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Halloween is one of the best times of the year; it is the beginning of the holiday season. Recently, I’ve found that holidays are what you make them. In order to embrace the spooky season and really lean into the joy of having something to celebrate with the people I love, my roommates and I created a list of perfect Halloween movies that we will choose at random once a week until Halloween to get us ready for the season. 

We found that there are so many different types of Halloween movies for everyone. 

Starting with the old classics:

  1. Halloween (1978)
  2. Friday the 13th (1980)
  3. Scream (1996)
  4. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
  5. Carrie (1976)
  6. Child’s Play (1988)
  7. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  8. The Shining (1980)
  9. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  10. Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Kids Halloween movies:

  1. Calling All the Monsters (2011)
  2. Hocus Pocus (1993)
  3. Halloweentown (1998)
  4. Twitches (2005)
  5. Girl vs Monster (2012)
  6. Beetlejuice (1988)
  7. Addams Family (1991)
  8. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  9. Practical Magic (1998)
  10. The Boy Who Cried Wolf (2010)

Animation Halloween movies:

  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  2. Coraline (2009)
  3. Frankenweenie (2012)
  4. Corpse Bride (2005)

2000’s horror movies:

  1. The Conjuring (2013)
  2. Smile (2022)
  3. Insidious (2010)
  4. Lights Out (2016)
  5. Evil Dead (2013)
  6. It (2017)
  7. Scary Movie (2000)
  8. Saw (2004)
Caroline Reed

Virginia Tech '24

Caroline is a senior majoring in Multimedia Journalism and minoring in Creative Writing at Virginia Tech. Caroline has been apart of HerCampus for four years and loves being around such a fun group of girls! She loves writing short fiction, poetry, and news articles. She enjoys watching old movies and listening to Taylor Swift.