With Halloween approaching, it’s a good time to revisit some of our favorite Halloween-themed movies. People often think about horror or scary movies for Halloween, but there are some that are comedies and animation.
If you are looking for a few different ones to watch with the whole family or a few just for the adults, there are certainly plenty to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites, just to get you started.
Top 10 Halloween Movies of all Time
If you are looking for a variety of Halloween movies, there are plenty of options available.
John Carpenter started this franchise in 1978 and it still continues today. Revisit Michael Myers as he escapes the mental asylum and goes on a killing spree that still continues today. There is a finale scheduled for 2022, so why not catch up on these classics?
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton's masterpiece is a fun movie for the whole family. Visually spectacular, it offers up music, fantasy, adventure, suspense and is beautiful to watch. It combines Halloween and Christmas, to cover all the bases.
This is another great series of movies spanning over several years. Director Wes Craven has a great reputation for horror and slasher films and these do not disappoint. Follow along with Ghostface and the regular team of characters and enjoy suspense, wit, and very clever.
4. Friday The 13th
What could go wrong when a bunch of camp counselors tries to reopen a camp where young Jason drowned? Camp Crystal Lakes will never be the same as Jason seeks revenge throughout the entire franchise. These are some of the most popular series of horror and Halloween favorites to this day.
4. E. T.
E.T, The Extra-Terrestrial is one of the best and most heart-warming movies for the whole family. Steven Spielberg’s fantastic story of a young boy named Elliot who befriends the strange and wondrous alien.
Based on a short story from Steven Spielberg, this movie was lauded for the special effects. They don’t seem like much by today’s standards, but the possession of the youngest daughter Carol Ann, and the bizarre and fantastic events that follow will still give the whole family a thrill.
Coraline is based on Neil Gaiman's short novel that sees a young girl befriending a young boy with a black cat in an old spooky mansion that is cut up into smaller apartments. She discovers other worlds with other friends and many adventures. Beautifully animated and a great story for the whole family.
7. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
It’s a Peanut’s classic and it should be viewed and enjoyed every year. Peanuts have a great way of showing the human side of all of us despite the hardships and the magic that can come when you believe.
8. Hocus Pocus
This classic comedic fantasy features Bette Midler as one of the three witches that are inadvertently resurrected on Halloween night. The witches haven’t been in society for 300 years, so to say things have changed is putting mildly. Fun, funny, and everyone goes to bed happy.
Who doesn’t love Disney? This beautifully animated Halloween movie tells the story of young Miguel who dreams of becoming a musician and the lessons he learns from visiting his long-gone relatives.
10. Sleepy Hollow
Another gem from Tim Burton, revisit Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. Spooky, yet beautiful, it’s a great story and great fun for the whole family.
Enjoy revisiting these Halloween movies or perhaps you are seeing them for the first time. Or maybe watch it with a cardboard cutout of your favorite horror movie character.