The Best Halloween Movies EVER

Hey, back up, Christmas! You doesn’t hold a monopoly on amazing seasonal movies. In fact, one of the things I like best about autumn is the scores of amazing movies leading up to Halloween.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll suppose I’ll say it again, directors use pop culture and movie references most when describing what they’re looking for in a scene, a character, and so on. It’s yourjob as a professional talent to be familiar with a wide variety of film, TV, and mass media.

Not that I need an excuse to make a list of some of my favorite fall films, but why not?

Some are frightening. Some hilarious. Some heartwarming. Some are classics. Others oughta be classics. One thing’s for sure: they’re all amazing! At least you’ll be thoroughly entertained. BONUS!

Enjoy!

Best Movies for Halloween

  1. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  2. The Thing (1982)
  3. Rear Window (1954)
  4. Deathtrap (1982)
  5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  6. Psycho (1960)
  7. No Country for Old Men (2007)
  8. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  9. Get Out (2017)
  10. The Addam’s Family (1991)
  11. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  12. Shallow Grave (1994)
  13. Let Me In (2010)
  14. Ghostbusters (1984)
  15. Warlock (1989)*
  16. Sleepy Hallow (1999)
  17. Coraline (2009)
  18. The Birds (1963)
  19. The Others (2001)
  20. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  21. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  22. Paranormal Activity (2007)
  23. Dead Calm (1989)
  24. M (1931)
  25. The Dead Zone (1983)
  26. Misery (1990)
  27. Poltergeist (1982)
  28. The Shining (1980)
  29. Freaks (1932)
  30. Alien (1979)
  31. Arsenic & Old Lace* (1944)
  32. In America (2002)
  33. Ed Wood (1994)
  34. 28 Days Later (2002)
  35. Highlander (1986)
  36. The Fifth Element (1997)
  37. It (2017)
  38. Murder on the Orient Express (1974) & (2017)**
  39. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  40. Stir of Echoes (1999)
  41. Dead Poets Society (1989)
  42. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  43. American Beauty (1999)
  44. Rudy (1993)
  45. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  46. Memento (2000)
  47. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  48. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  49. Nosferatu (1922)
  50. Cat People (1942)

 

*  My personal favorites just abut any time of year!
** BOTH versions are great! Flip a coin.

 

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