will save you some money!
Haunt Manor on Lundy’s Lane will be hosting their annual Carnival of Darkness with hayrides and haunted houses beginning on September 28. Three new attractions have emerged and the “scream park” is expected to be a great one again this year.
Here’s to a spooky October!