Best movies for the Halloween season


Ava Charnley, staff writer


Having trouble finding that perfect scary movie to kick off the Halloween vibe? Hopefully this will help— here is a list of my favorite movies for the spooky season. 


The best animated Halloween movies 

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 9
  • The Corpse Bride
  • Coraline
  • Monster House

The best horror movie to watch with your family 

  • Addams Family Values
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Babadook
  • Ernest Scared Stupid

The cheesy horror movie to watch on the side

  • Sweeney Tood
  • BeetleJuice  
  • Arachnophobia 
  • The Fly  

Something that will make your skin crawl 

  • Final Destination
  • Children of the Corn
  • Sinister
  • Insidious

A horror movie you should never watch alone 

  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Paranormal Activity 2
  • The Candyman

The traditional horror movies 

  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Friday the 13th
  • Carrie
  • Blair Witch Project
  • Halloween
  • The Shining

Throwbacks to before your parents were born 

  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • Psycho 
  • Alien
  • The Birds 

Best psychological thriller 

  • The Others
  • The Sixth Sense 

Best slasher film

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake)

Best underrated horror film 

  • Rose Madder (miniseries by Stephen King)
  • 1408

These are some of my favorites for the Halloween season. I hope one of these scary movies can get you in the mood for the spooky season that is right at our tails. Have a frightful night!