It’s October, and you know what that means?! Pumpkin spiced lattes, scarves & hats have been dug out of the bottom of our wardrobes, and Halloween is on the horizon. If you are a total Halloween geek – the decorations will already be up and the pumpkins will be carved. The weather is getting colder and a lot of us just want to curl up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate and our favourite Halloween films. So, here are the best Halloween spooky movies recommended by our team of Poptoppers 👻
The Best Halloween Movies
Silent Hill (2006)
After numerous dangerous sleepwalking episodes, Rose and Chris take their adopted daughter to the ghost town that she speaks about in her sleep. When Rose realises her daughter is missing, she searches through the nightmarish town to find her daughter and uncover her twisted past.
‘I like it because it explores the entity of evil and where it comes from through events and actions. It is also based on my favourite video game that I used to play, which is really scary!’ – Eugene, CEO
The Craft (1996)
A new girl joins the school and is taken in by a group of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, they show her that their magic capabilities are limitless and together they can curse those who have angered them.
‘The craft is a highly underrated Halloween film in my eyes. Admittedly I watched this film when I was way younger than the recommended age, and certain scenes did scare me .. BUT overall it just made me want to be in high school and make friends with some awesome witches. What’s not to love? Also, Fairuza Balk is always a ‘yay’ in my eyes.’ – Paige, Head of Client Experience
A young ghost called Casper haunts a mansion in Maine. When a specialist moves in to communicate with the ghosts that live there, Casper falls in love with his daughter, Kat, which puts them into a complicated situation.
“Casper reminds me of my childhood as I use to watch this all year round – my favourite character is Fatso” – James, Supplier Success Manager
A failing true-crime writer and his family move into a house where some horrific murders previously took place. He finds snuff videos in the houses attic, and as he goes deeper into his research, things take a turn for the worst.
‘I am a big fan of the supernatural horror film genre, so Sinister has to be my favourite, because it is actually really scary!’ – Stan, SEO
When a new family moves into the home of a deceased couple, Adam and Barbara, they try to scare them away, but quickly become a source of entertainment and income for the family. The ghost couple calls on Beetlejuice to help them, but he has more in store than just assistance.
This one is not too scary so it is perfect for those who are not massive horror fans, like myself. It has some iconic scenes and is a definite must watch for Halloween!’ – Anita, Financial Director
Hocus Pocus (1993)
After moving to Salem, Max explores an abandoned house with two other friends. After he accidentally frees a coven of evil witches, the gang must stop the witches from becoming immortal with the help of a magic cat.
‘Hocus Pocus is my favourite film because it reminds me of my childhood and fantasizes all the scary stories I got told about witches when I was kid. It’s about the most I can handle on my degree of scare tolerance (I hate horror films) and ‘I put a spell on you’ was a banger’’ – Laurel, Client Support Manager
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Trish and her brother Darry make a horrific discovery in an abandoned church on the way home from college. Their usual drive back to their hometown becomes a fight for their lives as they find themselves prey to a horrific and unstoppable force.
‘It was the first sort of horror film that I watched and when I was around 13 I snuck downstairs in the middle of the night to watch it, so my mum didn’t know’ – Jacob, Supplier Support Manager
A year after her mother’s death, Sidney is threatened by a ghostfaced killer that has been murdering some of her classmates. But who is committing these horrific slashings? It is up to tabloid Journalist Gale Weathers to uncover the truth about the killings.
‘The Scream Franchise is one of my favourites because of the ghostface, and also because it’s simple, nostalgic and satirical about their own movie genre.’ – Abi, Supplier Support
After her mother dies, Annie Graham and her family begin to learn secrets about their roots and must try and escape the sinister route carved out for their future. To cope, all family members spiral in different directions, but this only catalyses their demise.
‘This film is so shocking! I only watched it recently, and it has stuck in my mind ever since. I often feel like some horror films are repetitive, or follow similar storylines but this is something that has never been done before and left me completely gobsmacked and horrified. Check this one out!’ – Tasha, Client Support
Ring / Ringu (1998)
Based on the novel by Kôji Suzuki, this film tells the story of Reiko and Ryuji, a separated couple exploring a series of murders which seem to be linked to a mysterious videotape. But things take a turn for the worse when Reiko watches the film and is told of her impending death.
‘Still scary and still relevant, the original Japanese version of the ring is far scarier than the remake and should definitely be watched in the daytime, with the lights on and all doors locked. If your TV static starts – Run.’ – Kate, HR
A couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural village in time for the infamous midsommar festival. What begins as a way to relax and explore other cultures quickly develops into a number of bizarre and violent traditions.
‘I love the director of this movie, Ari Aster, he goes beyond jump scares and plays with people’s emotions so well. Watch this ‘sunny’ horror and you will understand what I mean’ – Daria, Supplier Support
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