My Top Ten Favourite Movies To Watch At Halloween

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I love seasonal celebrations so it probably comes as no surprise that I have a list of favourite movies to watch at Halloween. With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I would share with you my top ten go-to movies I love to watch during the spooky season.

My Top Ten Favourite Movies To Watch At Halloween 

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus simply has to be at the top of this list, not only does it star Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and the kid from Eerie Indiana it also has a talking cat what more could you want from a movie? I think it’s the mix of cast, characters, and music that makes this my ultimate favourite Halloween movie ( we will just ignore the fact is has a zombie in it).

A Nightmare On Elm Street

This was the first horror movie I ever watched, it terrified me and was followed by some questionable sequels but Johnny Depp being swallowed by a bed and Nancy getting ultra-cool white streaks in her hair has me returning to it time and time again.


Although I usually try and steer clear from films of a paranormal nature (totally terrified of them) I can’t help but love this 1980’s classic. The clown scene is the reason I still check under my bed in my 40’s and I shiver every time I hear the American national anthem thanks to the fuzzy TV scene.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

This is a tricky one because is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? I don’t mind either way and I happily watch it during both seasons. If you haven’t seen this movie then why on earth not! it’s spectacular.

The Craft

The Craft is such an underrated film. Teenage witches, mean girls and magic make up this tale of four friends who use their powers to wreak revenge on those that have wronged them but they must face the consequences of using dark magic.


My list wouldn’t be complete without this classic 1970’s slasher film, it’s been the inspiration for many a modern horror movie and it doesn’t even matter that I can’t remember if Micheal Myers is still out there stalking babysitter’s I lost count after the Halloween part 7!



I think this movie should probably a little higher up in my list as it’s such a classic, it’s funny, silly scary and action-packed it’s my ideal Halloween movie.

The Strangers

I watched this at the Cinema and spent the whole time holding my breath, evil-doers in masks and random violence make this a white knuckle ride from start to finish.

Fun Size

This is a Halloween night based comedy and it’s not in the slightest bit scary which suits a wuss like me.  Fun Size won’t make you jump but it will give you plenty of giggles.

An American Werewolf In London

It wouldn’t be Halloween with a werewolf thrown in for good measure, I’ve certainly never strayed on to the moors since watching this movie.

So that’s my list and from it, you can probably tell I’m not a fan of modern-day horror, give me an old classic or a fun film over blood, gore, and ghosts any day.



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