25 Movies That'll Make Your Halloween Countdown Spookier Than Ever

25 Movies That'll Make Your Halloween Countdown Spookier Than Ever

The ultimate Halloween movie countdown to October 31st.

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Halloween is my favorite holiday. The chill of the fall air, the leaves changing colors, the spooky decorations, pumpkin flavored everything. Sign. Me. Up. One of the best things to this time of year is go all out and watch almost every vaguely scary movie I can before the big day, October 31st.

I've compiled a small list of movies that will make these next 25 days fly by. One spooky Halloween movie a day keeps the monsters away! In (almost) no particular order, here is the lineup.

25. “Halloweentown”

This Disney Channel Original Movie is a classic. I advise starting the countdown on October 6th, which is a Saturday. This means you can have an all day Halloweentown movie marathon if you want! That's my ideal Saturday in October.

24. “Ghostbusters”

The iconic theme song. The fantastic '80s effects. The cast. A remarkable movie for a lazy Sunday evening. After you watch the original, have your girl squad over to watch the new one and then decide who is being who for your 4 person Halloween outfit.

23. “Monster House”

Monster House Monday. If you're in college, you most likely have this day off. This is one of the only movies that really scared me when I was little.

22. “Teen Wolf”

No, I'm not talking about the (amazing) series that ran on MTV from 2011-2017. I'm talking about the slept on film from 1985 starring none other than Michael J. Fox. Can we make Teen Wolf Tuesday a thing?

21. “The Addams Family” 

Happy Wednesday (Addams)! This family puts the fun in dysfunctional and the theme song is a BOP.

20. “Girl Vs. Monster”

Who doesn't love a cheesy Halloween Disney movie? Olivia Holt and her pals hunt monsters and sing whilst doing so. Singing, girl power, ghosts and goblins. Yes.

19. “The Little Vampire”

My brother and I used to watch this all the time. I remember we used to swing necklaces around pretending to be the characters in this movie. It's so sentimental. Plus who wouldn't want to watch a movie with vampire cows?

18. “Beetlejuice”

Three words: Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Nuff said?

17. “IT”

IT's no secret that you'll want to have some people over for a movie night while watching this one. Get IT? IT... Sorry.

16. “Lost Boys”

I love this movie. A vampire-infested town in California with a new family in town is changed forever when one of them gets turned into a bloodsucker. Iconic '80s hair, a stellar soundtrack, and again, those amazing '80s visuals.

15. “Casper”

Is it really even Halloween until you've relived your childhood by watching "Casper" at Halloween time?

14. “The Haunted Mansion”

After watching this, you'll want to roadtrip to a spooky mansion in the middle of the woods and become BFFs with a talking head inside a crystal ball, trust me.

13. “Friday the 13th”

It's not the 13th... or a Friday, but there are only 13 days left until Halloween so that's what really matters.

12. “Halloween”

The NEW Halloween movie comes out October 19th. Brush up by watching the original and then take a group to see it on the first day it's out in theaters.

11. The “Harry Potter” movies 

If you watch all of the “Harry Potter” movies back to back, it takes a little over 19 hours. I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday, can you?

10. “Paranorman” 

THIS MOVIE IS SO UNDERRATED. WATCH IT.

9. “It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”

Get nostalgic watching this and cry into a pumpkin spice latte.

8. “Mostly Ghostly” 

"From the light of earth the dark descends, should they return that all depends, when hands point up to moonlit skies, on 10–31 the darkness dies."

7. “Carrie”

I personally like the 1976 version more than the 2013 version, but either one is good! "Carrie" kicks off the final week in our Halloween countdown.

6. “The Mummy”

While this movie isn't directly about Halloween, it is about mummies, ancient spirits, and let's face it, who doesn't wanna see this iconic trio kick mummy butt?

5. “Scooby-Doo”

Get the gang together and marathon the 2002 "Scooby-Doo" followed by "Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed" for a night of spooks and Scooby snacks.

4. “The Mask”

Jim Carrey's character in this movie is wild. Everyone wears a mask on Halloween, just hopefully not the ones he got his hands onto in this film.

3. “Edward Scissorhands”

"People are afraid of me because I'm different." BRB Crying.

2. “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Yeah the 25 Days of Christmas countdown on ABC is fun, but how fun has this 25 Days of Halloween countdown been?

1. “Hocus Pocus”

This will always be one of my all time favorite movies. Watch this on Halloween. Stay safe, and don't get turned into a cat.

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15 Things Only Lake People Will Understand

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.
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The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people. Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look. Every year when summer rolls back around, you can't wait to fire up the boat and get back out there. Here is a list of things you can probably identify with as a fellow lake-goer.

1. A bad day at the lake is still better than a good day not at the lake.

It's your place of escape, where you can leave everything else behind and just enjoy the beautiful summer day. No matter what kind of week you had, being able to come and relax without having to worry about anything else is the best therapy there is. After all, there's nothing better than a day of hanging out in the hot sun, telling old funny stories and listening to your favorite music.

2. You know the best beaches and coves to go to.

Whether you want to just hang out and float or go walk around on a beach, you know the best spots. These often have to be based on the people you're with, given that some "party coves" can get a little too crazy for little kids on board. I still have vivid memories from when I was six that scared me when I saw the things drunk girls would do for beads.

3. You have no patience for the guy who can’t back his trailer into the water right.

When there's a long line of trucks waiting to dump their boats in the water, there's always that one clueless guy who can't get it right, and takes 5 attempts and holds up the line. No one likes that guy. One time my dad got so fed up with a guy who was taking too long that he actually got out of the car and asked this guy if he could just do it for him. So he got into the guy's car, threw it in reverse, and got it backed in on the first try. True story.

4. Doing the friendly wave to every boat you pass.

Similar to the "jeep wave," almost everyone waves to other boats passing by. It's just what you do, and is seen as a normal thing by everyone.

5. The cooler is always packed, mostly with beer.

Alcohol seems to be a big part of the lake experience, but other drinks are squeezed into the room remaining in the cooler for the kids, not to mention the wide assortment of chips and other foods in the snack bag.

6. Giving the idiot who goes 30 in a "No Wake

Zone" a piece of your mind.

There's nothing worse than floating in the water, all settled in and minding your business, when some idiot barrels through. Now your anchor is loose, and you're left jostled by the waves when it was nice and perfectly still before. This annoyance is typically answered by someone yelling some choice words to them that are probably accompanied by a middle finger in the air.

7. You have no problem with peeing in the water.

It's the lake, and some social expectations are a little different here, if not lowered quite a bit. When you have to go, you just go, and it's no big deal to anyone because they do it too.

8. You know the frustration of getting your anchor stuck.

The number of anchors you go through as a boat owner is likely a number that can be counted on two hands. Every once in a while, it gets stuck on something on the bottom of the lake, and the only way to fix the problem is to cut the rope, and you have to replace it.

9. Watching in awe at the bigger, better boats that pass by.

If you're the typical lake-goer, you likely might have an average sized boat that you're perfectly happy with. However, that doesn't mean you don't stop and stare at the fast boats that loudly speed by, or at the obnoxiously huge yachts that pass.

10. Knowing any swimsuit that you own with white in it is best left for the pool or the ocean.

You've learned this the hard way, coming back from a day in the water and seeing the flowers on your bathing suit that were once white, are now a nice brownish hue.

11. The momentary fear for your life as you get launched from the tube.

If the driver knows how to give you a good ride, or just wants to specifically throw you off, you know you're done when you're speeding up and heading straight for a big wave. Suddenly you're airborne, knowing you're about to completely wipe out, and you eat pure wake. Then you get back on and do it all again.

12. You're able to go to the restaurants by the water wearing minimal clothing.

One of the many nice things about the life at the lake is that everybody cares about everything a little less. Rolling up to the place wearing only your swimsuit, a cover-up and flip flops, you fit right in. After a long day when you're sunburned, a little buzzed, and hungry, you're served without any hesitation.

13. Having unexpected problems with your boat.

Every once in a while you're hit with technical difficulties, no matter what type of watercraft you have. This is one of the most annoying setbacks when you're looking forward to just having a carefree day on the water, but it's bound to happen. This is just one of the joys that come along with being a boat owner.

14. Having a name for your boat unique to you and your life.

One of the many interesting things that make up the lake culture is the fact that many people name their boats. They can range from basic to funny, but they are unique to each and every owner, and often have interesting and clever meanings behind them.

15. There's no better place you'd rather be in the summer.

Summer is your all-time favorite season, mostly because it's spent at the lake. Whether you're floating in the cool water under the sun, or taking a boat ride as the sun sets, you don't have a care in the world at that moment. The people that don't understand have probably never experienced it, but it's what keeps you coming back every year.


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9 Halloween Costumes We Hope To Never See After 2018

C'mon people. Lets get more original here!

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C'mon people lets get more original here! It's 2018, and people are still recycling the same costumes with no real creativity.

Here are 9 Halloween costumes that should be retired after this year's spooky season:

1. Army Girl

The oh so basic "you don't wanna fight with me" captions are officially old and camo is SO out!

2. Playboy/Hugh Hefner

We have officially paid our respects long enough, may he rest in peace. And may we invest in a piece of clothing that covers our entire body!

3. Boxers

We've definitely seen enough "you should see the other guy" captions, and it's just a waste of perfectly good drawing bruises around our eyes!

4. Nerds

C'mon. If you really were a nerd, you would not be wearing those suspenders with a crop top, that simply isn't practical!

5. School girls

Sister Mary would never approve of the length of that skirt or the height of those heels!

6. Fire fighters, policemen, nurses.. lets just keep the uniforms to the people that belong in uniforms yikes!

We've seen enough skin tight spandex costumes to last us a life time!!

7. Angels and devils and the corny captions that come with it

"Yes, it hurt when I fell from heaven.""Didn't even dress up this year"...blah blah blah, move on. You look adorable, but can def be more creative c'mon.

8. Cat..or any form of animal with ears

I don't think our beloved household pets would want to be represented in little tiny lingerie!

9. Holes

While always a nice comfortable classing, and I mean c'mon orange IS the new black. This is so painfully over-done now too!

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