The Ultimate Halloween Movie Guide

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The Ultimate Halloween Movie Guide for Fall

I’m a huge movie buff, as you might know, and I’ve done a ton of fun Halloween movie posts over the years sharing my Halloween film favorites, movies that scare the crap out of me, and even movies with magical, fairy tale themes! Since I’ve done so many posts on this, I thought it would be fun to do a Halloween movie guide so you don’t miss out on any of these awesome films during the Halloween season! These are movies you can watch this coming fall and all throughout the month of October whether you want something a little creepy, family-friendly, classic horror, a spin on classic fairy tales, or even some horror and fantasy TV shows you can binge watch on Netflix and Hulu πŸ˜‰



Halloween Film Favorites:Β 

This is a roundup of all my favorite Halloween film favorites regardless of genre. I have a few vampire flicks, horror films, and family and child-approved Halloween classics alongside some scary and some not-so-scary films.

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Classic Horror Films:Β 

All of the horror movies in this post are black and white films that I personally love and consider to be absolutely horror classics. Many of them have been extremely influential in the advancement of film, storytelling, and are just plain fun to watch!

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Halloween Movies that Will Keep You Up At Night:Β 

If you enjoy getting the wits scared out of you, this is the post you’ll want to check out! I’ve put together a list of the creepiest of the creepy.

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Magical, Fairy Tale Movies:

These films are all put a fun twist on all your favorite fairy tales! Some are scarier than others, but all are awesome!

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Spooky TV Shows:

Fall TV shows are some of the best shows on TV, in my opinion, and here is a list of scary fall TV shows you might be missing out on! Give it a look and try one of these TV show workouts too!

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Bloody Good Vampire Films:

These are the best of the best when it comes to films you can really sink your teeth into πŸ˜‰ From the older classics to more modern vampire movies, these all guarantee a good time!

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The Best Zombie Movies:

Zombie films are some of my favorite kind of horror films. Some are scary while others are hilarious, some are a narrative on humanity, society, or other issues, and some are downright horrible, but they’re always awesome to enjoy with friends and family!

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42 thoughts on “The Ultimate Halloween Movie Guide

  1. October 16, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Great list. I’ve seen couple of these movies already, but it’s nice to see them again!
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    1. October 16, 2015 at 10:49 AM

      thanks πŸ™‚ Definitely. I always have to watch my Halloween faves every year πŸ™‚

  2. October 16, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Great roundup! I haven’t seen Hocus Pocus in YEARS! I definitely need to plan a night to rewatch that this season. Thanks for the reminder!
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    1. October 16, 2015 at 10:50 AM

      thanks Vicky! I know I just watched it recently and it felt like watching it for the first time again haha. If you have cable, it’s coming on ABC a BUNCH of times this month!

  3. October 16, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    I can’t believe I haven’t seen any of those films! I need to remedy to that πŸ™‚ Thanks for the ideas
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    1. October 16, 2015 at 10:52 AM

      wow really?! These are the best you must check them out! Let me know what you think πŸ˜€

  4. Lali
    October 16, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Omg I love this movie lost!! Definitely need to watch these!!

    1. October 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM

      thanks I’m glad you like it! definitely check these films out – they’re awesome πŸ˜€

  5. October 17, 2015 at 6:38 AM

    Great picks! I also love It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown & Garfield’s Halloween Adventure πŸ™‚
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    1. October 20, 2015 at 10:18 AM

      oo yeah I love the Great Pumpkin one as well! Never seen the Garfield one, but sounds fun haha πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by!

  6. October 20, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Hocus Pocus – DUHHH!!! However, I have YET to watch even ONE Halloween movie, but I know it’s going to happen!!!!! VERY SOON. I mean, I just have to turn the Disney Channel on, right?!

    Disney Channel, yes. Cause I am a puss, and can’t do those ACTUAL horror movies. Give me Halloweentown & Hocus Pocus please! LOL!

    1. October 20, 2015 at 10:46 AM

      haha yeah who doesn’t love that movie? OMG HALLOWEENTOWN!! I am so (not) ashamed to say I own it on DVD haha. Watch that cheesy classic every year. Do you like the Corpse Bride or any Tim Burton classics? Those aren’t too scary! πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by Gigi β™₯

  7. October 20, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    This is really fun and useful! I love so much Tim Burton’s Nightmare before Christmas, is my favorite! Thanks for sharing this great roundup!
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    1. October 21, 2015 at 11:15 AM

      me too! It’s my all-time favorite Halloween movie that isn’t scary haha. Glad you liked my roundup!

  8. October 21, 2015 at 1:24 PM

    Thanks for the round-up of all your movie lists. I know that I’ll stay away from the ones that keep me up at night πŸ™‚ My son loves a Nightmare Before Christmas, so I’m sure we’ll be watching that one together soon.
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    1. October 23, 2015 at 8:18 AM

      Haha glad you like them! I know, not everyone is into super scary movies, but the Halloween favorites are not at all scary so check that one out! πŸ˜› Love that one too!

  9. October 21, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Wonderful picks!
    I have been watching Halloween movies at least once a week since October began.
    I still need to watch Hocus Pocus.

    xoxo, Jenny
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    1. October 23, 2015 at 8:19 AM

      thanks – me too! I love Hocus Pocus – it’s a staple every year haha.

  10. October 22, 2015 at 5:00 AM

    Awesome roundup!! So many good movies, and some I haven’t even seen yet. Pinning this now!
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    1. October 23, 2015 at 8:19 AM

      thanks Angie! Glad you like the list! Definitely give some of these a watch! Thanks for sharing it xx

  11. Soe
    October 23, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    good selection πŸ˜€

  12. Pam
    October 24, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Great roundup! We lean more toward silly than scary, but there are some great ones on this list that I’d forgotten about. Hocus Pocus is my absolute favorite!
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  13. October 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    Hi! Great post! You’ve mentioned most of my favorites here. I love Silent Hill, it’s scary and creepy but also creative and artistically unique. Underworld and Blade are my all-time favorite vampire flicks. 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later are great movies, and so are Dawn of the Dead (2004 & 1978), Resident Evil, and The Evil Dead. A couple of movies that are great but haven’t been given enough credit are I Am Legend and The Mist. I love the month of October because it gives me an excuse to see all my favorite horror films.
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    1. October 27, 2015 at 1:05 PM

      awesome! glad you like these movies also πŸ™‚ I enjoyed I Am Legend, but I was upset that it was nothing like the book. The book is a totally different and I’m a huge Richard Matheson fan so I can’t say I enjoyed that one, but never seen The Mist – I’ll check it out! I know I love watching good horror films haha. I just rewatched all the Scream movies – so much fun!

  14. October 27, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Okay, I definitely need to up my movie game because the only one I’ve seen is Hocus Pocus (which is definitely my favorite Halloween movie)!

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  15. October 28, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Great list! My favorites for Halloween are Sleepy Hollow (with Johnny Depp), Nightmare Before Christmas, and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. My favorite zombie flick is Zombieland…but that is more funny than scary πŸ™‚
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    1. October 28, 2015 at 3:24 PM

      thanks! glad you like it πŸ™‚ Ooo I still haven’t seen Hansel & Gretel! I love all the others though – just rewatched Sleepy Hollow and it was so different from how I remembered it as a kid haha. Yeah, I love the funny zombie films better than the scary ones for the most part too! thanks for visiting Crystal πŸ™‚

  16. October 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    This is a great list! Hocus Pocus is pretty much my all-time favorite Halloween movie! I also always try to watch Practical Magic and Nightmare Before Christmas every year! πŸ˜‰
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    1. October 30, 2015 at 1:35 PM

      thanks ! Yeah I love Hocus Pocus! It’s such a classic πŸ™‚ OMG Practical Magic! It’s been so long since I’ve seen that one! Definitely always watch Nightmare though πŸ˜› Hope you have a great Halloween Jenn! Thanks for visiting πŸ˜€

  17. November 5, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Spooky! Thanks for sharing!

  18. September 13, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    Hocus Pocus is my favorite and we watch it every year!

    1. September 13, 2016 at 2:49 PM

      yess! I love Hocus Pocus!it definitely gets me into the Halloween spirit! thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  19. September 15, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    Is is bad that I watch a lot of these no matter what time of year it is? ha ha We recently watched Hocus Pocus and just watched 28 Days Later last night. πŸ˜€

    1. September 15, 2016 at 3:05 PM

      haha girl, if that’s bad, then I don’t wanna be right! I love Halloween movies and horror year round πŸ˜›

  20. September 21, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    I love this list! I haven’t seen most of these movies, so I’ll have to watch some… although I’m not a huge fan of scary movies!

    1. September 27, 2016 at 11:24 AM

      Thanks Rachael! I love Halloween movies – not all are scary πŸ™‚

  21. September 29, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Wow, I think I’ve only seen one of these movies (Underworld) and in classic fashion, I don’t remember a thing about it.I want to see Hocus Pocus, I think that would be fun to watch with the kids. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup and I hope you linked up with our Pretty Pinterest Party too that runs Friday through Tuesday. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you found some great posts to visit this week!
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    1. October 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM

      haha you must watch them! They’re all really enjoyable πŸ˜€ Hope you have a great fall/Halloween! Thanks for having me at the link party β™₯

  22. October 18, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    Love every single movie you listed! I thought of some other of my faves & if you haven’t seen any of these, def check them out!

    Vampire films:

    Stakeland Priest
    The Lost Boys
    Shadow of the Vampire
    30 Days of Night
    Salem’s Lot
    Dracula Untold
    The Fearless Vampire Killers
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
    We are the Night
    The Monster Squad

    Zombie films:

    Dead Snow
    Land of the Dead
    Planet Terror
    Dance of the Dead
    Cockney’s vs Zombie’s
    Night of the Comet

    Some movies that have kept me up at night (& some that still freak me out during the day):

    Dog Soldiers (for me, the scariest & best Werewolf movie ever)
    The Conjuring (both)
    Insidious (all 3)
    As Above, So Below
    Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1970’s version, though I love Del Toro’s version too)
    House of 1,000 Corpses
    Trilogy of Terror
    Trailer Park of Terror
    Late Phases (another scary werewolf movie)
    The UnNamable
    Night of the Demons

    I’m sure there are more, just can’t think of any right now…lol

    Hope you are having fun in New Orleans! πŸ™‚ xx

  23. October 18, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    Oops! Stakeland and Priest were supposed to separate! :-/

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