35 Classic Halloween Movies to Watch for a Scary Evening In

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From childhood classic like Halloweentown to cult favorites like Beetlejuice, we guarantee you’ll find your favorites here.

Just like Christmas has its music and Valentine’s Day has its chocolates, Halloween simply wouldn’t be Halloween without the movies that go along with it. The jack-o-laterns, costumes, and candy apples are nice, no doubt. But to really set the mood? There’s nothing like a movie night filled with all the greatest chainsaw-wielding, spell-binding, hair-raising flicks to get you in the spooky season spirit. You don’t have to be fan of horror to appreciate a good Halloween movie either–some of them aren’t even scary! They’re just full of the October goodness that we only get 31 short days to make the most of. So break out the stash of extra candy, turn off all the lights, lock every last door, and settle in for the best of the best Halloween movies. Here, find 35 that we think you won’t want to miss.

    1. Scream (1996)

      This clever-yet-scary slasher movie/black comedy stars a variety of big stars, from Courtney Cox to Drew Barrymore, and continues to be a fan-favorite hit.

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

      This is a true classic the whole family can enjoy. For more than 50 years, Snoopy and the gang have been getting families old and young into the Halloween spirit. The animation might even make you nostalgic for childhood memories of trick-or-treating.

    3. The Addams Family (1991) & Addams Family Values (1993)

      When it comes to the Addams Family movies–that’s right, not just the first but the second, too!–there’s a lot to love. Great jokes, campiness, and gothic style? Plus, Angelica Huston is a total vision as Morticia. Consider these perfect viewing for anyone who loves the Halloween mood, but could do without actual scares.

    4. The Omen (1976)

      “It’s all for you, Damien!” You’re not a real horror buff if you haven’t seen this ‘70s classic. Gregory Peck and Lee Remick star in this demonic film, which is reportedly remembered as one of the most cursed movies of all time.

    5. Hocus Pocus (1993)

      You can’t go wrong with Hocus Pocus. The family friendly comedy stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy star as three Salem, Massachusetts witches, resurrected just in time for Halloween.

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