With Halloween coming up, besides the candy and the fun scares, you might consider watching a horror film to set the mood. Maybe this year you won’t go trick or treating, or you will, but you also want some spooks before going out. Here are a list of categories of Halloween films to watch.


1 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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2 Hocus Pocus (1993)

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3 E.T. (1982)

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4 It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

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5 Halloween (1978)

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Scariest Iconic Horror Films

But if you rather watch some scarier films on Halloween, here are the scariest iconic Halloween films to watch…

1 Halloween (1978)

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2 Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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3 Friday the 13th (1980)

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4 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

5 Child’s Play (1988)

6 Bride of Chucky (1998)

7 Scream (1996)

8 The Ring (2002)

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9 The Exorcist (1973)

10 Carrie (1976)

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11 Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

12 The Shining (1980)

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13 Psycho (1960)

14 Cujo (1983)

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New Halloween Movies (2017- 2018)

Beside iconic films, many spooky Halloween films were also made this year (2017- 2018) for you to watch perhaps on the big screen.

1 IT (2017)

2 Get Out (2017)

3 Happy Death Day (2017)

4 A Quiet Place (2018)

5 Truth or Dare (2018)

6 The Nun (2018)

7 Halloween (2018)

8 The First Purge (2018)

Halloween Series

As if you couldn’t already get enough of horror films, here are halloween movies made into series to keep you up all night. I may have repeated a few films only because they were iconic and also part of a film series.

1 Halloween

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2 The Purge

3 Friday the 13th

4 Nightmare of Elm Street

5 Scream

6 Annabelle

7 Chucky

8 The Ring

Others (Basically Stephen King)

Additionally, I have a few Horror films that are quiet scary but don’t necessarily fit into the other categories. But here are some not as scary horror films but just as equally perfect to set the mood on Halloween night.

1 The Others (2001)

2 The Mist (2007)

3 Misery (1990)

4 The Haunting (1999)

5 It Comes At Night (2017)

6 Sinister (2012)

7 Ghostbusters (1984)

8 Hotel Transylvania (2012)

9 Casper (1995)

10 Coraline (2009)

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Thank You for reading! Comment down below any horror films I missed and which ones are your favorite scary films to watch.

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