What are the best Halloween movies?

It's that time of the year again and Halloween is just around the corner. Decorations are everywhere, people get creative with their costumes, and jack-o-lanterns light up the streets at night. It's also the best time to watch some scary movies and here are some of the best ones to get you into the mood for Halloween.

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    #1Halloween

    Halloween

    This movie from 1978 by John Carpenter is maybe the idiosyncratic film of the genre. Halloween night is an American horror film that tells a story about a mental patient named Mike Myers who stalks and kills people.

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    Russell Ruiz
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "I'm a wimp when it comes to horror movies, especially when it comes to the "slasher" genre. You couldn't get me to sit and watch a Jason or Freddy movie even if you tried. Yet somehow, the original Halloween by John Carpenter is the one exception. It's utterly captivating and terrifying without relying on excessive gore and sensationalist violence, and it makes for the ideal group movie-watching session around Halloween time. Plus, you gotta love Jamie Lee Curtis' performance. It's simply a great movie."
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    #2Young Frankenstein

    Young Frankenstein

    Young Frankenstein is a comedy film with horror elements directed by Mel Brooks. It was released in 1974 and stars Gene Wilder as the lead Dr. Frankenstein. Young Frankenstein parodies the classic monster movie, Frankenstein.

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    Barbara Edwards
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "A great, classic Halloween film! My family and I watch Young Frankenstein every year on Halloween as part of our Halloween tradition. It might not be your classic scary movie, but Gene Wilder's performance is incomparable and a little comedy never hurt anyone. "
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    #3Get Out

    Get Out

    Get Out is a 2017 Mystery-Thriller movie directed by Jordan Peele. It shows what happens when an African American man comes to visit his Caucasian girlfriend's parents but soon things take a turn to darker events.

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    Kathryn Rice
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "Get out gave me solid nightmares for a whole week. Sometimes i'd imagine out of nowhere, what if this happened to me? Insane stuff."
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    #4The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    The Addams Family is one of the most famous family movies of all time. Join Wednesday, Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley and much more in this adventures that mixes fantasy, comedy, and a bit of terror.

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    Linda Rios
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "I love watching this movie with my kids even when it's not Halloween but we barely watch it so that's what makes watching The Addams family together even more special. I might think my kids' favorite holiday is halloween haha"
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    #5Scream

    Scream

    Scream is a slasher film directed by Wes Craven released in 1996 starring Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox. It follows the story of high school student Sidney Prescott (Campbell) who becomes the target of a mysterious killer known as Ghostface. 

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    John Garza
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "You can't go wrong with some classic horror. I love the Scream series and think it was one of the more popular ones in the past few decades. Typical deaths that happen to the teens that try to get away and it doesn't always end up well. I am glad I decided to get this again. "
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    #6Creepshow

    Creepshow

    Stephen King and George A. Romero conjure up five shocking yarns, each a virtuoso exercise in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic '50s horror comics.

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    Beverly Lucas
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "This Halloween movie is my preferred, It describes an amazing story with interesting characters. I have had a very special memory of watching this film and i suggest it to all. "
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    #7Battle Royale

    Battle Royale

    Battle Royale is a Japanese science-fiction adventure film starring Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto. It was directed by Kinji Fukasaku. It premiered in Tokyo International Film Festival on October 2000.

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    Ma Shi
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "This isn't explicitly horror but if you want to be terrified on Halloween this movie is absolutely perfect. I read both the book and watched this movie and I still get chills thinking about the scenes that transpired in this movie ahhhhh"
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    #8Scary Movie

    Scary Movie

    Scary Movie is a horror comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans which was released in 2000, starring Jon Abrahams, Carmen Electra, Marlon Wayans, and Shawn Wayans. It was a parody of the horror, slasher, and mystery film genres.

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    Philip Young
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "I first saw Scary Movie as a kid, and I have to say, it still remains one of my favorite movies to this day. If you are in the mood for a horror comedy spoofing on Scream and I know What You Did Last Summer you can't go wrong with this star-studded movie! This is a great movie for people really into horror movies. With actors like Shawn Wayans and Jon Abrahams what's not to like?"
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    #9A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place is a 2018 psychological horror movie directed by John Krasinski. Starring Emily Blunt and the director himself, it tells the story of a family who lives in silence, in fear of a creature who hunts through sound.

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    Ankita Sengupta
    Written on September 18, 2018
    "My friend's told me this was good and seeing it now here again makes me want to watch it! The trailer scared me in the best way if u get where im going with this"
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    #10The Ritual

    The Ritual

    The Ritual is a British horror movie directed by David Bruckner starring Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali and Robert James-Collier in 2017. It was based on the novel of the same name by Adam Nevill. 

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    Pablo Seefoo
    Written on November 14, 2018
    "Just saw this movie on Netflix and was surprised by how good it is. Its quite original and has good character development (which is hard to say for most horror movies lately). It doesn't rely on obvious tired jump scares, but manages to build a very creepy atmosphere throughout. A great find!"
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    #11Halloween

    Halloween

    Halloween is a horror movie directed by David Gordon Green, written by Green himself, together with Danny McBride. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer,  and Andi Matichak, Halloween hit theaters on October 19, 2018.

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    #12Children of the Corn

    Children of the Corn

    Children of the Corn is the movie adaptation of Stephen King's short story of the same title. This 1984 horror movie is directed by Fritz Kiersch. It narrates the story of a stranded couple who gets into a town where adults are murdered.

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    Emily Duan
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "I've already read the book but I got curious with the film adaptation so I checked this one out on Netflix, so far, Stephen King never fails to scare me!! I mean this adaptation is soo close with the story of the author, but the movie is much creepier!!! 😲"
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    #13Tales of Halloween

    Tales of Halloween

    Tales of Halloween is a 2015 horror-comedy film which consists of ten stories that happen in an American suburb. The story narrates the one-night-only appearance of aliens, ghouls, imps, and axe murderers as they terrorize residents.

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    William Barnett
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "Got to stream this one on Netflix and I like that this has come into a not sooooo serious horror movie! I mean I was expecting that Id be scared for the entire film But I like the humour it has, and every story in it!!"
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    #14The Open House

    The Open House

    The Open House is a horror-thriller Netflix Orginal film released in 2018. It is directed and written by Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote. The movie features Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Patricia Bethune.

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    Huang Shen
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "The only reliable movie streaming I have is netflix,, and my friends and I were looking for scary halloween movies and saw this one. The story is quite cliche but still it was able to give us some halloween vibes 😛😛 ANd Dylan looked really hot on this movie!!!! "
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    #15The Conjuring

    The Conjuring

    The Conjuring is a horror movie adaptation about the famous ghost hunters, the Warrens, and was directed by James Wan. It was first released on July 19, 2013, and it starred Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and more. 

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    Tang Tang
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "I only found out from my best friend that this is already available on Netflix! I mean I know it's quite old but yeah I haven't seen this one yet before and only heard the comments. And now that I got to watch it, I can say that it's perfect to watch at night during the halloween day! LOL"
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    #16The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense is a 1999 supernatural thriller movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan. A child psychologist (Bruce Willis) tries to help a frightened boy (Haley Joel Osment), who claims he can see ghosts. What he finds out instead is far more terrifying than expected.

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    Angélica Castillo
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "THIS IS CLASSIC!!! i've already seen this film back in high school when our teacher told us to do so. I wanted to show this one to my boyfriend so we took the netflix streaming, and yeah it gave him goosebumps as well!!!"
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    #17Coraline

    Coraline

    Coraline is an animated dark fantasy horror movie directed by Henry Selick. This 2009 film is the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name. It tells the story of Coraline as she finds another world that is full of secrets.

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    Carol Wheeler
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "I tried to read some reviews and to know what this film is about before actually showing this film to my Kid. It's on netflix. Then we watched it together so not to leave her scared and alone,. I can say that this halloween movie is kid-friendly. :)"
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    #18The Shining

    The Shining

    The Shining is a 1980 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the book with the same title. The story is about a family that goes to a remote hotel during winter where an evil and paranormal presence influences the father into violence.

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    Diana Su
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "The first time I watched this was on my phone and it was years agooooooo. perhaps a long time ago? And I don't remember the story anymore becasue I always get confused with this one and the Misery of stephen king also. Then my brother and I just decided to watch this together with mom and dad since it's still on netflix, and yeah it's still scary af!!"
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    #19The Babadook

    The Babadook

    Amelia (Essie Davis) lost her husband a few time ago. Now, she lives with her son and both start to feel the menace of a supernatural being that has entered into their lives through a childish book called the Babadook.

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    Sharon Alvarez
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "This one gave me the creeps!!!!! I swear I won't watch this alone ever again!!! I recommended this one to my friends for us to watch on Halloween and they all agreed, can't wait to scare them with this movei!!!!"
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    #20Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy movie in 2016 directed by Paul Feig starring Melissa Mccarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. It is the third feature film in the Ghostbusters franchise. 

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    Kevin Qiu
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "This legendary film is one of the best Halloween movies that you could watch and just fits in with the whole creepy and eerie vibe of the holiday."
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    #21Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice is a 1988 dark comedy-fantasy movie starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Michael Keaton. The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by a family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.

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    Kyle Wagner
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "A classic Halloween movie that you can watch with the entire family and have a good laugh and scare too."
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    #22Corpse Bride

    Corpse Bride

    Corpse Bride is a 2005 animated drama fantasy film starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Emily Watson. A groom inadvertently practices his wedding vows in the presence of a deceased young woman. She rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

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    Lisa Hughes
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "Based on a Russian folktale, this Halloween movie is part eerie and part romantic at the same time. A good film to watch with your partner this Halloween season."
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    #23IT

    IT

    IT is the first movie in the two-film adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same name. It was directed by Andy Muschietti and was released in 2017. IT starred Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, and more.

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    Brandon Hudson
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "This remake does justice to the original 90s film and brings with it, even more frights and scares that will surely remain with you even after the end credits roll."
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    #24The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    The Exorcist is a 1973 horror film directed by William Friedkin. This movie stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Linda Blair. It follows the story of two priests trying to help a girl possessed by a demonic entity.

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    Betty Butler
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "If you're looking for a good movie to watch on Halloween, be sure to give this one a try if you haven't yet. It still makes for a memorable horror film decades later."
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    #25A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American slasher film by Wes Craven. The first film of its franchise, the plot revolves around a group of teenagers who are stalked and killed in their dreams. The movie runs for a total of 91 minutes.

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    Bruce Yang
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "It has been decades since the movie came out but it's a classic Halloween movie that will still give you a good fright."
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    #26Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 drama fantasy movie starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, and Dianne Wiest. It was co-written and directed by Tim Burton. The film follows the story of an artificial man who has scissor blades instead of hands.

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    Angela Huang
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "An eerie and unlikely love story that ends up being quite endearing by the end. Give this one a try if you're looking something a little different this season."
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    #27Sleepy Hollow

    Sleepy Hollow

    Sleepy Hollow is an American fantasy-horror mystery film starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Miranda Richardson. It was released in 1999 and it was directed by Tim Burton. The film was based on the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

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    Larry Simpson
    Written on September 25, 2019
    "A modern take on a classic Halloween ghost story that will surely scare your head off (pun intended)."
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    #28Scary Movie 2

    Scary Movie 2

    Scary Movie 2  is the second movie of the Scary Movie series and it takes place in a haunted house, where four teenagers are tricked by their professor into visiting it for a school project.

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    Lawrence Jensen
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "I rented this movie for Halloween, thinking I was getting a horror movie that would scare me and my friends. Oh how wrong I was. This clearly is not a horror and is a cheesy comedy parody, how disappointing! This is false advertising, what movie called 'Scary Movie' isn't scary?!"

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Best What are the best Halloween movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HalloweenMovies 26 Paid
2Young FrankensteinMovies 17 Paid
3Get OutMovies 16 Paid
4The Addams FamilyMovies 13 Paid
5ScreamMovies 11 Paid
6CreepshowMovies 10 Paid
7Battle RoyaleMovies 6 Paid
8Scary MovieMovies 5 Paid
9A Quiet PlaceMovies 5 Paid
10The RitualMovies 0 Paid
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