My Favorite Halloween Movies To Watch

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One thing I love about October is snuggling up on the couch while watching Halloween movies. I enjoy a mixture of non scary and scary movies. Today I am sharing my favorite Halloween movies with you.

  1. Hocus Pocus: Three sisters that are witches are resurrected on Halloween night in Salem. Two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat try to end the three sisters reign.  This is by far one of my favorite non scary movies to watch. If you haven’t watched it I highly suggest it.
  2. Practical Magic: Two sisters that are witches carry a curse making their love lives complicated. I know this may not be a typical Halloween movie but it’s still a great movie to watch. They definitely know how to put the lime in the coconut. Another reason why I love this movie is because Sandra Bullock is in it.
  3. The Addams Family: They are mysterious, kooky and spooky. Not your typical family by any means. This is based on the 1960 television series and from Charles Addams cartoons. I feel that Wednesday is my spirit animal in a way.
  4. Halloweentown: After learning she is a witch on her 13th birthday, Marnie helps save the town from supernatural creatures. This is also another family friendly Halloween movie to watch. I loved it when I was younger.
  5. Nightmare on Elm Street: A Wes Craven classic. Teenagers play prey to Freddy in their dreams which kills them in reality. I remember watching one of the movies as a little girl when Freddy killed a girl while she was taking a bath.  Let me tell you, I would not take a bath for years after watching that movie. Still love to watch it now that I am older.
  6. Halloween Resurrection: The ever so famous Michael Myers. Need I say more? I have watched so many of the Halloween movies. This one of course is the most recent from 2002.
  7. Carrie: Based on the Stephen King novel, Carrie faces taunting from her fellow classmates and her overly religious mother. Strange things begin to happen around Carrie which causes her to have supernatural powers.
  8. Paranormal Activity: A couple moves into a new home and believe there is a super natural presence among them. They sit up a video camera and are surprised at what unfolds. I am not going to lie the first time I watched this movie I was a little spooked out. I went to bed and my tv started acting all crazy after watching the movie. I was like okay who is messing with me here.
  9. Casper: James Harvey and his daughter (Kat) move into a haunted house after the death of her mother. James hopes to be able to communicate with the ghosts in the house in order to connect with his wife again. I love this movie because I feel that Kat and Casper have a lot in common with one another and it’s really sweet.
  10. The Craft: Four teenage girls form a group to perform witch craft. After doing several spells they begin to experience negative consequences. Another movie that freaked me out when I was younger.

What are your favorite movies to watch during Halloween? Do you prefer scary or non scary movies?

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  1. candy wrote:

    Carrie scared me so bad when I was a teenager. All great movies for Halloween.

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Candy, Carrie is definitely a scary movie!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  2. Growing up, my family did not celebrate Halloween, so I have actually never seen any of these. I may try to watch the non-scary ones this year. I am not a fan of scary movies, but wouldn’t mind seeing Casper and Practical Magic, because Sandra Bullock 😉

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kristin if you get to watch Casper or Practical Magic, I hope you enjoy them! They are both great non scary movies to watch for Halloween.

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  3. Carrie wrote:

    My kids love Halloweentown – watch it every year! I have always wanted to watch Paranormal Activity but have been too chicken – maybe this year…! Great list.

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Carrie Halloweentown is such a cute movie! I will say I was so scared after watching Paranormal activity.

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  4. Kiara Catanzaro wrote:

    I love Halloweentown myself! But you’ve listed some other great movies on here!

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Kiara! Halloweentown is such a fun movie!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  5. Chelsea wrote:

    I’ve always loved the movie Carrie!!! Great round up (:

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Chelsea! Carrie is such a good movie! Creepy for sure!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  6. Lucie wrote:

    I hate watching horror movies but I still watch them with my hand in front of my eyes haha. 🙂 I know Halloweentown and The Adams Family – I like this movie. I also recommend something from Tim Burton.

    Lucie http://www.inbluebox.com

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Lucie I love watching horror movies. There are some that will make me put my hands in front of my eyes. I grew up watching the Old Adams family re-runs.

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  7. I totally forgot to add Practical Magic when i was making my list. I LOVED that movie!

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Joules I love Practical Magic! I am a huge fan of Sandra Bullock.

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  8. Chel wrote:

    Have you seen the remake of Carrie? I liked it… wasn’t as good as the first one – but it still had some good acting. Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic are such a great movie to watch during this time. I also enjoy watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    I’m not really one that enjoys a lot of scary movies – but I do like a good scare every now and then.

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Chel I have seen the remake of Carrie. It was decent. The first one was hard to beat. I do both scary and non scary movies for Halloween.

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  9. Katie wrote:

    Hocus Pocus has always been a favorite of mine!! I think Halloweentown was maybe the other one that I really liked as a kid too. I am NOT a fan of scary movies though so only family friendly for this girl! 😉

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Katie it is one of my favorites as well! I have always loved scary movies. I do like non scary Halloween movies as well.

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  10. Sheila Jo wrote:

    Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown are my favorites from this list! I stay far away from the truly scary movies!

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Shelia Jo both are such great movies. I like a mixture of scary and non scary movies during Halloween.

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  11. Becky wrote:

    I’m going to see a live performance of Addams Family this weekend at a community theater – a fun way to celebrate Halloween!

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Becky that should be a lot of fun!!! I saw them on Broadway in New York a few years back and loved it!

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  12. Rachel wrote:

    So many good ones! I love Hocus Pocus and The Shining!

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Rachel! I love Hocus Pocus! I have not yet seen The Shining. I will have to watch it soon!

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  13. Jenny wrote:

    So many great movies here – I love them all!

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jenny!

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  14. Keating wrote:

    So many great movies here! I love so many of these, but I’ve completely failed at watching Halloween movies this year. I typically catch them all on cable when they’re on tv and binge watch them all day, but we have yet to get cable in our new home. Sooooo I haven’t watched a single one this year haha I’ll have to watch a few this weekend while my husband’s at work so I’m not a complete failure at Halloween.

    xo, Keating | Why Hello Lovely
    http://www.whyhellolovely.com

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Keating! I have been watching as many as I can this month. Last year I did not watch a lot. I know there are some good one’s on netflix as well. Hopefully you’ll get to watch some Halloween movies soon!

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  15. Lisa wrote:

    Oh my I forgot about Practical Magic!! Love that one. The Paranormal Activity movies freak me out but I still watch! I must get watching some of these movies again this weekend!

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I love Practical Magic Lisa. It’s such a good movie! I agree with you that the paranormal activity movies are a little creepy!

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  16. I love Halloween but I hate the scary movies, at least at night! I can maybe watch one during the day but at night no way! I will be up all night freaking out that I heard something downstairs.

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Ashley I understand girl! At least there are great non scary movies to watch during Halloween. 🙂

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  17. Trish wrote:

    Fun list! I especially like Practical Magic. It’s based on a book by Alice Hoffman, which is also a great read!

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Trish! Practical Magic is a great movie! I had seen that it was based on a book. I have not read it yet though!

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  18. Jasmine wrote:

    Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, Casper, and Halloweentown are a family favorite. I refuse to watch Paranormal Activity lol

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      After I watched Paranormal Activity I was completely freaked out. It takes a lot to freak me out with scary movies. I love a good family Halloween movie.

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  19. Hocus Pocus all the way! I never realized how much I loved that movie until now. It’s so good!

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Adriana I agree! I love Hocus Pocus. I just purchased the movie recently!

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  20. Libby wrote:

    This totally makes me want to have a halloween movie night! My husband and my’s first date was hanging out and watching halloween movies so I always love to do that each year. Our favorites are usually the saw movies 🙂

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Libby you should have a halloween movie night!!! They are always fun! I do enjoy the saw movies as well. 🙂

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  21. I love your choices! I am definitely a huge fan of Halloween movies ♥ Hocus Pocus is my all time favorite!

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You McKenzie!! I love watching Halloween movies as well! I just purchased Hocus Pocus for myself. 🙂

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  22. Nicole wrote:

    I totally forgot all about Casper the Friendly Ghost! I used to love watching that as a kid. My hubby and I were looking for a movie to watch Halloween night and I’m totally going pick a couple off of this list! Thanks for sharing<3

    xo Nicole
    http://www.damatoadventures.blogspot.com

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Nicole I also loved watching Casper when I was a kid. I also had a huge crush on Devin Sawa (who played Casper). I’ll be watching some Halloween movies this weekend as well. 🙂

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  23. Roxy wrote:

    With Halloween on a week day, nothing sounds better than a movie night. This is a great list of movies….I’ll have to stick to the less scary ones though. haha

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Roxy I agree that having a good movie night is always nice. I like a mixture of both scary and less scary movies. Hope you get your movie night. 🙂

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  24. Casey wrote:

    Great list…some fun, some scary! Carrie was really scary and paranormal activity…yeeks

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Casey. Carrie was extremely scary and paranormal activity….it had me a little on edge.

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  25. Bianca A. Nunez wrote:

    You have a good mix there! a few scary ones and some good family ones , I love the haunted mansion movie that Disney did , and a few summers ago I was able to ride the ride! lol much better than the movie!

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Bianca! I like a mixture of both scary and non scary movies. 🙂 The Haunted mansion is a cute movie as well. I have not been to Disney recently to ride on the ride. I bet it was a lot of fun!

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  26. A great list! Hocus Pocus is my fave!

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Brittany!! I love watching Hocus Pocus. I recently just bought it.

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  27. I LOVEE the craft!!! Hope it comes on tv this year!

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Mary The Craft is a really good movie! I haven’t watched it in awhile. I think it may be on Netflix…I could be wrong though.

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  28. Chrissy wrote:

    Love all of these! It’s just the perfect time for scary movies and our family really loves scary movies!

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Chrissy! I love a good scary movie as well.

      Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  29. Kaley wrote:

    How is Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin not on here!?!? ?

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Kaley that is another good movie to watch as well. 🙂

      Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  30. Ali wrote:

    This is a great list and nothing too scary on here – definitely gives me some good ideas for what to watch this weekend while we try to carve our pumpkin. 🙂

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Ali. I like a good mixture of Halloween movies. I hope you got to watch some over the weekend. 🙂

      Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  31. Christy F wrote:

    Hocus Pocus and Casper have always been my biggest favorites since my childhood! I like watching scarier movies nowadays for Halloween, but those will always be classics 🙂

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Christy mine as well! I love watching scary movies but I love watching the classics.

      Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  32. Zan Turner wrote:

    Hocus Pocus sounds funny – the name. I have seen bits and pieces of a few of these but not sure I’ve watched a full one.

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Zan Hocus Pocus is one of my favorite non scary Halloween movies to watch.

      Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  33. I’m all about the non-scary movies! I remember going on a Halloween date in high school and we watched What Lies Beneath. I think I closed my eyes for most of the movie…

    Posted 10.29.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Shani non scary Halloween movies can be fun as well. It’s been a long time since I have seen What Lies Beneath. I forgot about that movie!

      Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  34. Melanie wrote:

    Carrie, a nightmare on elm street, and the craft are three of my favorites of all time. Throw in the exorcist and I’m happy ?

    Posted 10.29.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Melanie they are such good movies! The exorcist is great as well!!

      Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  35. I feel like there are so many Halloween movies out there I haven’t watched before! I just watched Hocus Pocus last night to celebrate the holiday & last week I watched Freddy VS Jason. I’ve also been on a huge American Horror Story kick.

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Rachel there are so many movies I have not seen either. I watched the Halloween Marathon last night in between handing out candy. I’ve watched a few episodes of AHS and liked it.

      Posted 11.1.16 Reply