Today marks the first day of Freeform’s (formerly ABC Family) 13 Nights of Halloween. From now until Halloween, they’ll be playing everyone’s favorite Halloween movies. Check out the schedule here. For Halloween movie newbies, I’ve created a list of the best Halloween movies of all time.
10. The Nightmare Before Christmas
All these years later and the debate is still raging on – Is this a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? Whatever you may think, this movie has enough spooky elements to be on this list, plus it has songs for any musical lovers out there.
9. Dark Shadows
I randomly decided to watch this movie one day last year and loved it. The story can get a bit confusing but it’s entertaining and the cast is great.
8. Death Becomes Her
8. Death Becomes Her – While this isn’t technically a Halloween film, the creepy elements qualify it to be on this list. Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn are fantastic, and Bruce Willis is almost unrecognizable in his role as the bumbling husband. Definitely a must watch.
7. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Ok I have a confession….I’ve never actually seen this entire film. *covers eyes* I’ve seen bits and pieces but have never sat down and actually watched the whole thing. The reason I included it on this list is because it’s such a mainstay of the Halloween season. It’s classic, funny, and I’ll (finally) watch the whole thing this year.
6. Corpse Bride
One of Tim Burton’s best. Funny, sad, and romantic, this is almost like a Halloween rom-com.
This movie is so cute. Casper is the most adorable ghost ever, and this movie always reminds me of my childhood. A great film to watch with kids.
4. Hocus Pocus
The Sanders sisters are the perfect combo of funny and scary, and sassy. Extra points for Sex & The City alum SJP.
3. The Addams Family
Based on the cartoon of the same name, created by cartoonist Charles Addams, this movie is a classic. You’ll be drawn in by the lovable characters and their creepy antics. The Addams family is just like your family…just with more black and gore and weapons.
2. The Addams Family Values
This movie is a great continuation of the first. My inner self is a mix of Morticia and Wednesday Addams. The elegance of Morticia and dark humor of Wednesday make this movie, plus adorable new baby Pubert and nanny Debbie. The most memorable moment of the movie has to be that Thanksgiving camp scene.
1. Halloweentown (all of them)
These movies are simply amazing. My greatest wish is that Halloweentown was real. A town where it’s Halloween 24/7? My dream.
What do you guys think of this list? Did I miss any of your favorites? Comment below.
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