Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995):
One of the best Halloween comedies to watch! Leslie Nielsen stars as Count Dracula in Mel Brooks’ comedic turn on the Bram Stoker classic, Dracula. With every Mel Brooks film, you know there will be more than one film reference!
Hocus Pocus (1993):
I mean, what’s a Halloween film list if Disney’s Hocus Pocus isn’t on it? 95% sure I had this film on my last Halloween post from 2016. If you haven’t seen this film, it is about three witches who are brought back to life in Salem, Massachusetts on a Halloween night. A young girl, two teenagers, and an immortal cat are left to the task of putting these witches back where they belong. The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy.
The Addams Family (1964, 1991, 1993, 1998-99):
I grew up watching The Addams Family, since the original television series that was released in 1964. I obviously watched the reruns when I was little from TV Land or Nick at Nite in the ’90s, but I was so fascinated by the show, and still am! When Fox Family released their version of The Addams Family that aired in 1998, I watched them- though they weren’t like the ’60s version. Then, I was introduced to the films! The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, and Addams Family Reunion. These films are great for the family staying in.
Two words: Michael Myers. Aside from Hocus Pocus, what’s Halloween without this cult classic of John Carpenter’s horror film? I will say that since this film was turned in to a massive franchise with numerous films behind it, nothing compares to the first Halloween. After escaping the mental hospital, Michael Myers returns to his hometown of Haddonfield to kill again.
The Exorcist (1973):
The film that had people literally sick to their stomachs and running out of theaters everywhere…William Peter Blatty’s novel, The Exorcist (directed by William Friedkin). f you haven’t read the novel, I greatly recommend this one! I am not normally creeped out by scary movies or novels, but this one is amazing. Story-line is of a young teenager who becomes possessed by an unknown entity. Her mother reaches out to two priests for help to save her child. Linda Blair, plays Regan, who is the child being possessed. The whole cast does so well in portraying Blatty’s novel.
Well, there you have it! Feel free to share down below in the comments on what your go-to Halloween films are!