Halloween Movies That Take You Back to Your Childhood


It’s officially October 31st! Happy Halloween! We’re feeling major nostalgia rewatching some of these Halloween classics. Fall just wouldn’t be the same without them! All the major Halloween feels are about to come your way… Lets get spooky!

Coraline (2009)


Be careful what you wish for, warns this sinister movie adapted from the 2002 children’s book. From the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, a young girl named Coraline discovers an eerie secret about a parallel universe that turns out to be even more dangerous than expected.

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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Drama and hilarity ensues when a human discovers Dracula’s faraway resort for monsters and other mythical creatures.

Double, Double, Toil & Trouble (2003)


The Olsen twins star in this Halloween flick. The plot: The family business is losing money and they’re at risk of losing their home, until the twins use a little magic to save it! Gotta love the Olsen twins.

Corpse Bride (2005)


This Oscar nominated movie follows a young man’s accidental marriage to a ghost in Tim Burton’s characteristically dark and silly style.

Halloween Town (2004)


Classic! As all ’90s kids will attest, Disney Channel Original Movies do it best when it comes to Halloween — and this one starring the late, great Debbie Reynolds is no exception.

Toy Story of Terror (2014)


When Mr. Potato Head goes missing at a roadside motel, Andy and the rest of the toys go on a spooky and mysterious adventure to find their friend.

E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)


More sweet than scary, this ’80s classic about an alien who finds himself far from home was one of Drew Barrymore’s first starring roles.

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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Eddie Murphy stars in this film adaptation of the popular Disney World ride.

Young Frankenstein (1947)

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Routinely named one of the funniest movies of all time, Mel Brooks’ over-the-top comedy still stands up.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1933)

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Another Tim Burton creation makes the list. Finally, we know what happens when you mix the two biggest holidays of the year together.

The Little Vampire (2005)

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A clan of friendly vampires befriends a California kid, played by Jonathan Lipnicki, in the hopes that he can make them human again in this family comedy.

Beetlejuice (1988)


Another one of Tim Burton’s masterpieces, this zany film is about a dead couple who hires a fellow ghost to help rid their home of its new (living) residents.

Monster House (2006)

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When three friends discover that their neighbor’s house is a living, breathing monster, they have to figure out how to stop it before the neighborhood goes to hell.

Twitches (2005)


It’s your classic separated-at-birth story, featuring everyone’s favorite twin sisters, Tia and Tamera Mowry. The twist here? They both have supernatural powers and must discover that they are, of course, stronger together.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

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It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! We really can’t resist Bette Midler as the ringleader of this wicked trio of witches. Set in Salem, this film can also teach your kids a thing or two about the history of the Salem witch trials.

The Adams Family (1991)

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Featuring an all-star cast (Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christina Ricci — just to name a few), this film update of the iconic TV show exceeds all expectations. Your kids will probably love Cousin It just as much as we do.

Casper (1995)


Ricci (who was basically the It Girl of vintage ghoul movies as a kid) stars as Kathleen Harvey, the daughter of ghost therapist Dr. James Harvey. She’s recruited by the friendliest ghost of all time to help him handle some unfinished business.

Ghost Busters (1988)

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A group of parapsychologists who end up saving the world from — you guessed it — ghosts will leave you wanting to call them if there’s something strange in the neighborhood.

The Mummy and The Mummy Returns (1999, 2001)

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A mummy coming back to life is always scary, especially one that has to kill in order to get his human body back. The film’s special effects aren’t too shabby either.

What’s your favorite Halloween Movie?



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