Our Favorite Halloween Movies

Happy Halloween! In the spirit of the season, we compiled a list of some of our favorite Halloween-like movies—in no particular order.

Edward Scissorhands

“Quirky and weird. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton at their best, and Depp’s best movie that wasn’t What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? — Shane Starr


“So many scenes from that movie are engrained in my brain since a kid, when I’d request it to be played at birthday parties. Also, it has Rick Moranis.” — Jake Sauer

Complete with a movie poster Jake imagined for an art show a few years back.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

“I’m a fan of a lot of actual scary movies, but I remember growing up watching this movie every year on Halloween with my family.” — Chelsea Cornett

“We were always Peanuts fans as kids.” — Michelle Love


“It’s got that nineties angst with cheap thrills. Takes me back to the time I should have been too young to watch it (thanks, Mom and Dad!).” — Annie Obergefell

The Nightmare Before Christmas

“Is it a Halloween or Christmas movie? Answer: It’s a year-round movie. I can’t leave it at this alone, so I’m cheating and saying that my other favorites are The Exorcist, Sweeney Todd, The Corpse Bride, Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown I and II.” — Jasmine Bejar

The Shining

“Because it’s so amazing and because I’m in love with everything about the props and set design. Maybe the most iconic carpet pattern ever, the maze, the big wheel, the ballroom, the door, it’s all just SO good.” — Olivia Fabian


This isn’t a comprehensive list, please don’t @ us, but do share your faves, too!