For me, Halloween is a time to watch movies. I’m onboard with dressing up and going out and doing all the other typical Halloween things, but I personally like to get comfy and watch as many halloween and/or horror movies as possible.
Some years around Halloween they show a lot of these kind of movies so I would recommend keeping an eye on your TV guide to see what’s on. Other than that I recommend all of the movies in this post, although I can’t necessarily speak for any sequels, prequels, and the such. There are 50 to chose from (technically more if you include sequels, prequels, and the like) so I hope you can find one that suits you!
Two quick notes: 1) This list is in alphabetical order, 2) these are all horror movies, but I will be doing a list of more family friendly halloween movies.
- 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
- 28 Days Later (2002)
- There is a sequel called 28 Weeks Later.
- 30 Days of Night (2007)
- There are two sequels called 30 Days of Night: Dark Days and 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust. There is a prequel miniseries to all of these called 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails.
- Bless The Child (2000)
- The Breed (2006)
- Cloverfield (2008)
- The Collector (2009)
- The Conjuring (2013)
- There is a sequel called The Conjuring 2.
- The Craft (1996)
- Daybreakers (2009)
- The Descent (2005)
- There is a sequel called The Descent 2.
- Dog Soldiers (2002)
- Donnie Darko (2001)
- There is a sequel called S. Darko.
- Eden Lake (2008)
- Final Destination (2000)
- There are currently 4 sequels.
- From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
- There are 2 prequels and a TV series.
- Ghost Ship (2002)
- Gremlins (1984)
- There is a sequel called Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
- Hide and Seek (2005)
- Hush (2016)
- I Spit On Your Grave (2010)
- It is a remake, and there are currently 2 sequels.
- Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
- There is a prequel and an upcoming sequel.
- The Last House on the Left (2009)
- It is a remake.
- The Lost Boys (1987)
- There are 2 sequels called Lost Boys: The Tribe and Lost Boys: The Thirst.
- Mama (2013)
- The Messengers (2007)
- There is a prequel called Messengers 2: The Scarecrow.
- The Mist (2007)
- Mother’s Day (2010)
- Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
- There are various movies in the franchise including sequels, a remake/reboot, and a crossover with the Friday the 13th franchise.
- Orphan (2009)
- The Others (2001)
- Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
- The People Under the Stairs (1991)
- The Purge Trilogy
- Consists of The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), and The Purge: Election Year (2015).
- Resident Evil (2002)
- There are currently 4 sequels and 1 upcoming sequels.
- Saw (2004)
- There are currently 6 sequels.
- Scream (1996)
- There are 3 sequels with potential for more. There is also a TV series.
- Shaun of the Dead (2004)
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
- There are other movies in the franchise: Hannibal, Red Dragon, and Hannibal Rising, as well as a TV series called Hannibal.
- The Sixth Sense (1999)
- Sleepy Hollow (1999)
- Stir of Echoes (1999)
- There is a sequel called Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming.
- The Strangers (2008)
- The Thing (1982)
- There is a prequel with the same name released in 2011.
- Urban Legend (1998)
- There are 2 sequels called Urban Legends: Final Cut and Urban Legends: Bloody Mary.
- The Uninvited (2009)
- Vacancy (2007)
- Would You Rather (2012)
- You’re Next (2011)
- Zombieland (2009)