31 Days of Halloween Films
For those of you who like to keep a steady 31 days full of the Halloween spirit, here are just enough films to keep you going all month long!
31. The Halloween Tree (1993)
A Ray Bradbury tale about a group of trick-or-treating children who learn about the origins and influences of Halloween.
30. Silver Bullet (1985)
29. Lady in White (1988)
This film is based on the local legend of the lady in white and also takes place on Halloween.
28. House of 1000 Corpses (2009)
27. La Leyenda de la Llorona (2011)
Taking place on Halloween night, this Mexican animated tale follows young kids who must stop the infamous La Llorana ghost.
26. Monster Squad (1987)
25. Mischief Night (2013)
24. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
23. The Hollow (2004)
22. All Hallow’s Eve (2013)
There’s nothing scarier than a homicidal clown, especially on Halloween night.
21. Paranorman (2012)
This animated tale of a boy who can talk to ghosts is so much more than just a kid’s film. It’s beautiful, poignant and ground-breaking.
20. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
19. Frankenweenie (2012)
Frankenweenie is an adorable animated film that is a kid-friendly version of the classic Frankenstein.
18. Practical Magic (1998)
17. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Arguably Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s best collaboration, this film celebrates one of America’s best legends: The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
16. Ginger Snaps (2000)
This cult film follows two sisters who deal with puberty and werewolves and culminates on Halloween night.
15. Casper (1995)
14. The rest of the Halloween franchise (1981-2009)
13. Halloweentown (1998)
While it may have lost some of its touch over the years, nostalgia hits home for this Disney Channel Original movie.
12. Creepshow (1982)
11. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Based off of Ray Bradbury’s novel, this creepy kid’s film is about two pre-teens who deal with a traveling carnival and the mysterious Mr. Dark.
10. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
9. Satan’s Little Helper (2005)
This one may fly under the radar but the tale of a young boy, his older sister, and a creepy masked devil on Halloween is worth watching.
8. Addam’s Family Values (1993)
7. Idle Hands (1999)
6. Monster House (2006)
This animated tale of kids who encounter a living house on Halloween is in my opinion severely underrated. It’s just as good as any Disney film but not nearly as well-known.
5. Night of the Demons (1988)
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Never has an animated film been so loved and so associated with the holidays as much as this one. Another essential viewing.
3. Trick r Treat (2007)
The once obscure film has now gained plenty of popularity and rightly so; it’s a wonderful horror film that is full of the Halloween spirit.
2. Halloween (1978)
John Carpenter’s classic is the creme de la slashers; the ultimate holiday horror movie. No October is done right without it.
1. Hocus Pocus (1993)
I don’t care if you’re seven or forty-seven, Hocus Pocus is the defining Halloween film. It’s fun and scary for kids and holds the ultimate nostalgia for adults. If for some reason you haven’t seen this movie yet, stop what you’re doing and go watch it!