Our 15 Favorite Halloween Movies of All Time

October is a spooky month. The leaves are changing and falling, it’s getting dark earlier, you are gearing up for Halloween, and all your favorite Halloween movies are being played on TV. Halloween falls on a Monday this year so you already did all of your partying over the weekend. What better way to spend this spooky night than a scary movie marathon?

We love Halloween just as much as the next guy. Here is our list of our all time favorite Halloween movies,

Sleepy Hollow

Came out in 1999

The story of Ichabod Crane trying to stop the terror and murders of the headless horseman.

Staring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci

Sleepy Hollow movie poster

Hocus Pocus

Came out in 1993

A tale of three witches brought back from the dead after 300 years in search for children in Salem Massachusetts.

Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy

Hocus Pocus movie poster

Pet Semetery

Came out in 1989

A movie about the resurrection of beloved family cat and scary zombie pets.

Starring Dale Midriff, Denise Crosby and Fred Gwynne

Pet Semetary movie poster


The remake came out in 2013

A story about a girl bullied by classmates who comes back for the ultimate revenge user her special powers.

Starring Chloe Grace Moretz

 Carrie movie poster


Came out in 1988

A movie about a recently deceased couple asking the help of Beetlejuice to remove the new owners of their house.

Starring Alex Baldwin, Geena Davis and Michael Keaton

Beetlejuice movie poster


Came out in 1996

A year after her mothers murder, the killer is back and on the loose terrorizing her and her friends.

Starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette

Scream movie poster


Came out in 2009

This movie is both gory and funny. After the zombie apocalypse, these survivors have to work together to stay alive.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin

Zombieland movie poster

The Addams Family

Came out in 1991

A movie about a not so normal family as they come face to face with a con artist pretending to be one of them.

Starring Angelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd

Addams Family movie poster


Came out in 1978

A murderer, Michael Myers, escapes from a mental hospital and returns back his home town to kill again.

Starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis

Halloween movie poster

The Conjuring

Came out in 2013

Paranormal investigators try to help a family being haunted by evil spirits in their new farm house.

Starring Vera Farming and Patrick Wilson

The Conjuring movie poster


Came out in 1995

A tale about a friendly ghost trying to save the new family that moved into his house.

Starring Christina Ricci and Malachi Pearson

Casper movie poster

The Craft

Came out in 1996

Three friends welcome a new student into their group and together the practice witchcraft. Soon things start to turn scary and uncontrollable.

Starring Robin Tunnel, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True

The Craft movie poster


Came out in 1984

Three friends and former professors start a business to remove ghosts from their town.

Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver

Ghostbusters movie poster

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Came out in 19993

This animated film follows the King of Halloween town as he tries to understand the newly discovered Christmas Town.

Starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara

The Nightmare Before Christmas movie poster

The Shining

Came out in 1980

A family moves to the mountains to take care of a hotel in the off-season when strange and haunting things start happening.

Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duval

The Shining movie poster

If you enjoyed this post, check out these Halloween Ideas for Those of You Who Hate Parties.

Happy Halloween!


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