Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, oh my! For some of us, Halloween equates to Halloween movies that are scary, terrifying and sleep reducing unnecessary torture devices. But that needn’t be the case. There are so many Halloween movies that, whilst some are specifically produced for children, still get you in the festive spirit without the need to hide behind a pillow. Check out my list of 21+ Halloween movies for wimps like you and me!
Halloween Movies for Scaredy Cats
1. Carry On Screaming (1966)
I couldn’t not mention Carry On Screaming. I recently hosted an episode of LAMBcast about Carry On Screaming.
2. Young Frankenstein (1974)
3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
This entry comes as no surprise considering how much I love The Rocky Horror Show and that I went to see an outdoor screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show this summer.
Two days ago I also posted about the history of the show and why I love it so much in light of the new TV movie.
4. Ghostbusters (1984) & Ghostbusters 2 (1989)
5. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
6. Beetlejuice (1988)
7. The Witches (1990)
8. The Addams Family (1991) & Addams Family Values (1993)
9. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
I’m not even sorry. I loved this Mary-Kate and Ashley film when I was younger, and I think it’s a genuinely good film.
10. Hocus Pocus (1993)
11. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Basically, ANY Tim Burton movie could qualify for this list.
12. Casper (1995)
13. Halloweentown (1998) & Return to Halloweentown (2006)
I stand by the statement that the Disney Channel made the BEST Halloween TV movies.
14. Harry Potter Series (2001-2011)
Read my post about how Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2003) is the best Harry Potter film.
15. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Read my mini-reviews on the Blood and Ice-Cream Trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World’s End (2013).
16. Corpse Bride (2005)
17. Frankenweenie (2012)
18. ParaNorman (2012)
19. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
20. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
21. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Okay, Okay. The Cabin in the Woods is definitely the scariest on this list and others might tell you it is scary. But trust me, it’s really not. The concept is so awesome you’ll not be concentrating on the scares and you’ll see them coming, anyway.
What are your favourite Halloween movies? Do you love horror or are you a wimp like me?