The Best Movies to Watch This Halloween Weekend

The Best Movies to Watch This Halloween Weekend

Best Halloween Movies

If you're like me and plan to finish Stranger Things 2 by tomorrow, you'll need some Halloween movies to get you through the next couple of days. I've compiled a list of my favourite ones. Most are classics, but hopefully you'll find a new one, or be reminded of one you forgot. Please let me know what your favourites are in the comments below! I'd love to hear them.


I rewatched this one last night, and it's still as good as ever. After a couple dies in a car accident, they are trapped in their house, which quickly has some new inhabitants. Failing to scare the new family away, the couple enlists the help of Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice). Michael Keaton is hilarious in this role, and is one of my favourite characters in any Halloween movie. The special effects will make you laugh, but they somehow still work. 

Hocus Pocus

Another classic movie to watch this time of year. It's got witches, a talking cat, and a young Sarah Jessica Parker - all the best things. This movie is super fun and is sure to make you laugh, while still giving you those Halloween vibes.

It was recently announced that this movie will be getting a remake, but people aren't too happy about it. The movie will not feature any of the original cast and will be a tv movie. Thoughts?

The Others 

This movie used to terrify me! While it's not super scary, it is creepy. Grace (Nicole Kidman) does everything she can to protect her two children who have a rare photosensitivity disease that causes the sun to harm them. While awaiting word on her missing husband, Grace starts to think her servants are playing tricks on her family when her daughter says she has been seeing ghosts. 


Donnie Darko

This movie. This soundtrack. All of it. It's definitely a different type of movie, and not for everybody, but it's been a favourite of mine for years. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, the film follows him as he seeks the meaning behind his doomsday-related visions. 

The Mothman Prophecies

This is another creepy movie, and is based on true events in Point Pleasant. After his wife's mysterious death, Richaed Gere's character is determined to figure out what happened. He uncovers unexplained phenomena in a town four hundred miles away. This movie still gives me chills when I think about certain parts. 

It Follows

I watched this movie for the first time a couple of years ago, and I really had to talk myself into it. For as much as I love Halloween, I don't particularly like scary movies. I hate suspense, so anything jumping out isn't really for me. This movie was surprisingly great, and I was okay watching it alone! It definitely had its scary moments, though. It also has one of the weirdest plots I've ever come across - basically, there is an STI that causes an unknown supernatural force to follow the person who contracted it last. BUT, if you can get past the strange storyline, it's definitely worth a watch.

The Craft

I am a sucker for anything about witches, and this movie is no exception. After transferring to a Los Angeles high school, Sarah (Robin Tunney) finds that her telekinetic gift appeals to a group of three wannabe witches, who happen to be seeking a fourth member for their rituals. This is the perfect 90's witch movie, and it's great to have on in the background while you're doing some decorating or DIY's for Halloween. Plus, it even has a Riverdale actor in it!

Practical Magic

Another great witch movie, Practical Magic is about two sisters (Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman) who dabble with dark magic to get out of a sticky situation. It's an easy watch and will hopefully make you smile at some parts. 

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

This one is obviously not at all scary, but it is super cute. I've been watching it since I was a kid and it always makes me laugh. It's a great movie to have on the television Halloween night as you hand out candy. 

Young Frankenstein

This isn't your typical monster movie. Starring Gene Wilder, this movie is a parody of the classic horror film genre. To help give the feeling of a classic horror movie, Young Frankenstein is shot entirely in black and white, despite being released in 1974.

It was hard to narrow it down to ten movies! Some honourable mentions are Halloweentown, Edward Scissorhands, and The Birds. Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I hope you have an amazing, and safe, Halloween!!

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