The Most Iconic Halloween Movies

If you need a last-minute Halloween movie date idea or just a reason to kick back and eat a bag of candy, binge these eight Halloween movies that are sure to fright and delight. 

1. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Okay, you all saw this one coming. We have no shame in saying it’s one of the best Halloween movies of all time. If you haven’t tuned into Freeform every year to watch it, honestly what are you doing with your life?

2. Halloween (1978)

Watch the original Michael Myers terrorize Haddonfield in this classic. Also, don’t miss his return to hunt Laurie Strode down 40 years later in the new Halloween out now!

3. Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice directed by Tim Burton is both creepy and wild. A young Winona Ryder comes into contact with ghosts in her parents newly purchased home. Winona Ryder. Do I have to say more? You have to see the iconic Day-O dinner scene to fully appreciate the film’s nonsense.

4. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The 1984 Nightmare on Elm Street marks the beginning of Freddy Krueger's killing rampage. This Wes Craven classic will have you scared Freddy will come to haunt your dreams too.

5. The Craft (1996)

Some new self-proclaimed high school witches wreak havoc on people who have crossed them. Who doesn’t love a good 90s teen witch movie?

6. Halloweentown (1998)

The most fun Halloween movie to ever exist! Halloweentown started the most iconic movie series to ever be released on Disney Channel. Get ready to feel the nostalgia when re-watching after all these years.  

7. Practical Magic (1998)

Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman starring together!? Obviously, this movie is a must see. Both play powerful witches who have to deal with major relationship problems.

8. Scream (1996)

Of course, Scream made it on the list, Drew Barrymore is in it! This slasher movie is not only funny but also is admittedly a little scary. Prepare yourself for the big plot twist at the end.

All eight of these movies are sure to kick off your Halloween with a bang!