Nothing gets you in the Halloween spirit like a good ol’ Halloween movie. Halloween movies are a staple in horror culture. Some of the greatest horror movies have dropped in October over the years. We rounded up a list of some of our favorite Halloween classics to get you in the spirit.
1. The Blair Witch Project
You either like The Blair Witch Project or you don’t. The film focuses on three film students vanishing after traveling into the forest to film a documentary and only the footage is left behind.
2. The Addams Family
When you hear the theme song to this show, you probably know when to snap. A lot of people don’t now that the Addams family have been around since 1938 and started out as a comic strip and since then it has been a TV show, video games, a musical and several movies.
We all know his name and you’ve probably seen Beetlejuice a million times. It’s funny and it’s creepy a little and Michael Keaton didn’t just play the part, he turned himself into Beetlejuice.
Stephen King is horror story greatness. The best selling novel was adapted into quite a few times into a movie but the best one is the first one. It’s just as creepy and gory as it was in 1976.
5. Hocus Pocus
If there was a Halloween Movie Awards, Hocus Pocus would win all of them. Everyone on the internet has quite the affair with this fan favorite. It’s light and it’s not exactly scary but if you leave it off your list, the internet will not take kindly to it.
If Halloween isn’t included in your Halloween horror marathon, there’s no reason to read the rest of the list. Halloween is one of the best horror slasher films of it’s kind. Michael Myers is pretty much a synonym for Halloween.
7. The Evil Dead
Evil Dead has been revamped and it was good but nothing trumps the original gory in all its horror glory. It’s more funny and gore than horror.
“What’s your favorite scary movie?” That line alone and the mask had everyone in a frenzy. It’s a slasher flick that’s not meant to scare you but meant to leave you in suspense.
9. A Nightmare on Elm Street
Freddy Kruger was the original Boogie Man as far as we’re concerned. If you’re a horror fan and have never seen A Nightmare on Elm Street, we’re questioning your loyalty to the genre.
This is a Halloween staple. The Poltergeist is hands down one of the best scary movies out there.
What’s your favorite scary movie?