Halloween Movies to See This October

Halloween is a holiday people of all ages can look forward to. Here are 10 movies, new and old, to get anyone into the Halloween spirit. 

Halloween Ends (2022)  

The Halloween franchise has been loved by horror movie fans for over 40 years now, but the series is sadly coming to an end on October 14, 2022. Fans are excited to see Laurie Strode on the big screen one last time, but some are concerned after last year’s movie, Halloween Kills.  According to Rotten Tomatoes, “Halloween Kills doesn’t do much to move the Micheal Myers saga forward, but viewers looking for hardcore horror violence won’t be disappointed.” The movie will be in theaters and available for streaming on Peacock.

Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)

If scary movies aren’t your thing, there’s still a new movie you can watch with your whole family. Hocus Pocus 2, the sequel to the 1993 movie, will be streaming exclusively on Disney+ on September 30, 2022. This sequel has been anticipated since its announcement in 2019.

Beetlejuice (1988)

While all Tim Burton movies could be considered Halloween movies, Beetlejuice is a classic fantasy/comedy movie that is peculiar, to say the least, but nonetheless fascinating. Beetlejuice is the perfect film for those who aren’t horror fans but still want to watch a creepy, offbeat movie. 

 Coco (2017)

Coco is not a movie about Halloween, but the film shows Día de Los Muertos, another widely celebrated holiday during the Halloween season. This movie really gives the viewer an insight into holidays that are celebrated internationally and not just in America.

 It (2017)

What is more appropriate for Halloween than a killer clown? Even though all of Stephen King’s horror adaptations are perfect to binge during October, It is perfect for Halloween. It combines horror, comedy, and a cursed town. 

 Scream franchise 

Although the Scream movies aren’t Halloween-themed, they are one-of-a-kind slashers that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Plus, dressing as Ghostface for Halloween will never go out of style. A new movie will be released in theaters in March of 2023, and without seeing a trailer fans know what to expect, their favorite masked killer, and a plot twist no one will see coming.

 Frankenweenie (2013)

Frankenweenie puts a twist on the classic spooky story, Frankenstein. A boy meticulously plans a way to revive his dead dog, but his plan doesn’t work out in the way he hopes. This movie is a perfect combination of heartfelt and spooky, and you will definitely fall in love with Sparky by the end.

 Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride is a visually pleasing film about a dead woman who yearns to be loved by a living man. This movie is perfect for Halloween because of its spooky theme and mix of the undead and romance. 

 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

While the Harry Potter franchise is loved and rewatched year-round, Prisoner of Azkaban is the most appropriate for Halloween, considering the fact that ghostlike dementors, werewolves, and escaped prisoners are involved. The characters also spend a large portion of the movie in a pumpkin patch.

 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas is more Christmas themed than Halloween, but the movie still features skeletons and a Halloween-themed town. Additionally, the movie is a part of Tim Burton’s wide filmography that is watched year-round by people who are always excited for October to roll around.

Although the movies everyone watches during the Halloween season are different, something everyone can agree on is the spooky, offbeat, and unusual energy around Halloween is what makes this holiday so special.