10 spooky movies to watch this Halloween

It’s that time of the year again, the pumpkins and fancy dress costumes are out, days are getting shorter and colder and you’re wondering what Halloween movies to watch.

If you’re not one for going out and fancy a cosy night in, then here are some of the best movies to create the ultimate Halloween night in.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Ah the classic! If you haven’t watched Hocus Pocus you have too! I’m sure at some point you heard the term ‘it’s all Hocus Pocus!’

Starring Bette Milder, Kathy Najimy and of course the Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker, the film is about three witches who are sisters, and were executed in the 17thcentury.  300 years later on October 31st. Max the new kid in town accidentally releases them.

A great film to get your spook on, set on Halloween. Full of laughs, witchcraft and black cats, it’s definitely one to add to your Halloween movie marathon.

Beetlejuice (1988)

Another classic movie directed by the very talented Tim Burton who is known for his dark mind and his creativity when it comes to movies. He’s known for a lot of films such as Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands, Alice In Wonderland and Frankenweenie.

Barbara and Alex have to stay in their house for many years, that’s all fine until they find themselves stuck haunting the new residents. When the Deetzes family buy the new home, they do all they can to scare them away but they’re honestly not that scary.

Desperate times call for desperate measures when they come across a spirit called Beetlejuice, and his actions become dangerous for the new family. But when he falls in love with the Deetzes family’s daughter, the plan fails and he wants to marry her so he can return to the living.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

My all-time favourite. Another one directed by Tim Burton. There is a big controversy on whether this film is a Halloween or a Christmas film, personally I’d rather watch it at Halloween as I feel like it’s more based around that then anything else. But why not watch it from October to December just to be safe?

It’s based in Halloweentown with the pumpkin king, known as Jack Skellington. However, it is about Christmas, showing the run up to it and them celebrating. It’s hard to know which season it falls into.

If you like skeletons, pumpkins, ghost dogs and a wicked soundtrack this movie is for you!

The Addams Family (1991)

A film based on a mysterious family, filled with dark gothic humour and strange characters, it’s a movie you just have to love! The family consists of Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley, Grandmama and Uncle Fester.

When what they believe is to be an imposter of Uncle Fester enters their household, they have to get to the bottom of it. If they don’t creep you out, even a little bit, then Thing (who is just a hand) definitely will I’m sure.

One of the best Halloween films by far, it’s a movie that will have you laughing, and most times you will be able to relate to certain characters.

Halloweentown (1998-2006)

A Disney Channel Halloween classic. Three siblings run away when they’re told they can’t celebrate Halloween, but luckily enough for them they have a grandmother who is Halloween obsessed, they go with her to discover a town called Halloweentown (no it’s not the same one that Jack comes from) and even better she’s a witch.

If you thought there was only one of these movies, there’s actually four sequels, have a Halloweentown marathon this Halloween, you will not regret it!

Casper (1995-2006)

If you don’t particularly like the more gruesome movies and fancy a film about a cute ghost this Halloween then the Casper movies are one for you!

A Halloween movie list would not be complete without having Casper on it, no matter what age you are, Casper will always be an all-time favourite. Voiced by Malachi Pearson, and the perk of it all is that there is also not just one but five films!

Casper known as the ‘friendly ghost’ who haunted a mansion in Maine. He ends up falling in love with Kat who is specialist James Harveys daughter, however their relationship does not quite add up.

The Halloween movies (1978-2002)

If you’re a big horror lover, this franchise is definitely for you. Not only are there eleven films, they have novels, comic books, merchandise and even a game!

Serial killer Michael Myers killed his younger brother and was put in prison. Then 15 years later he stole a car and escaped prison to go back to stalk and kill people in his home town Haddonfield.

His killings occur on the holiday of Halloween, which is where all the films take place. Full of gore, jump scares and a crazy killer, it has to be watched.

Childs Play (1988-2017)

Seven films based around a murderer who uses black magic to put his soul into a doll named Chucky. The doll is alive and decides to kill of anyone that gets in his way.

As the ever-going movies are still continuing with the last one being released in 2017, this movie is slightly different to a point where there is not just one Chucky but three, it’s crazy! And of course, you can’t forget his bride which you get to meet in forth movie.

This one is definitely one to put on your marathon list, a creepy doll, a crazy bride and then a cult, what’s not to love?

Scream (1996-2011)

Four popular slasher movies, based around a masked psychopath who carries a knife and stalks high school students. It is one of them that is scary as well as funny all at the same time. It’s one that’ll leave you on the edge of your seat but will make you chuckle too.

There is a TV series on Netflix, but nothing will ever compare to the original Scream movie.

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Another great horror film for the Halloween season. This film is related to four other scary movies. The one thing that ties them all together is the main character, who definitely gives you the creeps.

A strange trick or treater wearing worn out orange pyjamas with a sack over his head always made an appearance to show people what happens if they break the Halloween traditions. Rumour has it there could be a number two being released in 2019!

Now all you have to do is grab some candy, order a takeaway, put one of these movies on and have a Spooktacular Halloween!

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One thought on “10 spooky movies to watch this Halloween

  • 26/10/2018 at 8:24 am

    Also Hocus Pocus had my tweenage crush in it; Omri Katz. Now I feel old.

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