Iconic Halloween Movies to Give You the Heebie-Jeebies

07th October, 2020

With Halloween sneaking up on us, it's time to pick out all things spooky. This year, let’s go back to watching a few all-time favorite Halloween movies.

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Halloween classics bring back memories of us sitting around the TV, watching the spookiest of characters, and snacking on Halloween candy. These movies have a charm of their own; they have the best jump scares that still manage to make us feel warm. From Hocus Pocus to Halloween Town , these will take you back to the good ol’ days with some over-the-top costumes and real horror. Check them out to keep up with the true Halloween spirit.

1. Twitches (2005)

Twitches may be newer compared to other films on this list, but it is still iconic. As evident by the title, it's a movie about twin sisters who are witches. This post by @iconicstanz reminds us of how fun the movie is!

2. Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular (2003)

The chosen few who have watched and love this film stream it religiously every Halloween. With spooky Halloween monsters and a curly red-haired godmother with tiny bat wings, this is a movie you cannot miss. Like @addisonarbaugh tweets, this movie is pure excellence.

3. The Amityville Horror (1979)

This film is about a couple who shifts into their dream house only to find deadly mysteries within. James Brolin and Margot Kidder’s stellar acting makes this an unforgettable movie. If this is your first time, like @maydaytrippe, be prepared for sleepless nights.

4. Halloween (1978)

You can trust John Carpenter to deliver a mind-numbing slasher film. Halloween (1978) is as old as good movies get. It's about a man who murders his sister on Halloween night. @DyingWhistle484 tweets a few chilling scenes from the film.

5. Gremlins (1984)

This movie is a straight-up classic. The plot follows a man who decides to buy a “mogwai,” a strange creature. The movie starts off as a nice family drama but soon turns into a gross and scary horror film. Tweet by @graygraync.

6. Corpse Bride (2005)

The Corpse Bride is an animated musical fantasy with charming characters that make it insightful even though it's spooky. @gravity_screw shares this clip of the wedding vow practice scene. Victor’s character is voiced by Johnny Depp.

7. Coraline (2009)

Coraline fits best in the animated dark, fantasy horror genre. In this edit posted by @_coraline.br_, you can see exactly why. If you have kids at home who prefer light-hearted spooky films instead of ones with jumpscares, this animated film is the perfect fit.

8. The Addams Family (1991)

Thought your family was weird? Wait until you meet this wacky one. The Addams Family is a spooky and snarky film and is every ‘90s kids favorite. Even today, Wednesday and Uncle Fester are household names. @00s.honey, Wednesday is a mood, indeed.

9. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus, a top tier Halloween movie, features the three legendary witches of all time. It has a little of everything: humor, drama, and, of course, witchery. This post by @hocuspocusmovie mimics our excitement.

10. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Halloween is simply incomplete without watching a Tim Burton film. The Nightmare before Christmas is a masterpiece of his imagination. We mean, the movie was made with 110,000 frames! @filmessence tweets one of the many classic frames from this movie.

11. Beetlejuice (1988)

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An American fantasy comedy that is just perfect for Halloween, Beetlejuice, is another brilliant film by Tim Burton. It has whimsical imagery and memorable characters. Take a look at this post by @shh0rty.edits to get a gist of this film.

12. Halloweentown (1998)

Teenage witchcraft, talking skeletons, and mythical creatures? Sign us up! A classic Disney Halloween movie, Halloweentown is a sheer delight to watch. It transports you to a town inhabited by Halloween characters. @TWDCArchives tweeted this exquisite map that features the iconic Pumpkin statue.

13. Child’s Play (1988)

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Contrary to its title, this film is definitely not a child’s play. This image of the creepy Chucky doll is imprinted on our minds forever. This post by @chuckykdoll reminds us of Chucky’s iconic laugh, and it still creeps us out. Sounds apt for Halloween!

14. Casper (1995)

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