These Halloween-themed movies are the perfect excuse to snuggle up and do nothing for a couple of hours.
To get you in the mood for the spookiest day of the year, here’s our list of the best Halloween-themed movies to watch. All you need to set the scene is a pumpkin spice latte, and a warm blanket to hide under.
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- Any Harry Potter Movie
Everyone has their favorite, although we recommend the Prisoner of Azkaban for the giant Halloween pumpkins. Whichever you choose though, get ready for some wizardly happenings aboard the Hogwarts Express – we’ll see you at platform 9 3/4.
- Sleepy Hollow
Johnny Depp and scary movies go together like and New England in the fall. Although the plot of Washington Irving’s famous short story about a headless horseman changed slightly from its original, this 1999 classic is full of eerie suspense. Add to that, atmospheric visuals and looks that we’re seriously stanning for our dream Halloween costumes. If this doesn’t get you in the mood for Halloween, nothing will!
- Hocus Pocus
No list of Halloween-themed movies would be complete without a visit from the Sanderson sisters! Vowing revenge after being executed for witchcraft 300 years earlier, the new kid in town Max has to save the day after unwittingly resurrecting them. Even those who don’t appreciate the hammy, theatrical charm of this cult favorite have got to love the sisters’ rendition of ‘I Put a Spell on You’.
The thought of never having to leave the house again might sometimes be appealing but imagine if you were stuck there for 150 years. That’s what happens when the Maitlands head out for some supplies and find themselves the latest owners of the Handbook for the Recently Deceased. Sharing their former home with some nightmarish new owners leads to desperate measures, and one of Michael Keaton’s best-ever performances.
- The Addams Family
Even if you haven’t seen the TV series or cartoon on which this movie is based, it’s hard not to love this endearing family of creepy eccentrics. When Uncle Fester returns after a 25-year absence, he quickly proves a natural fit for their offbeat lifestyle – nothing is as it seems, however.
- Donnie Darko
Before Stranger Things and the IT remake, Donnie Darko was the movie to watch for nostalgia-laden 80s vibes. Featuring a young Jake Gyllenhaal and the scariest rabbit costume you’ll ever see on film, this supernatural mystery has a sci-fi twist that will keep you asking questions long after the credits have rolled.
- The Craft
If 90s nostalgia is your thing then you will love The Craft. This stylish tale of darkly rebellious witches is more Carrie than Sabrina the Teenage Witch, as they form a spellbinding coven with a mysterious new girl. PSA: any teen watching this will want to start an impromptu coven, (complete with incense and hand-drawn pagan symbols on the floor) after watching. 🧙♀️
An absolute cult classic of a kids Halloween movie, and many fans’ favorite-ever Disney channel movie. Two kids stow away on a bus to Halloweentown and discover their ‘magical’ heritage. As if you needed another reason to watch, it also features the amazing Debbie Reynolds as your dream grandmother!