10 Must-Watch Halloween Movies This Spooky Season
Halloween is near! And alongside it spooky season, which is basically the whole of October. If you’re a movie fan like us, then you know it’s time to start watching some spooky content. So, grab some popcorn, grab your movie buddy and let’s enjoy these classic Halloween movies. This list includes both old school and new classics, ranging from scary to delightful. We’ve included a spooky scale to help determine if you’ll be screaming your lungs out or if you’ll be having a cozy, movie night. Whether you’re in the mood for a slasher, something lighthearted or gruesome horror, this list has got them all.
Halloween is near
Spooky season is filled with fun – costumes, pumpkin carving, decorations, and candy. However, our favorite part about is sitting down to watch a good ol’ Halloween movies. From terrifying to heartwarming, these old and new classic films will get you into the spooky spirit fast.
Grab some popcorn, grab your movie buddy and let’s dive in
One of the newer films on our list, this terrifying film handles the topics of grief, family secrets and the supernatural. Hereditary follows the story of the story of the Graham family. After a shocking death the family starts to discover strange and mysterious secrets and start to collapse under the weight of them. Trust us, this movie is terrifying and will have you thinking about it long after it’s finished. Keep in mind it is gory, so if you’re not a fan maybe skip this one. But if you want a chilling, supernatural horror, you’re in for a treat.
Spooky scale: 🪦🪦🪦🪦/5
This terrifying film handles the topics of grief, family secrets and the supernatural
The start of one of the scariest horror series out there. The Conjuring is also a modern classic. This 2013 film follows the life of the Perron family which move into a new home in Rhode Island (classic) when they start to experience strange paranormal activity. That’s when they call in Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators to help them fight this nightmare. This haunted house experience will have the hairs stand up. Oh, and to make this tale even more horrifying – it’s based on true stories.
Spooky scale: 💀💀💀/5
The Conjuring is also a modern classic
Now this movie is a real classic. One of the more family friendly movies on our list, Hocus Pocus tells the story of the Sanderson sisters. Three 300-year-old witches accidentally resurrected by a couple of teenagers on Halloween night. Now the town of Salem, Massachusetts is in trouble. Follow these divas as they chase immortality and the child they need to sacrifice for it. This comedic film will instantly put you in the Halloween spirit.
Spooky scale: 🧙♀️🧙♀️/5
One of the more family friendly movies on our list
While this may not be a classic choice for Halloween, this 2016 horror will have you on the edge of your seats. The film follows a trio of thieves who break into a blind man’s house hoping to do an easy job and walk away. However, they are met with a sudden reality check, as they start to realize the man isn’t as helpless as he may seem. Full of twists, this movie will have you gasping and squirming in your seat. The tension is through the roof!
Spooky scale: 🐈⬛🐈⬛🐈⬛/5
This 2016 horror will have you on the edge of your seats
“What’s your favorite scary movie?” What a cult classic. This slasher film created a whole new era for horror movies. Directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, this movie is a 90’s classic. The story follows a group of teens trying to solve the mystery of the Ghostface killer all while trying to outsmart and survive his attacks.
Spooky scale: 🕷️🕷️/5
“What’s your favorite scary movie?”
We can’t have a Halloween list without the ultimate Halloween movie. This movie is a no-brainer. Directed by John Carpenter, Halloween follows the tale of psychopath Michael Myers, who is locked away in a facility got murdering his own teenage sister at the age of six. 15 years later after the tragedy Michael escapes ready to wreak havoc, stalk and kill a young girl, Laurie, portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis.
Spooky scale: 👻👻👻/5
Directed by John Carpenter, Halloween follows the tale of psychopath Michael Myers
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Bee-. Another classic Halloween movie. This kooky comedy tells the tale of couple Adam and Barbara Maitland, who die in a car crash and have to reamin in their home for 150 years. Which is all fine and dandy until their home is sold to the Deetzes family who they just can’t stand. Their efforts to get the new, annoying residents rouse a havoc-wreaking spirit by the name of Beetlejuice who makes it his top priority to marry Lydia (the Dettzes’ daughter), so he can return to the land of the living. Laugh, cry and enjoy this family friendly classic.
Spooky scale: ⚰️/5
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Bee-
While this movie may take place in summer in Sweden, it’s a Halloween movie for sure. Violent, sinister and captivating, this movie is relentless and creepy. From the maker of Hereditary (no surprise here) this movie will have you forever traumatized. Midsommar follows an American group of friends that get pulled into a Swedish midsummer festival. This slow burner gives you the feeling of creeping dread and despair all while keeping you on your toes.
Spooky scale: 🐻🐻🐻🐻/5
Violent, sinister and captivating
The 2017 reboot of Steven King’s IT will scare the hell out of you. Divided into two movies, IT and IT: Chapter Two, this franchise tells the tale of seven middle schoolers from Derry, Maine who face the terrifying shape-shifting clown – Pennywise. Pennywise emerges from the sewers every 27 years and preys on the town’t children. The group band together to defeat this terrible evil both as children and 27 years later as adults.
Spooky scale: 🤡🤡🤡🤡/5
The 2017 reboot of Steven King’s IT will scare the hell out of you
If you are looking for a teen Halloween movie, then the Craft is for you. The films follows a trio of high-school girls at a Catholic school who welcome a new girl with telekinetic powers into their witchcraft circle. Soon they begin to conjure up trouble for anyone who gets in their way. The witchy Mean Girls style movie will have you laughing and gasping at the story.
Spooky scale: 🎃🎃/5
If you are looking for a teen Halloween movie, then the Craft is for you
These were the top 10 must-watch Halloween movies for this spooky season. We hope you found this article interesting. Now you can grab some popcorn, some snacks, a warm blanket and enjoy these classic movies.
These were the top 10 must-watch Halloween movies for this spooky season