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THE ADDAMS FAMILY (PG)
When long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) plan a celebration to wake the dead. However, based on his uncharacteristically ‘normal’ behavior, could this Fester be a fake, part of a diabolical scheme to raid the Addams fortune? This popular 1991 adaptation of writer Charles Addams comic strip about an eccentric & sinister suburban family is a winning combination of comedy and fantasy. (99 mins) 
CASPER (PG)
A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one. This 1995 adaptation of the popular comic book Casper: The friendly Ghost boasts spectacular CGI effects and it’s combination of mild scares, comedy, music and sentiment make it ideal for children. Starring Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty, Bill Pullman & Eric Idle. (110 mins)
CORALINE (PG)

Spooky animated children's fantasy based on the novella by Neil Gaiman. After moving into her new home, Coraline (voice of Dakota Fanning) finds a secret passage & discovers an eerie, parallel version of her own world. Initially bewitched by her strange new surroundings, where everything seems to revolve around her, Coraline soon has to fight tooth and nail to return home when her new mother tries to force her to stay. (101 mins)

THE CORPSE BRIDE (PG)
In a 19th century European village, a young man named Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp) is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living. Maverick director Tim Burton’s richly imaginative 2006 animated adventure, with it’s gloriously amusing gothic characters & infectious songs & music score is delightful fun for the whole family. (77 mins)
FRANKENWEENIE (PG)
Director Tim Burtons black and white stop-motion animated homage to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a remake of his 1984 film of the same name. The film tells the story of a young boy called Victor, who harnesses the powers of science to bring his beloved pet dog, Sparky, back to life with unexpected and alarming consequences. The film, which is produced by Disney, also features the voice talents of Christopher Lee and Winona Ryder. (87 mins)
THE HOLE (12)
Joe Dante directs this suspense thriller. When 17-year-old Dane & his younger brother Lucas move with their mother Susan from New York City to the sleepy little town of Bensonville, they stumble across a mysterious hole under a locked trapdoor in the basement while exploring their new house. Before they know it, the brothers are caught up in a terrifying odyssey into the dark labyrinths of their worst fears and most sinister nightmares. (92 mins)
GHOSTBUSTERS (12)
A trio of college professors decide to set up a ghost removal service in New York City. Their first order of business becomes saving beautiful cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and nerdy Louis Tully (Rick Moranis), who’ve inadvertently opened the gates of hell…right in their own apartment building! This ever popular 1984 supernatural comedy blockbuster is fun all the way and just perfect for Halloween. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis & Sigourney Weaver. (101 mins)
GOOSEBUMPS (PG)
Upset about moving from the big city to a small town, young Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets his beautiful neighbor Hannah. The teen is surprised to learn that Hannah's mysterious father is R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the famous author of the best-selling "Goosebumps" series. When Zach accidentally unleashes the monsters from the fantastic tales, it's up to Stine, his daughter and Cooper to return the beasts back to the books where they belong. This ingenious action comedy, with it’s PG certificate scares boasts incredible effects and edge of the seat thrills that make it ideal for the whole family. (103 mins)

GREMLINS (15)

When Billy is given the cute and friendly little ‘Mogwai’, Gizmo for Christmas by his father, he is given strict instructions to never expose it to bright light, get it wet or feed it after midnight. But when a glass of water is accidentally spilled over Gizmo on Christmas Eve, all hell breaks loose as the creature produces a new breed of Mogwai - the 'Gremlins' - menacing little reptilian creatures who can replicate at will and are far from friendly. Soon the whole town is being terrorized in this classic comedy horror directed by Joe Dante and produced by Steven Spielberg. (102 mins)
THE HAUNTED MANSION (PG)
Real-estate agent Jim Evers (Eddie Murphy) is given the task of selling a dilapidated New Orleans old house and decides to visit it with his family. However, they soon come face-to-face with 999 grim, grinning ghosts who are not too keen on sharing their space with mortals. With the help of supernatural psychic Madame Leota, the family must battle to break the mansion's curse before the clock strikes 13 in this 2003 spooky comedy adventure. With Jennifer Tilly & Terence Stamp. (88 mins)
HOCUS POCUS (PG)
This 1993 Halloween favourite features an all -new digital restoration. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are the three 17th century Salem witches who are accidentally summoned by modern day pranksters and set out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth. First they must outwit three kids and a talking cat in this bewitching comedy classic. (96 mins)
THE HOLE (12)
Joe Dante directs this suspense thriller. When 17-year-old Dane & his younger brother Lucas move with their mother Susan from New York City to the sleepy little town of Bensonville, they stumble across a mysterious hole under a locked trapdoor in the basement while exploring their new house. Before they know it, the brothers are caught up in a terrifying odyssey into the dark labyrinths of their worst fears and most sinister nightmares. (92 mins)
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (U)
Animated family comedy about a ghoulish resort for the worlds most famous monsters. Dracula is the proprietor of Hotel Transylvania, a luxury hotel for monsters who need to relax and recover from their relentless persecution by human beings. To celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), Dracula (Adam Sandler) invites a roster of monsters, including Frankenstein and the Mummy. But when 21-year-old human Jonathan turns up unexpectedly, Dracula must do all he can to prevent Mavis from falling in love with him. (91 mins)

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (U)
Animated comedy sequel to the 2012 film. As newly-weds Mavis and Jonathan start their new life as a family with their baby boy, Mavis's father, Count Dracula, decides to open the doors of his beloved Hotel Transylvania to human guests for the first time. Unwilling to accept that his grandson is disinclined to follow in his footsteps, Dracula enlists the help of his closest friends - and scariest monsters - to put Dennis through his paces in their very own monster boot camp. (91 mins)
JUMANJI (PG)
When young Alan discovers the mysterious board game Jumanji, he doesn’t realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported into the games untamed jungles. 26 years later he is freed by two unsuspecting children. Alan (Robin williams) reunites with his friend Sarah and together with Judy and Peter tries to outwit the game’s powerful forces. This timeless imaginative 1995 adventure combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills. (104 mins)
LABYRINTH (U)
Celebrating it’s 30th anniversary in a newly restored HD print, Jim Henson’s tale of a teenager (Jennifer Connelly) entering a maze of illusion to reach the city of the Goblins and rescue her infant stepbrother from the Goblin King (David Bowie) is a dazzling kaleidoscope of danger and visual splendor that both children and adults can enjoy. With it’s mystical creatures, artistic set design, costume and Bowie songs this magical fantasy classic can only be truly appreciated on the Big Screen. (101 mins) 
MONSTER HOUSE (PG)
A 12 year old boy is convinced that his scary old neighbour is responsible for his wife’s mysterious disappearance but no one believes him.  However, the truth is even more shocking- the house itself has a life of it’s own and plans to swallow up all the kids who will be out on Halloween night. This imaginative 2006 animated feature from producer Steven Spielberg boasts vivid animation and successfully blends humour with deliciously creepy chills. (91 mins) 
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (PG)

Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloween town, happens upon Christmas town and decides to change Christmas into another Halloween. He kidnaps Santa Claus and takes it upon himself to deliver some alternative gifts to unsuspecting children. Director Tim Burton creates a visually imaginative dark Christmas tale with astonishing stop motion animation. (76 mins)

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (PG)
From the moment the Grace family moves into a secluded old house, strange things start to happen. As Jared investigates, he discovers Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide & the unbelievable truth of the Spiderwick estate: a secret world with fantastical creatures hidden within our own & soon Jared & his twin brother are pulled into an unforgettable adventure. Based on the best selling books, this 2008 adaptation is a terrific adventure for family audiences, expertly combining pulse pounding thrills with solid storytelling. (95 mins)
THE WITCHES (PG)
With imaginative special effects and a cast that includes Anjelica Huston, Brenda Blethyn, Rowan Atkinson & Jane Horrocks, this splendid 1990 adventure-fantasy from 1990 was adapted from Roald Dahl's book.

Spooky, funny, and wildly entertaining, it's all about a young boy named Luke whose parents have died in a tragic accident, and whose grandmother takes him to a posh hotel in England, where a secret coven of witches is holding its annual convention. The Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) has decreed that all children in England be turned into mice, and Luke and his pal Bruno are the first victims on the list. (87 mins)

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