Aka if you’re not watching these movies the month of October, you’re not celebrating Halloween right!
You will find that Hocus Pocus is NOT on the list, and it’s not because I hate the movie or think it’s overrated or overplayed. Quite the opposite. It’s because, DUH!, that wonderfully-witchy film is just a given this time of year. In fact, I equate Hocus Pocus to Halloween like The Christmas Story to Christmas. I mean, it’s just not Halloween unless Freeform airs the movie every other day during October and for 24-hours on the 31st! Doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen it, I always get sucked into the plot. Always. It’s a classic.
Also, there’s no mention of any truly paranormal scary movies on here. That’s because, and I’ll openly admit it, I’m a big ole’ scaredy cat. I ain’t about to get myself all worked up over a fictional character or place that I still worry will turn out to be real and get me in the end. I’m also not about lost sleep or nightmares brought on by them.
Forget the gory, tortuous ones as well. I don’t find those entertaining, even though that seems to be what most movies are made of these days. Personally, I just think you hear enough about stomach-churning events in real life that I don’t want to spend my free time watching made up ones.
So, without further ado….let’s get spooky!
Here’s what you need to watch leading up to the big day! Not ranked in any particular order.
Nightmare Before Christmas
Yeah, my taste in movies is pretty weird and eclectic, but what can I say? Halloween is my holiday for a reason!
What are your must-watch Halloween movies?