The Best Halloween Films to watch in free time

The Best Halloween Films to watch in free time

Updated on September 30, 2022 16:59 PM by Laura Mendes

Now is the perfect time to cosy up with a bowl of candy and watch many Halloween movies. Many movies are available to stream on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, and other services if you want to host a movie night before October 31.

Slasher classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street are available for fans of horror films. However, you can have a movie marathon with all four of the Halloweentown films if you're searching for something the whole family will love.

Of course, you can't forget about beloved Halloween films like The Addams Family and Hocus Pocus.

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Hocus Pocus

Unknowingly bringing back the notorious Sanderson sisters (played by Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker) as they run amok in Salem, Massachusetts and attempt to steal the lives of innocent children, a young teen lights a Black Flame Candle.

Nearly 30 years after the original movie's debut, Disney is reuniting the three witches for the much-awaited sequel, which will be released on September 30.

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The Haunted Mansion

The 2003 movie, loosely based on the same-named Disney attraction, follows a realtor (Eddie Murphy) and his family as they encounter more than they anticipated as they enter the eerie Gracey Manor.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

In Tim Burton's dark tale, Jack Skellington, the ruler of "Halloween Town," accidentally wanders into "Christmas Town" and develops an obsession with the joyous occasion. Bonus: Because it doubles as a Halloween and Christmas movie, you can watch this one well into December.

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In the Disney Channel Original Movie, a young child (Kimberly J. Brown) travels to Halloweentown with her grandma (Debbie Reynolds) and discovers that she is a witch.

Given that there are three additional sequels—Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge, Halloweentown High, and Return to Halloweentown—you may make your Halloween movie night into a movie marathon.

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The Disney Channel Original Movie, starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry, follows two twins who were separated at birth and discover that they are witches destined to govern the magical kingdom of Coventry. Make sure to watch Twitches, the film's equally entertaining sequel!

Edward Scissorhands

In this story, Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp portray an artificial humanoid named Edward who develops feelings for a young girl named Kim Boggs and has scissors for her hands.

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Corpse Bride

In this grim fantasy about a young man who finds himself married to a corpse bride, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, both regulars in the Tim Burton cast, provide the voices of the primary characters.

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Scary Movie

This movie, a parody of vintage slasher classics like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, is ideal for individuals who want to take their Halloween movie night in a more comic direction.

Young Frankenstein

This 1974 comedy-horror movie stars Gene Wilder as a Dr Victor Frankenstein's ancestor.

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The 2017 movie, which is a remake of Stephen King's 1986 book of the same name, centres on a group of Derry, Maine-based kids who encounter the scary Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

If you still want more frights, you can watch Chapter Two, which follows the Losers' Club as adults.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street

The famous 1984 slasher movie, directed by Wes Craven, is what launched the well-known A Nightmare on Elm Street series. If you have a lot of free time, you can watch Freddy Krueger's horrific adventures, including the 2010 remake of the same name.

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Friday the 13th

Another cult favourite from the 1980s, Friday the 13th, centres on a group of teenagers attending a nearby camp who are frightened by an enigmatic killer on the loose. There are numerous sequels to watch all throughout October, much like A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Despite taking place around Christmas, the 1984 movie is packed with scary moments as a gang of destructive monsters wreak havoc on a tiny community.

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Practical Magic

The movie stars Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as witch sisters and strikes the ideal balance between classic '90s romantic comedy and supernatural spookiness.


This live-action 2002 movie stars Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, and Linda Cardellini as the enduring Scooby-Doo gang.

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The Witches

The 1990 movie, based on Roald Dahl's book of the same name, centres on a small boy and his grandmother who, while on vacation in Norway, come upon a group of evil witches masquerading as regular ladies.

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The 1984 movie, which has inspired numerous remakes and sequels, centres on a group of parapsychologists who launch a ghost-catching enterprise in New York City.

Hubie Halloween

The comedy, which stars Adam Sandler and an all-star cast, is about a local outsider who tries to save everyone when a kidnapper is on the loose.

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Monster House

If cartoons are more your thing, check out this 2006 movie about a haunted home that scares a bunch of kids on Halloween.

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Dark Shadows

Adapting to modern life while attempting to exact retribution on the witch who cursed him centuries ago, Johnny Depp plays a vampire buried alive until his grave is discovered in the 1970s. The film is based on a soap opera of the same name.

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The Addams Family

The scary and eccentric Addams family welcomes a new member into their group who has her own evil designs for the family in this adaptation of the iconic 1964 TV series.

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This 1996 picture, which is yet another enduring slasher from Wes Craven, centres on a group of friends who are the target of a masked killer. The franchise has grown since it was first released with several sequels and a TV show.

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The Craft

In the 1996 movie, a group of young girls discovers the unfavourable effects of dabbling in witchcraft the hard way.

A Quiet Place

A family of five strives to survive in a post-apocalyptic world populated by creatures who feed on sound. The movie, starring real-life couples John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, depicts their journey.

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In this Tim Burton movie, a recently deceased couple joins forces with a "bio-exorcist" (Michael Keaton) to frighten people away to reclaim their homes.

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In this 1990s movie, a friendly ghost befriends a young girl who moves into his boyhood house.

Harry Potter

Based on the same-named book series, the franchise centres on a young boy who magically learns he is a wizard.

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Little Shop of Horrors

For music fans, Little Shop of Horrors is a great Halloween movie! The movie, which is a remake of the 1982 off-Broadway musical of the same name, centres on a florist who stumbles upon a plant that feeds on human blood.

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

In a sentimental Halloween special from 1966, the Peanuts get together.


In this 1978 slasher, which has inspired a plethora of sequels, Michael Myers, a murderer, escapes from a sanitarium and embarks on a killing rampage.

Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble

The movie, which stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, centres on twin sisters who attempt to protect their aunt from her own wicked twin sister.

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