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Halloween is on its way, which means our TV queue is about to start filling up with spooky flicks. (Though to be honest, here at PureWow we practically watch classic Halloween movies all year round.)

However, not all October 31st-based films are created equal, and choosing the right one can all depend on what kind of mood you're in. Are you up for a traditional monster movie? Or perhaps more of a murder mystery genre? Whether you’re into stringing spider webs or visiting haunted houses, we compiled a complete list of our all-time favorite films, including The Shining, Coraline, Beetlejuice and more. Here, the 78 best Halloween movies to get you in the mood.

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What is the most watched Halloween movie of all time?

To address one of the biggest debates, both Vudu and Fandango surveyed viewers to get an answer once and for all. Well, the votes are in: Hocus Pocus is the most popular Halloween flick (hence why we included it on this list).

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Warner Bros.

1. "Practical Magic" (1998)

  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest, Stockard Channing
  • Run time: 104 minutes
Bullock and Kidman are primo on their own. Together? Playing nonpracticing witches who try to use their hereditary gift for magic to fix their love lives? Solid gold. (Same goes for the Stevie Nicks soundtrack.)

Watch on Amazon Prime

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Walt Disney Pictures

2. "Hocus Pocus" (1993)

  • Cast: Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Run time: 96 minutes
More witches! The Sanderson sisters are resurrected after three centuries, and just in time for trick-or-treaters. But can Max stop them from carrying out their evil plan?

Watch on Disney+

3. "Twitches" (2005)

  • Cast: Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry, Kristen Wilson, Patrick Fabian
  • Run time: 87 minutes
When twin sisters Alex and Camryn are reunited on their 21st birthday, they use their magical powers to defeat the forces of darkness.

Watch on Disney+

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Twentieth Century Fox

4. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975)

  • Cast: Richard O'Brien, Tim Curry, Patricia Quinn
  • Run time: 98 minutes
This cult musical about a couple (Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick) forced to rap on the door of a wacky scientist (Tim Curry) after their car breaks down is a must-watch for the soundtrack and costumes alone.

Watch on Prime video

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5. "A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting" (2020)

  • Cast: Tamara Smart, Oona Laurence, Ian Ho, Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson
  • Run time: 98 minutes
A high school student is recruited by a secret society of babysitters, who are battling a Boogeyman slash kidnapper.

Watch on Netflix

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6. "Ghostbusters" (1984)

  • Cast: Bill Murray, Casey Kasem, Dan Aykroyd
  • Run time: 105 minutes
If you loved the 2016 version, you will definitely love the hilarious 1984 classic—starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver—about a group of professors turned ghost removers.

Watch on Prime video

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7. "Edward Scissorhands" (1990)

  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall
  • Run time: 105 minutes
This is a must-watch for anyone who thinks Johnny Depp’s kooky character acting began with Pirates of the Caribbean...

Watch on Disney+

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8. "Hubie Halloween" (2020)

  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta
  • Run time: 103 minutes
The movie takes place on Halloween night in Salem, Massachusetts. When a man suddenly finds himself in the middle of a real murder investigation, he’s forced to get creative as he tries to convince the police that monsters actually do exist.

Watch on Netflix

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Orion Pictures

9. "The Addams Family" (1991)

  • Cast: Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd
  • Run time: 101 minutes
Anjelica Huston was nominated for an Oscar for her role in this film about a group of con artists who try to pull a fast one on the famously eccentric family.

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10. "Escape Room" (2019)

  • Cast: Logan Miller, Deborah Woll, Taylor Russell
  • Run time: 99 minutes
Six strangers are thrown into a deceiving maze. Can they find the exit before time runs out?

Watch on Prime video

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Universal Pictures

11. "Casper" (1995)

  • Cast: Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty
  • Run time: 100 minutes
Christina Ricci is back at it when a friendly ghost falls in love with her. Too bad Casper's also-transparent relatives don’t approve.

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CBS

12. "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (1966)

  • Cast: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Kathy Steinberg, Bill Melendez
  • Run time: 96 minutes
More for the family: Linus waits out the arrival of the Great Pumpkin, despite relentless teasing from Lucy, Sally and the rest of the Peanuts gang.

Watch on AppleTV+

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13. "Get Out" (2017)

  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
  • Run time: 104 minutes
Chris is finally ready to meet his girlfriend’s parents. They seem overly accommodating at first, but things take a horrifying turn when he discovers the family’s haunting past.

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14. "Room on the Broom" (2012)

  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Timothy Spall, Martin Clunes
  • Run time: 30 minutes
Based on Julia Donaldson’s best-selling book, it introduces children to a generous witch, who invites several animals to ride on her broom (despite the large crowd). Oh, and did we mention Room on the Broom is only 27 minutes long, making it the perfect pre-bedtime flick?

Watch on Apple TV

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15. "Corpse Bride" (2005)

  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson
  • Run time: 77 minutes
The other animated Halloween movie from Tim Burton, this one is about a shy groom (voiced by Johnny Depp) practicing his wedding vows in front of a dead woman (Helena Bonham Carter) who, confused, assumes she’s now his bride.

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Universal Pictures

16. "Halloween" (1978)

  • Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran
  • Run time: 91 minutes
As the first movie in the Halloween franchise, it introduces viewers to serial killer Michael Myers (Nick Castle) as he terrorizes the innocent residents of Haddonfield, Illinois.

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The Disney Channel

17. "Halloweentown" (1998)

  • Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Joey Zimmerman
  • Run time: 84 minutes
On her 13th birthday, Marnie (Kimberly J. Brown) learns she’s a witch. Join her as she follows her grandma to Halloweentown, a magical city where warlocks, trolls and zombies reside year-round.

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New Line Cinema

18. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984)

  • Cast: Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Robert Englund
  • Run time: 91 minutes
Director Wes Craven incited fear with this classic slasher film, which follows Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) as he stalks teenagers in their dreams.

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19. "Demon Knight" (1995)

  • Cast: Billy Zane, William Sadler, Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Run time: 92 minutes
An ex-soldier holds the power to unlock a tremendous evil. Although he’s been on the run for 90 years, he’s finally ready to face off against the Collector.

Watch on prime video

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Dimension Films

20. "Scream" (1996)

  • Cast: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich
  • Run time: 111 minutes
A small town is on edge after someone commits a series of murders while wearing a Ghostface costume. The slightly comical horror scenes make it the perfect introduction to slasher films.

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21. "The Shining" (1980)

  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd
  • Run time: 144 minutes
When a struggling writer becomes a caretaker at an isolated hotel, he uncovers secrets about the property’s dark past. (Creepy children included.)

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22. "The Monster Squad" (1987)

  • Cast: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht
  • Run time: 82 minutes
Five kids are tasked with protecting their small town from the ultimate Halloween foursome: Dracula, the Mummy, the Gill Man and Frankenstein’s Monster.

Watch on Prime Video

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Michael Gibson

23. "Carrie" (1976)

  • Cast: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen
  • Run time: 98 minutes
Based on Stephen King’s namesake horror novel, the movie follows Carrie as she discovers her supernatural powers.

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Warner Bros.

24. "The Exorcist" (1973)

  • Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn
  • Run time: 122 minutes
When Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting bizarre, her parents seek medical attention only to realize she’s been seized by the devil.

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Columbia Pictures

25. "Hotel Transylvania" (2012)

  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher
  • Run time: 91 minutes
Introducing Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort run by Count Dracula that serves as a vacation-like escape for monsters.

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Continental Distributing

26. "Night of the Living Dead" (1968)

  • Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Marilyn Eastman
  • Run time: 96 minutes
The O.G. zombie movie. It’s filmed in grainy black-and-white, which automatically makes everything 100 times scarier.

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Buena Vista Pictures

27. "The Haunted Mansion" (2003)

  • Cast: Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Nathaniel Parker, Marsha Thomason,
  • Run time: 86 minutes
Jim (Murphy) and his family are in for quite the surprise when they visit a mansion that’s unknowingly haunted by Master Gracey (Nathaniel Parker).

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28. "Night of the Demons" (1988)

  • Cast: Hal Havins, Allison Barron, Alvin Alexis
  • Run time: 90 minutes
In an attempt to scare their friends, two teenage girls host a Halloween seance in an old funeral parlor. Need we say more?

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Paramount Pictures

29. "Paranormal Activity" (2007)

  • Cast: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat
  • Run time: 85 minutes
Katie (Featherston) and Micah (Sloat) are excited to get settled in their new home. That is, until they discover that they’re not the only residents...

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Entertainment One

30. "The Babadook" (2014)

  • Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall
  • Run time: 96 minutes
A single mom is trying to help her son get over his fear of monsters—that is, until she comes face-to-face with the sinister presence itself.

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Columbia Pictures

31. "Monster House" (2006)

  • Cast: Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Run time: 90 minutes
Three kids are convinced that there’s a creature living in the house next door...but no adults will believe them.

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Columbia Pictures

32. "The Craft" (1996)

  • Cast: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell
  • Run time: 100 minutes
When Sarah (Robin Tunney) transfers to a new school, she meets a coven of witches who are keen on taking advantage of her telekenetic powers.

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

33. "Poltergeist" (1982)

  • Cast: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke
  • Run time: 114 minutes
The members of the Freeling family are in for a scare when they learn ghosts can access the house via their television set.

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34. "Haunt" (2019)

  • Cast: Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn McClain
  • Run time: 92 minutes
Join a group of friends as they visit a legendary haunted house. The problem? The spooky tales they’ve been told are no match for the horrors that await them.

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Drafthouse Films

35. "The Invitation" (2015)

  • Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman
  • Run time: 96 minutes
When a man (Logan Marshall-Green) attends a dinner party, he soon learns that his ex-wife (Tammy Blanchard) is planning revenge against the guests (including himself).

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Sony Pictures

36. "Boogeyman" (2005)

  • Cast: Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless
  • Run time: 89 minutes
As a child, Tim (Aaron Murphy) is haunted by the memory of his father being dragged away by the boogeyman. Years later, he’s forced to face his fears as an adult (Barry Watson).

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37. “It” (2017)

  • Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Wyatt Oleff
  • Run time: 134 minutes
A group of friends faces their worst fear when an ancient, shape-shifting clown rises from the sewer to prey on the local children.

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Paramount Pictures

38. "Sleepy Hollow" (1999)

  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson
  • Run time: 105 minutes
Based on Washington Irving’s classic tale, it follows Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) as he investigates a series of murders in the small village of Sleepy Hollow.

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ALPHAVILLE FILMS

39. "Pet Sematary" (1989)

  • Cast: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne
  • Run time: 102 minutes
Another Stephen King adaptation. The movie is a modern-day take on the fictional story about a couple who discovers a haunted burial ground near their home.

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Warner Bros. Pictures

40. "Trick 'r Treat" (2007)

  • Cast: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker
  • Run time: 82 minutes
The lives of several strangers become intertwined on Halloween. Can they extinguish the Jack-o-Lantern before midnight?

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Warner Bros. Pictures

41. "The Nun" (2018)

  • Cast: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet
  • Run time: 96 minutes
When a nun takes her own life, the case is sent to the Vatican for investigation, where they uncover an unholy secret. Dun dun dun.

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William Castle Productions

42. "House on Haunted Hill" (1999)

  • Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs
  • Run time: 92 minutes
Stephen Price (Geoffrey Rush) is offering a million dollars to anyone who can stay the night in a former insane asylum. He soon learns the haunted tales are more fact than fiction.

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Buena Vista Pictures

43. "The Sixth Sense" (1999)

  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams
  • Run time: 107 minutes
Cole (Haley Joel Osment) is too scared to tell anyone about his supernatural abilities. That is, until he meets Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), who uncovers the truth.

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Artisan Entertainment

44. "The Blair Witch Project" (1999)

  • Cast: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams
  • Run time: 80 minutes
Through archived footage, three film students embark on a wild journey as they search for answers about a local murderer named Blair Witch.

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Warner Bros.

45. "The Witches" (1990)

  • Cast: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher
  • Run time: 91 minutes
When Luke (Fisher) accidentally eavesdrops on a convention of witches, he’s forced to flee before they turn him into a test subject.

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46. "The Little Vampire" (2000)

  • Cast: Jonathan Lipnicki, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter
  • Run time: 95 minutes
Tony is struggling to make friends at his new school, so he befriends a kid vampire who indirectly teaches him about bravery. (Think of it as the Dracula version of Casper.)

Watch on Prime video

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Warner Bros. Pictures

47. "Scooby-Doo: The Movie" (2002)

  • Cast: Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard
  • Run time: 86 minutes
Meet Mystery Incorporated, a group of four adults (plus one dog) who reunite to investigate a series of incidents at a popular resort.

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Universal Pictures

48. "The Witch" (2015)

  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
  • Run time: 93 minutes
It’s 1630 in New England. A family encounters a dark force near their home after the youngest son, Samuel, suddenly goes missing.

Watch on Netflix

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Universal Pictures

49. "Us" (2019)

  • Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss
  • Run time: 9116 minutes
Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) returns to her childhood home with her family only to be greeted by masked strangers who look exactly like them.

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50. "Under Wraps" (1997)

  • Cast: Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant, Ken Campbell
  • Run time: 96 minutes
Three children find themselves in a race against time after they stumble upon a mummy who’s been out of commission for 3,000 years.

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Geffen Company

51. "Beetlejuice" (1988)

  • Cast: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton
  • Run time: 92 minutes
Before she was a mom spooked on Stranger Things, Winona Ryder was a teenager spooked by ghosts (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) in this comedy about a husband and wife haunting the new owners of their beloved house.

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Twentieth Century Fox

52. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1992)

  • Cast: Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer, Luke Perry, Hilary Swank
  • Run time: 86 minutes
No, not the TV show. This 1992 teen hit is what inspired the TV show. Kristy Swanson plays a flighty teenager who discovers she’s blessed with vampire butt-kicking powers. (Beverly Hills, 90210 heartthrob Luke Perry also stars.)

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Warner Bros. Television

53. "Double Double Toil and Trouble" (1993)

  • Cast: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Cloris Leachman
  • Run time: 93 minutes
In an attempt to save their family home, the Olsen twins team up to outsmart their evil aunt (Cloris Leachman), who’s after a magic moonstone.

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54. "The Pumpkin Karver" (2006)

  • Cast: Amy Weber, Minka Kelly, Terrence Evans, Charity Shea
  • Run time: 90 minutes
After a Halloween prank gone awry, Lynn and Jonathan move to an all-new town for a fresh start. However, they soon find themselves reliving a similar version of that fateful Halloween night.

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55. "The Conjuring" (2013)

  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor
  • Run time: 112 minutes
Two paranormal investigators are enlisted to help a family who recently moved into a new house. The problem? It has a supernatural presence. Cue the nightmares.

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Paramount Pictures

56. "Rosemary's Baby" (1968)

  • Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
  • Run time: 136 minutes
A young couple is desperate to conceive a baby. When they finally do, the young mother suspects an evil cult is plotting to steal the newborn.

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57. "Spooky Buddies" (2011)

  • Cast: Harland Williams, Sierra McCormick, Elisa Donovan
  • Run time: 88 minutes
Air Bud meets Halloween in this family-friendly flick about a group of dogs, who must stop Warwick the Warlock before time runs out.

Watch on Disney+

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Columbia Pictures

58. "Goosebumps" (2015)

  • Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee
  • Run time: 103 minutes
Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) is thrilled when he learns that his neighbor’s dad is a renowned sci-fi author. Things take a dramatic turn when he accidentally unleashes the franchise’s fictional monsters.

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59. "The Perfection" (2019)

  • Cast: Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber
  • Run time: 90 minutes
Charlotte (Allison Williams) is a talented young cellist, who’s forced to drop out of her prestigious music school to care for her ill mother. Years later, she heads down a sinister path after becoming reacquainted with the girl who replaced her.

Watch on Netflix

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60. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993)

  • Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page
  • Run time: 76 minutes
It’s one of Tim Burton’s best: When Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, gets bored scaring people every year, he moves on to Christmas Town—and his plan goes awry.

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61. "Hell Fest" (2019)

  • Cast: Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus
  • Run time: 88 minutes
Paying tribute to ’80s slasher flicks, the movie follows three couples as they visit Hell Fest (a traveling carnival). The night turns deadly when a masked serial killer transforms the theme park into a real-life Hunger Games.

Watch on Prime Video

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Focus Features

62. "Coraline" (2009)

  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders
  • Run time: 101 minutes
A family flick that follows a young girl named Coraline (voiced by Dakota Fanning), who ventures into an alternate world after discovering a secret door.

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63. "Young Frankenstein" (1974)

  • Cast: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman
  • Run time: 106 minutes
In Mel Brooks’s masterpiece, Dr. Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) inherits his grandfather’s estate in Transylvania and resumes his monster-making experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman).

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64. "Tales of Halloween" (2015)

  • Cast: Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Lucky McKee, Andrew Kasch, Paul Solet
  • Run time: 92 minutes
It features ten short stories about ghosts, ghouls and monsters. While it’s an anthology film, each tale revolves around the spooky holiday, so grab the popcorn candy bag.

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65. "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" (2019)

  • Cast: Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur
  • Run time: 96 minutes
Young Stella (Zoe Colletti) loves telling scary stories about her spooky home—that is, until they become all too real for her small hometown.

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66. "Little Shop of Horrors" (1986)

  • Cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia
  • Run time: 93 minutes
Rick Moranis plays Seymour, a flower-shop assistant pining away for his coworker Audrey (Ellen Greene), who happens to have a boyfriend (Steve Martin). But when he discovers a plant that prefers to feed on human flesh and blood—boom, problem solved.

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67. "Children of the Corn" (1984)

  • Cast: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, John Franklin, Courtney Gains
  • Run time: 92 minutes
Based on Stephen King’s namesake story, the movie examines a gory ritual in which the town’s children murder all the adults. *Grabs nightlight*

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68. "Ernest Scared Stupid" (1991)

  • Cast: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Shay Astar
  • Run time: 96 minutes
Seriously, the ’90s knew how to do Halloween. In this silly take on the holiday, Ernest accidentally unleashes an army of trolls on a small town on October 31. And to be honest, it holds up.

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69. "Teen Witch" (1989)

  • Cast: Robyn Lively, Zelda Rubinstein, Dan Gauthier
  • Run time: 93 minutes
When a high schooler named Louise (Robyn Lively) suddenly discovers her magical abilities, she uses them to achieve her life-long dream of being popular. *Cue the coming-of-age story*

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Universal Pictures

70. "Truth or Dare" (2018)

  • Cast: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane
  • Run time: 100 minutes
It’s the childhood game we all know and love. But this time, it triggers an evil demon that forces a group of friends to confront their biggest fears.

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

71. “Candyman” (2021)

  • Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
  • Run time: 91 minutes
In this sequel to the 1992 classic, a young artist gets more than he bargained for after exploring the history of the infamous Candyman. We promise, you won't look at mirrors the same way again.

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72. “His House” (2020)

  • Cast: Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, Matt Smith
  • Run time: 93 minutes
Two refugees escape their war-torn country and seek asylum in England—but the place where they end up turns out to be even more terrifying than the place they left...

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Warner Bros. Television

73. "It: Chapter 2" (2019)

  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa
  • Run time: 169 minutes
It’s been 27 years since the first Pennywise encounter. Watch The Losers Club reunite in this terrifying sequel.

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74. “A Quiet Place” (2018)

  • Cast: Emily Blunt John Krasinski
  • Run time: 90 minutes
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family of four is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters/aliens who track their prey by sound.

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ABC Family

75. “The Hollow” (2004)

  • Cast: Kevin Zegers, Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter, Stacy Keach
  • Run time: 83 minutes
Inspired by Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this film follows Ian, a teenager who learns that he's a descendant of Ichabod Crane. His presence leads to the return of the Headless Horseman, but will he and his friends succeed at taking him down?

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Vertical Entertainment

76. “POLAROID” (2019)

  • Cast: Kathryn Prescott, Mitch Pileggi, Grace Zabriskie
  • Run time: 88 minutes
A teenager named Bird gets her hands on a seemingly harmless vintage Polaroid camera. But when she learns that it hold a mysterious, deadly curse, she must find a way to put an end to it.

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Dimension Films

77. “Scream 2” (1997)

  • Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox
  • Run time: 120 minutes
Set two years after the events of the first film, Scream 2 follows Sydney and Gale as they relive the same nightmare. Once again, a masked killer resurfaces and goes on a killing spree, but can Sydney and the gang stop him?

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78. “Friday The 13th” (1980)

  • Cast: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram
  • Run time: 95 minutes
Starring Betsy Palmer, Kevin Bacon and Adrienne King, this infamous ’80s slasher film centers around a group of camp counselors who are being stalked by a mysterious killer.

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