At Cine2DVD we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest quality service and product, be it from our 8mm film to DVD transfers to our fun and technical blogs, we always strive to offer the best. Well, while Halloween may be over and done with, we thought we would ease you back into normality with a part-wholesome-part-eeeeerie blog, so don’t be hasty in edging your way back from behind the sofa just yet, and be prepared to embrace a hint of Halloween once again as we take a peek at some of the creepiest family films to ever hit the silver screen.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
From the flying monkeys to the tenacious Wicked Witch brimming with hatred, The Wizard of Oz offered a lot to be afraid of as a child! The almost Dali-esq surrealism attached to the film made for some terrifically scary costumes and make up. Not only that, the film often presented a lot of problematic, and often deadly, situations for our four protagonists, particularly as the ‘good guys’ road to achieving their dreams was so fraught with danger. Whilst the music could be super-jolly, it was the Witch’s castle and the Guards’ chant that sent chills up our spine, along with the poor cowardly Lion’s.
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
James and the Giant Peach is a highly underrated film, often listed behind Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or Witches when listing Roald Dahl adaptations. Both these films could easily make it into this top 3, however the underrated nature of James and the Giant Peach makes it too tempting to ignore. Everything from mechanical sharks to a terrifying man-eating rhino, James had a lot on his plate, and still makes us jump when it booms out of the clouds!
All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989)
Yet again, another underrated film, All Dogs Go To Heaven focused predominantly on Heaven and Hell, death and revenge. The hell scene is something of, well… nightmares, and left many-a-child in tears! Everything from the skeleton boat swimming on a lake of lava to the red dragon demon towards the end, All Dogs Go To Heaven was not the ideal film to watch as a toddler!
We hope we’ve managed to bring back a bit of the Halloween-haunting to your life, it’s only been a couple of days but we’re missing it already! To bring a bit of the spooktacular back, why not dive back into one of these films and bring back a bit of the creepy nostalgia! At Cine2DVD, it’s usually the non-creepy nostalgia we specialise in – bringing your old tapes into the modern world with our DVD transfer service. So, if you would like to speak to one of our friendly team about updating your 8mm film to DVD, get in touch! You can contact us on 0800 592433, where we are always eagerly awaiting your call.