Here are my picks of movies to watch on Halloween! Some are even child friendly! I’m sure you’ll find a great movie you haven’t seen yet in my list. I based this list on fantasy and paranormal activity. Hope you like it!
1. The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)
ANIMATION | FAMILY | FANTASY
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Written by the famous Tim Burton, known for his macabre style, it would surprise me if you haven’t had the pleasure of watching this movie yet. This 3D animation will certainly make the Halloween spirit hidden in your heart step forward. It’s a story filled with creepy looking creatures.
2. Hocus Pocus (1993)
COMEDY | FANTASY | FAMILY
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You simply can’t go wrong with this movie! Witches, zombies, cats, costumes, curses, … It’s all made back in the day when Sarah Jessica Parker wasn’t a horse yet, but an actual babe! If you haven’t watched this movie yet, you need to watch it now!
3. Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993)
ADVENTURE |COMEDY | FANTASY
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Remember when the Olsen twins were simple little girls acting? This movie will take you back in time! It’s a true Halloween movie about the bond they share as twins with quite a bit of magic included.
4. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
HORROR | MYSTERY | THRILLER
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What could go wrong in a cabin in the woods? I think we all know this isn’t going to end right. Get the hell scared out of you with this movie by Joss Whedon also known for ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’.
5. Beetlejuice (1988)
COMEDY | FANTASY
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Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice! Old but gold as they say! Beetlejuice 2 has recently been confirmed, so why not (re)watch this beautiful but creepy creation of a ghostly movie?!
6. The Craft (1996)
DRAMA | FANTASY | HORROR
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Witches! We all used to love the series ‘Charmed’, but what if their powers would be used wrongly or weren’t wielded correctly? Tons could go wrong, just like in this movie. Neve Campbell as a witch, who knew…
7. The Skeleton Key (2005)
HORROR | MYSTERY | THRILLER
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I think secretly everyone is a Kate Hudson fan after watching ‘How to lose a guy in 10 days’, but if you’re not already you will be now. She enters this spooky house and receives a skeleton key to open every door, but some doors, they should simply remain shut.
8. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
DRAMA| HORROR | MYSTERY
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The story of the headless horseman starring Johnny Depp. There is no way this movie would be made any better. It’s completely different than the series that is now running. This is one of those movies that will stay in your mind forever.
9. Evil Dead (2013)
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This is some scary horror movie! You do not want to watch this when you’re alone! Make sure to invite over all your friends for a private creepy Halloween movie night and don’t plan on sleeping any time soon.
10. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
ANIMATION | COMEDY | FAMILY
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Unexpectedly a stranger aka human walks into Dracula’s secret hotel for paranormal monsters. The stranger falls in love with his vampire daughter, Mavis. This is a great and funny love story and with Hotel Transylvania 2 that recently came out (BUY HERE – BUY ON BOL.COM) it’s a good pick to watch on Halloween!
11. Phone / Pon (2002)
DRAMA | HORROR | MYSTERY
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This movie is by far underrated. I stumbled across it in a DVD renting shop and I will always remember some of the moments in this movie. It’s weird at times but mostly scary. Realistic? Not so much, but hey, we’re all walking around starring at our phone screens these days, we can praise ourselves it’s not realistic.
12. Sweeney Todd (2007)
DRAMA | HORROR | MUSICAL
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This is a strange strange story to tell. Even though the music gives it a bit of a happy twist this is a very gothic styled movie. The creation on its own is a masterpiece, a true piece of art. If you pick this one I hope you’ll like the story, it becomes quite the emotional horror.
13. The Lost Boys (1987)
COMEDY | HORROR
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One of the best vampire movies you’ll ever see! Move aside Twilight and learn from the masters! What if you’d end up in a city with a whole badass gang of vampires? How to tell your mother she might be dating a vampire? This is quite a funny but an exciting adventure.
14. Ghost Ship (2002)
HORROR | MYSTERY
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Everyone on this boat died due to a horrible accident seen at the start of this movie. Their ghosts are ready to haunt the living now and who are you to tell them they shouldn’t? This movie isn’t too gruesome but has quite an interesting story. Let’s face it who doesn’t like angry ghosts?
15. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
COMEDY | FAMILY | FANTASY
Which Movie are you planning to watch on Halloween? Which movie would you add to my list and why? Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and see what movie they’d like to watch with you!