13 Halloween Shows & Movies that Pass the Bechdel Test

Musings, Spotlight

And the countdown begins! We’re only 13 days away from Halloween! And we all have our favorite Halloween movies on repeat, but how many of those movies can actually pass the Bechdel Test?!๐Ÿค”

This Halloween season, I’ve been proactive about watching movies and shows that pass the Bechdel Test. And honestly, some of these barely pass. I used the most basic measurements which are 1. Incorporating at least two female characters, 2. Two female characters must talk to one another, 3. They must talk about something other than a male. Some uses of the Bechdel Test require the female characters to have names, but I chose not to include that as a requirement for this list.

So in no particular order, let the binging begin!

1. Maleficent: For all the misunderstood, fairy witch queens out there, Maleficent is an obvious movie choice for Halloween.  And even more exciting, the sequel is out now!๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‘‘

2. Us: One of the best horror movies from this year!โœ‚๏ธ

3. Get Out: Everyone knows you won’t get out of your seat while watching this first Jordan Peele thriller.โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฅ„

4. Stranger Things (2 & 3): Season 1, I dump your ass!  To be inspired by determined female characters, travel to the upside down in seasons 2 & 3!๐Ÿฆ

5. Kiki’s Delivery Service: Studio Ghibli is known for producing movies with strong female leads.  Kiki’s Delivery Service is no exception.๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฅ–

6. Halloweentown: Because Halloween is cool and being normal is vastly overrated.Image result for halloween is cool halloweentown gif

7. Practical Magic: It’s hard to not love witchy sisters that always have each others’ backs.  And midnight margaritas.๐Ÿน

8. American Horror Story: While Ryan Murphy has given us numerous intriguing female characters, I’m especially bewitched by the witches in CovenApocalypse.๐Ÿ”ฎ

9. Hocus Pocus: This classic Disney Halloween movie puts a spell on everyone.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ•ฏ

10. Addams Family: Because Christina Ricci as Wednesday is just to die for. *duh duh dun dun, ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ*

11. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: I admit, I didn’t watch the series until this year.  But it’s so wickedly addicting.๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ—

12. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: This is one of the only HP movies that passes the Bechdel Test.  And it only passes by a werewolf’s hair!  But the shift to a darker mood in the series is…well, A MOOD.๐Ÿบ

13. Ghostbusters (2016): The power of Patty compels you!…To love this witty re-make with smart female leads!๐Ÿ‘ป

And that’s 13!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ How many of these shows and movies have you seen?! To help you keep track, use the template list below to check off what you’ve binged so far this season and then share it in your stories on instagram so I can see it too!๐Ÿ‘€  If you have other movies and/or shows that you love to watch for Halloween and pass the Bechdel Test, let me know and I’ll add them to the Honorable Mention list below!๐Ÿ…Halloween Watch List (1).jpg

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Freaky Friday (2003): I actually really love the songs from this movie!๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ

The Labyrinth: This also barely passes the Bechdel Test, but who can deny the babe with the power?๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Twitches: Another Halloween DCOM, but vastly underrated.  This made for tv movie also deserves bonus points since it’s lead characters are WOC!โœŠ๐Ÿพ The only reason this isn’t on the official list is because I haven’t seen it in ages.๐Ÿ˜…

The Craft: Because we’re all weirdos.๐Ÿ˜Ž

 

 

 

 

 

Home Tour: Boo to You!๐Ÿ‘ป

Disney Style, Home

DSC08971.jpgIf you were watching my Instagram stories earlier this year, you’ll know that I was renovating a new place with my boyfriend, and a couple months ago, we finally moved in!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ  It only took us over a year thanks to a contractor that worked at a snail’s pace.๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™„ We’re still in the process of getting everything in its place and really making it a full fledged “home,” but Halloween was the perfect opportunity for me to have a little fun with home decor!

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This whole home decor frenzy really started after I spotted the cutest ghost pillow and throw from Home Goods! Since my boyfriend and I tend to like more monochromatic palettes, the name of the game for our couch is texture. So when we spotted a 3D grey tweed ghost pillow, we knew it HAD to come home with us! And just as if a spirit was conjured, we immediately stumbled upon a cozy ghost blanket. At that point, we were devoted to a ghost themed couch, so the Mickey Boo to You ghost pillow was a necessary spoopy purchase.๐Ÿ‘ปDSC08889.JPG

DSC08922.JPGSince we still have no artwork for our living room walls, I focused on getting trinkets and decor for the coffee table to help bring some life and color into the room.ย  But because I went a little crazy buying anything that was cute, it’s a little bit of an odd mix.๐Ÿ˜…

One of my favorite purchases is the Jack Skellington candle holder from the Disney Store.ย  I love that it was actually pretty affordable ($15!), and that any kind of small candle can fit in it.ย  And for Christmas, it would look so festive with some poinsettias or cranberry stems coming out from the top!DSC08903.JPGThe other great andย inexpensive item I picked up is a glass pumpkin jar from Target!ย  It’s perfect to show off my souvenir treats from Wizarding World at Universal Studios.ย  But once the treats are gone, it would look so magical with tiny LED lights!

One of the biggest pieces on the coffee table is a large Mickey etched glass vase from Ethan Allen.ย  It’s not necessarily Halloween themed, but it gave me the perfect opportunity to add some color to our mostly neutral living room.ย  I picked up bright marigolds from the farmer’s market that are a great contrast against all the grays and blues that dominate the living room.DSC08917.jpg

Tea Corner

Another area I loved decorating for Halloween was my tea corner!ย  I’m constantly drinking tea and hot water, so you can imagine my excitement when I realized I could buy lots of Halloween mugs and decor for this area!๐Ÿ˜†ย  One of the simplest ways to revamp this area is with a spooky sign.ย  I especially loved the simple typography of this Hocus Pocus sign and the obvious nod to a Disney Halloween classic.DSC08858.JPG

The otherย functional way to give this area Halloween flair, is with cups!ย  Though some are outright Halloween mugs, like a ouija board and ghost Mickey, others just have that spooky vibe.ย  I also like the mix of bigger, chunkier mugs with more delicate teacups.ย  The varying sizes make the whole mug tree look more interesting!

Bathroom

Another part of the house that was easy to update for Halloween is the guest bathroom.ย  During my recent trip to Orlando, Iย HADย to stop by Basin and pick up some seasonal soaps!ย  And what I especially love about visiting Basin is that you can easily find seasonal Disney soaps!

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I usually pick out the soaps based on the scents.ย  Since I’m not a huge pumpkin fan (I know, SHOCKING for someone who loves Halloween so much), I picked out soaps that had more wood and citrus based scents. And to my luck, the Sorcerer Mickey soap matches nicely to my white star and moon pumpkin and the orange bats match my Little Green Alien Halloween mochi cup from Tokyo Disneyland!๐ŸŽƒ

Another simple Halloween update are these Sally jars. They’re more festive than my usual wood or fabric containers and perfect to display my makeup and brushes on the counter. I also love that there are three separate jars so I can easily separate my mascaras, lip products, and brushes!DSC08975.JPG

Nightstand

The last part of the house I added some Halloween flair to was my nightstand! Since the light switches are far from the bed and I’m not a huge fan of lamps, this Zero nightlight is perfect for my needs — my need for cuteness that is!๐Ÿ˜†ย  And honestly, it’s the combination of two things I love, ghosts and dogs.๐Ÿ˜‚ย  It also has a timer option so it can automatically turn off after 15 minutes!ย  And if you need another reason to love this little trinket, Zero’s ears can also double as a ring holder.๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜DSC09052.JPG

Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays, so I can’t wait to improve my Halloween home decor skills for next year!ย  There are still some areas I’dย like to spruce up some more, but for only being in a our new place for 2 months, I think it’s a great start! But I definitely need to create a seasonal inspo board over on Pinterest to really be in full swing next time!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผย  Maybe I should start my holidays inspo board tomorrow.๐Ÿ˜†

ABW