Halloween Movies Collection to Watch All October
The Sixth Sense (1999)
“I see dead people” is one of the most famous movie quotes in history, and it all started in The Sixth Sense, starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment. Haley’s character, Cole Sear, is tormented by ghosts with unresolved situations. Only eight years old, Cole is too young to understand why he has his abilities, and doesn’t tell anyone about his secret until he meets child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis).
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
“It’s not heaven he’s from! It’s straight from the stinking flames of hell! The power of Satan is in him, I can feel it. Can’t you? Have you poor sheep strayed so far from the path?” —Esmerelda
Best Halloween Movies
The Shining (1980)
In this ultra-scary film, writer Jack Torrance takes on a job as a caretaker for an isolated Colorado hotel, in the hopes of overcoming his writer’s block. But his son, who has psychic abilities, is able to see the dark spirits that haunt the hotel. After a snowstorm traps the family in the hotel, Jack becomes more and more influenced by the ghosts and ultimately falls deep into madness.
“Carrie had some sort of power. But she was just like me… like any of you. She had hopes, she had fears, but we pushed her. And you can only push someone so far before they break.” —Sue Snell
Starring Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, and Alec Baldwin, Beetlejuice tells the tale of a recently deceased couple, who get stuck haunting their former residence. Things take a turn when the house is purchased by another couple and their teen daughter, Lydia (Winona Ryder). After unsuccessful attempts to scare them off, the spirits enlist the help of Beetlejuice, a “bio-exorcist” with an evil agenda.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
What happens when the joyfulness of Christmas meets the darkness of Halloween? A visual masterpiece, The Nightmare Before Christmas follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, on his quest to take over Christmas.
Child’s Play (1998)
A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Best Halloween Movies For Kids
If you ever run into a ghost, fingers crossed it’s Casper, the world’s friendliest spirit! The kind ghoul, along with his mischievous uncles, have haunted a mansion in Maine for 100 years. Their lives (or lack there of) are turned upside down when specialist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) comes to connect with the spirits. He also brings along his daughter Kat (Christina Ricci), who ends up having a budding yet complicated relationship with Casper.
A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Buffy was your typical cheerleading, shopping, Christian Slater-loving high school teen until she learned she was destined to kill vampires. This action-packed nineties classic will keep you guessing, laughing, and cheering on Buffy as she saves Los Angeles from bloodsuckers.
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Take a break from horror movies and have a good laugh with this Frankenstein tribute, which pays homage to the original 1931 film. Dr. Frankenstein’s son, played by Gene Wilder, creates his own monster in his late-father’s lab with the help of hunchbacked Igor and not-too-bright Inga. It’s a comedic classic you just can’t miss this Halloween!
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
This legendary movie features three kooky college professors who lose their university jobs. Naturally, they opt for careers in the ghost-busting business, and they team up to de-haunt houses and save people from the supernatural. We dare you to watch this classic without singing “who ya gonna call!”
Death Becomes Her (1992)
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.
Viewers of all ages will delight in watching these little monsters reek mayhem on a small town.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.
Whether you opt for the 1990 original, or test out last year’s remake, you’ll likely need to sleep with the lights on after a viewing of this terrorizing tale.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) – Halloween Movies
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker’s fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
The Exorcist (1973)
A possessed daughter, a terrified mother, and two priests hoping to rid the girl of her demons make for one memorable horror flick.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
The Craft (1996)
A pack of high school girls get creative with their magic tricks, conjuring up trouble for anyone who gets in their way.
Practical Magic (1998)
Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman play supernatural sisters earnestly attempting to end a family curse that keeps them from finding true love.
Monster House (2006)
The scariest house on the street has a mind of its own in this spirited adventure story.
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Eddie Murphy and his family take on the spooky residents of a neglected mansion in this Disney favorite that’s suitable for the whole family.
A Quiet Place (2018)
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt put their marriage to the test by starring side by side in this super-scary release where an entire family must live in silence.
Double Double Toil and Trouble (1993)
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Halloween flick is spooky, silly, and downright adorable—basically, everything you’d want for a family movie night!
Paranormal Activity (2007)
The horror movie terrified audiences when it was first released, and we can see why: Who wouldn’t be scared after watching a supernatural presence terrorize two young homeowners?
The Ring (2002)
Four teenagers die after watching a mysterious video, prompting reporter Rachel Kelly, played by Naomi Watts, to investigate the film. She then finds herself fighting for her own life, of which she only has seven days left to live.
Jack Black stars in the thrilling live-action version of R.L. Stine’s popular books. Kids and adults will love seeing their favorite Goosebumps monsters terrorize and trick a charming small town.
The Nun (2018)
The commercials alone were terrifying enough, but the full movie about a mysterious Romanian abbey will give you full-blown nightmares.
Brightburn is proof that not all superhuman babies grow up to be superheroes.
Jordan Peele’s most recent thriller stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss.
Pet Sematary (1989)
The ’80s cult classic follows a family who’s moved to a rural town, and is greeted with a burial ground of evil forces that sits just outside their home.
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
The playful kids movie is just spooky enough to get them in the fall mood, but not so scary that they’ll need to sleep with the lights on.
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