We all have the urge to watch some spooky movies when it comes to Halloween. I’ve put down 5 of my best in each category;

  • Halloween Movies for Kids
  • Funniest Halloween Movies
  • Best Halloween Movies
  • Scariest Halloween Movies
  • Good Halloween Movies

There is something to watch for Everyone. Most of the genres are in there (even if it’s predominantly horror). Click on the movie title to read more about the movie. Hope you have a Happy Halloween!

Halloween Movies for Kids

Scooby-Doo – The Movie

Who doesn’t love scooby doo? This is a really great movie for the family and won’t cause the little ones night terrors. Also it has a pretty good sequel, if you enjoy the first one.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

This is one of my favourite movies from childhood. Tim Burton is truly remarkable with these types of movies. The songs are incredibly catchy too!

Casper the Friendly Ghost

Another great one for kids. Plus makes them laugh rather than be scared.

Hocus Pocus

A Halloween cult classic and fun for the kids to watch on their spooky Halloween night.


We all remember being kids and reading the Goosebumps books. This movie is a fun lookback at all the scary stories and the tv show. It combines the stories and gives good memories. Plus Jack Black is always funny.

Funniest Halloween Movies


This movie still cracks me up. Truly worth watching, if you prefer to giggle rather than to scream in a movie.

Shaun of the Dead

I love zombie movies (as you can tell by most of this list), and this one is no exception. I also love Simon Pegg‘s comedy style.

Little Evil

I really enjoyed this movie as it is a funny take on the Anti-Christ and loved Adam Scott in it. I found it hilarious.

Mars Attacks!

This has always been one of the movies I remember as a very young kid, when my parents were watching it and there was a scene, where aliens are destroying everything and one of the aliens say “We come in Peace.” Don’t know why I’m still laughing about it, but I am.

Zombie Strippers

This is a hilarious movie. I honestly can not stop laughing at the premise. If you like really bad “horror” then you will love this movie. Plus it has Jenna Jameson as the lead bitchy stripper… what more could guys want?

Best Halloween Movies

World War Z

This is possibly the best zombie movie out there. I loved the build up and action, that this movie portrayed. Plus had my favourite actor Brad Pitt. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bad movie that he has acted in.

Sleepy Hollow

Anything directed by  Tim Burton is good. This is a movie that I will happily watch again and again.

Resident Evil

The movie is based off of the game and I loved both of them. I like the other resident evils in the series as well, but the first was my favourite. Probably because it combines science fiction, zombies and apocalypse themes from the shady Umbrella Corporation. Plus high action rating.

Hannibal Lecter MoviesRed Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal

Who couldn’t love the Hannibal Lecter movies. Anthony Hopkins is truly terrifying as the extremely intelligent cannibal. I also highly recommend the Hannibal (TV series). Though suggest to watch the movies first, as the Series mostly focuses on the novel “Red Dragon” by  Thomas Harris.

The Belko Experiment

This movie really was good. It shows how quickly a workplace can go crazy in high pressure situations, and that really makes you question how you would survive if it happened within your workplace…

Scariest Halloween Movies

Paranormal Activity

I got so scared, after watching this movie, that I didn’t sleep for a few nights. My partner walked through a door and I almost jumped to the ceiling! The first 3 movies were good, but don’t suggest watching after that, as it gets a bit boring.

The Ring

The Ring was another one that scared me. I was in high school at the time and was having a slumber party with a few friends. We all had to make sure that in seven days we were on the phone or with each other in case Samara was real lol.

The Conjuring (Series of movies)

All eight films of the Conjuring Series take place between 1952 and 1981. Order/Timeline to watch them in;

YearFeature films
1952The Nun
1955Annabelle: Creation
1971The Conjuring
1972Annabelle Comes Home
1973The Curse of La Llorona
1977The Conjuring 2
1981The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Most of the production dates are different to when the movie was based in the timeline.


I liked Sinister, as the scary parts, were not where or when you actually expected them. They sneak up on you and have you riveted by the story.

The Blair Witch Project

This was another movie I watched as a teenager. It scared me so much when I first saw it. Plus it’s amazing how much they did, with such a small budget.

Good Halloween Movies


I don’t know about you, but after hearing all the mythology and spooky stories about mirrors, they can be pretty freaky. Like the story of Bloody Mary. This movie is brilliant and makes you a bit paranoid about your reflection. I still get freaked out (not just because I’m not wearing any make-up) when I see a mirror at night time. Keep checking that it’s still following my movements after seeing this movie!

Dead Silence

All horror movie dolls are creepy enough, but ventriloquist possessed dolls… Definite creep factor. Plus it has a twist in the ending, that really got me. I love surprises. If you like this one, you might also like The Boy. Another creepy doll movie.

The Grudge

The Grudge is a good movie. I got pretty freaked out by the way it went down the stairs. I also now get a bit paranoid by random shadowed ceiling areas.


Gothika is another surprise ending one. It’s a little bit slow paced, but it’s worth it for the ending.

The Cube (Series)

The Cube series is awesome and gets you thinking. It’s very science fiction based, think of it as Saw on steroids.

That’s all for my top Halloween Movie lists! I couldn’t include all my favourites and really thought hard about which ones to include. Let me know of any great movies, in your comments and which Horror movies that you think I should add for next year?

Thanks for reading.

Published by Maxine Stockton

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