Halloween Movies

The Ultimate Halloween Movie List for September & October

From a photoshoot last October that was inspired by the rising sun in Hocus Pocus.

From a photoshoot last October that was inspired by the rising sun in Hocus Pocus.

There is no doubt about it… Halloween is my favorite holiday. I like to say that I “thrive” in the autumn months. I love creepy decorations, listening to my mom’s Halloween Hits cd from the 90s on repeat, carving pumpkins, & decorating my apartment in the middle of August (haha, whoops). The only difference this year is that it’s my first time spending the fall months in Arizona. To get in the mood while it’s still over 100 degrees out here in Phoenix, I’ve made a list of 61 of the best Halloween movies so you can watch one every day starting September 1st through October 31st.

  1. Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963)

  2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

  3. Clue (1985)

  4. The Thing (1982)

  5. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

  6. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

  7. The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, Addams Family Reunion (1991, 1993, 1998)

  8. ParaNorman (2012)

  9. I Downloaded A Ghost (2004)

  10. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

  11. Young Frankenstein (1974)

  12. The Sixth Sense (1999)

  13. Friday the 13th (1980)

  14. Corpse Bride (2005)

  15. Casper, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Casper Meets Wendy, (1995, 1997, 1998)

  16. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

  17. Hotel Transylvania I, II, III (2012, 2015, 2018)

  18. Monster House (2006)

  19. Scream I, II, III (1996, 1997, 2000)

  20. Coraline (2009)

  21. Insidious (2010)

  22. When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001)

  23. Carrie (1976)

  24. The Craft (1996)

  25. It Miniseries, It (1990, 2017)

  26. The Little Vampire (2000)

  27. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

  28. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

  29. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

  30. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

  31. Halloweentown I, II, Halloweentown High (1998, 2001, 2004)

  32. The Exorcist (1973)

  33. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

  34. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

  35. Poltergeist (1982)

  36. Practical Magic (1998)

  37. Twitches & Twitches Too (2005, 2007)

  38. Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire (2000)

  39. Psycho (1960)

  40. Trick r’ Treat (2007)

  41. The Monster Squad (1987)

  42. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

  43. Dracula (1931) & Frankenstein (1931)

  44. The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007)

  45. Mickey’s House of Villains (2002)

  46. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

  47. Teen Witch (1989)

  48. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

  49. Under Wraps (1997)

  50. Don’t Look Under the Bed (1999)

  51. Ghostbusters (1984)

  52. TV Specials: Boy Meets World (And Then There Was Shawn), Will Vinton’s Claymation Comedy of Horrors, Garfield’s Halloween Adventure, Toy Story of Terror!, Lizzie McGuire (The Halloween Special)

  53. The Halloween Tree (1993)

  54. Double Double Toil & Trouble (1993)

  55. Disney’s Tower of Terror (1997)

  56. Beetlejuice (1988)

  57. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

  58. Shorts: What-A-Mess: Trick or Treat! (1995), Doug: Doug’s Halloween Adventure (1994), Alvin and the Chipmunks: Nightmare on Seville Street (1993)

  59. Hocus Pocus (1993)

  60. Phantom of the Megaplex (2000)

  61. Halloween (1978)

    *Bonus: Halloween II (1981), Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers (1988), Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers (1989), Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers (1995), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

This is my ultimate Halloween movies list of all of my favorite movies & a few tv specials thrown in. There’s something really special about Halloween time that I’ve always loved. The feeling isn’t quite the same anymore since I’ve gotten older & I don’t go trick or treating & the simplicity of holidays has gone away, but watching these movies always takes me back & puts me in the spirit for all Hallow’s eve.

Have a favorite Halloween movie or show that I didn’t list above but should add to my watch-list? Comment it below!

Happy haunting season to all my autumn people out there.

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