7 spooky Halloween movies to watch on repeat

October 21, 2020

With colder weather and shorter days, October is the perfect time to settle in for a movie marathon on the couch. Whether you’re looking for classic horror films, scary kids’ movies, or family-friendly cartoons, here are seven Halloween movies to watch on repeat.

7 spooky Halloween movies to watch on repeat

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The Addams Family (1991, 2019)

They’re creepy, and they’re kooky, mysterious, and spooky – so goes the opening theme song to one of the most beloved Halloween movies of all time. The original 1991 Addams Family film is a dark comedy starring Anjelica Huston as the icy matriarch of a macabre brood living in a Gothic mansion. Want to watch with your little ones? In 2019, The Addams Family was reimagined in a kid-friendly format as an animated film by the same name.
Rating: PG 

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

Jack Black stars in the lead role in this scary kids’ movie based on the spooky series of young-adult books by R.L. Stine. A stand-alone sequel, Goosebumps 2 follows two young protagonists who stumble upon an unpublished Goosebumps manuscript and unexpectedly bring to life a cast of frightful monsters that begin terrorizing their small town.
Rating: PG

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

This cute and quirky cartoon tells the story of Count Dracula, an ambitious vampire hotelier who oversees a ‘human-free’ resort where monsters can relax and take a break from the rest of civilization. Great for kids and adults alike, the animated film stars a who’s-who of Saturday Night Live alumni that includes Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, David Spade, Molly Shannon and Jon Lovitz.
Rating: G

Beetlejuice (1988)

Tim Burton’s legendary fantasy film features an A-List cast that includes Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Michael Keaton as the titular Beetlejuice character. The stylized horror movie blends live-action with cartoonish stop-motion to tell the bizarre tale of a newly deceased suburban couple who teeter between the afterlife and haunting the occupants of their former home.
Rating: PG

Halloween (1978-2018)

Now one of cinema’s most iconic on-screen villains, Michael Myers was first introduced in the 1978 Halloween movie as a serial killer who escapes from an asylum to stalk a small-town babysitter wearing a terrifying hockey mask. The film franchise has been rebooted 11 times so far – with original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role 40 years later in the 2018 adaptation.
Rating: 18A

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

A campy musical romp that’s definitely not for kids (don’t let the PG rating fool you), Rocky Horror Picture Show first debuted in 1975 and earned a global cult following. Part horror, part comedy, the story follows strait-laced couple Brad and Janet as they seek refuge from the rain at a mysterious castle filled with uncanny characters, including eccentric homeowner Dr. Frank-N-Furter played by Tim Curry dressed in glam-rock drag.
Rating: PG

Psycho (1960)

It wouldn’t be a classic horror movie marathon without Alfred Hitchcock. Widely considered to be one of Hitchcock’s masterpieces, Psycho is a psychological thriller that elevated the horror genre thanks to its tense musical score, cinematic point-of-view directing, and gruesome shower scene. Star Janet Leigh earned an Academy Award for her performance as a woman on the run who checks in for the night at the eerie Bates Motel with horrifying consequences.
Rating: 18A

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