15 Of The Best Movies Set On Halloween


Much like winter, Halloween is coming – and we’re definitely excited for it. 

And whilst there are some very suitable horror films to watch on that glorious occasion, there’s just a certain charm about watching films set on Halloween whilst it’s Halloween.


So, for all you horror enthusiasts, we’ve listed 15 of the best movies set on Halloween below.

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1. Halloween (1978)


On Halloween 1963, a young boy murders his sister and is locked up inside a mental asylum for it. 15 years later, he returns to his town in order to wreak more havoc.

2. Donnie Darko (2001)

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After surviving a freak accident, a teenage boy begins to hallucinate conversations with a large man dressed in creepy rabbit suit.

3. Hocus Pocus (1993)


A teenager accidentally frees a coven of evil witches on Halloween and finds himself having to stop them from becoming immortal.

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town and finds himself enamoured by it.

As a result of this discovery, he concocts a plan to kidnap Santa Claws and take his place as a chilling Sandy Claws alternative.

5. Halloweentown (1998)


A young girl learns that she’s a witch and decides to save her town from an onslaught of evil supernatural beings on Halloween.

6. Boo (2005)


A group of students are trapped in a haunted hospital on Halloween and, needless to say, things don’t go so well for them.

7. Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)


A group of students are targeted by a family of inbred cannibals during a Halloween festival.

8. Trick r Treat (2007)


This film includes a series of interwoven stories based on the experiences of people who, on Halloween, find themselves terrorised by ghouls and goblins.

9. Night of the Demons (1988)


A group of teenagers throw a Halloween party at an open funeral parlour and decide to hold a seance for kicks.

Things get awkward when they actually end up raising the dead.

10. Idle Hands (1999)


A teenagers actual right hand gets possessed with a ghost holding murderous intent.

11. Satan’s Little Helper (2004)


A young boy gets angry when his older sister abandons him for her boyfriend on Halloween, so he decides to help a neighbour decorate his lawn with fake corpses for the occasion instead.

It turns out, however, that the corpses actually aren’t all that fake.

12. Casper (1995)


A very young Christina Ricci moves into a new (but very old) house with her father, and meets a friendly ghost named Casper.

Unfortunately, Casper also has three sneaky (and very dead) uncles too – and they’re an absolute hoot.

13. The Crow (1994)


A musician and his fiancée are murdered by a gang on the day before their wedding, set to take place on Halloween.

On the anniversary of his death, the musician rises from the dead and assumes the identity of a vigilante named ‘The Crow’. He goes after the gang who murdered him and his wife and makes them suffer a similar fate.

14. Abandoned Mine (2013)


A group of friends go on a fun trip for Halloween but end up getting trapped in an old, haunted mine instead.

15. All Hallows Eve (2013)


This one is for all you Pennywise fans out there.

A baby-sitter finds an old tape that has three tales recorded onto it, and, eventually, she discovers that they’re all linked to a murderous clown.

Which one of these will you be watching on Halloween? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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