On The List: 25 Halloween Movies You Need To Binge Watch This Month

25 Halloween Movies

On The List: 25 Halloween Movies You Need To Binge Watch This Month

Halloween and scary movies go together like candy corn and trick-or-treating. You can’t have one without the other. That’s why I've come up with 25 Halloween movies to fill up your month of October. From cult classics (The Craft, Donnie Darko), to scary AF (Halloween, Rosemary’s Baby), to hilariously funny (Hocus Pocus, Casper). You’ll even find some lesser known indie films (Maniac, The House of The Devil) on my list. All of these movies are available to stream on sites like Netflix and Hulu; or if you have a subscription, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, and Showtime. Now it’s time to get your popcorn and snacks ready, light a fall scented candle, dim the lights, and get ready to be terrified.

The Craft

R / 1996 / Supernatural Horror

“We are the weirdos, mister.” This 90s film is about four outcast teenagers who attend a Catholic prep school and are infatuated by the occult. They begin to start casting spells on everyone (and each other), but soon they’ll learn that there are negative consequences to putting a hex on someone.

Watch on Netflix | Amazon

Scream

R / 1996 / Horror

A High school student (Neve Campbell) and her friends are terrorized by a serial killer known as “Ghostface” a year after her mother was murdered, and they’re all suspects. Who can they trust?

Watch on Amazon

Sequels:

Nightmare on Elm Street

R / 1983 / Supernatural Horror

A group of teens must fight to stay awake because as soon as their eyes shut they’re stalked and murdered in their dreams by Freddy Krueger, which then becomes their reality.

Watch on Amazon

Sequels:

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1984) - Amazon

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) - Amazon

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) - Amazon

  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) - Amazon

  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) - Netflix, Amazon

Maniac 

Unrated / 2012 / Horror

A remake of the 1980s film Maniac, a mentally deranged serial killer Frank Zito (Elijah Wood) takes over his family’s mannequin business after his prostitute mother dies, and things get really twisted--fast.

Watch on Hulu + Showtime Amazon

Watch the original: Amazon

Sleepy Hollow

R / 1993 / Fantasy

Set in 1799, Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is sent from New York City to the village of Sleepy Hollow to investigate the mysterious murders committed by a Headless Horseman. The Gothic noir film also stars Christina Ricci.

Watch on Netflix | Hulu | Amazon

It

TV-14 / 1990 / Supernatural Horror miniseries

Pennywise, a sadistic serial killer clown haunts and terrorizes a group of pre-teens during the 1960s and brings their worst fears to life. Years later when he returns they come back to their hometown to defeat him once and for all.

Watch on Youtube

Remake:  Amazon

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

NR / 1974 / Horror

A group of stranded friends are hunted by a cannibalistic family and become their next meal. PS: Leatherface is inspired by the serial killer Ed Gein. How creepy?!

Watch on Amazon

Remakes & Sequels:

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) - Hulu Amazon

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (1987) - Amazon

  • Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) - Amazon

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995) - Amazon

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) - Amazon

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) - Netflix

Donnie Darko

R / 2001 / Sci-fi Thriller

Set in 1988, Donald "Donnie" Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a troubled teenager who sleep walks and befriends a giant rabbit named “Frank.” Frank tells him the world is going to end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. Donnie then seeks to find what the doomsday revelations actually mean.  

Watch on Youtube

The Babadook

Unrated / 2014 / Psychological Drama, Horror

A mother who lost her husband due to a violent death starts reading her son a new bedtime story. When her son tells her the monster in the book is living in their home she fears that his grief has turned to a psychological disorder. She soon discovers that it’s not his imagination and evil is all around them.

Watch on Netflix | Hulu + Showtime Amazon Showtime Anytime

The House of the Devil

R / 2009 / Horror

Set in 1983, a college student takes on a babysitting job during the full lunar eclipse. She soon learns that she has become a plot in the family's satanic ritual. Even though this movie was filmed in 2009, it takes on the feel of an 1980’s slasher film.

Watch on Amazon

Halloween

R / 1978 / Horror

Michael Myers murdered his sister on Halloween night and was committed to an insane asylum. Fifteen years later on Halloween, Myers escapes and returns home to start killing all over again. In a race against time, can he be stopped before it’s to late?

Watch on Amazon

Sequels:

The Exorcist

R / 1973 / Horror

Inspired by the true story of Ronald Doe, a 12-year-old girl becomes possessed by a demonic spirit and her mother enlists the help of two priests to remove the spirit from her body.

Watch on Amazon

Remakes & Sequels:

  • The Exorcist 2: The Heretic (1977) - Amazon

  • The Exorcist: The Ended Director’s Cut (2000) - Amazon

  • The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015) - Netflix Amazon

Rosemary’s Baby

R / 1968 / Psychological Horror

Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow), is a young housewife. Her and her husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move into an old New York City apartment building with a sordid history and surrounded by odd neighbors, only to find Rosemary mysteriously pregnant. Is there more to this building than it seems?

Watch on Amazon

Hocus Pocus

PG / 1993 / Family Comedy

In Salem, Massachusetts three witches (the Sanderson sisters), are resurrected after three centuries on Halloween night when the Black Flame Candle is mistakenly lit by a virgin. Now, a talking black cat, a few teenagers and a young girl must stop the sisters once and for all.

Watch on Amazon

Interview with a Vampire

R / 1994 - Drama, Horror

Set in 1791, two vampires (Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt), tell their life story of friendship, love, and loneliness, and how they turn a ten year old girl (Kirsten Dunst) into a child vampire.

Watch on Amazon

The Addams Family

PG-13 / 1997 / Family Comedy

The story of an odd and eccentric American family that doesn’t care how others view them (odd, bizarre and frightening.)

Watch on Netflix Hulu Amazon

Don’t Breathe

R / 2015 / Drama, Horror

A group of friends break into a blind man's house to try and rob him. They quickly discover it’s not going to be as easy as it seems and that they’ve made the biggest mistake of their lives. They chose the wrong victim.

Watch on Amazon

Casper

PG / 1995 / Family Comedy

A ghost hunter and his daughter break into an abandoned house to search for treasure only to find three obnoxious prankster ghosts and one friendly one named Casper.

Watch on Amazon

The Conjuring

R / 2013 / Supernatural Horror

Inspired by true events, two paranormal investigators help a family who is terrorized and stalked by demonic spirits in their Rhode Island farmhouse in 1971.

Watch on Amazon HBO Go

Sequel:

Poltergeist

PG / 1982 / Horror

“They’re here.” A family living in Orange County, California is stalked by ghosts that their young daughter communicates with through the TV set.

Watch on Amazon

Sequels:

  • Poltergeist II: The Otherside - Amazon

  • Poltergeist III - Amazon

Hush

R / 2016 / Horror Thriller

A writer who has lost her hearing and her voice retreats to an isolated cabin in the woods and is stalked by a masked killer.

Watch on Netflix

The Nightmare Before Christmas

PG / 1993 / Family Comedy

Jack Skellington, who lives in Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town and decides to celebrate the holiday. This causes a ton of hilarious chaos and confusion.

Watch on Netflix Amazon

The Amityville Horror

R / 2005 / Horror

A remake of the 1979 film, which is based on the true story of the Lutz family. Ronald DeFeo Jr., murdered his family back 1974. A year later the Lutz family moves back  into the house of mass murders to become terrorized by demonic forces.

Watch on Amazon HBO Go

Watch the original on Amazon

The Shining

R / 1990 / Horror

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) is a recovering alcoholic and aspiring writer who takes his family to a historic hotel and is hired to be the off-season caretaker. Soon after their arrival his son begins to see the gruesome past of the hotel and its future. He sees what drove its previous caretaker to murder his family and then kill himself.

Watch on Amazon

Friday The 13th

R / 1980 / Horror

A group of teenagers reopen the abandoned campground, Camp Crystal Lake after a child previously drowned there. They are stalked and murdered by a serial killer.

Watch on Amazon

Sequels:

  • Friday the 13th - Part II (1981) - Amazon

  • Friday the 13th - Part III (1982) - Amazon

  • Friday the 13th - Part IV: The Final Chapter (1984) - Amazon

  • Friday the 13th - Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) - Amazon

  • Friday the 13th - Part VII: The New Blood (1988) - Amazon

XoXo,

Kristie

@agirlinla / agirlinlosangeles@gmail.com