Best Halloween Movies


All of these kid-friendly movies are oldies but goodies to watch around Halloween time.

Emma Perron, Photojournalist

Halloween is right around the corner and what movies are you watching to get into the Halloween spirit? This holiday is a favorite for most people because they are scared, getting candy, and scaring other people. 

Commonly, the top three movies watched during this frightful holiday are Halloween, Scream, and A Nightmare on Elm Street

Halloween is one of the biggest films to exist. The first version of Halloween was made in 1978 and was a big hit. The main star of Halloween is Micheal Myers, who is one of the most well- known horror characters. The newest version of Halloween was created in 2018 and is the version most people watch. A sequel to Halloween was just released on October 15, 2021. The film is called Halloween Kills

Besides Halloween, Scream is having its 25th anniversary this year. In 1996, Scream came out for millions to watch to get them ready for the spooky holiday. Scream is a classic Halloween film and lives throughout many generations. 

The villain in the movie, Ghostface, became a huge hit, and he was adapted into a popular Halloween costume. Scream made over $173 billion at the box office. 

Lastly, A Nightmare on Elm Street, which came out in 1984, also became a huge hit and is the most known horror film. A Nightmare on Elm Street  

 Another scary, frightful, and Halloween-based movie to watch all October long is A Nightmare Before Christmas. Most people argue whether this is a Halloween or Christmas movies. Though the answer is uncertain, people start watching this movie in October and finish it in December. 

Jack Skellington, The King of Halloween Town, takes over Christmas and puts a twist on it. He turns happy and enjoying toys into scaryThe film can be scary to some children. 

Some kid-friendly Halloween films are: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, The Addams Family, Hocus Pocus, and all of the different Ghostbusters. There is a second Hocus Pocus coming out which will add to the Halloween list of movies. 

 All of the movies are favored by billions and watched all over the world. Though these movies are kid-friendly, they are known to be enjoyed by people of all ages to get them into the Halloween spirit.

Angelina Thomas (10) said, “I love The Nightmare Before Christmas because I can watch it during Halloween and Christmas. As well, I love Disney movies.”

More films that will have you on the edge of your seat being scared are Friday the 13th, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Hubie Halloween, Casper, Halloweentown, and Monster House

Throughout the 2,000 years, Halloween has been celebrated, movies have been a big part of the tradition since the creation of television. Films get people into the scary, spooky, and creepy energy or spirit. All of these films should give students, staff, and other people something to watch before Halloween. 

All Halloween movies add some type of Halloween symbol which are black cats, witches, candy, ghosts, clowns, and so much more.