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31 Days of Halloween Movie Recommendations

It’s Spooky Season!!! I understand it is still September, but it is never too early to get into the Halloween spirit! It is time for pumpkin spice, fuzzy socks, caramel apples, and warm blankets. In preparation for the greatest time of the year, (Halloween not Christmas) pull out your favorite vanilla cinnamon candles, your comfiest baggy sweater, and your best boots. It’s time to put a log in the fire, break out those books you’ve been meaning to read all year, and throw your hair into a messy bun, it’s Spooky Season!!! However, the best way to embrace the Spooky Season spirit is by watching plenty of eerie movies in between chugging pumpkin spice lattes and listening to Michael Jackson’s Thriller while baking pumpkin cookies. I have compiled a list of the best movies to watch for the month of October to aid you in your Halloween fun. I have additionally included some honorable mentions that did not make the cut this year for my list but easily could have made it on someone else’s. So without further adieu, here are the top Halloween movies for Spooky Season!!!

Oct 1
Gretel & Hansel 
Oct 2 
Coco
Oct 3
Edward ScissorHands
Oct 4 
Hotel Transylvania
Oct 5
Haunt
Oct 6
Dark Shadows
Oct 7
Sweeny Todd
Oct 8 
Invitation
Oct 9
Scream
Oct 10
House with a Clock in its Walls 
Oct 11
Funhouse Massacre
Oct 12
Ghost Rider 
Oct 13
Secret Window
Oct 14 
Sleepy Hollow
Oct 15
Countdown 
Oct 16 
Saw
Oct 17
Corpse Bride 
Oct 18
Addams Family
Oct 19 
28 days Later
Oct 20
Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Oct 21
Curious George a Halloween Boo fest 
Oct 22
Black Phone
Oct 23
Book of Life 
Oct 24
Chucky
Oct 25
Hocus Pocus 
Oct 26
Trick 
Oct 27
Ghostbusters
Oct 28
Halloween
Oct 29 
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Oct 30
Nightmare Before Christmas 
Oct 31
Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin

Honorable mentions:

Monsters University & Monsters Inc 

Lights Out 

Scooby Doo Marathon 

Goosebumps 1 and 2 

Casper the Friendly Ghost  

Devil

Grudge

Monster House 

Nun

Insidious

Mama

La Llorona

It 1 and 2 

Anabelle

Coraline

Conjuring

Us

Resident Evil

Feel free to mix and match these movies to create your own Spooky Season marathon! Enjoy your festive season and stay safe! 

Hannah Hurtado

Williams '25

I am a prospective triple major at Williams College with various passions for mental health, community activism, and equal rights protection. I hope that my work reflects this and helps educate and uplift the women around me.
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