Hello my pumpkins and welcome back!
I can’t believe halloween is approaching so for this occasion, I decided to share with you my top favorite movies to watch on Halloween. I divided this post into two categories: Children & Family/ Comedy and Horror/Thriller films. Beware, the list is long but is not in order. You will also notice that there are a lot of Tim Burton films, basically because Tim Burton is the king of Halloween!
Children & Family/ Comedy
- The Nightmare Before Christmas 
From IMDB: Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.
- Dark Shadows 
From IMDB: An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.
- Corpse Bride 
From IMDB: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
- Frankenweenie 
From IMDB: When a boy’s beloved dog passes away suddenly, he attempts to bring the animal back to life through a powerful science experiment.
- Beetlejuice 
From IMDB: When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.
- Edward Scissorhands 
From IMDB: A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.
- Hocus Pocus 
From IMDB: After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
- The Adams Family  [but any of the Adams Family movies is awesome!]
From IMDB: Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.
- Coraline  [I would put this movie into the horror category but well. It’s actually quite scary for a children’s film]
From IMDB: An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
- Hotel Transylvania 1  & 2 
From IMDB: Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter.
From IMDB: Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.
- Batman Returns  [At 9 years old, I used to watch this film EVERYDAY!!]
From IMDB: When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
- Nightmare on ELM Street movies
Serial killer hunts a bunch of people in their dreams!
- Halloween movies
Follows the story of Michael Myers who killed his sister on the night of halloween 1963 and escapes from a mental hospital to kill again!
- Friday the 13th movies
A group of campers are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant!
- Orphan 
From IMDB: A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
- The Conjuring 2  [the second one is my favorite because the nun freaks me out! But the first one is not bad at all]
From IMDB: Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.
- Annabelle 
From IMDB: A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
- The Autopsy of Jane Doe 
From IMDB: A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street  [Johnny Depp sings in this film!!!!!!]
From IMDB: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
- Sleepy Hollow 
From IMDB: Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.
- The Babadook 
From IMDB: A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
- Drag Me To Hell 
From IMDB: A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
- Scream movies
A serial killer [with a weird mask] terrorizes a group of teenagers by using horror films as a deadly game!
- Polteirgest movies
A home is being haunted by a host of ghosts!
- Rosemary’s Baby  or 
From IMDB: A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
- Saw movies [a lot of gory scenes, so if you don’t like blood, these films are not for you]
People are kidnapped and imprisoned in a deadly game, controlled by a notorious serial killer!
- The Omen  or 
From IMDB: Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil’s own son?
- The Shining 
From IMDB: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Photos retrieved from IMDB
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