The Top 10 Halloween Movies of All Time

BOO!  It’s that time of year again, when the dead rise from the grave, find shopping bags and beat our doors down for a fun-size Snickers bar, or BRAINS!!!  If you’re one of those living souls determined to stay at home and fend off these undead hordes from the comfort of your couch, you might as well have some entertainment while you wait.  To help you out, here are our picks for the top Horror movies and top family-friendly Halloween movies ever. Here they are–don’t be scared…

The Lists:

Top 5 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloweentown, is bored and depressed about the same old build-up of Halloween every year. When he stumbles through a magical door leading to Christmastown, a joyful, happy place he tries to convince the bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloweentown to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween.

Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit are hired by Lady Tottington to catch a beast attacking the town’s sacred vegetable plots. But her snobby suitor, Lord Victor Quartermaine, has a scheme uphis sleeves that could have dire consequences for her…and Wallace & Gromit!

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

The Peanuts gang has definitely earned our respect and admiration after nearly 40 years of ghost costumes with too many holes, pumpkin heroes who never show up, and a canine World War I Flying Ace fighting bravely for his country.

Ghostbusters (1984)


“Who ya gonna call?” Ghostbusters, of course! With a snappy theme song and the wisecracking Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray and the rest, this movie about three unemployed parapsychology profs who set up shop to rid the city of pesky goblins is a must-see for grade-schoolers on up.

Bedknobs & Broomsticks (1971)

When a mail-order apprentice witch is saddled with three sibling refugees from London during World War II, things look grim. But the kids soon discover her secret and with the aid of a magical flying bed, track down her fraudulent headmaster to find the spell that will aid the Allies.

Top 5 Horror Movies Ever

The Shining (1980)


From your little boy seeing horrifying visions to your well-adjusted husband slowly descending into madness and becoming a homicidal maniac, there’s plenty to frighten you in this classic, another Stephen King-inspired thriller.

Friday the 13th (1980)

It may be a clichéd setup now, but this movie can still provide a hefty dose of terror. And don’t blame the original for the pile of mediocre-to-awful sequels that followed. There are real scares here, even if they take a bit to materialize. And try not thinking of this movie if you’re ever alone, floating in a canoe, in the middle of a lake.

Psycho (1960)

There’s a reason women are wary of guys with mommy issues. And that reason is this movie. Thank you, Norman Bates. Janet Leigh’s iconic shower scene has become imprinted on the American psyche due to this Alfred Hitchcock classic.

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)


As if insomniacs need another thing weighing on their minds every night. Before Freddy Krueger became a quipster who occasionally dabbles in scares, he was the burned-face murderer with knives for fingernails who killed teenagers in their dreams. Oh, but they wouldn’t just die in their sleep. No, the gore would follow them into the real world. Sweet dreams! “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…”

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

An incredibly disturbing serial killer is on the loose, and the FBI seeks the assistance of an even more disturbing — yet somehow very charming — serial killer in a maximum security prison. Unlike most horror movies, the conversations here are scarier than the gore. But fear not, the gore doesn’t disappoint.