Top Ten Best Halloween Films

It’s that time of year again! Families are hanging decorations, buying costumes, and stashing candy. People young and old are counting down the days to one of our most beloved holidays. Halloween is just around the corner, so be prepared for plenty of ghosts and goblins to be roaming the streets. To get into this year’s  Halloween spirit, here’s my top list for the best Halloween Movies to watch this year.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Disney’s famous family-friendly Halloween classic is known by families across the country. It is guaranteed to fulfill all of your Halloween wishes.The movie is chock full of witches, zombies, and black cats: the perfect combination for any Halloween movie.

The Halloweentown Series (1998 – 2006)

Another one of Disney’s family-friendly Halloween movie series. This movie series is entirely based off of the holiday of Halloween. It’s the ideal Halloween movie because each movie features hundreds of different monsters. This four-part movie series is perfect for any Halloween movie marathon.

The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family Movie (The 1991 Version) is a classic mix of comedy with  “horror” The movie’s dark colors and tones really brings the mood of Halloween. The Addams Family is also great for the family because even it represents that in even the wackiest of families, love will always prevail.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop-motion movie from Tim Burton and Disney. The Nightmare Before Christmas features the King of Halloween, Jack Skellington, faced with the concept of Christmas. This stop-motion film includes multiple music numbers and various beautiful yet eerie characters.

Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters is a supernatural-comedy film full of plenty of gags and ghouls.  Three unemployed parapsychologists start a ghost removal service in New York City and are faced with the obstacle of saving the city from Evil forces. Evil forces which includes the unforgettable Marshmallow monster.

Poltergeist (1982)

A classic spooky tale of a family tortured by the ghosts inside their house. This movie is a unforgettable classic because once you see Poltergeist you will never forget little Carol Anne saying, “They’re Here”

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead is a regular for Halloween movie marathons. A group of people are trapped in a farmhouse during an attack of the undead. The movie was a huge success for the box-office, especially for an independent horror film. Even to this day people are stilled startled by the chilling look and feel of the zombies in this black and white movie.

The Shining (1980)

The Shining, based off of one of Stephen King’s famous novels, is one of the scariest movies of all time. Jack Nicholson does an amazing job at portraying a man who descends into madness and delusion. This movie is sure to keep you up at night with it’s various eerie scenes in the hotel.

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist is a horror masterpiece that follows the struggle of a single mother and her possessed daughter. The Exorcist was nominated for many awards including Best Picture. Be warned the Exorcist is not for children. With language, gore, and sexual innuendo, The Exorcist is not a family movie. With an appropriate Rating of R, the Exorcist is one of the most appreciated films of it’s genres.

Psycho (1960)


Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho is a 1960’s suspense/thriller film which features a  woman whose stay at a motel turns dangerous. The movie is full of plot twists and scares, none of which include ghosts or monsters. It’s a classic Halloween film there was no other film like it at it’s time. It’s a classic for it’s time and for today.
— Liz Kremer, Staff Writer

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