Chills & Thrills: 5 Movies You Have To Watch On Halloween Night

Here’s Five Essential Movies For Halloween Night. Get Ready To Spook Yourself Out!

Either you’ve been passing out candy, dancing the night away, or going out for tricks and treats but now it’s time to unwind. I’ve collected some of the best movies to watch on Halloween night, no matter what kind of horror fan you are!

Honorable Mentions:

-‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown(1966)
-‘Hocus Pocus(1993)
-‘Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

5. ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ (1975)

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-How can you not enjoy an evening with ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’? This transgressive movie will make any Halloween sexy & wild. With Tim Curry playing the Transvestite from Transylvania Frank-N-Furter, all bets are off. You can find this movie being screened all over the nation on Halloween night.

4. ‘Monster Squad’ (1987)

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-No one else could take on the iconic Universal Monsters than the group of young boys in ‘Monster Squad‘. This movie is perfect for Halloween night because it brings together classic names in horror with amazing campy 80’s fun. There’s been talk of a remake recently with former director Shane Black giving his blessing.

3. ‘Trick ‘r Treat’ (2007)

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-‘Trick ‘r Treat‘ has surpassed cult classic status and became a staple of Halloween viewing. It tells multiple stories about Halloween and people who are victims of the evening’s mayhem. From ghosts to the most adorable slasher in horror history, you have to watch this Michael Dougherty movie!

2. ‘House Of 1000 Corpses’ (2003)

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-Before Rob Zombie controversially remade ‘Halloween‘, he created a great homage to horror and the holiday. ‘House Of 1000 Corpses‘ feels like a love-letter to the genre but the love letter is written in blood. When 4 travelers get abducted by the demented Firefly Family on Halloween night, Zombie’s horror style shines.

1. ‘Halloween’/’Halloween II’ (1978/1981)

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-Sometimes the choices are so obvious but at least this is a double header. Honestly, following up the John CarpenterHalloween‘ film with the later sequel makes for great combo. Both movies follow the night slasher Michael Myers came home to torture a babysitter, who in the sequel we find out is his sister.

Whats your favorite movie to watch on Halloween?

Let me know in the comments below!

EJ Moreno
EJ Moreno
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