31 Classic Halloween Movies You Need To Binge-Watch This Spooky Season
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31 Classic Halloween Movies You Need To Binge-Watch This Spooky Season

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31 Classic Halloween Movies You Need To Binge-Watch This Spooky Season
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After a long year, we are finally almost back to October (thank the Lord above). In order to kick start this wonderful season that is Halloween, I have handpicked 31 movies you need to watch this season. So settle in, grab some wine, snacks, and blankets and spend these beautiful days watching some of the world's best Halloween/horror movies. 31 movies = 1 per day. No excuses!

Monster House

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Remember this classic when you were a kid? "Monster House" was so underrated and needs more appreciation.

"Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster." -IMDb

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Hocus Pocus

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Is it even Halloween if you don't watch Hocus Pocus at least three times? A.K.A., this is a Halloween staple, people! Freeform is playing this movie 210821091 times this Halloween and I am so here for it!

"A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century." -IMDb

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It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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My mom absolutely loves this movie and would watch it with us every Halloween. Even though all of us are older, we still try our best to keep up the tradition. The movie is only 25 minutes long and brings us back to our first feeling of Halloween!

"The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin." -IMDb

Beetlejuice

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We all know that one person who is obsessed with Beetlejuice. Although this isn't as horrifying as say, "Nightmare On Elm Street", this movie is always a hit.

"The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out" -IMDb

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The Sixth Sense

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I can't tell you why, but I've watched this movie more times than I can count. Although a bit scary, it is such a great movie. Without giving it away, this movie has such an unexpected ending!

"A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist." -IMDb

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Nightmare on Elm Street

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Honestly, this movie is straight creepy and still gives me the chills when I watch it. Freddy freaks me out. But hey, that's Halloween so damn right I watch it!

"The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death." -IMDb

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Zombieland

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Here's another laid back Halloween movie with a hint of horror. I honestly find this movie kind of funny. A lot of people hate on it. You decide!

"A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America." -IMDb

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Twitches

Ah, Twitches. I love, love, love Twitches! Something about taking me back to in my pj's on the couch at 7pm watching with my little sister is something I will always cherish. I mean, how can you hate these ladies? Oh, don't forget there is a "Twitches, Too"!

"Two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives." -IMDb

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The Shining

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This is another one I can't sit still through. It creeps me out. But, again, let's get creepy! I think it's obligatory to see The Shining at least once. Stephen King has one wild mind.

"A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future." -IMDb

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Ghostbusters

You know who to call! I can't say this is a horror movie, but it sure is hilarious and comes with a catchy song that is absolutely impossible to get out of your head. Ghostbusters is a must watch this season (even if you have seen it 12371981 times like me). Also, can we talk about how there is going to be a 2020 remake?!

"Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service." -IMDb

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Carrie

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Oh, Stephen King. How you never fail to impress us! Carrie is my sister's name, so you know I used to use this against her when I saw this! I haven't seen this movie in years so this is definitely on my watch list this year!

"Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom" -IMDb

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Halloweentown (...all of them!!)

How could you even forget about Halloweentown?! I love every single one of these movies (yes, there is more than one!). Keep an eye out on the Disney Channel this October because they play it all the time! You cannot do Halloween without watching Halloweentown! Why is Disney so good to us? No matter how old I am, this will always be on my list!

"After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures." -IMDb

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 Friday the 13th

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Friday the 13th and Jason are also used as a basis for haunted houses and hayrides! I mean, can you really be into the Halloween spirit without watching Jason?

"A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning." -IMDb

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 Nightmare Before Christmas

When I was younger, I would actually watch this movie over and over again. Every time I saw it on, I would watch it. Honestly, I still put it on when I see it's playing! Also, I watch this at Christmas, too. No shame. Tim Burton is a hero.

"Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion" -IMDb

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The Addams Family

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This bunch isn't as scary as they appear. The Addams Family is a stable Halloween movie and they, too (like Ghostbusters) have an "can't-get-out-of-your-head" song. I suggest the 1991 movie, but there is a cute animated one coming out this October! This movie will leave you smiling!

"Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle." -IMDb

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 Coraline

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Don't let the animation fool you. This movie is actually pretty creepy! I remember watching this as a 12-year-old thinking it wouldn't be that bad. Well, 12-year-old me was wrong. Today, I love this movie! It just isn't a cute movie as it may seem.

"An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets." -IMDb

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 Haunted Mansion

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I'm a bit bias, but I have never hated an Eddie Murphy movie. Haunted Mansion came out in 2003 (what?!), and I still watch it today!

"A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected." -IMDb

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 Halloween

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Michael Myers, one of the faces of Halloween. This classic movie still gives me the chills but a movie you have to at least watch once this season!

"Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again." -IMDb

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 The Exorcist

This is an older movie, but comes on AMC and some other stations every once in a while during Halloween. Did you know it's supposed to be based on a true story? That's Halloween in a nutshell! This is a horror movie so if you're looking for something not as intense, stay away! I think it was pretty good for a 1973 movie!

"When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter." -IMDb

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Edward Scissorhands

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This is another lighter movie! It still has what it takes to be acceptable for Halloween, but a great movie to sit back and watch. This was a staple in my house! I mean...Johnny Depp and Tim Burton? Hello power team!

"An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world". -IMDb

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 Casper

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This is a cute Halloween movie I used to watch over my grandmothers every Halloween. This is another movie I haven't seen in ages. Casper is a poster character for Halloween so it is only right to give him a watch!

"An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits." -IMDb

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 IT

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Whether you see the 1990, 2017, or the newest (3-hour long) 2019 version, IT is a classic. Clowns like Pennywise are the basis for many haunted houses and movies. It definitely freaks me out a bit!

"In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown." -IMDb

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 Paranormal Activity

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How many of these are there? Six? Twenty? Who knows. Either way, these movies give viewers a more "realistic" feel which puts on a fear factor! The Paranormals are great to binge together!

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 The Corpse Bride

Another prime example of the beautiful result of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. Although this doesn't get as much hype as The Nightmare Before Christmas, this is a great movie that should be on your list!

"When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her." -IMDb

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 Scream

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An oldie but goodie! This 1996 movie is always a good watch during the Halloween season and has three sequels. If you're in a funny mood, watch the spoof, Scary Movie!

"A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game." -IMDb

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 Child's Play

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I know he's a doll and all, but Chucky also freaks me out. However, he is a part of a classic Halloween movie that we must not forget. There are more than one movie as well!

"A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer." -IMDb

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 Jeepers Creepers

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This is actually one of my favorites on the list! It is definitely creepy (as intended in the title), but it is such a great watch! It's a classic Halloween movie with multiple sequels and versions. This should definitely be on your list this October!

"A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree." -IMDb

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 Texas Chainsaw

If you didn't get chased by someone dressed like this guy in a haunted house, did you even go to a haunted house? Chainsaws are now used all the time to freak out participants and here is what started it all. This movie also has sequels and different versions!

"After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers." -IMDb

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 Blair Witch Project

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This movie gives you the chills! It leaves you on the edge of your seat. There have been remakes which aren't too bad as well!

"Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind." -IMDb

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 Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Because why not? Horror is in the name, right?

"A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter." -IMDb

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 The Ring

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I have to leave you off on a horror movie, right? Of course! Even if you haven't seen this movie, you've probably seen her face. Everywhere. (A.K.A., that video of the car driving all calmly on an open road on a hill and BAM). I swear it's her face that makes this movie scarier than others.

"A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it." -IMBd

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