The Best Halloween Movies of All Time

The Best Halloween Movies of All Time

If you are looking for movies to watch on Halloween, here are my picks of the best Halloween Movies of all time.

Among all horror, comedy, and family movies of the most Quintessential Halloween-themed, we have chosen for you these Halloween movies of all time ordered from oldest to newest. 

61. Scream (2022)

Scream (2022)

Scream is a 2022 American horror thriller slasher film and it is the fifth installment in the Scream film series. The film takes place twenty-five years after the original Woodsboro murders, when yet another Ghostface appears and begins targeting a group of teenagers who are each somehow linked to the original killings.  

60. Fresh (2022) 

Fresh (2022) 

Fresh is a 2022 American black comedy horror thriller film that follows Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who meets the alluring Steve (Sebastian Stan) at a grocery store and – given her frustration with dating apps – takes a chance and gives him her number.

59. Men (2022)

Men (2022)

Men is a 2022 British folk horror drama film that stars Jessie Buckley as a widowed woman who travels on holiday to a countryside village but becomes disturbed and tormented by the strange men in the village, all portrayed by Rory Kinnear.

58. Orphan: First Kill (2022)

Orphan: First Kill (2022)

Orphan: First Kill is a 2022 psychological horror-thriller film that tells the story of Esther, a girl who orchestrates a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility and travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family.

57. Watcher (2022)

Watcher (2022)

Watcher is a 2022 American psychological thriller film that tells the story of a young American woman who moves with her husband to Bucharest and begins to suspect that a stranger who watches her from the apartment building across the street may be a local serial killer decapitating women.

56. Nope (2022)

Nope (2022)

Nope is a 2022 American neo-Western science fiction horror film that follows the story of The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

55. X (2022)

X (2022)

 

X is a 2022 horror thriller slasher film that  follows a cast and crew who gather to make a pornographic film on an elderly couple’s rural Texas property, but find themselves threatened by an unlikely killer.

54. Umma (2022)

Umma (2022)

Umma is a 2022 American supernatural horror film that follows Amanda (Oh), a single mother who lives with her daughter in an isolated farm being haunted by her mother’s ghost.

53. The Munsters (2022)

The Munsters (2022)

The Munsters is a 2022 American horror comedy film based on the 1960s family sitcom of the same title. The story of the film takes place prior to the events of the series, serving as an origin story for the characters. And follows 

52. Hellraiser (2022) 

Hellraiser (2022) 

Hellraiser is a 2022 American supernatural horror film that follows a take on Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic where a young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites.
 

51. The Curse of Bridge Hollow (2022)

The Curse of Bridge Hollow (2022)

The Curse of Bridge Hollow is a 2022 American comedy horror film that follows the story of a teenage girl, who accidentally releases an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, must team up with the last person she’d want to in order to save their town – her father!
 

50. Halloween Ends (2022)

Halloween Ends (2022)

Halloween Ends is a 2022 American horror thriller slasher film that revolves around Corey Cunningham, a young man who falls in love with Laurie Strode’s granddaughter while a series of events, including crossing paths with Michael Myers, upend his life and render him a murderous outcast.

This is the thirteenth installment in the Halloween franchise, and the final film in the trilogy of sequels that started with the 2018 film, which directly follows the 1978 film.

49. Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)

Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)

Hocus Pocus 2 is a 2022 American fantasy comedy film and it is a sequel to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus. The film tells the story of three young women who accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world.

48. Halloween Kills (2021) 

Halloween Kills (2021) 

Halloween Kills is a 2021 American horror thriller slasher film that begins where the previous film ended, sees Strode and her family continuing to fend off Myers, this time with the help of the Haddonfield community.

It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series and a sequel to a sequel to 2018’s Halloween.

47. Hubie Halloween (2020)

Hubie Halloween (2020)

Hubie Halloween is a 2020 American mystery comedy film that follows a Halloween-loving delicatessen worker who must save the town of Salem, Massachusetts, from a kidnapper.

46. A Quiet Place (2018) 

A Quiet Place (2018) 

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror thriller film that is revolves around a father (Krasinski) and a mother (Emily Blunt) who struggle to survive and rear their children (Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe) in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind monsters with an acute sense of hearing.

45. Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

Halloween is a 2018 American horror thriller slasher film that follows a post-traumatic Laurie Strode who prepares to face Michael Myers in a final showdown on Halloween night, forty years after she survived his killing spree.

It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series and a sequel to the 1978 film of the same name. 

44. It (2017) 

It (2017) 

It is a 2017 American supernatural horror film that tells the story of The Losers’ Club, a group of seven outcast children who are terrorized by the eponymous being which emerges from the sewer, only to face their own personal demons in the process.

43. Get Out (2017)

Get Out (2017)

Get Out is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film that follows a young black man (Kaluuya), who uncovers shocking secrets when he meets the family of his white girlfriend (Williams).

42. The Witch (2015)

The Witch (2015)

The Witch is a 2015 folk horror film that is set in the 1630s, it follows a Puritan family who encounter forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm.

41. The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film that is the inaugural film in The Conjuring Universe franchise. The film follows Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine who Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

40. ParaNorman (2012) 

ParaNorman (2012)

ParaNorman is a 2012 American stop-motion animated comedy horror film that tells the storry of Norman, a young boy who can communicate with ghosts, is given the task of ending a 300-year-old witch’s curse on his Massachusetts town. 

39. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 American animated  monster comedy film that tells the story of Count Dracula, the owner of the titular Hotel Transylvania where the world’s monsters can take a rest from human civilization.

Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his beloved daughter Mavis. When the “human-free hotel” is unexpectedly visited by an ordinary 21-year-old traveler named Jonathan, Drac must do everything in his power to prevent Mavis from falling in love with him before the hotel’s guests learn a human is in the castle, which may jeopardize the hotel’s future and his career.

38. Coraline (2009) 

Coraline (2009) 

Coraline is a 2009 American family fantasy film that tells the story of its titular character discovering an idealized parallel universe behind a secret door in her new home, unaware that it contains a dark and sinister secret.

37. Paranormal Activity (2007)

   Halloween Ends (2022)  Halloween Ends is a 2022 American horror thriller slasher film that revolves around Corey Cunningham, a young man who falls in love with Laurie Strode's granddaughter while a series of events, including crossing paths with Michael Myers, upend his life and render him a murderous outcast.  This is the thirteenth installment in the Halloween franchise, and the final film in the trilogy of sequels that started with the 2018 film, which directly follows the 1978 film.  Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)  Hocus Pocus 2 is a 2022 American fantasy comedy film and it is a sequel to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus. The film tells the story of three young women who accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world.  Halloween Kills (2021)   Halloween Kills is a 2021 American horror thriller slasher film that begins where the previous film ended, sees Strode and her family continuing to fend off Myers, this time with the help of the Haddonfield community.  It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series and a sequel to a sequel to 2018's Halloween.  Hubie Halloween (2020)  Hubie Halloween is a 2020 American mystery comedy film that follows a Halloween-loving delicatessen worker who must save the town of Salem, Massachusetts, from a kidnapper.  A Quiet Place (2018)   A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror thriller film that is revolves around a father (Krasinski) and a mother (Emily Blunt) who struggle to survive and rear their children (Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe) in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind monsters with an acute sense of hearing.  Halloween (2018)  Halloween is a 2018 American horror thriller slasher film that follows a post-traumatic Laurie Strode who prepares to face Michael Myers in a final showdown on Halloween night, forty years after she survived his killing spree.  It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series and a sequel to the 1978 film of the same name.   It (2017)   It is a 2017 American supernatural horror film that tells the story of The Losers' Club, a group of seven outcast children who are terrorized by the eponymous being which emerges from the sewer, only to face their own personal demons in the process.  Get Out (2017)  Get Out is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film that follows a young black man (Kaluuya), who uncovers shocking secrets when he meets the family of his white girlfriend (Williams).  The Witch (2015)  The Witch is a 2015 folk horror film that is set in the 1630s, it follows a Puritan family who encounter forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm.  The Conjuring (2013)  The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film that is the inaugural film in The Conjuring Universe franchise. The film follows Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine who Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.  ParaNorman (2012)   ParaNorman is a 2012 American stop-motion animated comedy horror film that tells the storry of Norman, a young boy who can communicate with ghosts, is given the task of ending a 300-year-old witch's curse on his Massachusetts town.   Hotel Transylvania (2012)  Hotel Transylvania is a 2012 American animated  monster comedy film that tells the story of Count Dracula, the owner of the titular Hotel Transylvania where the world's monsters can take a rest from human civilization.  Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his beloved daughter Mavis. When the "human-free hotel" is unexpectedly visited by an ordinary 21-year-old traveler named Jonathan, Drac must do everything in his power to prevent Mavis from falling in love with him before the hotel's guests learn a human is in the castle, which may jeopardize the hotel's future and his career.  Coraline (2009)   Coraline is a 2009 American family fantasy film that tells the story of its titular character discovering an idealized parallel universe behind a secret door in her new home, unaware that it contains a dark and sinister secret.  Paranormal Activity (2007)     Paranormal Activity is a 2007 American supernatural horror film that centers on a young couple (Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat) who are haunted by a supernatural presence in their home. They then set up a camera to document what is haunting them. The film utilizes found-footage conventions that were mirrored in the later films of the series.  Halloween (2007)  Halloween is a 2007 American horror thriller slasher film and it is a remake of the 1978 horror film of the same name and the ninth installment in the Halloween franchise. This film follows  Michael Myers who is now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.    Trick 'r Treat (2007)  Trick 'r Treat is a 2007 American anthology horror comedy film that relates four Halloween horror stories with a common element in them: Sam, a trick-or-treater wearing orange footie pajamas with a burlap sack over his head. The character makes an appearance in each of the stories whenever one of the other characters breaks a Halloween tradition.  Monster House (2006)  Monster House is a 2006 American comedy fantasy film that tells the story of three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.  Twitches (2005)   Twitches is a 2005 Disney family fantasy film based on the Twitches book series published by Scholastic Press. This film tells the story of two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives.    Corpse Bride (2005)  Corpse Bride is a 2005 stop-motion animated fantasy family film based on characters created by Burton and Carlos Grangel. The film tells the story of Victor (Johnny Depp) and Victoria's (Emily Watson) families have arranged their marriage. Though they like each other, Victor is nervous about the ceremony.  While he's in a forest practicing his lines for the wedding, a tree branch becomes a hand that drags him to the land of the dead. It belongs to Emily, who was murdered after eloping with her love and wants to marry Victor. Victor must get back aboveground before Victoria marries the villainous Barkis Bittern (Richard E. Grant).  The Haunted Mansion (2003)  The Haunted Mansion is a 2003 American supernatural horror comedy film that is loosely based on the Disney attraction of the same name. The film tells the story of a realtor and his wife and children who are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.  Halloween: Resurrection (2002)  Halloween: Resurrection is a 2002 American horror slasher film that is was the final installment of the H20 timeline of the Halloween franchise. The film  follows Myers continuing his murderous rampage in his hometown of Haddonfield when his childhood house is used for a live internet horror show.  The film a direct sequel to Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later and the eighth installment overall in the Halloween franchise.  The Blair Witch Project (1999)   The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American supernatural horror film that tells a fictional story of three student filmmakers—Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, and Joshua Leonard—who hike into the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland, in 1994 to film a documentary about a local legend known as the Blair Witch. The three disappear, but their equipment and footage are discovered a year later. The purportedly "recovered footage" is the film the viewer sees.  Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)  Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is a 1998 American horror thriller film and it is the seventh installment in the Halloween franchise. This film follows a post-traumatic Laurie Strode, who has faked her death in order to go into hiding from her brother, Michael Myers, who finds her working at a private boarding school in California.  Practical Magic (1998)  Practical Magic is a 1998 American fantasy romantic drama film. Based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Alice Hoffman, the film tells the story of Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.  Halloweentown (1998)  Halloweentown is a 1998 Disney adventure comedy family film that centers on Marnie, who on her 13th Halloween, learns she's a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown—a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the human world: but she soon finds herself battling wicked warlocks, evil curses, and endless surprises.  Scream (1996)   Scream is a 1996 American horror mystery slasher film that follows high school student Sidney Prescott (Campbell) and her group of friends in the fictional town of Woodsboro, California, who become the targets of a mysterious killer in a Halloween costume known as Ghostface.   The Craft (1996)  The Craft is a 1996 American teen supernatural horror film that follows four outcast teenage girls at a Los Angeles parochial high school who pursue witchcraft for their own gain and subsequently experience negative repercussions.  Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)  The sixth installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is a 1995 American horror slasher film that follows Michael Myers as he stalks the Strode family (Laurie Strode's uncle and the latter's wife, daughter and grandson), in order to kill his last surviving relatives, while Dr. Sam Loomis pursues him once more. The film also reveals the source of Michael's immortality and his drive to kill.  Casper (1995)  Casper is a 1995 American live-action fantasy family film based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost created by Seymour Reit and Joe Oriolo. The film follows the story of an afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)  The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film that tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of "Halloween Town" who stumbles upon "Christmas Town" and schemes to take over the holiday.   Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993)  Double, Double, Toil and Trouble is a 1993 American Halloween made-for-television children's film that  stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as two adventurous little girls who discover that their Great Aunt Sophia has been trapped and cursed by her evil twin sister Agatha. On the 7th year of her imprisonment, Sophia will be doomed to the netherworld unless the curse is broken by the magical spell of twins.   Hocus Pocus (1993)  Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film that follows a villainous comedic trio of witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy (Omri Katz) in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night.   The Addams Family (1991)   The Addams Family is a 1991 American supernatural black comedy film that  focuses on a bizarre, macabre, aristocratic family who reconnect with what they believe to be a long-lost relative, Gomez's brother Fester Addams.  The Witches (1990)  The Witches is a 1990 dark fantasy comedy horror film based on the 1983 book of the same name by Roald Dahl. The film features evil witches who masquerade as ordinary women, and a boy and his grandmother who must find a way to foil their plans.  Edward Scissorhands (1990)  Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American fantasy romance film that tells the story of an unfinished artificial humanoid who has scissor blades instead of hands that is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter.  Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)  The fifth installment in the Halloween series, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers is a 1989 American horror slasher film that follows serial killer Michael Myers who again returns to the town of Haddonfield to murder his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who, traumatized from his previous attack on her, has been institutionalized following her attempt to murder her foster mother.  Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)  The fourth installment in the Halloween franchise, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 American horror slasher film that  follows Michael Myers returning to Haddonfield after being in a coma to kill his niece Jamie Lloyd, the daughter of Laurie Strode, with his former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis again pursuing him.  Beetlejuice (1988)  Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy horror comedy film that revolves around a recently deceased couple who, as ghosts haunting their former home, contact Betelgeuse (pronounced and occasionally spelled Beetlejuice in the film), an obnoxious and devious "bio-exorcist" from the Netherworld, to scare away the house's new inhabitants.  A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)   A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural horror mystery film that tells the story of a teenager Nancy Thompson who must uncover the dark truth concealed by her parents after she and her friends become targets of the spirit of a serial killer with a bladed glove in their dreams, in which if they die, it kills them in real life.    Ghostbusters (1984)  Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy fantasy film that tells the story of three parapsychologists forced out of their university funding set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in New York City, attracting frightened yet skeptical customers.  Poltergeist (1982)   Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film that focuses on a suburban family whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct their youngest daughter.  Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)  Halloween III: Season of the Witch is a 1982 American science fiction horror film and it is the only entry in the series that does not feature the series antagonist, Michael Myers. This is the third installment in the Halloween film series.  Halloween II (1981)  Halloween II is a 1981 American horror thriller film that picks up directly after the cliffhanger ending of the first film, with Michael Myers following survivor Laurie Strode to the local hospital, while his psychiatrist Dr. Loomis continues his pursuit of him.  It is the second installment in the Halloween film series and is a continuation sequel to Halloween (1978).   The Shining (1980)   Based on Stephen King's 1977 novel of the same name, The Shining is a 1980 psychological mystery  horror film that central character is Jack Torrance (Nicholson), an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies, with his wife, Wendy Torrance (Duvall), and young son, Danny Torrance (Lloyd).  Danny is gifted with psychic abilities named "shining". After a winter storm leaves the Torrances snowbound, Jack's sanity deteriorates due to the influence of the supernatural forces that inhabit the hotel.  Halloween (1978)  Halloween is a 1978 American horror thriller film that centers on a mental patient, Michael Myers, who was committed to a sanitarium for murdering his babysitting teenage sister on Halloween night when he was six years old. Fifteen years later, he escapes and returns to his hometown, where he stalks a female babysitter and her friends while under pursuit by his psychiatrist.  Carrie (1976)  Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film that follows the story of Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)  The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror film based on the 1973 musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show, with music, book, and lyrics by O'Brien. The film centres on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle, where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle or country home is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention.  They discover the head of the house is Dr. Frank N. Furter, an apparently mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania, who creates a living muscle man named Rocky in his laboratory.  Young Frankenstein (1974)  Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy horror film that tells the story of an American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.    The Exorcist (1973)  The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film based on his 1971 novel of the same name. This film follows the demonic possession of a young girl and her mother's attempt to rescue her through an exorcism conducted by a pair of Catholic priests.  Night of the Living Dead (1968)  Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film that follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, which is under assault by an enlarging group of flesh-eating, undead ghouls.

Paranormal Activity is a 2007 American supernatural horror film that centers on a young couple (Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat) who are haunted by a supernatural presence in their home. They then set up a camera to document what is haunting them. The film utilizes found-footage conventions that were mirrored in the later films of the series.

36. Halloween (2007)

Halloween (2007)

Halloween is a 2007 American horror thriller slasher film and it is a remake of the 1978 horror film of the same name and the ninth installment in the Halloween franchise. This film follows  Michael Myers who is now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.
 

35. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Trick 'r Treat (2007)

Trick ‘r Treat is a 2007 American anthology horror comedy film that relates four Halloween horror stories with a common element in them: Sam, a trick-or-treater wearing orange footie pajamas with a burlap sack over his head. The character makes an appearance in each of the stories whenever one of the other characters breaks a Halloween tradition.

34. Monster House (2006)

Monster House (2006)

Monster House is a 2006 American comedy fantasy film that tells the story of three teens discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

33. Twitches (2005) 

Twitches (2005) 

Twitches is a 2005 Disney family fantasy film based on the Twitches book series published by Scholastic Press. This film tells the story of two teen witches who were separated at birth and were adopted by two different families meet on their 21st birthday and must use their powers to save the world in which they were born, where their birth mother still lives.
 

32. Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride is a 2005 stop-motion animated fantasy family film based on characters created by Burton and Carlos Grangel. The film tells the story of Victor (Johnny Depp) and Victoria’s (Emily Watson) families have arranged their marriage. Though they like each other, Victor is nervous about the ceremony.

While he’s in a forest practicing his lines for the wedding, a tree branch becomes a hand that drags him to the land of the dead. It belongs to Emily, who was murdered after eloping with her love and wants to marry Victor. Victor must get back aboveground before Victoria marries the villainous Barkis Bittern (Richard E. Grant).

31. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

The Haunted Mansion is a 2003 American supernatural horror comedy film that is loosely based on the Disney attraction of the same name. The film tells the story of a realtor and his wife and children who are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.

30. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Halloween: Resurrection is a 2002 American horror slasher film that is was the final installment of the H20 timeline of the Halloween franchise. The film  follows Myers continuing his murderous rampage in his hometown of Haddonfield when his childhood house is used for a live internet horror show.

The film a direct sequel to Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later and the eighth installment overall in the Halloween franchise.

29. The Blair Witch Project (1999) 

The Blair Witch Project (1999) 

The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American supernatural horror film that tells a fictional story of three student filmmakers—Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, and Joshua Leonard—who hike into the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland, in 1994 to film a documentary about a local legend known as the Blair Witch. The three disappear, but their equipment and footage are discovered a year later. The purportedly “recovered footage” is the film the viewer sees.

28. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is a 1998 American horror thriller film and it is the seventh installment in the Halloween franchise. This film follows a post-traumatic Laurie Strode, who has faked her death in order to go into hiding from her brother, Michael Myers, who finds her working at a private boarding school in California.

27. Practical Magic (1998)

Practical Magic (1998)

Practical Magic is a 1998 American fantasy romantic drama film. Based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Alice Hoffman, the film tells the story of Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.

26. Halloweentown (1998)

Halloweentown (1998)

Halloweentown is a 1998 Disney adventure comedy family film that centers on Marnie, who on her 13th Halloween, learns she’s a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown—a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the human world: but she soon finds herself battling wicked warlocks, evil curses, and endless surprises.

25. Scream (1996) 

Scream (1996) 

Scream is a 1996 American horror mystery slasher film that follows high school student Sidney Prescott (Campbell) and her group of friends in the fictional town of Woodsboro, California, who become the targets of a mysterious killer in a Halloween costume known as Ghostface. 

24. The Craft (1996)

The Craft (1996)

The Craft is a 1996 American teen supernatural horror film that follows four outcast teenage girls at a Los Angeles parochial high school who pursue witchcraft for their own gain and subsequently experience negative repercussions.

23. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

The sixth installment in the Halloween film series, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers is a 1995 American horror slasher film that follows Michael Myers as he stalks the Strode family (Laurie Strode’s uncle and the latter’s wife, daughter and grandson), in order to kill his last surviving relatives, while Dr. Sam Loomis pursues him once more. The film also reveals the source of Michael’s immortality and his drive to kill.

22. Casper (1995)

Casper (1995)

Casper is a 1995 American live-action fantasy family film based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost created by Seymour Reit and Joe Oriolo. The film follows the story of an afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.
 

21. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film that tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of “Halloween Town” who stumbles upon “Christmas Town” and schemes to take over the holiday. 

20. Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993)

Double, Double Toil and Trouble (1993)

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble is a 1993 American Halloween made-for-television children’s film that  stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as two adventurous little girls who discover that their Great Aunt Sophia has been trapped and cursed by her evil twin sister Agatha. On the 7th year of her imprisonment, Sophia will be doomed to the netherworld unless the curse is broken by the magical spell of twins. 

19. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film that follows a villainous comedic trio of witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy (Omri Katz) in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night. 

18. The Addams Family (1991) 

The Addams Family (1991) 

The Addams Family is a 1991 American supernatural black comedy film that  focuses on a bizarre, macabre, aristocratic family who reconnect with what they believe to be a long-lost relative, Gomez’s brother Fester Addams.

17. The Witches (1990)

The Witches (1990)

The Witches is a 1990 dark fantasy comedy horror film based on the 1983 book of the same name by Roald Dahl. The film features evil witches who masquerade as ordinary women, and a boy and his grandmother who must find a way to foil their plans.

16. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American fantasy romance film that tells the story of an unfinished artificial humanoid who has scissor blades instead of hands that is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter.

15. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

The fifth installment in the Halloween series, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers is a 1989 American horror slasher film that follows serial killer Michael Myers who again returns to the town of Haddonfield to murder his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who, traumatized from his previous attack on her, has been institutionalized following her attempt to murder her foster mother.

14. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

The fourth installment in the Halloween franchise, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 American horror slasher film that  follows Michael Myers returning to Haddonfield after being in a coma to kill his niece Jamie Lloyd, the daughter of Laurie Strode, with his former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis again pursuing him.

13. Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy horror comedy film that revolves around a recently deceased couple who, as ghosts haunting their former home, contact Betelgeuse (pronounced and occasionally spelled Beetlejuice in the film), an obnoxious and devious “bio-exorcist” from the Netherworld, to scare away the house’s new inhabitants.

12. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural horror mystery film that tells the story of a teenager Nancy Thompson who must uncover the dark truth concealed by her parents after she and her friends become targets of the spirit of a serial killer with a bladed glove in their dreams, in which if they die, it kills them in real life.
 

11. Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy fantasy film that tells the story of three parapsychologists forced out of their university funding set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in New York City, attracting frightened yet skeptical customers.

10. Poltergeist (1982) 

Poltergeist (1982) 

Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film that focuses on a suburban family whose home is invaded by malevolent ghosts that abduct their youngest daughter.

9. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Halloween III: Season of the Witch is a 1982 American science fiction horror film and it is the only entry in the series that does not feature the series antagonist, Michael Myers. This is the third installment in the Halloween film series.

8. Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween II is a 1981 American horror thriller film that picks up directly after the cliffhanger ending of the first film, with Michael Myers following survivor Laurie Strode to the local hospital, while his psychiatrist Dr. Loomis continues his pursuit of him.

It is the second installment in the Halloween film series and is a continuation sequel to Halloween (1978). 

7. The Shining (1980) 

The Shining (1980) 

Based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel of the same name, The Shining is a 1980 psychological mystery  horror film that central character is Jack Torrance (Nicholson), an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies, with his wife, Wendy Torrance (Duvall), and young son, Danny Torrance (Lloyd).

Danny is gifted with psychic abilities named “shining”. After a winter storm leaves the Torrances snowbound, Jack’s sanity deteriorates due to the influence of the supernatural forces that inhabit the hotel.

6. Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978)

Halloween is a 1978 American horror thriller film that centers on a mental patient, Michael Myers, who was committed to a sanitarium for murdering his babysitting teenage sister on Halloween night when he was six years old. Fifteen years later, he escapes and returns to his hometown, where he stalks a female babysitter and her friends while under pursuit by his psychiatrist.

5. Carrie (1976)

Carrie (1976)

Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film that follows the story of Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
 

4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror film based on the 1973 musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show, with music, book, and lyrics by O’Brien. The film centres on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle, where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle or country home is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention.

They discover the head of the house is Dr. Frank N. Furter, an apparently mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania, who creates a living muscle man named Rocky in his laboratory.

3. Young Frankenstein (1974)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy horror film that tells the story of an American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
 

2. The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film based on his 1971 novel of the same name. This film follows the demonic possession of a young girl and her mother’s attempt to rescue her through an exorcism conducted by a pair of Catholic priests.

1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film that follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, which is under assault by an enlarging group of flesh-eating, undead ghouls.


These were our picks of the best Halloween movies of all time. Do you agree with our list? Please let us know in the comments below.

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