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This is a list of the best Halloween movies for kids and adults! Some of these are great for the entire family, while others are perfect for the adults on movie night!
When I first met my husband, something we immediately had in common was movies and our love of watching them! He grew up watching the exact same 80s/90s era movies that I did! Something that always defines each season for us is those movies we watch when the time comes without fail. Of course, we love watching new movies and finding new favorites, but we always have that special list of ones we watch over and over. Do you watch movies over and over? I know some people who don’t watch it more than once! Definitely not us, we own so many movies, I have entire bookshelf dedicated to DVD’s!
You many not know this about me, but I am a complete fanatic over traditions. My husband and family laugh at me because I am very much like Clark Griswold in Christmas Vacation, but I will get into all that Christmas love soon…this is about our favorite Halloween Movies and some of our traditions that go along with it.
Side note, I love scary movies, but I have never actually watched a movie that scares me! My husband on the other hand gets creeped out with certain types of movies, namely supernatural ones!
This is number one on the list because it is my number one favorite movie this time of year! It is perfect in every way, plus 1993 was an awesome year! Next week I will share with you a picture of me in 1993 on Halloween 😉 It is a good laugh!
The minute it is October, we have this movie on weekly. Make some homemade kettle corn, light all the candles and watch it!
If your kids haven’t seen this, it is the perfect treat for them too 🙂 P.s – Amazon has this on sale right now!
Although the first one is the best, it is one of my favorite murder series! I remember watching is for the first time in 7th grade and it was the first horror movie I had really watched before. Definitely not for the kids, but fun for the adults. I love the late 90s nostalgia feel it has. I also remember my junior high days watching these movies.
This is the epitome of fall and Halloween. I love the ambiance of the movie too, perfect for a crisp autumn night! This is pretty fun for older kids to watch. If you want something better for younger children, try this Disney version, Ichabod and Mr. Toad. It is a cute little story of sleepy hollow.
The music alone symbolizes Halloween, so it has to be watched every year! I don’t like the remake at all, way to graphic. The original version with Jamie Lee Curtis is the way to go. We always make a night out of it with all the candles lit, popcorn, pumpkin maple lattes, and candy!
This is such a cute, fun movie. It reminds me of how I was at that age. We have a tradition of carving pumpkins, watching this movie, and roasting the seeds. We started this when we lived in our first apartment and we have done it every year since! It is definitely a kids movie, but the adults love it too!
This isn’t strictly a Halloween movie, but I love to watch it this time of year. It is one of my favorite movies! Perfect ghost story with the best autumn ambiance 🙂
Arsenic and Old Lace (Find It Here)
Most of my friends have never heard of this one, but it is a really fun black and white with Cary Grant. I love anything Frank Capra has made, but this one is perfect for Halloween.
So 90s, but it reminds me of being in high school! We would always watch this movie. My friend and I get together this time of year to make caramel apples, eat candy and watch this!
There are so many other movies we watch for Halloween, but looking back on the last 10 years, these are always in rotation!