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21 Movies for Scaredy Cats who LOVE Halloween

“Spoopy” season is just around the corner! We all LOVE Halloween. The costumes, the candy, the decorations… What could be better? As someone whose favorite holiday is Halloween, you’d think I wouldn’t have any problems with it, but there is one little thing that stands in my way every October… Scary Movies. I am a real life scaredy cat.

So, for those of you who are like me, here’s a list of 21 of the BEST Halloween movies that are free of jump scares and paranormal activity!



1. Shaun of the Dead

Zombies can be terrifying, but in this British film, they’re dead funny.


2. Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

This musical features a barber that prefers to cut throats.


3. The Little Vampire

We knew kids could be brats, but did we know they could turn into bats?


4. Scary Movie series

Who doesn’t love making fun of what they’re too scared to watch?


5. Frankenweenie

Because dogs are still better than people, even when they’re dead.


6. ParaNorman

Who needs a pun when there’s one in the title? (Get it? Paranoid? Paranormal? ParaNorman?)


7. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This musical makes you do the “Time Warp” all the way back to the ‘70s.


8. Scooby Doo

I’m sure they would’ve gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for these meddling kids.


9. Monster House

I wouldn’t trick-or-treat there.


10. Haunted Mansion

They have 999 happy haunts, but there’s room for 1,000… Any volunteers?


11. Coraline

Creepy, but in a good and thoughtful way.


12. Corpse Bride

“There’s been a grave misunderstanding.”


13. Twitches

Admit it, you always wanted to be one.


14. Casper

He’s such a friendly ghost, you gotta have him on here, but you can’t have one without the other, so…


15. Casper Meets Wendy

Casper may have gotten a little too friendly in this one.


16. The Addams Family

Ba da da dum *snap snap*!


17. Beetlejuice



18. Ghostbusters

Who ya gonna call?


19. Nightmare Before Christmas

You can’t not have this on the list. I mean, this is Halloween, after all.


20. Hocus Pocus

Most of you are probably mad that this isn’t number one. I get it, it’s an AMAZING movie. But there is one more (or a few more) that I haven’t mentioned, like….


21. Halloweentown series

These are the films that made me love Halloween. Without them, it wouldn’t be my favorite holiday. Oh, and if anyone wants to experience Halloweentown in real life, St. Helen’s, Oregon turns into Halloweentown every October! Who’s coming with me?




It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Since it isn’t a movie, I didn’t include it in the list, but it’s a must-watch for my family and I. I hope you scaredy cats and crybabies enjoy these films as much as I do!

I hope these movies get you in a spook-tastic mood and get ready for the BEST holiday of the year! 

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