To celebrate Halloween I will post 13 of my favorite Halloween movies or T.V. Shows, with a short review, every night until Halloween!
Harry Potter is on its way to quickly becoming a Halloween classic, especially with ABC’s Freeform (previously ABC Family) always having a Harry Potter weekend marathon. I’ve decided to recommend only one of the movies within the series, but I won’t hesitate to suggest having a marathon of all 8 movies! Especially with premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them quickly approaching. (Check out the event the library has planned for the highly anticipated release!)
I believe I was actually 11 the first time I had watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which is fitting as Harry, Ron, and Hermione were all 11 during their first year at Hogwarts. While at Hogwarts, Harry Potter quickly learns how famous he is for defeating He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named at only 1 year of age, how to play Quidditch, and the trio quickly get into trouble with mountain trolls, a three-headed dog, and fight to prevent the Sorcerer’s Stone from getting into the wrong hands. I’ll admit, it’s impossible to imagine an 11 year old falling head first into an adventure like that, but it’s certainly something every 11 year old wishes they could experience.
The world of Harry Potter is a reverie for a lot of Millennials, and with perfect reason. We grew up with the trio, especially as they fall in love, deal with teasing, navigate heartbreak, and the typical teenage angst. But Harry Potter is a perfect film series for any one and every one and of any age, especially the young at heart! It’s magical, charming, and has a bit of mystery thrown in. If you’re not feeling that Halloween spirit, but what to jump in, definitely start with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. You’ll want to pick up the rest after the first movie!
Summary and image taken from catalog.ccls.org.