In my opinion, there are three things that truly make Halloween. First, the costumes, second, the food and third, the movies. Today, we focus on the third Halloween step. Here are some of the best Halloween movies to get you in the spooky spirit:
This is obviously the number one on most people's lists, but this 1993 Halloween hit is perfect for Halloween lovers of all ages. I have watched this movie on Halloween for as long as I can remember and it still never gets old. Some people don't particularly love super scary movies, so if you are one of those people, then this is the film for you. With amazing actresses Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker playing the three witches, you know this movie is going to be great!
The Nightmare Before Christmas
A movie that some people think of as a Christmas film, others a Halloween. I stand firmly that it is a Halloween movie. Personally, cartoons aren't really my thing, but, this is my exception. Anything Tim Burton is a must watch when it comes to Halloween and music by Danny Elfman just pushes it even further. Make sure you listen out for the song 'This is Halloween', I can't help but play it every year!
Now, I watched this one for the first time a few weeks ago when it came on Netflix because I was bored one evening, however, I actually really enjoyed it! If you are not a fan of the typical Adam Sandler movies then this one probably isn't for you. The whole vibe of the movie screams Halloween and has a heart-warming story to go along with it. Definitely a good family movie to watch this year.
Centred around a mystery involving a headless horseman, this 1999 gothic tale is one to watch if you haven't yet. The whole movie is a visual treat and almost completely covered in darkness and magic. On a scary level, I would say it's probably not for the young ones, but for those who don't get scared easily then you must give it a go this year.
Finally, a movie that everyone I know loves and the third Tim Burton film on this list. Dark Shadows is about a vampire from the 1760s who wakes up hundreds of years later in the 20th century. It is funny, romantic and also has every monster under the sun in it, including, vampires, witches and werewolves! It has some bizarre moments, but they somehow all fit together in a wonderful way.