Top 5 Halloween Movies for 2013

halloween moviesThe Halloween season’s frightfully good times must include candy treats, clever costumes, spooky decor and of course Halloween movies. The top Halloween scary movies offer a variety of spine-tingling horrors, including masked men wielding bloodstained machetes, vampires and demons.
These top five Halloween movies include traditional horror flicks as well as family-friendly fare. Set the mood with Halloween decorations and delicious popcorn from an electric popcorn popper.

blanket“Halloween” (1978)

Creepy mask-wearing Michael Myers terrorizes a neighborhood on Halloween night. The original movie stars Jamie Lee Curtis and it’s a real heart-stopper. Myers stalks and kills multiple teenagers in a single night. Tip: when you hear the spooky music, it might be time to hide your eyes. Snuggle with your sweetie under an oversized fleece blanket and delight in the fright of the original, or opt for the 2007 remake. Make it a double-feature and try “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” (1998), also starring Jamie Lee Curtis.

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (1966)

Perfect for kids of all ages (and adults who want to revisit their childhood), this movie features Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters. Though not a full-length feature, it’s a classic that’s been delighting audiences for decades. Share the sweet antics of the Peanuts gang as they enjoy Halloween and ever-faithful Linus waits patiently for the Great Pumpkin.

“Hocus Pocus” (1993)

One of the best horror movies to watch with kids, because it isn’t really a horror movie. Rated PG, it follows three witches resurrected on Halloween night in Salem, Mass. Kids and parents will cheer for the two young teens and one immortal cat tasked with stopping the witches from sucking the life from every child in Salem. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy as the witch sisters.

“Night of the Demons” (1988)

The original was released in 1988, with a remake in 2009. “Night of the Demons” features a terrifying Halloween night where teenagers choose to hold a party in an abandoned funeral home. Never a good idea! When the demonic force living under the funeral home awakens, the teens are subjected to a night of terror, possession and death.

“Young Frankenstein” (1974)

young franknsteinKeep it light on Halloween with a horror comedy starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Teri Garr, Marty Feldman and Cloris Leachman. Directed by Mel Brooks, this movie tells the tale of Dr. Victor von Frankenstein’s grandson, who inherits the famous doctor’s spooky castle as well as its inhabitants: bug-eyed hunchback Igor, cranky housekeeper frau Blucher and sexy lab assistant Inga. Hilarity ensues as the young Dr. Frankenstein stumbles upon his grandfather’s research about reanimation.
Other great movies to watch on Halloween include:

  • “Scream”
  • “Fright Night”
  • “Lady in White”
  • “Pumpkinhead”
  • “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • “Monster House”



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  1. My favorite made this list - Hocus Pocus! It's not Halloween for me unless I watch this movie! Classic!

  2. I like the old movie Let's Scare Jessica To Death. Creepy and weird. And another unintentionally funny movie is The Thing With Two Heads starring Ray Milland and Rosie Greer, waaaay too funny and odd, and Halloween should be filled with humor and weirdness.


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