Remember when HBO was free on weekends? All you had to do was grab a blank VHS tape, hit record & that movie was yours forever (or until you wore the tape out). Little did I know that's how I'd be introduced to one of my favorite Halloween movies of all time. This movie introduced me to the legendary Dame Diana Rigg as well as the incredible Tim Curry. It's also what started my love of bats after seeing the main character's best friend with one hanging off her finger. I loved everything about this movie & couldn't get enough. Chances were if I wasn't in the house I could be found outside "making potions" in the birdbath (sorry birds, your bath was my makeshift cauldron).
When most people hear the words magic school their minds go to Hogwarts but before Hogwarts we had Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. Based on the books by Jill Murphy, Worst Witch tells the story of Mildred Hubble, a sweet yet awkward girl that's trying her best to get through school & remember what ingredients she needs for potion class. If only some of the teachers & the school hot shot would leave her alone it would be so much easier. They'd soon be surprised to find out sometimes the witch with the lowest marks in class can be the only one capable of saving them all.
Shot at St. Michael's in Tenbury Wells, England the Gothic Revival architecture combined with a fabulous cast adds up to be the perfect family friendly Halloween movie.
If this doesn't sound like your cup of tea at least go to YouTube & search Anything Can Happen on Halloween & that just mind change your mind.
**Melanie Here - I even saved you all the search - here is the video!!! - Also there is a BBC version of the series on Netflix which I just discovered - so you should check that out too!**
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Ashley Brilinski is the queen of Halloween and can loves everything to do with it. She regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways AND sends in amazing items for Melanie and Greg. Her attention to detail is second to none. This is her first guest article for Melanie's Muses but we hope there are many more to come!
And Now Your Chance To Win A Witchy Prize Including The Original Worst Witch DVD Featuring Tim Curry!
GIVEAWAY DETAILS & HOW TO ENTER!
Melanie's Muses will be giving away a Witchy Prize Pack Including a DVD of The Worst Witch with Tim Curry which was sent in by Ashley! (Shannon beat her sending me a copy of the DVD earlier this year and it is one of my prized possessions- so you are very lucky about that lol!)
For your chance to win- leave a comment ON THIS POST ON THE WEBSITE (comments left on shares around other social media WILL NOT COUNT) - Telling us What Movie Gets You In The Halloween Spirit? And do you watch it year round or save it for Halloween?
The winner will be picked randomly from qualifying comments.
Winner will be announced during the Live show on October 4th (and then posted here on the blog as well on the 5th). Full Rules Below!
Good luck everyone!