Halloween is coming in less than two weeks. It will be here next weekend so it's only natural to start preparing, yes? With that said, we have come up with 10 of the best movies for Halloween. They may not have all been made specifically for the spooky holiday but they sure are good to watch during that time. What do you prefer? Chick flicks, teen slasher films, psychological thrillers or family-friendly?
Dark Shadows: There's going to be a lot of Johnny Depp in this post. I feel like I should give off a warning now. It took me far too long to finally see this movie in full but once I did, I loved it. Johnny Depp is amazing as always and Michelle Pfeiffer is freaking phenomenal.
Hocus Pocus: this is probably the best Halloween movie to ever be made. Everyone loves it, I can't resist it and you can't avoid it as you're closing in on the 31st. I have almost every single line to the movie memorized and I've even been tempted to leave my house on Halloween to dress up as one of the Sanderson sisters.
I Know What You Did Last Summer: One of the favorite teen slasher movies from the 90s, this film has everyone you love in the cast and all but two of them get killed off, one of them being freaking Buffy! I love this movie because it's scary without being over the top gory. I jump plenty but I'm a baby. I haven't seen the second movie because I don't want it to ruin the first one. This is a classic though. Everyone should see it at least once.
Practical Magic: The ultimate Halloween chick flick, Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock star in this epic 90s movie about two sisters who are witches and have some seriously bad luck. It's a feel good Halloween movie and the girls kick some d-bag ass which is always a thumbs up.
Secret Window: This psychological thriller gets me every single time. Johnny Depp (again) plays a writer who is being hunted by someone who seemingly wants to kill him. Little does everyone know, the plot twist at the end will give you a serious case of the creeps.
Shutter Island: One of my favorite Martin Scorsese/Leonardo DiCaprio collaborations, this film takes mental institutions to another level. I prefer psychological thrillers to slasher films because it's not about grossing people out with blood and gore. It messes with your mind using plot twists and surprises. If it makes you think and successfully has you sleeping with the lights on, that is a good movie.
Sleepy Hollow: Johnny Depp is brilliant in honestly every movie he's in. I'm always amazed by his performances. He brings a new dimension to Ichabod Crane in this weird, creepy version of the tale of the headless horseman. Christina Ricci also stars in this movie as the damsel in distress...much different from Wednesday in The Addam Family which I will get to next.
The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values: I don't know which I love more, the first or second movie. They're equally hilarious in a ridiculous way at times and how can you not love Wednesday Addams. Anjelica Houston is genius as Morticia Addams. In fact, the entire cast seems like they were born for these roles. I'd love for them to do a new movie with Wednesday all grown up. I feel like Christina Ricci would bring it big time for that role.
The Butterfly Effect: I remember seeing this movie by renting it at a Blockbuster. Remember when those existed? This movie shows a completely different side to Ashton Kutcher's acting abilities. It's a serious mind trip but definitely worth watching if you're not into the limb removal type movies.
Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride: Tim Burton is genius. I honestly love him and love his work. I've sadly never seen The Nightmare Before Christmas but it is on my list for this season. I love this movie because it's creepy and not at the same time. It's an interesting combination and...again...Johnny Depp. How can you not?