43+ Best Halloween Movies of All Time (The Ultimate List)

Your search for the best halloween movies gets over here as we give you the list of the best Halloween movies of all time. Halloween is almost here for past years implied banging with fabrics shielding your face mostly on gates of acquaintances, and this year suggests virtually the same scenario, but for less pleasant purposes.

Best Halloween Movies of All TimeBest Halloween Movies of All Time

Have your covers endorsed by Dr. Fauci packed. But although you will never be able to squeeze into theatres and unintentionally through kernels this year, well, all Halloween films could still be streamed at the house.

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The List of Best Halloween Movies for All Time:

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Halloween might not be so complete without a tinge of Christmas feel in it. Now, this is the perfect Christmas film with all things spooky. This is a mixture of a Halloween town and a Christmas town. And, if you want to know what comes next, hunt down this movie quickly and unveil the fun.

2. Coco (2017)

Coco (2017)Coco (2017)

If you want to witness the land of the dead and give yourself a major Halloween feel, the Coco movie is the one for you. Released in 2017, this movie revolves around a boy who reaches the ‘Land of the Dead’. Wondering how will make it back to his friends and family? This is of great interest and nostalgia if seen on a spooky winter night.

3. Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978)Halloween (1978)

The plot of this movie revolves around a mental patient who killed his sister on a Halloween night. He was 6 years old back then. Yes, you read that right. After a span of 15 years, he manages to escape to go back to his hometown only to stalk a babysitter as well as a bunch of her friends. Raised eyebrows already, isn’t it?

4. The Halloween Tree (1993)

The Halloween Tree (1993)The Halloween Tree (1993)

This is an animated fantasy film. Also, this falls under the category of a drama television film that revolves around a group of children. They learn about the origins as well as the influences of Halloween. The reason being that one of their friends is experiencing something by the mysterious forces. This movie is known for its award-winning and engaging screenplay.

5. The VVitch (2016)

  The VVitch (2016)  The VVitch (2016)

So, anyone who wants to witness pure supernatural and horror stuff on Halloween night should go for this film. Be ready to have a Halloween night that is spooky and gives goosebumps every now and then. This movie revolves around a Puritan family. They undergo encounters of the evil forces. All this is experienced beyond the New England farm located beyond the woods.

6. Over the Garden Wall (2014)

Over the Garden Wall (2014)Over the Garden Wall (2014)

If you want to have a Halloween movie night along with the kinds, here’s a good suggestion. The plot features a younger brother mysteriously abandoned in the forests. All of this has been centered on a Halloween night. It’s among the many original stories we’ve seen about Halloween, but not too disturbing for kids.

7. A Ghost Story (2017)

A Ghost Story (2017)A Ghost Story (2017)

This is another supernatural drama that can prove to be a good watch on Halloween. The plot of this is quite interesting. The protagonist of the movie turns into a ghost and happens to share the house with his wife. This movie has released a positive critic review and can be considered.

8. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)Sleepy Hollow (1999)

This supernatural story is an adaptation of a short story titled, ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’. So basically, Sleepy Howl is a village where a police constable from New York is sent for murder investigations. The murders are done by a headless horseman in the village. Quite an amazing one for sure.

9. The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)The Exorcist (1973)

The tale premiered back in 1949. The Exorcist of 1973 is a sequence of obvious paranormal happenings. The Exorcist far beyond classifies like the Super Scary Classic Movie and can be watched well whenever you feel like undergoing a hollow vibe. But, this is not solely for a Halloween night.

10. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

This is a psychological horror movie. Written by Ted Tally, this movie is an adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel in 1988. The movie plot revolves around the hunt for a serial killer by a quitely young FBI trainee. This skin killer is the one who skins on females. To catch this killer, she seeks help from an imprisoned psychiatrist and killer.

11. Scream (1996)

Scream (1996)Scream (1996)

This movie is influenced by the Gainesville Ripper. He is a mass murderer who committed murders of five Florida learners in August 1990. Scream is key to seeing the terrifying hour, and perhaps the most recognizable American Halloween movie. Scream is a perfect pick to vibe along with the spookiness of Halloween night.

12. Donnie Darko (2001)

Donnie Darko (2001)Donnie Darko (2001)

This is a sci-fi and psychological movie and follows the adventures of a character. But, it is not as simple as it seems. The character faces troubles as he begins his journey to solve his mysteries. The mysteries are related to the visions that he gets related to doomsday. Promises a good time for sure.

13. Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th (1980)Friday the 13th (1980)

Now, this is one such name that takes rounds every now and then. There are many stories related to this idea. Talking about the movie, the plot revolves around a group of teenagers. They are camp counselors and are murdered turn wise. The group of teenagers attempts to open a summer camp again that had been abandoned.

14. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)Night of the Living Dead (1968)

A good glance at certain movies if you are in the mood for terror is quite a good thing. This movie revolves around 7 people. They find themselves stuck in a rural farmhouse. The place turns out to be under assault by cannibalistic as well as undead corpses. Quite a thing to watch for sure!

15. ParaNorman (2012)

ParaNorman (2012)ParaNorman (2012)

This is a stop-motion as well as an animated and dark fantasy movie. 3D color printers have been put to use to make the character faces. Also, this has been shot in 3D as well. The movie talks about a boy who can communicate with the gloss around. The death fascination of this animated video movie can’t be something like Halloween, and it’s worth seeing in every era.

16. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)

Scooby-Doo on Zombie IslandScooby-Doo on Zombie Island

Plenty of other Scooby-Doo spirit films and evil ones with masks, but, yeah, Zombie World seals the deal absolutely. An animated comedy cum horror movie, this movie revolves around an investigation on a bayou island. This island is known to be ghosted by one of the pirates whose name is Morgan Moonscar.

17. Ring (1998)

Ring (1998)Ring (1998)

When you have your cap for movie research, watch the actual Japanese Ring, around which the American icon is centered. The plot revolves around an investigation for an unfolding mystery of a videotape. Every viewer of this videotape is killed in 7 days. Render it with the clever Halloween film you and all your friends theorize about.

18. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

This is another movie under the best picks for a scary yet interesting Halloween night. This is a horror western movie and is promoted as an Iranian vampire. This Iranian ghost a town and is known to depict all the different doings similar to a lonesome vampire. In all, this might be an interesting watch for those who wish to explore the Vampire world.

19. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

This movie was released in 2014 in New Zealand as a mockumentary and a horror-comedy movie. The plot is an interesting yet spooky one. There are many vampires who are living together in a flat located in Wellington. This is a critically acclaimed movie and goes on to give a very good movie experience.

20. Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist (1982)Poltergeist (1982)

The horror sensation of 1982 portrays only the kind of sceptered isle creatures that were dreaded during prehistoric times by the Celtics. This is a supernatural horror movie and revolves around a suburban family. Their house is invaded by ghosts and their daughter is kidnapped. The latest threshold is broadcasting.

21. The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead (1981)The Evil Dead (1981)

Stephen King referred to this classic hit as the “most fiercely original horror film of the year.” So the King approves it. This movie revolves around a group of friends whose holiday turns out to be a nightmare for them. They are vacating on an isolated island in the woods and further find a tape that releases spirits on being played.

22. Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984)Ghostbusters (1984)

This Halloween night pick is an American supernatural cum comedy movie. This movie has been directed by the famous director Ivan Reitman. The storyline of this movie is very interesting and has a New York city set-up.  The story depicts the story of ghost catching businesses.

23. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

The Blair Witch Project (1999)The Blair Witch Project (1999)

The discovered horror central theme depicts incidents surrounding the abduction of a bunch of teenagers in October. This will hold you inside for your Halloween session and you might even have a sleepless night. Halloween is the time of the year to experience supernatural things. This movie can give you virtual vibes for the same.

24. Scary Movie (2000)

Scary Movie (2000)Scary Movie (2000)

This movie is a mixture of many genres like horror, slasher as well as mystery. The script of the movie follows the plot like Scream of 1996 as well as I know what you did last summer of 1997. There were mixed reviews received and is followed by 4 sequels.

25. Coraline (2009)

Coraline (2009)Coraline (2009)

This is a dark fantasy and an animated movie. You should catch the horror movie on the page with young kids and potentially be similarly scared. The plot revolves around a girl who is very adventurous. But then, everything takes a toll when she gets in touch with a parallel world which she knocks behind a door in her room.

26. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

The Elliott and E.T. Halloween Flight works to really be a traditional one for the October month of Halloween. The story revolves around Elliott, who becomes friends with a dubbed ET. He is extraterrestrial and is stranded on planet Earth. In all, this might be a good pick for people having similar tastes.

27. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The film follows Freddy Krueger’s conception as well as the most overplayed outfit ever for Halloween. This movie revolves around 4 teenagers who live on a street. There is a fictitious town whose name is Springwood. These children are invaded and thus killed in dreams. Turns out they are killed in reality as well. The killer is burnt and has a leather glove that is bladed.

28. The Crow (1994)

The Crow (1994)The Crow (1994)

It’s a movie franchise so much about death and Halloween and also the last success for performer Brandon Lee was vengeance as well. This movie revolves around a musician who is revived so as to avenge his and his fiance’s death and rape. Quite a thriller to watch on Halloween for sure.

29. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

Rynn Jacobs must secure a household mystery since becoming 13 on Halloween. He is a child whose father is a poet but is absent. The child shows mysterious behaviors and thus, her conservative neighbors throw doubts and speculations. A good one time watch for Halloween for sure.

30. Midsommar (2019)

Midsommar (2019)Midsommar (2019)

With such a cheerful film regarding events throughout the springtime, take breaks from all the gloom fall doom. Needn’t think about it a little. Don’t give heed to the banner for the film. There’s a group of friends who are traveling to Sweden to attend a festival. This festival happens one=ce in every 90 years. Witness it and have pleasure!

31. Song of the Sea (2014)

Song of the Sea (2014)Song of the Sea (2014)

The adventure movie depicts Saoirse (mute sister) and Ben (Irish boy), who has been stuck on Halloween in a mystical war. The mute sister often blames her brother for their mother’s death. This is a hand-drawn movie but had a limited release in many countries. Overall, this is a nice pick for an engaging Halloween movie night.

32. Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride (2005)Corpse Bride (2005)

Released in 2005, this movie is a stop motion movie. Also, there is a combination of elements from music in the movie. The aura of the movie can be derived from the villages of the Victorian era. This movie has been well and critically reviewed in a positive way. This movie can be considered for a scary Halloween night feel.

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

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

Now, this is indeed a Halloween special movie. You can well associate the name with Pumpkin’s mention with Halloween for sure. An instant masterpiece, complete with gimmicks and boulders. This is a prime-time animation and is baked on Peanuts that is a comic strip penned down by Charles M. Schulz.

34. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Hotel Transylvania (2012)Hotel Transylvania (2012)

If you have a thing for Dracula and their world, this should be your Halloween pick. But, this is an animated movie that can thus be well watched with the kids. Willing or not, you’re prepared to witness it for the 400th period with kids. This is a super fun movie to watch and see the overprotective mode of a Dracula.

35. Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice (1988)Beetlejuice (1988)

A horror film by Tim Burton starring Batman attired as the Joker. Here’s a couple in the movie who are transformed into ghosts when they die. They end up ghosting the home in which they used to live as well as a poltergeist. This is a fantasy comedy movie and a good pick to be watched with kids.

36. Trick ‘r Treat (2009)

Trick ‘r Treat (2009)Trick ‘r Treat (2009)

Trick ‘r Treat is a scary anthology for Halloween, which pays homage to numerous of the legends of the holiday. This is a horror-comedy movie and has as many as 4 Halloween stories sewed into one. However, there is a common element in all of them. Wondering what is it? Wait till Halloween and stream the movie to bust the surprise.

37. Frankenweenie (2012)

Frankenweenie (2012)Frankenweenie (2012)

This is an American 3D movie. A further required addendum from Tim Burton. Come on guys, could someone stronger capture the essence of garbed childhood? In this movie, a boy makes use of electricity in order to resurrect his bull terrier, who is dead. But, later he is bullied and blackmailed by his peers.

38. Pet Sematary (1989)

Pet Sematary (1989)Pet Sematary (1989)

Not that every Stephen King job (it was too simple a location) occurs across Halloween. Among the few is Pet Sematary. The Creed Family is new to the rural Ludlow in Maine and has moved from Chicago. Their new neighbor turned friend takes them to a pet sematary which is in the forest located behind the family’s new home.

39. The Adams Family (1991)

The Adams Family (1991)The Adams Family (1991)

So if Halloween is everywhere and every day, this movie strengthens the belief. This movie needs no introduction. Gomes Addamz is a character who is lamenting his brother who apparently disappeared after the 2 of them had a fallout in the past. A lawyer is hired and the story unveils in an interesting way to keep you engaged very well.

40. Casper (1995)

Casper (1995)Casper (1995)

That’s the sweetest and perhaps most cheerful of Halloween stories. Computer generated imageries have been used to create ghosts. There’s a manor that has hidden treasure worth millions inside it but is haunted by a ghost named Casper. Many attempts are undertaken to free the manor from the ghosts but are quite unsuccessful.

41. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus (1993)Hocus Pocus (1993)

If you are looking for a light-hearted movie to watch on Halloween night, Hocus Pocus should be considered. Three witches cling to a humorous life when surprisingly, a teen comes back to life on the eve of Halloween. It’s a cult favorite now. But it’s not as empty for the last selection.

42. Hubie Halloween (2020)

Hubie Halloween (2020)Hubie Halloween (2020)

Netflix’s 2020 Halloween satire stars Adam Sandler, and also that is the last detail you really have to hear. This is a mystery horror movie and revolves around the happenings with Hubie when he meets his neighbour Walter Lambert one day before Halloween. The story unveils as the movie moves forward. Take it as you can.

43. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

This is a combination of music, horror as well as comedy. The movie will always be synonymous with Halloween even though it’s impossible to say exactly whatever the heck is really occurring on video. The movie involves a young couple whose car breaks down while it is raining heavily. All this happens near a castle and they seek help to use a telephone to make calls.

Final Words:

The vibe and aura of Halloween are quite something to experience for sure. If you want to spend it lowkey, hop on and get your hands on the best Halloween movies. Hopefully, this list will prove to be of great help and render a gala time in selecting and watching the Halloween Movies of all times. Enjoy!

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