50 Spooky Movie Suggestions to Watch this Halloween

Halloween has to be one of my favourite holidays, I love the decor, music and movies. This post is 50 spooky movie suggestions to watch this Halloween. This post follows my recent post on my spookiest Spotify playlist blog post.

Growing up my favourite movies to watch over Halloween was always a mix of either a ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ and ‘Sleepy Hollow’ but as I grew up I enjoyed more variety of films such as ‘From Hell, ‘Queen of the Damned’ and an all-time favourite of mine ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Now I have kids of my own I had to include some family-friendly movies. They love watching ‘The Witches’ and ‘The Addams Family at the moment.

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought making a list up of some of my favourite spooky films would go perfectly for this holiday. I have a mix of vampire, classic and family-friendly films to choose from

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50 Spooky Halloween Movies

10 Vampire films

The Queen of the Damned (2002)

Interview with the Vampire (1994)

Vampires (1998)

Blade (1998)

From Dusk till Dawn (1996)

I am Legend (2007)

The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Nosferatu (1922)

Van Helsing (2004)

10 Zombie Films

Zombieland (2009)

Resident Evil (2002)

Night of the living dead (1990)

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) don’t be put off, I found this quite scary!

Shaun of the Dead (2004) One of my favourite movies!

Army of the Dead (2021)

28 Days Later (2002)

The Evil Dead (1981)

10 Family-friendly films

Corpse Bride (2005)

The Addams Family (2019)

Hotel Transylvania (1-3 2012-2020)

Coraline (2009)

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the were-Rabbit (2005)

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Spirited Away (2002) My oldest daughters favourite film

Scooby-Doo (2002) I and my sister loved these films

Casper (1995)

The Witches (1990)

10 Classics

Halloween (1978)

The Shining (1980)

Childs Play (1988)

Saw (2004)

The Wicker Man (1973)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Friday The 13th (1980)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Gremlins (1984)

Jaws (1975)

10 more classics

The Birds (1953)

The Ring (2002)

Pyscho (1960)

Frenzy (1972)

Hellraiser (1987)

A Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Misery (1990)

The Omen (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

IT (1990)

I hope you enjoy some of my favourite movies to watch over the Halloween weekend. If you have any suggestions of films to add to the list, please add them to the comments.

Until next time

Mel x

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  1. There are so many great movies on this list. We will be watching Casper and Scooby-Doo for sure.

  2. Love your suggestions! So many great ones (Scooby Doo, yas!). Definitely would recommend The Conjuring (and also the other movies in the franchise/world) + Insidious series + Grudge + Dark Water (Japanese versions for both). As for family friendly, I recently watched Muppets Haunted Mansion and it was just spoopy!

  3. I love these old movies (before 2000), I think I watched most of them.

  4. The Omen is one of my all-time favourites so I’m so glad it made it onto your list! I also really enjoy I Am Legend, 28 Days Later and Gremlins and watch those quite a lot. There are a number I haven’t watched before so this is a great reminder to get watching them!


    I love this!! Something for the kids and also for the adults. I think I’ve seen most of them so I’m doing well!!

  6. Thanks for this list! Nice way to amplify the season’s vibes.

  7. This is amazing! I love that you have included in your list classic old Nosferatu and more resent ones like Misery, Psycho and IT. Just mention 3 of my favourites. Maybe I would also include The Shining.
    Great suggestions!

  8. thanks for sharing such a detailed list of movie options. this week i’ve been watching lots of old classic halloween movies like the poltergeist & amityville horror.

  9. These are great suggestions! I was just looking through Netflix trying to find something to watch so now I’ll have to look for some of these🙂

  10. risalopez says:

    I love all of those movies, I haven’t watch some of them.

  11. Chrissy says:

    No, not watching especially on halloween please and night time —-wwwooohhh!

  12. Lyosha Varezhkina says:

    great list! I think you mentioned all of my favorite movies! I do have a hard time choosing just one movie for Halloween

  13. Marjie Mare says:

    I will share these movies with my daughters. Unlike me, they love scary movies.

  14. The list for me is definitely family-friendly films! I get scared super easily, but I’ll have a look at those films x

  15. I have not watched Child’s Play in forever. We have been going through the series Halloween, Nightmare on Elm St and Friday the 13th. Just watched Halloween Kills.

  16. I am going to watch some over the next 2 days!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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