Get a big bowl of popcorn and settle down to watch one of these scary movies on the spookiest night of the year!
1. Halloweentown is a Disney Channel Halloween classic in which three siblings who aren’t allowed to celebrate Halloween run away with their Halloween-loving grandmother and discover that she’s a witch from a town called Halloweentown! Have a Halloweentown marathon this year—it has three sequels!
2. The Sceam franchise is now up to four movies, but the originalScream movie is a Halloween classic. The Ghostface killer that reappears in the subsequent movies makes its first apperance in this movie, killing teenagers living in a small town. A girl and her friends set out to find him, but not everyone survives!
3. In Hocus Pocus, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem after three centuries, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all. Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker as scary witches is something we just can’t get enough of.
4. Chloe Grace Moretz’s new movie Carrie looks so creepy, and so good. Chloe plays an outcast named Carrie who is confronted with the meanest of mean girls. But she gets her revenge using telepathic powers.
5. In The Craft, a newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them. It’s like a more creepy version of Mean Girls.
6. In oldtimer Beetle Juice, Tim Burton beautifully creates an amalgamation of comedy and horror.After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.
7. You might want to keep the lights on when watching Halloween—it’s seriously scary! It’s about a murder who killed his brother and sister when he was little, so he was institutionalized. But then he escapes and starts stalking someone. Told ya it was scary!
8. The Addams Family is a much loved classic and it’s no surprise that it features on our list. They’re creepy and kooky and all together ookie. So they’re perfect for Halloween! Gomez Addams, head of the family, tells his lawyer Tully, that he has not spoken to his brother Fester, for many years. When a loan shark demands that Tully pay her, her son poses as Fester in an attempt to break into the Addams family’s vault. However, it’s difficult for the imposter to fit in, what with all the dark magic going on there. And the family finds it equally hard to adjust to normal world after they are forced out of their house. If Wednesday (their disturbed daughter) doesn’t creep you out, then Thing (it’s just a hand) definitely will.
9. In 2012 movie Fun Size, Victoria Justice stars as Wren, who is basically having the worst Halloween ever. Her crush is throwing a Halloween party and she’s all pumped to go, but then she has to babysit her little brother. Things take a turn for the worst when he goes missing! Will she lose her brother and her crush for good? You’ll have to watch to find out!
10. Ghostbusters remains a Halloween favorite! Who you gonna call? How about three parapsychologists (ghost scientists) who started a New York ghost-busting business to rid Manhattan of all its spooks? Ego, Ray, and Peter lose their research grants at their university and open Ghostbusters, and they soon find themselves investigating the possession and abduction of a woman who Peter was planning on going on a date with. It turns out, ghosts aren’t as rare in New York as people think.
11. Warm Bodies is the perfect Halloween movie for hopeless romantics! In it, JLaw’s ex, Nicholas Hoult, plays an unusual zombie who saves a living girl instead of eating her and their budding relationship might just be what it takes to bring some life back into their post-apocalyptic world! Did we mention Dave Franco also stars? #SWOON
12. In an absolutely beautiful movie, The Corpse Bride, somehow, the young (and alive!) Victor Van Dort (the voice of Johnny Depp) ends up marrying not his intended bride-to-be, but the Corpse Bride, a skeletal woman who also happens to be dead. Now Victor has to make a choice between his new Corpse Bride and his once-fiancé, Victoria. Oh, the drama!
13. If you’ve ever thought your teachers might be from another planet, you’ll totally get into The Faculty. The students in this movie suspect their teachers are aliens—literally! It leads to some hilarious—and disturbing—situations!
14. Monsters Inc. is something every family should watch together – it’s fun and emotional, and it has a great sequel – Monsters University! At Monsters Inc., the most important thing is scaring because the screams of human kids power their city. Mike and Sully are the top scaring team and they scare because they care (just means they take their jobs seriously). But things go terribly hay-wire when a little (and possibly toxic) human girl somehow gets stranded in the monster world. It’s up to Mike and Sully to get her back to her own home, safe and sound. Between keeping a lid on the mayhem and battling bad guys, they find out that maybe human kids are not so dangerous after all, and that there might be a better power source out there. Make it a Monsters marathon and watch both movies back to back!
15. From Linus’ unflagging belief in the Great Pumpkin to Charlie Brown’s disappointing rock-filled trick-or-treat bag, the heartfelt animated classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is full of good friends, faith, and fun. You loved the Peanuts gang as kids, and you’ll love it now!
Do you have a favorite Halloween flick? Tell us in the comments below!