The Best Halloween Movies

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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)

“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)

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

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

“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)

“A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.”

Child’s Play (1988)

“Young Andy Barclay gets the doll he wanted. However, he did not know it was alive!”

Corpse Bride (2005)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“After a misunderstanding, Ernest P. Worrell unleashes an evil troll on Halloween.”

The Exorcist (1988)

“When a teenager is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.”

Gremlins (1984)

“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)

“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)

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)

“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)

“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)

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)

“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 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)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“A mercenary who owes his soul to the devil redeems himself by fighting evil.”

Spawn (1997)

“A mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.”

The Crow (1994)

“A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder.”

The Dark Knight (2008)

“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)

“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)

“Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.”

The Wolfman (2010)

“Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.”

Underworld Series (2003-2009)

“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)

“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!

Dylan

Dylan is the owner and operator of Harmonic Design, as well as the creator of this magnificent blog. He enjoys playing guitar, website development and is a retro gamer. You can follow him on twitter @harmonic_design
  • http://www.ydyc.org Emmie

    Great article, exactly what I needed.

  • John

    Halloween is my favorite time of year simply because of all of the fantastic movies

  • Kalae

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

    • http://dylanforde.com Dylan

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

  • http://www.mycollegesandcareers.com/2011/10/17-of-the-best-funny-and-scary-halloween-movies/ Sarah Says

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

    • http://dylanforde.com Dylan

      Uhg, can’t believe I forgot about The Witches! Thanks for the comment!