There are some people who believe that Christmas is the best time of the year. Want to know what we think? Those people are wrong. Sure, they can revel in their hilarious knitted sweaters and spout quotes from Elf all day long – but we know who the real winners in life are. These are the people who have a very colorful selection of black clothing in their closet. These are the people who laugh in the face of blood and gore. These are the people who, during the whole month of October, get to live their best lives. Yes, there is no better holiday than Halloween, and there’s no better way to celebrate this hallowed day than by dressing up in your corpse bride outfit, inviting the vampires along, lighting the hellish flames to make some popcorn, and shoving on a good ol’ movie. Need some spooky inspo? These are the best Halloween movies of all time.
Yuh-huh, there may now be four movies within this slasher franchise, but is there really anything better than the original? It’s a no from us. Ghostface may have inspired a whole lifetime of Halloween costumes, but this movie is actually pretty darn awesome at the same time. Released in 1996, the likes of Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, and Skeet Ulrich created one helluva movie that is both entertaining and gruesome. After all, we love a good cliché.
Practical Magic (1998)
Fangtastic Halloween movies (we’ll never get bored of that pun) don’t always have to scare the bejeezus out of us. Sometimes we like to get in touch with our magical side and see what happens when we put on our witch or wizard hats. Specifically, we like to put on these accessories to watch Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock do their thaaaaang in Practical Magic. We have a feeling that we may actually be hidden members of the Owens’ family because all of the people we fall in love with mysteriously disappear and don’t text us back. Weird, huh? Must be the curse. Definitely not the hilarious memes we send them.
We would be doing a disservice to Halloween if we didn’t let Mike Myers get his slash on. Of course, there’s no chance that we’d ever visit Haddonfield or take up a babysitting job there, but it’s the perfect Halloween movie nonetheless. It’s all in the name, ladies, and gents. This movie may have been released in the ‘70s, but that doesn’t make it any less incredible. It’s aa cult classic, and you just have to add it to your Halloween watch-list. Michael will know if you don’t. Mwahaha.
The Addams Family (1991)
Wednesday Addams is our spirit animal, and we think it’s only fitting that we celebrate the Queen of Halloween in the run-up to this special day. The best thing about this family is that they’re creepy, and they’re kooky, but they’re also mysterious and spooky – and that’s exactly what we like when it comes to family events. Just imagine the scenes around the dinner table when Cousin It asks you to pass the brussels sprouts. If you can’t imagine it, you should probably just watch this movie for the 157th time…
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Hocus Pocus is not just for Halloween, because you could watch this feat of cinematography every single day and we’d be with you every step of the way. As if the cast of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy wasn’t enough, this magical movie really does have everything it could possibly need to be a spooktacular movie. From the talking cats to the flying broomsticks, to the immortality and the Salem references. Don’t just take our word for it; have a laugh with these ladies and see for yourself.
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Here at RetroEnt, there are two types of movies we just can’t get enough of. 1) Halloween movies. 2) Halloween musical movies. While this genre is a little light on the ground, we can imagine that’s just because nobody could ever make a movie that compares to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. You can do the Time Warp (again), and you can really see what happens when you enter Dr. Frank N. Furter’s house. Does anyone happen to know where his house is, by any chance? Just asking for a friend. The GPS coordinates will do just fine.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Are you afraid to close your eyes? Are you afraid to open them? Well, you’re not alone. This supernatural horror will definitely make you jump out of your skin – but you just won’t be able to look away at the same time. As you watch the recovered footage of three student filmmakers, you get to see what they see as they make their way through the Black Hills of Maryland. Of course, we all know that it’s not going to be the best experience when you go looking for psychopathic hermit who lives in the woods. But alas, these people don’t listen to us.
The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, there’s a high chance that you’ve heard of this series. Okay, so we’re kinda cheating as it’s not a movie – but there was no way we couldn’t include it. Without giving too much away, this series has caused people to faint, to throw up right there on their couch, and to cause a bit of a mess in their living rooms (if you know what we mean). Will you dare watch it this Halloween? We’ll leave that up to you.
Halloween is arguably the best day of the year, so you need to make sure that you’re giving it the special treatment it deserves. Thankfully, these epic Halloween movies will keep you spooked to perfection. But here’s the big question… which one will you watch first? If only we could watch them all at once. That would be bliss. Or something like that.