The Best Halloween Movies



Whether you’re going out this Halloween or eating discounted candy on your couch, we can all agree that one of the best parts of the Halloween season is the movies! From horror flicks to Disney classics, Halloween movies are an essential part of celebrating. 

Best of Horror: 

Halloween is about shock and horror. These movies portray the bloody and terrifying aspects of the holiday. Some top films in this category are Halloween, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Carrie. Forget the remakes and sequels, just focus on the originals. Although they might seem old and out-dated when it comes to special effects, the films still hold true to their scares, while also being fun for the audience. However, the best horror movie to watch this Halloween season, in my opinion, is Scream. It is scary while also being very funny during specific parts of the film. It’s almost a cross between Clueless and Halloween. You won’t be disappointed if you pick the flick, it’s even available on Netflix!


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Best of The Disney Channel Originals: 

Perhaps horror isn’t quite your thing. In this case, Disney has been pushing out Halloween movies for years. Some classics include Twitches, My Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire, and Smart House (Okay, not technically a Halloween movie, but c’mon what’s scarier than your house turning against you and ruining your entire life). The ultimate Disney Channel Original classic is Halloweentown. In this movie, Marnie and her siblings discover that they come from a family of witches when they follow their grandmother back home to a place called Halloweentown. If you want an extra spooky surprise, watch Return to Halloweentown where Marnie, played by Kimberly J. Brown, is switched out for the actress Sara Paxton. 


(Hocus Pocus/ Disney Media)

Best of All-Time:

Now before we get into what is the best Halloween movie of all time, we should comment on the honorable mentions: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Haunted Mansion, and Adam’s Family. These movies are undeniable classics. From being funny to borderline creepy, these movies will get you into some serious Halloween vibes in no time. But, there can only be one best Halloween movie of all time. Drum roll please… the best Halloween movie all time is, you probably guessed it, Hocus Pocus! Its storyline is a classic tale of a young boy in Salem, Massachusetts who accidentally frees three witches from their coven. It’s filled with laughter, spooky surprises, and an excellent rendition of the song, ‘I Put a Spell on You.’


Now go on bake your Philsbury pumpkin-shaped cookies and get to watching these spooky Halloween classics!


(The Paramount Vault)