The Best Halloween Movies of All Time

October is just around the corner, and that means it’s completely acceptable to pop in a Halloween flick every day for an entire month.  There is an endless amount of Halloween themed movies and horror films to pick from, but here’s a list of a few classics that you definitely don’t want to miss this Halloween season:

The Shining (1980)

“Here’s Johnny!”  Possibly one of the most iconic horror films of all time, this movie follows Jack Torrence, a writer who agrees to be the caretaker of a secluded hotel for the winter months.  He takes his wife and son with him, and some things that are beyond strange start happening.  I’ll probably have nightmares about the twins in blue dresses standing in the hallway.

Beetlejuice (1988)

A Tim Burton classic.  A deceased couple is trapped in the house they recently purchased and tries to scare out the new owners with the help of another ghost, Beetlejuice.  

Hocus Pocus (1993)

The Halloween classic that is impossible to miss because it’s on TV at least three times a week.  This comedy shows three witches who are accidentally resurrected by a cynical teenager and attempt to suck the souls from children.  

Halloween (1978)

Jamie Lee Curtis’s debut appearance is in the classic horror film, “Halloween.”  It’s basically the typical slasher movie, but it wouldn’t be Halloween without it. We’ll still never understand how Michael Meyers got shot six times and still walked away seemingly unharmed…

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

It’s definitely not Halloween until you watch this half-hour Peanuts special that our parents even grew up with.  Linus anxiously waits in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin to bring gifts to all the good girls and boys as opposed to going trick or treating with the rest of the Peanuts crew.  

Halloweentown (1998)

What kid in our generation didn’t grow up watching Halloweentown?  The first one follows a girl who discovers she is a witch and saves a town with other supernatural creatures.  And of course we can’t forget about Halloweentown II, Hallweentown High, and Return to Halloweentown.

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

What’s scarier than a serial killer that only shows up in your dreams?  Freddy Kreuger has knives for fingers and haunts Nancy and her friends living on Elm Street while they are asleep.  As great as this movie is, our favorite part of this movie is definitely watching young Johnny Depp.  How does he look good even when he’s getting eaten by a mattress?  

I could go on for ages, but these are just a few of the Halloween movies that I’ll be sure not to miss this October.  Happy haunting!