Here’s our pick of Top 10 classic Halloween flicks for a spooky night in!
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!
The Sceam franchise is now up to four movies, but the original Scream 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 everone survives!
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Three witches (played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy) return 300 years after being hung for their spellwork in 17th-century Salem, Massachusetts. To hold onto immortality, they have to take the life of a child, and the three kids who accidentally resurrected them are doing all they can to stop the witches from returning Salem to the way it was when they first lived. This over-the-top comedy has witchcraft, black cats and lots of laughs, and it’s sure to make your haloween a blast!
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington (the voice of Chris Sarandon), the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, becomes bored with the town’s namesake holiday, which the townspeople prepare all year for. When he accidentally finds himself in Christmas Town, he decides to take over the holiday and kidnap Santa. He doesn’t do the holiday quite right, though — Jack’s Christmas involves shrunken heads as toys and skeletal reindeer. With all of these scary additions, this Christmas story is also a fun Haloween tale!
After dying in a car crash, the ghosts of Adam and Barbara Maitland are informed that they have to remain in their house for 150 years. This is fine, until their house is sold to a family they can’t stand. The Maitlands love their beautiful home — and they don’t want the yuppie Deetzes family living in it! The couple hires freelance bio-exorcist Beetle Juice to scare the Deetzes away (Adam and Barbara just aren’t scary enough ghosts themselves!), but the job is stalled when Bettle Juice makes it his priority to marry the Deetzes’ daughter Lydia, so he can return to the land of the living.
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!
The Addams Family (1991)
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, they’re all together kookie … so they’re perfect for Halloween! Gomez Addams, head of the Addams family, tells his lawyer, Tully, that he has not spoken to his brother, Fester, in 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 Fester-impostor to fit in with the Addams. Their home is full of dark magic, and the Addams find it equally hard to adapt to the outside world when they are forced out of their home. If Wednesday (played by Christina Ricci), the disturbed Addams daughter, doesn’t creep you out, then Thing (who’s just a hand) definitely will!
Young Frankenstein (1974)
A parody of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, Frederick, the grandson of the famous mad scientist, inherits his estate and continues his experiments. Instead of building a new creature with a “genius” brain, however, he accidentally uses an “abnormal” one. The monster gets loose several times, and eventually falls in love with Frederick’s wife, Elizabeth, who loves him in return. They live happily ever after, obviously
Fun Size (2012)
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.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
In this Halloween classic for all ages, Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin on Halloween night, even though all of his friends tell him that it’s not real. You loved it as a kid — and you’ll still love the whole Peanuts gang now!
Now we all know that No list of Halloween movies is complete without Casper! So here’s out 11th pick!
On the surface, the movie’s about a paranormal expert and his daughter, Kat, moving into an abandoned mansion to get rid of the ghosts haunting it for a greedy heiress who wants to bulldoze the mansion in search of buried treasure. But anyone who loves this classic knows that when it comes down to it, the movie’s about Kat and Casper the Friendly Ghost’s beautiful friendship as they help each other come to terms with tragedies in their respective lives