7 Halloween Movies to Watch if You’re a Scaredy-Cat

For some people, Halloween is about going to Halloween Horror Nights, watching IT and getting that thrill that only good horror movies can give you—unless you're like me. Trust me, I love candy and a cute costume, but horror movies and I don't mix well (unless you want to see panic and tears). Just because I'm a scaredy-cat doesn't mean I won't celebrate Halloween. So this is my list of scaredy-cat-approved movies to watch over and over again this spooky season. 

  1. 1.  Hocus Pocus

    This one is a no-brainer, but Hocus Pocus is a true Halloween classic. What’s not to love about it? It has witches, zombies and a talking cat. Everything screams spooky season and you’ll enjoy every creepy second of it. 

  2. 2. Rocky Horror Picture Show 

    Probably the best movie on this list, Rocky Horror Picture Show is a such a fun movie to get you in the Halloween spirit. Watch Dr. Franken-N-Further entertain his “guests,” sweethearts Brad and Janet, with elaborate dance numbers, catchy songs and a house full of wild characters.

  3. 3. Edward Scissorhands

    In Edward Scissorhands, Johnny Depp plays the role of Edward, a gentle frankenstein-esque man cursed with having scissors for hands. True to Tim Burton’s style, the movie is creepy, but you can’t help but be sympathetic for Edward. It’s more fantasy than horror or thriller.

  4. 4. Beetlejuice 

    This 1988 movie follows the story of a couple who are killed in a car accident and become stuck haunting their old home. When the new tenants move-in with their teenage daughter (aka the Winona Ryder), the couple call on Beetlejuice—a crazy, hilarious spirit whose "help” turns to trouble.

  5. 5. Twitches 

    Okay, let’s throw it back to the Disney Channel Original Movies. If you haven’t seen Twitches, this movie is one you’ll definitely love. It follows the story of two twin sisters who were separated at birth. Reunited on their 21st birthday, the sisters use their magic powers to save their kingdom from darkness.

  6. 6. Halloweentown 

    You can live out your ~witchy vibes~ through Marnie Piper, a 13-year-old who wants to start witch training against her mother’s request. Through this coming-of-age tale, Marnie takes on adventure, conquers her fears, and discovers an entire town devoted to Halloween all year long. 

  7. 7. The Nightmare Before Christmas

    You know this list wouldn’t be complete without ending with this iconic movie. If you haven’t seen The Nightmare Before Christmas, what are you doing? This film follows pumpkin king Jack Skellington, who has become bored with Halloween, on his quest to find a new passion in his life: Christmas. 

So grab your popcorn, favorite candy and best friends to celebrate Halloween any way you want towithout the horror.

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Edited by: Rose Balicki