Oh, what a horror: 6 films that will inspire you to prepare for Halloween
From childhood classics like Halloweentown to cult favorites like Beetlejuice, you’ll find plenty of films to watch.
When the leaves change and pumpkins start decorating the doorsteps, you know Halloween is in the air. However, it won’t be a spooky season until you turn on the time-honored classic Halloween movie. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly movie or a chilling thriller, start scrolling through our list to find the perfect movies to get you in the Halloween spirit. So grab some popcorn and a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy one of our favorite movies that just scream Halloween:
Scream (1996). Starring everything from Courteney Cox to Drew Barrymore, this smart yet chilling slasher/black comedy continues to be a fan favorite.
Away (2017). This new film quickly became a horror classic. Writer-director Jordan Peele tells the story of a black photographer returning home for the first time with his girlfriend. Shrouded in occasional racism, the dynamic becomes increasingly creepy and sinister as the film progresses.
Halloween (1978). Few movies are as suitable for Halloween as the movie of the same name. In the slasher film, Jamie Lee Curtis follows a mentally ill and murderer who escapes a sanitarium and returns to his hometown to stalk innocent bystanders.
Edward Scissorhands (1990). Another Tim Burton masterpiece, Edward Scissorhands traces the incredible love story between a man with scissor blades for hands (Johnny Depp) and a suburban teenager (Winona Ryder).
Beetlejuice (1988). This Tim Burton horror comedy follows a ghost couple who haunt their former home, along with, of course, a wily poltergeist named Beetlejuice. Watch out for laughter and the famous striped suit.
Ghostbusters (1984). Another family-friendly option is to stream the classic Halloween comedy Ghostbusters. But be careful, you may not be able to get this jingle out of your head for a few days.