Emery Law Office October 2019


NO. 2: ‘CORALINE’ Few authors weave creepiness with coming-of-age stories together better than Neil Gaiman, and his 2009 film “Coraline” proves just that. Based on Gaiman’s book of the same name, director Henry Selick uses his signature stop-motion animation style to bring the script to life. While young children may find the doll- like imagery too unsettling, this is a great introductory thriller for preteens. NO. 1: ‘SCOOBY-DOO ON ZOMBIE ISLAND’ Yes, a Scooby-Doo movie is at the top of this list — and it deserves to be. As the feature-length debut of Scooby, Shaggy, and the rest of the Mystery Gang, this 1998 film doesn’t pull any punches. While the hand-drawn animation and slapstick high jinks of the original Hanna-Barbera cartoon are all there, make no mistake: There are some creepy moments in this movie. Between scary zombie elements and a spooky Voodoo doll scene, this is the perfect film to get your kids into the Halloween spirit.

With the spookiest day of the year fast approaching, there’s nothing like a scary movie night to get the whole family into the Halloween spirit. The only problem is most frightful films really aren’t for kids, and the ones that are often fall flat. But, if you’re looking for a flick that will have the whole family on the edge of their seats (without traumatizing anyone), consider our top three picks for scary, family-friendly movies.

NO. 3: ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ “Who you gonna call” to be high on this list? The 1984 spectral classic, “Ghostbusters.” While this may be more of an action-comedy, plenty of scares and creepy imagery still get a jump out of first-time watchers young and old alike. If you’re looking for a lighthearted movie night that still captures a Halloween feel, “Ghostbusters” is a great choice.


CONSIDER ALTERNATIVES In 2019, you do not need to drive to get

Having just experienced a wedding day that involved no shortage of driving, I know firsthand how important vehicle logistics are for big events. Whether you’re planning a party, attending a concert, or heading to a big game, you have to consider how you and your guests will be getting to and from the gathering. Working out a method that’s convenient for everyone involved is tricky enough, not to mention the fact that many activities geared toward adults involve alcohol. The next time you have a big to-do, remember these tips for safe transportation. PLAN AHEAD Simply giving advanced thought to your mode of travel will prove incredibly useful. Carpool arrangements are often decided at the last minute, creating a scramble to get the right number of bodies in each vehicle. The earlier you can decide who will be driving and who’ll they’ll be taking, the better. You don’t need to be as strict as you would be with, say, seats at a wedding, but some structure makes things flow smoothly. It’s also a great idea to assign a designated driver early rather than foisting the responsibility onto someone at the last minute.

anywhere. Even in cities like Louisville, where public transportation is far from comprehensive, Uber and Lyft provide access to a car and driver with just a few taps on your phone. Additionally, services like Dryver will transport both you and your car. Having these alternatives makes driving optional for everyone going to an event. Of course, that’s not practical for huge groups. If you’re hosting a big gathering, you can hire a service to shuttle guests to and from the event.

WHEN IN DOUBT, DON’T DRIVE The single most important rule for safe driving in any context is to not start the car if you don’t feel capable of driving. Whether you’re tired, had a drink, or simply don’t feel up to it, it’s much better to delay than to be a risk behind the wheel. If you have even the slightest inkling you may be unfit to drive, don’t start the engine.

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