31 Halloween Movies to Watch This October

It’s finally October, which means you can start breaking out your favorite Halloween classics! It can be such a struggle to try and fit all your favorite movies in between school and Halloweekend parties, so we’ve broken down the greatest movies into a binge-watching guide for you. From October 1 through 31, you’ll be able to stay on schedule with the best nostalgia and horror that Halloween has to offer. Don’t forget to make sure you have a giant bowl of candy with you at all times, too!

October 1: Young Frankenstein (1974)

This Halloween, we definitely owe tribute to Gene Wilder.

October 2: Poltergeist (1982)

We can’t decide whether ghosts communicating through the TV is terrifying or amazing.

October 3: Practical Magic (1998)

Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are witchcraft #goals.

October 4: The Amityville Horror (1979)

You don’t know what haunted house even means until you’ve seen this movie.

October 5: The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Was anybody else attracted to Master Gracey? No? Okay.

October 6: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

It’s not Halloween without somebody’s head getting chopped off!

October 7: Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire (2000)

Throwback AF.

October 8: Frankenweenie (2012)

TBH, resurrecting your favorite pets doesn’t sound like such a bad thing.doesn’t sound like such a bad thing.

October 9: Corpse Bride (2005)

Has anybody noticed how many Halloween movies Johnny Depp has starred in? Should we be concerned?

October 10: Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Don’t forget to have a box of tissues at the ready.

October 11: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Disney, this was probably way too scary to be a children’s movie.

October 12: Twitches (2005)

Never forget the power that was Tia and Tamera.

October 13: The Exorcist (1973)

This is arguably the first great horror movie ever made. You won’t want to miss it.

October 14: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Because you’ll low-key need to watch this to recover from The Exorcist.

October 15: Tower of Terror (1997)

It’s your favorite Disneyland ride reimagined––what could be better?

October 16: Casper (1995)

Don’t forget about your favorite friendly ghost.

October 17: Paranormal Activity (2007)

Be prepared to not sleep for the rest of October.

October 18: The Addams Family (1991)

Let’s be real, Wednesday Addams is the Beyoncé of Halloween.

October 19: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Remember to watch the remake starring Laverne Cox on Fox the next night!

October 20: The Conjuring (2013)

What makes this even scarier is that it’s based on a true story.

October 21: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

CLASSIC.

October 22: Ghostbusters (1984)

Who you gonna call?

October 23: Halloween (1978)

Definitely keep the lights on for this one.

October 24: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Christmas would be way better with shrunken head toys and skeletal reindeer!

October 25: Beetlejuice (1998)

Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse.

October 26: Scream (1996)

The Ghostface killer literally still haunts us to this day.

October 27: Halloweentown (1998)

The OG trip to Halloweentown is the ~best~ trip to Halloweentown.

October 28: Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenger (2001)

Kal—the hottest villain to ever grace our television screens.

October 29: Halloweentown High (2004)

Why didn’t Halloweentown kids go to our high schools?

October 30: Return to Halloweentown (2006)

Yes, it’s a crime that Marnie was recast, but you still have to finish watching the whole series.

October 31: Hocus Pocus (1993)

Aka the best Halloween movie ever made and the perfect form of relaxation after your night of partying.  

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