Top 5 Halloween Movies


Kristina Sanantonio, Reporter

There are many great horror and thriller movies in existence such as the Scream and Insidious franchises, but these are the top five movies surrounding the Halloween theme.

Halloweentown (1998) – In my opinion, Halloweentown is not only the best Halloween movie to ever be created but is also one of the best Disney movies too. This movie explores the life of a teenager named Marnie who finds out that she is a witch and is brought to the land of witches, skeletons, monsters also known as Halloweentown. Marnie, along with the help of her two younger siblings, goes on to save the town from an evil that is slowly taking over the town.

Monster House (2006) – This movie depicts the strange happenings that occur at a house with an elder resident. Across the street lives a young boy. The young boy and two of his friends decide to investigate and end up finding that the house is alive. The house is the elderly resident’s wife who passed away inside while they were building their home. In the end, the kids lay the woman to rest and she no longer possesses the home.

Beetlejuice (1988) – In the start of the movie, we see a young couple die only to come back to haunt their old home along with the new family that has just moved in. The couple try numerous times to spook the family, but to no prevail and end up befriending the teen daughter instead. The couple is then informed of someone by the name of Betelgeuse who can scare out the family in their home.

Hocus Pocus (1993) – Hocus Pocus is one of the most iconic Halloween movies for young adults and teens in the U.S. It is about three witches who come back to life in the present day from the days in which they were alive during the Salem Witch Trials. They set out to do evil things, so a group of kids aim to stop them.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – The Nightmare Before Christmas is another very iconic Halloween movie. Some may argue that this is a Christmas movie, some say it is both. This movie is about Jack Skellington, also known as “The Pumpkin King”. He gets tired of doing the same things for Halloween Town every year and wants to do something new. He then stumbles on Christmas Town and is absolutely taken with the joy that the holiday brings. Jack then attempts to take over Christmas that year along with the help of the townspeople, but the populace fears the gifts they receive. Jack’s plan fails but he is then encouraged to love Halloween again.