It’s getting to be that time of year again, and if you’re ready to get into the Halloween mood a little early, here are some movies that are sure to do the trick! Descriptions below are from IMDB.
Stardust (PG-13, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD/ $3.99 in HD, $9.99 to own in SD / $14.99 in HD, currently FREE for Amazon Prime members to view)
The tiny English village of Wall has a secret. Through a gap in the town’s old stone wall lies the kingdom of Stormhold, a magical realm of spells, unicorns and witches. One day a boy named Tristan Thorn makes a bet with Victoria, the girl of his dreams, that he can bring her back a falling star that lands beyond the wall.
So he journeys through the gap into the wall and into the other world, determined to bring back the fallen star in seven days and win Victoria’s hand in marriage. To his surprise, the star in question is not a lump of rock but a plucky celestial princess named Yvaine, who is not at all pleased to be knocked out of the sky and subsequently kidnapped.
And a fallen star, it seems, is quite a commodity in Stormhold. Soon Tristan and Yvaine are running from flying pirates, warring princes, and three wicked witches who want to cut Yvaine’s heart out of her chest and eat it in order to restore their eternal youth. To win the bet, Tristan will have to hold his own in a dangerous game of swords and sorcery – but this new world has more surprises in store than he could ever have imagined… - Written by asdfghjkl
Hocus Pocus (PG, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD/ $3.99 in HD, $9.99 to own in SD / $17.99 in HD)
300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft.
Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence… - Written by anonymous
The Craft (R, 4/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $7.99 to own in SD / $12.99 in HD)
Sarah Bailey, a sixteen year old troubled teenager with a painful past and a history of suicidal tendencies and hallucinations, moves to L.A. with her father and stepmother to start a new life – and is enrolled into a Catholic school.
It is at school that she comes into contact with three unlikely friends, Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle, all who are socially outcast with various problems in their lives that they wish they could fix.
Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle dabble in occult practices, and when they notice Sarah has the powers of a natural witch, they talk her into joining their coven.
When Sarah joins, they soon realize that with a fourth witch in the coven they can begin to cast spells they couldn’t before, and begin to amend all the things wrong in their lives – but like everything else in life – things come with a price. - Written by Dismal Angel
The Witches of Eastwick (R, 4/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD/ $3.99 in HD, $5.88 to own in SD / $7.88 in HD)
Alex, Jane, and Suki are three bored New England women left to live without their husbands.
They innocently conjure up a mystery man, who could satisfy all their desires.
A new man moves into town – and he fits the bill perfectly. Daryl Van Horne is filthy rich and wild eyed, and within days the three women have all discovered almighty power within themselves.
Will good triumph over evil, or will Daryl continue to have his evil way with his witches ? - Written by Colin Tinto
Practical Magic (PG-13, 4.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD/ $3.99 in HD, $5.88 to own in SD / $7.88 in HD)
Sally and Gillian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents’ death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical–their aunts fed them chocolate cake for breakfast and taught them the uses of practical magic.
But the invocation of the Owens’ sorcery also carries a price–some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death.
Now adult women with very different personalities, the quiet Sally and the fiery Gillian must use all of their powers to fight the family curse and a swarm of supernatural forces that threatens the lives of all the Owens women. - Written by WARNER BROS.