The 76 Best Halloween Movies: A Horror Lover’s Guide


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Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time to get in the spirit of things. There are so many best Halloween movies out there that it can be hard to pick just one! This list includes 76 best Halloween films for you to enjoy this October 31st. Whether you’re looking for something new or want a blast from your past, we’ve got something for everyone on this list. Happy Halloween!

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Jim Evers (Eddie Murphy) is charged by his wife, Sara (Marsha Thomason), of neglecting his youngster and daughter, so he takes the family on holiday. During their journey, the family stops at a foreboding mansion that Jim has been commissioned to sell, where they discover it’s haunted by Master Gracey (Nathaniel Parker) and his butler Ramsley (Terence Stamp).

It stars Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Nathaniel Parker, Marsha Thomason.

Night of the Demons (1988)

On Halloween night, ten kids go to an abandoned funeral parlor for a party. “Hull House,” said to be built on an infernal plot of ground, and a subterranean creek is a site. While getting started with a seance in front of a huge mirror, the youngsters congregate around it… A BIG ERROR. They unleash a demon, and all hell breaks loose.

It stars Amelia Kinkade, Cathy Podewell, Linnea Quigley.

Paranormal Activity (2007)

Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) buy a spacious tract home in the suburbs after their marriage. Soon after moving in, they become increasingly concerned by what appears to be a supernatural presence. They set up video cameras in the house but are not expecting the terrible events that follow as a result of it.

It stars Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat.

The Babadook (2014)

Amelia, a single mother who lost her husband on the way to give birth to Samuel, their only child, is coping with her fate as a lone parent. Sam’s ongoing terror of monsters and violent reaction to overcome his fear does not help his case, which makes his friends distant. One night, a monster appears in the house, and Sam is forced to confront his fears.

It stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, and Hayley McElhinney.

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020)

On Halloween night, when the Boogeyman kidnaps the children in her care, nanny Kelly Ferguson is on a mission to discover the kid who has been stolen. She discovers a supernaturally motivated underground society of nannies, as well as a whole ecosystem of monsters, which she must combat.

It stars Tamara Smart as Kelly Ferguson, Isabel Birch as Young Kelly, Oona Laurence as Liz LeRue, Alessio Scalzotto as Victor Colletti.

Ghostbusters (1984)

After four scientists lose their cushy jobs at Columbia University, they decide to become “ghostbusters” in order to wage a high-tech fight against the supernatural for money. They discover a portal to another dimension, which will unleash evil on the city. The Ghostbusters must now protect New York from total annihilation.

It stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Edward, an animated human being created by a scientist (Vincent Price) (Johnny Depp), is left without fingers after the scientist dies before he can finish him. Edward meets Peg, a devoted suburban saleswoman (Dianne Wiest), and she takes him home, where he becomes infatuated with Peg’s lovely adolescent daughter (Winona Ryder).

It stars Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall.

Hubie Halloween (2020)

On Halloween, October 31st, in Salem, Massachusetts, a town’s odd and dedicated community volunteer and the good-natured object of his fellow citizen’s taunting and nastiest pranks finds himself at the center of a genuine investigation for a real murderer.

The cast features Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, And Others In Important Roles.

The Addams Family (1991)

When a strange man claiming to be Fester, the long-lost brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), visits the Addams’ home, the family is overjoyed. The stranger, however, appears to be a phony. While Fester tries to recover his memories in order to clear himself of any wrongdoing, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect he is a fraud since he cannot recall details from Fester’s life. With the aid of attorney Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), family friend Abigail Craven (Elizabeth Wilson) tries to protect the Addams family from Fester’s possible treachery.

It stars Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd.

The Addams Family (2019)

Addams family members, including Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, and Grandma, are getting ready for the arrival of their even more frightening relatives. However, when shady television personality Margaux Needler finds out that the Addams’ foreboding hilltop mansion is in the way of her ambition to sell a nearby trailer park, the Addams’ best friend and butler Lurch has to help them.

It stars Oscar Isaac as Gomez Addams, Charlize Theron as Morticia Addams, Chloë Grace Moretz as Wednesday Addams.

Practical Magic (1998)

The Owens sisters (Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman) are a magical family that has mostly avoided magic. However, when Gillian’s abusive boyfriend,, Jimmy Angelov (Goran Visnjic) dies suddenly, the Owens sisters enroll in a crash course on harsh magic. The girls try to resurrect Angelov — and inadvertently mix his body with the wrong spirit.

It stars Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Stockard Channing, Goran Visnjic.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Max Dennison (Omri Katz) and his sister Dani (Thora Birch) move to Salem, Massachusetts, where they explore an abandoned home with their new buddy Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a tale told by Allison as superstitious, Max inadvertently sets free a coven of malevolent witches who had previously resided in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat and some friendly ghosts, the kids must steal the witch’s book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

It stars Winifred Sanderson, Mary Sanderson, Sarah Sanderson.

Twitches (2005)

In Coventry’s magic world, Artemis and Apolla are rescued by their defenders Illeana and Karsh from the Darkness and relocated to another dimension. They are taken in by different families, but at age 21, their protectors compel them to meet one another. Alex Fielding has been grieving for her mother, who died three months ago, and feels distant from her father and twin sister. Meanwhile, Camryn is an artist whose best friend Tia encourages her to explore life outside of school and work.

It stars Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Kristen Wilson, Patrick Fabian.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

During a storm, Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), trapped with a flat tire, discover the scary mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist, in this camp classic. As Brad and Janet’s innocence is lost, they encounter a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and Frank-N-Furter’s servant Riff Raff (Richard O’Brien).

It stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien.

Get Out (2017)

Chris and Rose, his white girlfriend, have made it to the dating milestone of meeting the parents; she invites him upstate for a weekend getaway with her folks, Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly welcoming attitude as a sign of worry about their daughter marrying a black man, but after a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries, he starts to believe something far more sinister is at hand.

It stars Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford.

Room on the Broom (2012)

The tale of a good witch who invites a group of animals to join her on her broom, but her cat believes it would be too crowded, is told in this two-minute animated film produced by the BBC. When the witch is menaced by a terrifying dragon, several of her new friends come to assist.

It stars Simon Pegg, Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Timothy Spall.

Corpse Bride (2005)

Victor (Johnny Depp) and Victoria’s (Emily Watson) families have planned their weddings. Victor is apprehensive about the ceremony, much to his family’s distress. When Victor is performing his lines for the wedding in a forest, a tree branch becomes a hand that drags him to the realm of death. It belongs to Emily, who was murdered by her jealous lover, William (Johnny Depp), the captain of Victor’s best friend. Emily agrees to let Victor go if he will marry her and soon whisks him away for their wedding in death land.

It stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman.

Halloween (1978)

Michael killed his sister, 17-year-old Judith, on a cold Halloween night in 1963. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims. On Halloween night, he finds high school sweethearts Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Tommy Doyle (Brian Andrews).

It stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, P.J. Soles, Nancy Loomis & Nick Castle.

Escape Room (2019)

Six strangers are gathered together to participate in the escape room, a game where players compete to solve a series of puzzles in order to win $10,000. What began as a simple pastime soon becomes a real terror when the four men and two women discover that each chamber is part of an elaborate trap set out by sadistic games of life or death.

It stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine.

Casper (1995)

Casper (portrayed by Malachi Pearson) is a peaceful Maine mansion ghost who haunts it in peace. When psychologist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) arrives to connect with Casper and his fellow ghosts, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci). Casper is quickly attracted to Kat, but their budding romance is threatened after Casper’s best ghost friend, a burly white ghoul named Stretch (Eric Idle), reveals that Kat can pull them out of the house and into her world.

It stars Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty & Eric Idle.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

Charlie Brown is looking forward to Violet’s Halloween party, which will be the first time he has been invited to one. The Peanuts gang intends to go trick-or-treating before the party, with Snoopy dressing up as the WWI flying ace taking his Halloween persona to an extreme. Linus won’t be joining them for the trick-or-treating, as he has been out gathering his best friend Sally’s candy. Linus is harassed by Snoopy for his decision to stay home while the rest of them go trick-or-treating.

It stars Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea & Kathy Steinberg.

The Shining (1980)

In the 1980 film, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes on the daunting task of winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to overcome his writer’s block. He and his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and young son Danny (Danny Lloyd) settle in. Like Jack’s efforts to write fail, the supernatural forces in the hotel influence his personality, turning him into a homicidal maniac. As Wendy and Danny try to escape, Jack discovers their plans and chases them through an ominous snow-covered hedge maze.

It stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers.

The Monster Squad (1987)

The Monster Squad is a club of pre-teens who like to watch monster movies. They want to be part of the club, but their leader has a problem. He can’t read German, so he can’t read Dr. Abraham Van Helsing’s diary! If he can’t read it, how will they defeat Dracula? The squad visits an elderly man known as the “Scary German Guy” (Leonardo Cimino), actually a good individual and a former concentration camp inmate, to interpret the diary. He tells them, but it will cost the kids their horror movies.

It stars Andre Gower, Ryan Lambert & Brent Chalem as The Monster Squad (Phoebe Cates and Stephen Macht also appear).

Carrie (1976)

In this frightening adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, withdrawn and sensitive Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is tormented at school and abused by her fanatically religious mother at home. When strange events start occurring around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural abilities. Tommy Ross (William Katt) invites a hesitant Carrie to the prom, where her psychokinetic powers will be terrifyingly released.

It stars Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie & Amy Irving.

Halloweentown (1998)

Marnie and her kids are shocked to learn that they come from a family of witches when they visit grandma in Halloweentown. The town is the only place where supernatural beings may live a “normal” life, but there’s trouble brewing, and on her 13th birthday Marnie discovers not just that she’s a witch but that she’s actually the best witch of them all!

It stars Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds & Judith Hoag.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

In the slasher classic Nightmare on Elm Street, numerous Midwestern youngsters are stalked and murdered by Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a deformed midnight mauler who preys on adolescents in their dreams — which kills them in reality. Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret hidden by her and her friends is responsible for the gruesome killings — and to save herself; she must solve this mystery.

It stars John Saxon, Johnny Depp, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss.

Demon Knight (1995)

Frank Brayker (William Sadler) is an ex-soldier who guards an ancient key that may unleash unimaginable evil, and the Collector (Billy Zane) is a demon who wants the key so he can start the Apocalypse. For almost 90 years, Brayker has been on the run from vicious mercenaries, and he arrives in New Mexico at a rundown bar where he meets Jeryline (Candyman’s Kelly Rowan), a tough-as-nails woman whose best friend has been kidnapped by the Collector.

It stars John Kassir, Billy Zane, William Sadler, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Scream (1996)

Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) and her friends began receiving strange phone calls a year after the death of her mother. They discovered that they were coming from a crazed,the .serial killer in a white-faced mask and a huge black robe seeking vengeance. His calls usually start with several inquiries, such as: what’s your favorite scary movie? Ending with “I’m going to kill you.”

It stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox & David Arquette.

The Exorcist (1973)

This story of an exorcism is based on true events, and it is one of the most lucrative horror films ever produced. Regan (Linda Blair) begins exhibiting strange behaviors, such as flying and speaking in tongues, which worry her mother (Ellen Burstyn). When the concerned mother goes to a doctor for help, she encounters a dead end. She seeks out a church, and in desperation, she ends up at the home of two priests (Jason Miller & Max von Sydow) who try to help her.

It stars  Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn.

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

The Hotel Transylvania is a lavish resort where monsters may be themselves without the presence of humans to bother them. Dracula (Adam Sandler) invites beasts like the Invisible Man, the Mummy, and others to commemorate his daughter Mavis’ (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday at Count Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania. However, a human has stumbled into this sanctuary — an ordinary 23-year-old backpacker named Jonathan (Andy Samberg).

It stars Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez & Andy Samberg.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The abandoned house becomes a refuge for a disparate group of people when the dead start to emerge from the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to consume. Ben (Duane Jones) attempts to take charge, but the reanimated bodies encircle the property, causing the other survivors to panic. As any semblance of order dissipates among the group, their chances of survival are slim.

It stars Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman.

Scooby-Doo: The Movie (2002)

Ah, so it’s true! Two years after Mystery Inc. shut down due to a power struggle, Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving pals Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard), and Velma (Linda Cardellini) are reunited once again by a meddling businessman who wants to turn their hometown into the best tourist attraction ever.

The movie is directed by Raja Gosnell. The cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini.

The Witch (2015)

When Samuel, the youngest of three sons, vanishes in 1630 New England, a farmer, his wife, and their children are plunged into panic and despair. The father blames Thomasin, the oldest daughter, for being in charge of the youngster at the time he vanished. Twin brothers Mercy and Jonas suspect Thomasin of witchcraft as suspicion and paranoia mount.

It stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw

Us (2019)

Adelaide Wilson returns to her childhood home with her husband, son, and daughter. Adelaide is haunted by past trauma and becomes increasingly worried that something terrible will happen. When four masked men storm the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for their lives, Adelaide’s worst nightmares come true. When the disguises are removed, the family is horrified to learn that they are all people who have wronged the family in the past.

It stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker.

Under Wraps (1997)

A mummy who’s been lying undiscovered for three millennia comes back to life when three twelve-year-olds, Amy, Marshall, and Gilbert, discover him. He must be returned to his coffin by midnight on Halloween or he will never see his long-lost love again if they inadvertently resurrect him while investigating.

It stars Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant, Ken Hudson Campbell.

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

In this film, a series of interwoven stories depict how some customs should not be forgotten by the people (Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, and Dylan Baker) of a little town on Halloween when faced with real ghosts and goblins. Accounts of dread portray the results of extinguishing a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight or a cranky old man who just won’t stay dead.

It stars Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Anna Paquin.

Monster House (2006)

With Halloween fast approaching, three kids (Mitchel Musso, Spencer Locke, Sam Lerner) claim that a neighboring home is a living creature that causes them harm. The trio must find a means to demolish the building before innocent trick-or-treaters are harmed.

It stars Ryan Whitney, Steve Buscemi, Mitchel Musso, Catherine O’Hara.

The Craft (1996)

Sarah (Robin Tunney) transfers to an LA high school after she discovers that her telekinetic capacity attracts a trio of wannabe witches who are searching for a fourth member for their rituals. Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True), and Nancy (Fairuza Balk) all have challenging upbringings, similar to Sarah’s, but they are bonded together by their desire to cause harm (Neve Campbell).

It stars Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Rachel True.

Poltergeist (1982)

When ghosts communicate with the Feelings — Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), Dana (Dominique Dunne), Robbie (Oliver Robins), and Carol Ann (Heather O’Rourke) — through their television set, strange and frightening occurrences beset an average California family. The spirits initially seem friendly, but when the youngest daughter is kidnapped, Steve and Diane must find out why they are haunting them.

It stars  Dominique Dunne, Julian Beck, Will Sampson, Heather O’Rourke, Lou Perryman, Oliver Robins.

Haunt (2019)

On Halloween, a group of buddies goes on an unforgettable adventure into an intense haunted house that thrives on their darkest horrors. As they come to the sickening realization that some nightmares are genuine, the night takes a deadly turn.

It stars Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn Alisa McClain, Andrew Lewis Caldwell.

The Invitation (2015)

Will and Eden were once a happy couple, but after a calamity took their child, Eden vanished. She returns two years later, alone and freshly married… but as a changed person who seems desperate to reconnect with her ex-boyfriend and those she left behind. As Will becomes increasingly convinced that Eden and her new friends have a sinister and inexplicable purpose, he is gripped by mounting evidence suggesting that they are up to no good. But can we trust his judgment?

It stars Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman.

Boogeyman (2005)

Tim (Aaron Murphy) is a young kid who witnesses the traumatic event of his father (Charles Mesure) being taken away by the boogieman. Despite his mother’s (Lucy Lawless) assertions that the boogeyman isn’t real, Tim never fully recovers. Years later, Tim (Barry Watson) has established himself as an architect and is engaged to be married, but his life begins to fall apart when he realizes that the boogeyman (Mesure) has returned.

It stars Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Tory Mussett.

It: Chapter 2 (2019)

The monster clown Pennywise returns 27 years after his defeat by members of the Losers’ Club to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine, once again. Adult Mike Hanlon has moved on with his life; however, when people start disappearing, he calls the others back for one last stand. The damaged Losers must overcome their greatest fears to destroy the shape-shifting, child-killing clown once and for all.

It stars Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

The legacy of Sleepy Hollow’s small town is the Headless Horseman’s (Christopher Walken) curse. Spearheaded by eager Constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) and his foreign world views into the muck of mysteries and murder, secrets that have been kept but forgotten best, and now reawakened, as well as a big-city detective’s (Russel Hornsby) interpretation of events.

It stars Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Michael Gambon.

Pet Sematary (1989)

Dr. Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) leaves his job as a surgeon in New York City to settle down in Maine, where he meets local handyman Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne). Louis’ cat is inadvertently killed, and Crandall advises him to bury it in the ground near the old pet cemetery. The cat returns to existence, its personality altered for the worse. Despite Crandall’s and Louis’ visions of a deceased patient, Louis decides to bury Gage’s (Miko Hughes) son’s body in the same ground after he is killed in an automobile accident. It works, but it also brings the dead back to life with a thirst for blood and flesh.

It stars Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Blaze Berdahl.

The Nun (2018)

In a remote corner of Romania, a young novice takes her own life, and a priest with a tormented past and a novitiate on the verge of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. They discover an unholy secret within the order. A malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun puts their lives at risk and threatens the very fabric of their faith.

It stars Demian Bichir, Bonnie Aarons, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet.

House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Stephen Price (Geoffrey Rush), a wealthy theater enthusiast, invites a group of people to stay at a huge spooky former insane asylum. Stephen, along with his bitter wife Evelyn (Famke Janssen), offers a million dollars to anyone who can spend the whole night without leaving out of fright. When Stephen and Evelyn become separated from the others, they discover a hidden room containing an ancient diary and a description of how to best scare people.

It stars Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush, Chris Kattan , Bridgette Wilson-Sampras.

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Haley Joel Osment plays the young Cole Sear, who is plagued by a terrible secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole’s visits from people with unresolved problems who emerge from the darkness frighten him. He is too afraid to talk about his anguish to anyone except child psychologist Dr. Hirsch (Bruce Willis), who tries to help Cole come to terms with his feelings.

It stars Haley Joel Osment, Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

The story is about three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael C. Williams) who travel to a small town in Maryland to collect documentary material on the Blair Witch, a notorious local murderer. Throughout several days of interviews with locals and collecting evidence to back up the tale’s truthfulness, the students get lost in the woods and begin to be haunted by a ghostly presence.

It stars Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams.

The Witches (1990)

Young Luke (Jasen Fisher) overhears a group of witches discussing a plan to transform all children into mice by way of a magical mix. The Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) reveals a strategy to turn every kid into a mouse using a mystical recipe. When the witches realize that Luke has overheard their conversation, they put a curse on him and his family.

It stars Jasen Fisher, Anjelica Huston, Rowan Atkinson, Mai Zetterling.

The Little Vampire (2000)

Only child Tony (Jonathan Lipnicki) has trouble making friends at his new school after he moves to Scotland with his parents. But he is harassed and bullied by the other boys, and there is little chance of overcoming his awful existence. Then they meet Rudolph (Rollo Weeks), a young vampire who becomes very dear to Tony. But when Rudolph is threatened, Tony must risk his life to save him.

It stars Jonathan Lipnicki, Sarah Bolger, Jim Carter, Ben Cross.

Beetlejuice (1988)

Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) are trapped at home after dying in a vehicle accident. When the Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones), an obnoxious family of ghosts, and Lydia (Winona Ryder), a mischievous adolescent ghost, move into the house, the Maitlands try to scare them away without success. After numerous attempts, they contact Betelgeuse (Michael Keaton), a freelance “bio-exorcist” ghost who helps souls stuck in their earthly remains rest in peace.

It stars Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Catherine O’Hara, and Michael Keaton.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

After meeting Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Donald Sutherland), nothing is the same for Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson). Merrick informs Buffy that he has been sent to train her to combat vampires, and he demonstrates his supernatural abilities. Buffy learns quickly, and she takes student Oliver Pike (Luke Perry) under her wing, frequently saving him from the vampire Lothos (Rutger Hauer).

It stars Kristy Swanson as Buffy Summers, Luke Perry as Oliver Pike, Rutger Hauer as Lothos, and Donald Sutherland as Merrick Jamison-Smythe.

Double Double Toil and Trouble (1993)

The Farmer family’s house is in danger of being repossessed. Kelly and Lynn, the 7-year-old twin daughters, agree that they will not allow this to happen. They learn that their Aunt Agatha is to blame for all of their family’s issues. She has supernatural qualities but uses them for terrible purposes. She is malevolent and evil. The twins will have to stop her from taking their house and any other family members that she might also be after.

It stars Ashley Olsen as Lynn Farmer, Mary-Kate Olsen as Kelly Farmer, Cloris Leachman as Aunt Agatha / Aunt Sophia, and Phil Fondacaro as Oscar.

The Pumpkin Karver (2006)

On Halloween last year, Alec (David J. Wright) dressed up as a masked murderer to frighten his girlfriend, Lynn (Amy Weber). Alex’s brother Jonathan (Michael Zara), however, took the joke seriously and stabbed him with a pumpkin carver. This Halloween may not be any more peaceful than the previous one. Although they’ve relocated to a new city, the pumpkin carver still haunts Jonathan.

It stars David J. Wright as Alec Farmer, Amy Weber as Lynn Patterson, Michael Zara as Johnathan Farmer (Brother of Alec), and Lisa Younger as Kimberly (Friend of Lynn).

The Conjuring (2013)

In 1970, Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren are sent to the home of Carolyn (Lili Taylor), who is married to Roger (Ron Livingston), an expert in Satanism. The Perrons, including their five young children, have just moved into a remote farmhouse where a supernatural presence has manifested. The Warrens are asked to help rid the house of its evil.

It stars Patrick Wilson as Ed Warren, Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren, Lili Taylor as Carolyn Perron, Ron Livingston as Roger Perron, and Joey King as Judy (Daughter of Carolyn).

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

A young woman grows convinced that her newborn is from another realm. In the film, Wanda (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors Roman and Minnie Castevet (Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon). Rosemary becomes increasingly secluded when she becomes pregnant, and the devil’s child is born.

It stars Mia Farrow as Rosemary Woodhouse, John Cassavetes as Guy Woodhouse, Ruth Gordon as Minnie Castevet (Minnie Castevet), and Sidney Blackmer as Roman Castevet (Roman Castevet).

Spooky Buddies (2011)

On Halloween night in 1937, the people of Fernfield storm to Warwick the Warlock’s mansion, where he has gathered all of the ingredients needed to summon the Halloween Hound. Warwick’s spellbook, staff, and five puppy souls with the same blood are all included. Joseph Johnston, a young boy in the mob, owns Pip, one of the pups, who has been taken by Warwick along with his siblings. When the Halloween Hound sucks out Pip’s soul at sunrise, he is not done for good. Pip can return to life if he finds his siblings and collects five Halloween masks before sunrise the following day.

It stars Diedrich Bader as Hound, Ryan Stiles as Hoot, Debra Jo Rupp as Zelda, Tim Conway as Deputy Sniffer, Frankie Jonas as Pip, G. Hannelius as Rosebud.

Goosebumps (2015)

A young Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) is depressed about moving from the big city to a rural area. When he meets his gorgeous neighbor Hannah (Odeya Rush), the adolescent is relieved to discover that her mysterious father is R.L. Stine, the famous author of “Goosebumps” novels. It’s up to Zach and Hannah to keep the monsters from escaping Stine’s books.

It stars Jack Black as R.L. Stine, Odeya Rush as Hannah Fairchild, Dylan Minnette as Zach Cooper, Amy Ryan as Gale Weathers-Riley, Jillian Bell as Taylor Scott-Kinney / Lizzy Morris (Gale) (Cameo), Ryan Lee as Champ (Teenager).

The Perfection (2019)

A thrilling suspense experience with a twisty, turny plot. Charlotte (Allison Williams), a talented musician plagued by personal tragedy, seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the school’s new star student, and the two embark on a dark journey that has deadly consequences.

It stars Marie Maskell, Allison Williams, Christina Jastrzembska, Glynis Davies.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has grown weary with the same yearly routine of scaring people in the “ordinary reality,” are chronicled in this film. Jack stumbles upon Christmastown, a snow-clad winter wonderland where everything appears to be in its proper place. He meets Ruby there, who gives him a brand new lease of life–and he decides to take control of Christmas by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the job. But Jack soon learns that even the most well-intentioned plans can go awry.

It stars Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington, Chris Sarandon as the voice of Jack’s best friend and ghost dog Zero, Catherine O’Hara as Sally (Cameo), Glenn Shadix as Mayor (Mentioned Only).

Hell Fest (2019)

Three young ladies and their respective boyfriends travel to HellFest, a macabre traveling carnival that includes a maze of rides, games, and mazes for Halloween night. They soon face a bloody night of terror when a masked serial killer turns the horror theme park into his playground.

It stars Amy Forsyth as Natalie, Bex Taylor-Klaus as Brooke, Christian James Handrick as Blake (Cameo), Reign Edwards as Ashley.

Coraline (2009)

Coraline is sent to live with her relatives, the Baudelaire parents, taking up residence in a mansion they are renovating. Coraline meets Kit Snicket, an investigator who may show her the way into this mysterious place where she feels lonely and miserable. Although the passage appears to be blocked during the day, it opens up at night, leading her to a parallel world where everyone has buttons for eyes. It is here, in this eerily familiar place, that Coraline stumbles upon a mystery involving the demise of all previous tenants–and decides to investigate further.

It stars Dakota Fanning as Coraline, Teri Hatcher as Other Mother, John Hodgman as the voice of Father / Mr. Bobinsky (Cameo).

Young Frankenstein (1974)

After inheriting the family castle in Transylvania, his brain surgeon grandson Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced Fran-ken-shteen) returns to the region after refusing to deal with his ancestor, notorious mad scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein. At the end, where his grandpa left off with the aid of the devoted hunchback servant Igor and the beautiful laboratory assistant Inga, he will be inspired to continue where his grandpa left off. All that remains is to locate a fresh cadaver, a decent human brain, and most importantly, a tremendous bolt of lightning.

It stars Gene Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Marty Feldman as Igor (Mentioned Only), Madeline Kahn as Elizabeth / Elsa Frankenteen (Cameo), Peter Boyle as Monster (Frankenstein) (Voice).

Tales of Halloween (2015)

The film is a collection of ten short stories that are linked by the common topic of Halloween in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens, and ax murderers appear for one night only to terrify unsuspecting citizens.

It stars Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

For generations, the Bellows family’s shadow has dominated the sleepy hamlet of Mill Valley. It’s in a mansion where young Sarah Bellows composes her tormented existence and searing secrets into a series of frightening tales. A group of unsuspecting teenagers who discover Sarah’s spooky home is soon caught up in these terrifying stories.

It stars Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams.

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Seymour (Rick Moranis) is in love with coworker Audrey (Ellen Greene). He discovers a strange plant he names Audrey II during a total eclipse, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The flourishing plant attracts a lot of customers to the formerly struggling store. After Seymour gives Orin’s boyfriend, Audrey (Steve Martin), to the plant as food, Audrey II demands more.

It stars Rick Moranis as Seymour Krelborn / Mushnik (Cameo), Ellen Greene as Audrey Fulquard, Vincent Gardenia as Orin Scrivello DDS (Mentioned Only).

Children of the Corn (1984)

When physician Burt and Vicky (Linda Hamilton) travel across the Midwest to his new position, their trip is halted when they discover a dead teenager on the road. Burt and Vicky attempt to get in touch with authorities, but instead, end up in a hamlet inhabited only by youngsters led by sinister young evangelist Isaac Chroner (John Franklin). The youngsters pursue Burt and Vippy, wanting to sacrifice them to their hellish god.

It stars Peter Horton as Burt Stanton, Linda Hamilton as Vicky Atwood, John Franklin as Isaac Chroner (Cameo).

Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

In briarville, a long-forgotten evil is released inadvertently when three youngsters are working on their perfect haunted house, which now pits the ridiculous humorous idiot known as Ernest p worroll against the scariest woman in town to prevent the troll from rebuilding his army by turning the kids of the town into little wooden dolls It’s up to Ernest to save his friends and the town from a Halloween nightmare.

It stars Jim Varney as Ernest P. Worrell, Austin Nagler as Buddy Kupfer, Eartha Kitt as Old Lady Hackamore, Jonas Moscartolo as Trantor the Troll / Mr. Caruthers.

Teen Witch (1989)

On her 16th birthday, high-school geek Louise Miller (Robyn Lively) is told by psychic Madame Serena (Zelda Rubinstein) that she has supernatural talents that will begin manifesting at the age of 16. When the prediction comes true, the teenager uses her new abilities to acquire what she’s always wanted: popularity. The best friend of Louise’s love interest, Brad (Dan Gauthier), is turned into a rat as punishment for his ridicule.

It stars Robyn Lively as Louise Miller, Dan Gauthier as Brad Alcerro / Mr. Coleman (Cameo).

Truth or Dare (2018)

Olivia, Lucas, and a group of their college buddies go on one last vacation to Mexico before graduation. While there, someone encourages one of the students to play a seemingly harmless game of truth or dare with the others. Once the game begins, something horrible awakens — a daemon that compels friends to share dark secrets and face their worst fears.

It stars Lucy Hale as Olivia Wallace, Tyler Posey as Lucas Moreno (Cameo), Aurora Perrineau as Markie Cameron.

Candyman (2021)

For decades, Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing projects were haunted by a notorious ghost tale about a supernatural, hook-handed murderer. An artist contemporary to the tale begins researching the twisted history of Candyman, unaware that it would spiral his sanity and set him on a collision course with destiny.

It stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo.

His House (2020)

The film is set in the present day when South Sudan’s civil war has driven thousands of families from their homes. The family’s journey begins when they flee war-torn South Sudan with their daughter, Nyagak, on a rickety wooden boat known as a pangolin. They sail across tumultuous seas aboard an overcrowded motorboat to reach Europe, with no idea of the dangers that await them.

It stars Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba, Matt Smith.

Scary Movie (2000)

Scary Movie defies good taste by parodying the most popular images and talked-about moments from recent films, television, and commercials with a no-holds-barred barrage of assaults on the most iconic visuals and well-known incidents from current blockbusters, thrillers, mysteries, action flicks, sci-fi epics.

It stars Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall (Cameo), Christopher Masterson.

It (2017)

On the night of their twelfth birthdays, seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, face their most terrible nightmare—an ancient evil that rears its head every 27 years to prey on the town’s youngsters. The friends must overcome their demons to defend the innocent with Pennywise, a homicidal, bloodthirsty clown who resurfaces every 27 years.

It stars Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard (Cameo), Xavier Dolan as Adrian Mellon (Mentioned Only).

Hereditary (2018)

The matriarch of the Graham family passes away, and her descendants begin to unravel dark and increasingly hazardous mysteries about their ancestry, attempting to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.

It stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff (Cameo), Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd.

Joshua Garner

Joshua calls himself nerd+geek who is also passionate about football. He enjoys comics, animes, and science fiction. He finds his comfort in writing about suspense, thrillers and science fiction shows and movies.

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