The Best Halloween Movies

October 5, 2011

What can I say? Halloween has been and always will be my favourite holiday, and the best part about Halloween? Watching some of the Best Halloween Movies! I’m sure that plenty of great halloween movies have been left out of this list (many classics!), so don’t be afraid to yell at me in the comments. Some of the Halloween movies in this list are scary, some are magical, some are ‘family’, and some are just silly. Either way, here are my favorite Halloween Movies Of All Time!

BeetleJuice (1988)

beetlejuice The Best Halloween Movies “A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house”

Blade (1998)

blade The Best Halloween Movies “A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.”

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

211952 9491 300x225 The Best Halloween Movies “Will and Jake Grimm are travelling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires genuine courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.”

Casper (1995)

casper1 10241 300x225 The Best Halloween Movies “A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.”

Child’s Play (1988)

Chucky34 300x286 The Best Halloween Movies “Young Andy Barclay gets the doll he wanted. However, he did not know it was alive!”

Corpse Bride (2005)

CorpseBride3 300x200 The Best Halloween Movies “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.”

Cujo (1983)

cujo071 300x225 The Best Halloween Movies “A friendly St. Bernard named “Cujo” contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.”

Dracula Dead and Loving It (1995)

Dracula Dead and Loving It 34654 Medium1 300x199 The Best Halloween Movies “Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he’s out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Basically, he took “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” gave it a new cast and a new script and made a big joke out of it. The usual, rich English are attacked by Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing is brought in to save the day”

Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

ernest scared stupid1 300x193 The Best Halloween Movies “After a misunderstanding, Ernest P. Worrell unleashes an evil troll on Halloween.”

The Exorcist (1988)

the exorcist 73209 300x225 The Best Halloween Movies “When a teenager is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.”

Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins header1 300x168 The Best Halloween Movies “A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.”

HalloweenTown (1998)

The Halloweentown Music Collection 11 300x285 The Best Halloween Movies “HalloweenTown is a Disney movie about a young girl who follows her witch of a grandmother into HalloweenTown and discovers she’s a witch herself! It’s not long until a plot to destroy HalloweenTown is uncovered.”

Harry Potter Series (2001-2011)

harry potter wallpaper21 300x225 The Best Halloween Movies If you don’t know what Harry Potter is then I’m not quite sure how you are able to use the internet. Never the less…
“Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.”

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus+Pocus1 300x280 The Best Halloween Movies “After 300 years, three sister witches are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it us up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all.”

Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)

311311 300x297 The Best Halloween Movies “Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice.” This movie is a pretty good comedy for what it is.

Mars Attacks! (1996)

Mars Attacks 1996 Jack Nicholson Glenn Close Annette Bening Pierce Brosnan 300x225 The Best Halloween Movies When looking up this movie on IMDB I found out that Tim Burton directed this. It all makes sense now!
“The Earth is invaded by Martians with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor.”

Men in Black (1997)

Men In Black1 300x245 The Best Halloween Movies “Two men who keep an eye on aliens in New York City must try to save the world after the aliens threaten to blow it up”

Monsters, INC (2001)

Monsters inc 300x225 The Best Halloween Movies “Monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.”

Scary Movie Series (2000 – 2006)

scary movie 2 divx front 300x300 The Best Halloween Movies “A year after disposing the body of a man they accidently killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.”

The Shining (1980)

article 0 04D58892000005DC 1000 468x3631 300x232 The Best Halloween Movies “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.”

Sin City (2005)

sincity231 300x198 The Best Halloween Movies “A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.”

Solomon Kane (2009)

film Solomon Kane1 300x184 The Best Halloween Movies “A mercenary who owes his soul to the devil redeems himself by fighting evil.”

Spawn (1997)

spawn 2 300x225 The Best Halloween Movies “A mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.”

The Crow (1994)

crowchur1 300x205 The Best Halloween Movies “A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder.”

The Dark Knight (2008)

2466997354 95303d111b o 8195251 300x225 The Best Halloween Movies “Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by a terrorist mastermind known only as the Joker, as he drives each of them to their limits.”

The Mummy (1999)

the mummy1 300x200 The Best Halloween Movies “An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy.”
It’s sequel is pretty awesome too.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

nightmare before christmas 10 11 300x225 The Best Halloween Movies “Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.”

The Wolfman (2010)

the wolfman original1 300x168 The Best Halloween Movies “Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.”

Underworld Series (2003-2009)

the underworld 41 300x300 The Best Halloween Movies “Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end.”

Van Helsing (2004)

wofl bat1 300x225 The Best Halloween Movies “The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein’s research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.”

Honorable Mentions: 300, Daybreakers, Hellboy, Interview With The Vampire, Mortal Kombat, Predator, Queen of the Damned, Stardust, The NeverEnding Story, The Number 23, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Willow

So did I butcher this list? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

6 Comments

  1. I’d forgotten about the Brothers Grimm! Edward Scissorhands and The Witches are some of my favorites.

  2. Sarah Says
  3. Uhg, can’t believe I forgot about The Witches! Thanks for the comment!

  4. Dylan
  5. No Freddy or Jason?
    Ever seen those basket case movies or critters haha.

  6. Kalae
  7. Was never fan of of freddy, but Jason is amazing! Good call. I forgot so many good movies from this list :(

  8. Dylan
  9. Halloween is my favorite time of year simply because of all of the fantastic movies

  10. John
  11. Great article, exactly what I needed.

  12. Emmie

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