If you are in the process of deciding the costume you’ll be wearing for Halloween, it means the spooky season is here and the festival is not so far. And just like Valentine’s is nothing without chocolates and Christmas without music, Halloween is nothing without the movies. While the costumes, candy apples, and jack-o-lanterns are a part of the festival, nothing sets the mood like the spell-binding, goosebump-causing movies.


Honestly, one does not have to be a big fan of the cinema to watch movies on Halloween night. In fact, some of them can be incredibly scary. But can you think of anything else that can get you the horror vibe? No, right? So let’s close the doors, take a bowl of candies, turn off the lights and sit comfortably on the sofa to get ready for the all-time best Halloween films. Here are some of the scariest films that are perfect for the season.


The Craft (1996)


The Craft is a Los Angeles high school movie where four kids find out about witchcraft. And what could possibly go wrong? The campy thriller investigates the mind-blowing impact of the supernatural.


The Blair Witch Project (1999)


The Blair Witch Project turned out to be such an amazing film that it became an inspiration for several successful movies, such as Paranormal Activity. The film revolves around three hikers who set foot to discover the legend of Blair Witch. Surprisingly, they disappear and thus, the whole movie focuses on the footage that was found.


The Exorcist (1973)


This horror movie revolves around the demonic possession of a young girl, and her mother’s attempts to save her from them. The process followed? Exorcism! If you were in place of her mother, you might have even considered selling your soul to the devil to free your daughter.


Carrie (1976)


Could you ever think about prom being scary? Well, this movie will change your mind. The Stephen King novel adoption has become one of the creepiest movies that exist.


Ghostbusters (1984)


If you are looking for a family-friendly comedy masterpiece, then Ghostbusters is the answer to your Halloween night. But we warn you, you might not be able to take it out of your mind for several days.


Edward Scissorhands (1990)


A Tim Burton classic, Edward Scissorhands revolves around the story of love between a suburban teenager and a man with scissor blades instead of hands. The roles are played by Winona Ryder and Johny Depp, which makes it even more incredible.


Get Out (2017)


Finally, one of the movies of this century – Get Out is a horror classic written by Jordan Peele. It traces a Black photographer headed home with his white girlfriend for the first time. Surrounded by casual racism, the dynamics become scarier as the film reaches its end.


Beetlejuice (1988)


Another movie by Tim Burton, this horror-comedy revolves around a ghost couple who haunt their previous house, alongside a devious poltergeist called Beetlejuice. So if you are looking for a scary movie that can make you laugh, this is the one.


Child’s Play (1988)


Could you ever think about a doll possessed by a serial killer? Well, this one will make you wonder if any dolls in your home are possessed. This film presented the notorious Chucky character.


Labyrinth (1986)


A collaborative effort by David Bowie, George Lucas, and Jim Henson, Labyrinth is a 1980s film that will leave you awestruck. The plot follows a girl who has 13 hours to save her brother from being turned by Bowie (the Goblin King) into a goblin.


Halloweentown (1998)


The name itself suggests that it’s the perfect Halloween movie. As a matter of fact, it is perfect for a spooky time with family. It revolves around Marnie, a young witch, who is torn between a magical place where it’s always Halloween and her grandmother’s house.


Halloween (1978)


Another horror classic, Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis and is focused on a murderer and a mental patient who finds a way out of a sanitarium and goes back to his hometown to stalk innocent people passing by.


The Shining (1980)


If the blend of a cinematic classic and a good scare is what you seek this Halloween, think no more and play The Shining. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the movie follows an innkeeper who goes off the psychological serious end.


Friday the 13th (1980)


Featuring Kevin Bacon, Friday the 13th is one of the best releases ever. You know what they say about Friday the 13th, right? But you won’t feel any of it when you start the movie. What begins as a fun movie revolving around teenagers working at a summer camp immediately becomes sour as Jason Voorhees comes into play on Friday the 13th.


The Bottom Line


Above, we shared with you some of the best horror classics of all time. And while all of them are perfect for Halloween, there must be a few that you decided to choose from. So which one are you going to watch this spooky season?