13 Spooky Halloween Movies You Must Watch This October

October 26, 2021

Halloween is just around the corner and so it’s the perfect time to start a spooky movie marathon! Wondering what movies to watch each night in the lead-up to Halloween? Look no further. In this blog, I share my favorite scary films, from 20’s classics to movies that have just been released this month!

Halloween Movies

Halloween and Halloween Kills

I’d highly recommend watching Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills (2021) back to back like I did last weekend! Halloween Kills directly follows on from Halloween and is currently in cinemas now. Halloween was originally released in 1978 and was recently re-released in 2018. All three movies star Jamie Lee Curtis and are the perfect spooky movies to watch this fall.

The Addams Family and The Addams Family 2

This is yet another mini-movie marathon for me. The Addams Family was originally released in 1991 and was re-released in 2019 as an animated film. I went to see the 2019 release at the movies which I really enjoyed and so I plan to re-watch it one night this week then head to the cinema to watch the sequel, The Addams Family 2. Warning, you’ll definitely get the soundtrack stuck in your head!


Even if you’ve seen Beetlejuice 100 times, this movie is always a great one to watch around Halloween time. And if you haven’t seen it yet, what on earth are you waiting for? Directed by Tim Burton, this hilarious yet spooky movie will get you dancing, laughing, and screaming. Just don’t say Beetlejuice 3 times and you’ll have a great night!

Monster House

It’s been a while since I watched Monster House (I used to have it on DVD) but I haven’t forgotten how surprisingly good this PG animation is. If you’re more into Halloween movies that explore fantasy and mystery or you’re a fan of Steven Spielberg, this one is for you.


Ghostbusters (1984) is classic viewing around Halloween time. I mean who you gonna call? Ghostbusters, obviously! Starring Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver, this comedic family-friendly action movie is not one to miss. With a Sci-Fi twist, this fantasy is one of my favorite go-to movies each October.

It and It Chapter 2

It (2017) and It Chapter 2 (2019) are based on the Stephen King novel It. They definitely have the scare factor if you’re looking for a movie that will make you jump. However, if you have a phobia of clowns, I’d probably give these movies a pass. It and It Chapter 2 are great horror movies with lots of blood and disturbing experiences!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This 7os cult classic will have you singing, dancing, laughing and also probably a bit confused. If you haven’t watched this movie yet, prepare yourself for a wild adventure! “You’ve seen all kinds of movies, but you’ve never seen anything like The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” This movie explores themes of cross-dressing, transgender, and camp.

Halloween Movie Ideas

The Sixth Sense

A 90s thriller movie starring Bruce Willis that you will not want to miss this week. A young boy forms a relationship with a child psychologist after confessing he sees dead people. Even though I haven’t watched this movie for years now, it’s still up there as one of my favorite thriller films.


Nosferatu was released in 1922 and is based on the novel Dracula. Nosferatu is a German silent expressionist horror film that follows a vampire named Count Orlok. As this movie is rather old now, you are able to watch it in full on YouTube. Nosferatu is considered one of the silent era’s most influential movies.


ParaNorman was released in 2012 and is an animated adventure comedy. This movie is about a young boy who saves his town from a curse. The animation is beautiful yet spooky, even for a PG! I’ve only seen this movie once so far but I plan to watch it a good few more times, especially for Halloween.

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Anna Ashbarry
Anna is a Communications and Outreach Manager at Dyslexia Canada and works in a freelance capacity as an activist, photographer and writer. Anna uses various media forms to raise awareness of issues whilst seeking social justice. With a passion for human rights and international development, Anna has worked as a Youth Reporter in Nepal and continues to explore her interest in communications in order to help provide platforms for voices to be heard. Follow Anna on Instagram @annaashbarry


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