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The 31 Best Halloween Movies To Watch All of October

Now that we’re in October, we’re in the full holiday season. If Halloween is one of your favorite holidays, make sure to bookmark this page and countdown the days until Halloween. These Halloween-themed and spooky movies are perfect to watch every day.

Whether you like a good scare from classic horror movies or you’re more of a Disney movie fan, these fun (and scary) movies will get you in the Halloween spirit. Grab your popcorn, settle in and enjoy 31 spooky nights of Halloween this fall with all the best Halloween movie classics starring zombies, vampires, ghosts, ghouls, and more. Best of all, we’ll tell you which streaming service (Disney+, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, Freeform) you can use to stream these nostalgic movies.

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1. Hocus Pocus (1993)

After three kids resurrect three witches, they have until dawn to stop the evil beings from becoming immortal. Hocus Pocus stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy as the three witch sisters in this classic fantasy-comedy film. The Sanderson sisters’ return to Salem, Massachusetts will be thoroughly entertaining for everyone in the family. And there’s been talk about a sequel in the works for 2022.

Director: Kenny Ortega
Main Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy
Runtime: 1h & 36min
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Watch on Disney+

2. Halloweentown (1998)

On Halloween night, 13-year-old Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan follow their estranged grandmother to Halloweentown where ghosts, ghouls, werewolves, and more live. Marnie discovers she’s a descendant of witches and has to find out why the peaceful supernatural beings are disappearing. The series includes Halloweentown 1998, Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001) Halloweentown High (2004), and Return to Halloweentown (2006).

Director: Duwayne Dunham
Main Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag
Runtime: 1h & 24min
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

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3. Beetlejuice (1988)

It’s not a Halloween list without a sprinkle of Tim Burton’s movies. In this Broadway adapted film, a deceased couple finds themselves stuck in their home and attempt to scare their new tenants. Having no luck scaring them away, they summon Beetlejuice, a green-haired demon to help but things get out of hand.

Director: Tim Burton
Main Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton
Runtime: 1h & 32min
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

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4. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

This animated television special is based on the comic strip Peanuts. The Peanuts crew is celebrating Halloween but Linus believes he will finally be visited by The Great Pumpkin.

Director: Bill Melendez
Main Cast: Peter Robbins (voice), Christopher Shea (voice), Sally Dryer (voice)
Runtime: 25min
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Watch on Amazon Prime

5. Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie is another Tim Burton movie that follows Victor Frankenstein when he resurrects his Bull Terrier, Sparky. But there’s a twist when all the other kids want their pets to reanimate their deceased pets.

Director: Tim Burton
Main Cast: Winona Ryder (voice), Catherine O’Hara (voice), Martin Short (voice)
Runtime: 1h & 27min
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Watch on Disney+

6. A Corpse and A Bride (2005)

Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp) is a groom arranged to be married to Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson) but clumsily finds himself in the forest on the day of his wedding. In the forest, he finds Emily (Helena Bonham Carter as ) a corpse bride who claims she is Victor’s wife.

Director: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Main Cast: Johnny Depp (voice), Helena Bonham Carter (voice), Emily Watson (voice)
Runtime: 1h & 17min
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Watch on Freeform

7. Twitches (2005)

Twitches movie poster.

Twitches is a Disney Channel Original starring Tia and Tamera Mowry. The two discover meet on their 21st birthday for the first time and quickly discover their supernatural powers. They team up to save Coventry, the magical kingdom where they were born from evil.

Director: Stuart Gillard
Main Cast: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Kristen Wilson
Runtime: 1h & 26min
IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

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8. Halloween (1978)

In the first original Halloween movie, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) faces a lose mental patient who murdered his sister is wreaking havoc in his hometown. There are currently 11 Halloween movies in the franchise with Halloween (2018) being the latest featuring Jamie Lee Curtis again.

Director: John Carpenter
Main Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran
Runtime: 1h & 31min
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Watch on Amazon Prime

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9. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated musical dark fantasy. Jack Skellington is the king of Halloween Town but what happens when he opens a portal to Christmas Town? Watch as he becomes obsessed with celebrating Christmas in this great holiday mashup movie.

Director: Henry Selick
Main Cast: Danny Elfman (voice), Chris Sarandon (voice), Catherine O’Hara (voice)
Runtime: 1h & 16min
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

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10. The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family comedy movies are a staple to Halloween movie lists. Who hasn’t dressed up as a character from this classic Halloween film? In the first 1991 Addams Family movie, it centers the Addams family spooky yet lovable relatives reconnecting with who they believe to be Gomez’s long-lost brother, Fester Addams.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Main Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd
Runtime: 1h & 39min
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

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11. Casper (1995)

Casper is a friendly young ghost. When paranormal specialist James Harvey arrives to communicate with Casper, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci). Casper falls in love with Kat, but they have to deal with a greedy woman who inherits the mansion Casper haunts and his mischievous ghost uncles and their antics.

Director: Brad Silberling
Main Cast: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty
Runtime: 1h & 40min
IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Watch on Amazon

12. Practical Magic (1998)

Sally and Gillian Owen (played by Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman) are two sisters who are born into a magical family but they carry a curse. Men loved by Owens women are doomed to die an untimely death. The two of them must band together to fight this hex.

Director: Griffin Dunne
Main Cast: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing
Runtime: 1h & 44min
IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

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13. Ghostbusters (1984)

This supernatural comedy film revolves around a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) after they lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, and decide to become “ghostbusters.” When they stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, the Ghostbusters must save New York from complete destruction.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Main Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
Runtime: 1h & 45min
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Watch on FreeForm

14. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Sleepy Hollow is a film adaptation directed by Tim Burton. After a series of mysterious deaths where victims are found beheaded, Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp), sets out to investigate.

Director: Tim Burton
Main Cast: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson
Runtime: 1h & 45min
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

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15. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

When Count Dracula, a 15th-century prince, sees a photo of his barrister’s fiancée, Mina (Winona Ryder), the spitting image of his dead wife, he imprisons Jonathan Harker and sets off for London to track her down.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Main Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins
Runtime: 2h & 8min
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

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16. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

This isn’t your typical love story. Edward (Johnny Depp) is an almost human-man creation with scissors for hands that was left alone for years after his inventor died. One day he is approached by a nice sales lady and falls in love with her daughter (Winona Ryder). Despite his gentle demeanor, he is treated as an outcast.

Director: Tim Burton
Main Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
Runtime: 1h & 45min
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

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17. Matilda (1996)

Matilda movie poster.

Matilda is a brilliant little girl but she’s cursed with parents who don’t understand her and super strict school principal. With the help of her wonderful teacher, she gains the strength of her telekinesis power to defend herself and her friends.

Director: Danny DeVito
Main Cast: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson
Runtime: 1h & 42min
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

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18. Coraline (2009)

This creepy stop-motion film is about a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) who discovers a secret door, an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better, or is it?

Director: Henry Selick
Main Cast: Dakota Fanning (voice), Teri Hatcher (voice), John Hodgman (voice)
Runtime: 1h & 40min
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Watch on Hulu

19. Friday the 13th (1980)

The first of the American horror franchise, Friday the 13th is about a brutal killer set out to the counselors in a summer camp.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Main Cast: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor
Runtime: 1h & 35min
IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

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20. Scooby-Doo! and the Witch’s Ghost (1999)

Scooby-Doo and The Witch's Ghost poster movie.

Scooby-Doo and the gang meet a horror writer who invites them to go back to his hometown for the Autumn Fest, where they learn that one of the writer’s ancestors was a witch who is haunting the city. This movie introduced the song Hex Girls by Moon Sisters and Nostalgia in it’s soundtrack. Other great runner ups are Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988) and Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998).

Director: Jim Stenstrum
Main Cast: Scott Innes (voice), Mary Kay Bergman (voice), Frank Welker (voice)
Runtime: 1h & 6min
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Watch on Amazon

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21. The Craft (1996)

The Craft movie.

A group of teenage misfits who normally perform love spells takes a turn when their magic starts accidentally murdering people.

Director: Andrew Fleming
Main Cast: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell
Runtime: 1h & 41min
IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

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22. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)

Alvin and the Chipmunks Frankenstein movie.

Alvin, Simon, and Theodore wander the movie theme park grounds after hours to spooky Frankenstein’s Castle, where a real mad scientist is bringing the monster to life. Another great movie from the classic animated series is Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000).

Director: Kathi Castillo
Main Cast: Ross Bagdasarian Jr. (voice), Janice Karman (voice), Michael Bell (voice)
Runtime: 1h & 18min
IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

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23. Under Wraps (1997)

Amy, Marshall, and Gilbert, encounter a three-thousand-year-old mummy and accidentally revive him. He must be returned to his resting place by midnight on Halloween or he will never find his long lost love.

Director: Greg Beeman
Main Cast: Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant
Runtime: 1h & 35min
IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

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24. The Crow (1994)

On the anniversary of Eric Draven and his fiancée’s death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. He tracks down the thugs responsible for the brutal crimes.

Director: Alex Proyas
Main Cast: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis
Runtime: 1h & 42min
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

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25. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch movie.

Before the sitcom, there was a movie. Sabrina is a witch living with her aunts who discovers her powers on her 16th birthday. She faces having to learn how to use her new magical powers while fitting in school.

Director: Jonathan Schmock, Nell Scovell
Main Cast: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick
Runtime: 22min
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

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26. Child’s Play “Chucky” (1988)

Murderer Charles Lee Ray uses black magic to put his soul inside a doll named Chucky — which Karen Barclay then buys for her young son. When Chucky kills Andy’s baby sitter, the boy realizes the doll is alive and mayhem ensues.

Director: Tom Holland
Main Cast: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent
Runtime: 1h & 27min
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

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27. Don’t Look Under The Bed (1999)

Don't Look Under the Bed movie poster.

A teenager who doesn’t believe in the supernatural is confronted with the bogeyman under her bed. She’s forced to face the paranormal to find the real culprit.

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Main Cast: Erin Chambers, Ty Hodges, Robin Riker
Runtime: 1h & 40min
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

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28. Scream (1996)

A masked murderer stalks a group of high schoolers. It manages to parody the movie clichés while still being mysterious and keeping you on edge.

Director: Wes Craven
Main Cast: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette
Runtime: 1h & 51min
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

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29. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

I Know What You Did Last Summer movie poster.

Exactly a year after running over a fisherman and dumping his body in the water, Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) receives a frightening letter telling her that their crime was seen. The four get back together to find the killer in the midst.

Director: Jim Gillespie
Main Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche
Runtime: 1h & 41min
IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

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30. Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire (2000)

Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire movie poster.

The Hansen kids are grounded but when they find out their mom is going on a date they’re delighted to sneak out without being noticed. Things come to a halt when their brother suspects their mom’s new boyfriend is a bloodsucker.

Director: Steve Boyum
Main Cast: Matt O’Leary, Laura Vandervoort, Myles Jeffrey
Runtime: 1h & 25min
IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

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31. Trick ‘r Treat (2009)

Trrick R Treat movie.

On Halloween night, a series of events following the same group of people encounter a sinister trick-or-treater who doesn’t like it when people don’t follow Halloween tradition.

Main Cast: Brian Cox, Michael Dougherty, Bryan Singer
Runtime: 28min
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

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