Top 10 Halloween-themed movies

Top 10 Halloween-themed movies

Top 10 Halloween movies

Halloween night is right around the corner. If you’ve been in the spooky spirit then you may have sat down and watched some annual films. Halloween movies can cater to everyone whether they are scary or funny. This will be a list of a variety of movies that take place during Halloween season or Halloween day. They are ranked based on what would be my favorite to watch, 10 being the least, 1 being the most.  

  1. “Halloween Town” 

“Halloween Town ” is the most Halloween themed movie you can watch. This movie always feels the most magical and it is definitely my dream place to live. The costumes and makeup actually give the illusion these monsters are real. In the film you are met with a family who doesn’t participate in the spooky season, only for the eldest daughter, Marnie, to find out her own grandmother is a witch. Marnie has no other choice than to follow her grandmother to Halloween Town and follow her heart of becoming a witch. 

  1. ”Trick ‘r Treat”

“Trick ‘r Treat”  is a series of storylines all creating one big picture. In the background of every story a small burlap masked character appears. Almost as if it is a watcher, witnessing all the happenings of Halloween night. This is a movie that has just recently in the past couple years picked up attention from the general public, advising more people what rules they should follow on Halloween night. One of the most important, never blow out a Jack o’ lantern before midnight. 

  1. “Halloween Town II: Kalabar’s Revenge” 

 “Halloween Town II: Kalabar’s Revenge” is a sequel that is equally as enjoyable as the first movie, having the same villain but still making it original and unique. In the sequel we get to see Kalabar, the original villain, return but in a different unexpected form. Marnie has been practicing her witch talents, finally following in the footsteps of her grandmother. One of the best things in this movie is having gradual character growth with almost every single character. 

  1. “Monster House” 

  “Monster House” is a widely known film but oddly enough it still deserves more credit. The storyline is unique and fun showing a group of three kids trying to destroy an evil house and save its cranky owner. “Monster House” does have a more child friendly audience, but there are still some parts that give me the creeps. Like when DJ is sleeping, and a big shadow hand creeps up on his bedroom wall illuminated by a dark red light. 

  1. “Halloween” (1978) 

“Halloween” (1978) has given the world, the one and only, Michael Myers. The killer stalks the wrong babysitter on Halloween night. Laurie may be scared at first, but she’s got guts to face the silent slasher. “Halloween” is one of the most iconic movies you can watch during the season, but it’s ranked lower because of the slightly outdated scare effects. It doesn’t take away from the enjoyment though. 

  1. “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” 

“Halloween III: Season of the Witch” is different from your expected slasher involving Michael Myers stalking a babysitter. In this film, a mask maker is planning on committing a mass murder by planting classic Halloween masks like a witch, skull, and pumpkin on children’s heads Halloween night. There are “gross” scenes in this movie, but the last scene might just be the scariest part you’ll see. 

  1. “Hocus Pocus” 

“Hocus Pocus” is the most notable witch movie that most people can think of. It’s hard not to enjoy this movie, watching naive witches run around trying to take over the world after being summoned from a candle. Max, who isn’t so big into Halloween, has to figure out how to save it by destroying the three evil witches, saving the kids of the town. 

  1. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” 

 “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is one of the best Halloween classics. With its memorable animation style and iconic characters we still obsess over today. This is a musical movie that you can’t help but sing along to. The only reason its ranked so low is because I find the second half of the movie a little more difficult to sit through than the first half. 

  1. “ParaNorman”

“ParaNorman” follows a child who struggles to find peace in his school life, but enjoys accompanying the dead. Thanks to his gift of being able to see the ghost that roam freely, he is warned by his deceased uncle of the witch’s curse coming back to haunt the town. Leaving it up to ParaNorman to stop it. This movie is great for an all ages audience, so everyone could find this movie entertaining and even funny. 

  1. “Fear Street (trilogy)”

“Fear Street” is a series of movies that were released as Netflix originals in 2021. Each of the three movies are set in different decades: 1994, 1978, and 1666. Then creating a timeline of events that lead to the main plot of being terrorized by a centuries old evil force. You can expect to see some gore and unexpected deaths. By the end you’ll even be rooting for some of the characters hoping they escape this curse alive. 

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