It’s now Spring! Spring, I say! And Halloween is still half a year away! For a horror fanatic who loves Halloween, how do we get even get through? Sure, you can count the days, but that’s just too much counting because there’s just soooo many days until October 31st. I tried dressing up in a a costume but my neighbor called the police when I arrived at their door asking for candy. So what else can we do to help get that feeling back? Watch movies that take place on Halloween!We’ve collected 6 of the best movies that aren’t just horror films but the 10 best movies that take place on Halloween!
Trick ‘r Treat
Trick ‘r Treat cleverly weaves together 4 terrifying tales all set on Halloween. From a serial killer moonlighting as a school principal to a group of teenagers hellbent on carrying out a horrendous prank, the scares and entertainment never stop. Two more stories feature a woman who hates Halloween but whose husband loves the holiday and a virgin who thinks she’s found “the one”. Trick ‘r Treat is one of the most underrated horror films of all time. Do yourself a favor and pick yourself up a copy. Buy Trick ‘R Treat (Blu-Ray) now on sale at Amazon!
Ernest Scared Stupid
No one does a holiday (or camping) quite like Ernest. In Ernest Scared Stupid, Ernest P. Worrell must save the world from a troll that he has unleashed on Halloween. While you must enjoy slapstick humor, if you allow yourself to go with it, you’ll enjoy one of the greatest Halloween movies ever made. Buy Ernest Scared Stupid (Blu-Ray) now on sale at Amazon!
Hocus Pocus is a classic Disney movie from most every Millennial’s childhood. Three witches are resurrected on Halloween night in Salem, Massachusetts. It is left up to two teenagers, a talking cat and a young girl to stop them from carrying out their dastardly plan once and for all. With the witches expertly played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, Hocus Pocus is a Halloween movie the entire family can enjoy. Buy Hocus Pocus (Blu-Ray) now on sale at Amazon!
House of 1,000 Corpses
This movie is so absolutely insane that it’s hard to even talk about it in just one paragraph. House of 1,000 Corpses follows four friends who go off path in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Instead, they find an entire family of absolutely crazy psychopaths. Rob Zombie wrote and directed this film which has much more in common with the gritty, violent, original Texas Chainsaw Massacre then it does with todays more clean and pleasant horror films. Buy House of 1,000 Corpses (Blu-Ray) now on sale at Amazon!
Night of the Demons
A group of teens throw a party at an abandoned funeral parlor when an evil force returns on Halloween night. This movie from 1988 is often overlooked as just another 80’s horror movie, but it’s not. This is actually one of the best horror movies of the 80’s and still stands the test of time today! It was recently released on Blu-Ray and it is well worth picking up. Buy Night of the Demons (1988) (Blu-Ray) now on sale at Amazon!
The grandaddy of them all! Not only is John Carpenter’s Halloween one of the greatest horror movies of all time, but it actually takes place on Halloween! On Halloween night in 1963, little Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, he escapes to return to his hometown. The original slasher movie that set the standard that is still used to this day, there probably isn’t another movie around today that immediately gives you that October 31st feeling but the classic Halloween. Buy Halloween (1978) Blu-Ray) on sale at Amazon now!