13 Classic Movies To Get Into The Halloween Spirit

The leaves are changing, and the nights are getting longer. Now is the perfect time to get yourself in the mood for Halloween. What better way to do this then by watching a few classic Halloween films?

From living jack-o-laterns to clumsy witches, there is something out there to get yourself into the spooky spirit. Planning to marathon a few movies? Here are my top 13 choices for movies to watch before Halloween.

1. Halloween (1978)

It’s a cult classic for a reason. Start Halloween off right with a little spook from Michael Myers.


2. Rose Red (1992)

Stephen King’s famous novel turned mini-series about a bizarre haunted house is the perfect movie to get yourself into the spirit of Halloween. This creepy house is full of mysteries, and will leave you gasping at every twist and turn.


3. Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Freddy Krueger is back in the latest revamp of Nightmare On Elm Street. Still hell-bent of vengeance, this classic villain is ready to be the star of your Halloween nightmares.


4. Friday the 13th  (1980)

You’ll never look at hockey masks the same way again.

5. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Double, double, toil and trouble. The Sanderson sisters are ready to seek revenge on the town of Salem.  Fall in love with Halloween all over again with this family-friendly film.


6. Casper (1995)

Looking for a spooky good time? This movie will have kids and adults alike laughing in no time.

7. The Omen (1976)

Sometimes children can be our own worst nightmare. Devils, demons, and ghouls beware. This movie is one you may want to watch in the daylight.


8. The Addams Family (1991)

Meet America’s favorite spooky family. From hairy cousins to free-moving hands, this family has something for everyone.


9. Beetlejuice (1988)

Wonder what happens after you die? This hilarious dark comedy shows you just what it may be like on the other side.


10. Jeeper’s Creepers (2001)

You’ll want to stay away from country roads after watching this creepy film. Nothing like a flesh-eating killer on the loose to get your blood pumping.


11. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

A classic tale is bright to life in Tim Burton’s rendition of Sleepy Hollow. From Johnny Depp’s odd mystique to the headless horsemen himself, this movie will have you on the edge of your seat.


12. It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966)

Bring out your inner child with this spectacular animated special. From Lucy to Snoopy to everyone in-between, the whole Peanuts gang is ready to help you celebrate Halloween.


13. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Let your inner freak fly with this science fiction cult classic. From snappy musical numbers to creepy comedy, this movie has everything you need to get into the Halloween spirit.



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Emily McClure
Emily McClure is a freelance beauty blogger, event coordinator, and social media addict. When she isn't swatching lipsticks, you can find her ogling puppies and laughing at her own jokes. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, HerCampus.com, and Bustle.

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