Movies to get you in the Halloween Spirit

October 24, 2019
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With exactly one week to go until Halloween, I thought I’d share my list of movies to help get you in the Halloween spirit. This list contains both family-friendly movies and movies you shouldn’t watch alone!

Hocus Pocus

It’s not Halloween without an annual viewing of the Sanderson Sisters! This movie is a cult classic that never grows old.

Hocus Pocus - Movies to watch this halloween


A creepy, yet adorable, little girl, a ghost and a TV. Poltergeist is my all-time favourite horror movie! You’ll never be able to hear the words ‘they’re here’ the same again.

Poltergeist - Movies to watch this Halloween

Harry Potter

Witches, Wizards, pumpkins and a troll in the dungeon! The Harry Potter movies were practically made for this time of year!

Harry Potter - Movies to watch this Halloween


Both the original and the re-make are fantastic films that will get anyone in the Halloween spirit! Carrie is a bullied child, with an abusive mother, who will make you root for her so hard you’ll think everyone deserved what they got in the end!

Carrie - Movies to watch this Halloween


Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! I love this movie so much, it’s one of my favourite Tim Burton movies and is wonderfully weird and creepy enough to get anyone in the Halloween spirit.

Beetlejuice - Movies to watch this Halloween


Thanks to the remakes It has been all the rage lately and it’s definitely worth the hype! If you’re looking to be spooked and entetained this Halloween then the It movies are for you.

IT - Movies to watch this Halloween


If the Other Mother doesn’t creep you out then you’re a much braver person than I am! Coraline is a really odd movie but it’s amazing. It’s imaginative and the soundtrack is just pure perfection!

Coraline - Movies to watch this Halloween

The Ring

I still stand by this as one of the scariest movies out there! I’ve watched it since I was a child and it still freaks me out. It’s truly a disturbing film and if you’re planning on watching it while you’re home alone just don’t answer the phone.

The Ring - Movies to watch this Halloween

The Nightmare Before Christmas

All hail the pumpkin king! Is it a Halloween movie? Is it a Christmas movie? Who knows but it’s a great movie! The Nightmare Before Christmas is Tim Burton at his finest and is the perfect film to watch on a dark Halloween night.

The Nightmare Before Christmas - Movies to watch this Halloween

When a Stranger Calls

When a Stranger Calls is every babysitter’s nightmare come true, it’s such an underrated Halloween movie but it’s terrifying.

When a Stranger Calls - Movies to watch this Halloween

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments what movies get you in the Halloween spirit. While you’re here don’t forget to subscribe to my blog. You can also follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest too. Thanks for reading!


  • don’t give a jam

    October 25, 2019 at 1:45 am

    poltergeist (the old one) is one of my favorite spooky series! & i LOVE beetlejuice! & coraline, the nightmare before christmas, great list ?

    1. Hollie

      October 25, 2019 at 10:21 am

      Poltergeist is amazing! I love spooky/Halloween movies so much haha. Thanks for reading! ??

  • Courtney

    November 6, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Great list! We always watch The Nightmare Before Christmas right after Halloween as a kind of segue from Halloween to Christmas lol. Such a good movie!! Coraline really is odd. I watched it for the first time this year and didn’t really know what to think, but I liked it regardless haha.

    1. Hollie

      November 8, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you! Oh that’s a good idea haha almost saying goodbye to Halloween and hello to the festive season with a movie that’s technically for both. Yeah Coraline is definitely a weird and wonderful movie ?

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