Underrated Halloween Movies to Check Out

During the Halloween season, the same movies play over and over again. Halloween is my favorite holiday and, yes, I love seeing the same movies every year. After seeing them once or twice, they get old; however, there are a few movies that never get repetitive, but just are not played as much as famous movies like Hocus Pocus. That’s not to say that Hocus Pocus isn’t incredible, because it definitely is, and I watch it often when Halloween season rolls around. In hopes of inspiring you to branch out this year, here are a few of my favorite underrated Halloween movies!


The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire is a Disney classic that my siblings and I were obsessed with growing up. It tells the story of a little boy named Tony trying to protect his friends and family, who all happen to be vampires, from a vampire slayer. This movie definitely won’t scare you, but it will make you feel nostalgic for the old Disney that we miss and love so much. 


Tower of Terror

This movie is a major throwback and I bet you completely forgot about it. When I was little, my family and I went to Disney and I cried because I wasn’t tall enough to go on the “Tower of Terror” ride that the movie is based on (my love for this movie is real). This is by far one of the better spooky movies Disney has made. For those of you who don’t know, Tower of Terror is about a reporter that visits an old Hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared in an elevator years beforehand. It is a cute Halloween film to watch and another nostalgic movie from childhood. If you try to find it online, it is close to impossible. The only way to watch it would be to break out your old DVD player and buy the DVD in stores. If you find it online, let me know! If you really do want to buy it, Target surprisingly has it. The link is below!



Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 

This is more of a recent scary movie that came out in 2019 but quickly was taken away from the spotlight. This movie is about a book full of ghost stories that come to life. A group of kids looks for the origins of the book in order to stop the stories from continuing to resurrect. Personally, I loved this movie. I thought the color schemes and setting were perfect. I wouldn’t consider this movie to be terribly scary, but this is also coming from someone who loves watching scary movies. If you are interested in taking a jab at scary Halloween movies, this is definitely a great place to start. 


As the season is coming to a quick close, I hope you all have the chance to check out at least a few of the films I mentioned! I haven’t had the opportunity to watch any of these movies this October, but I hopefully will soon. What are your favorite, underrated Halloween movies? Let me know! I’d love to check them out!



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