It’s officially time to pull off your finest Dance of Death, cut up pumpkins and bust your teeth with Halloween candy . Most importantly, this time of year is the time to get in the mood for the horror (and sometimes the fun) with Halloween movies ! 🎃

The worry? The choice is huge and sometimes you don’t even know where to start or which film to choose… But don’t panic! Skull World is here to accompany you on your quest to break a sweat and guide you through this mass   of October horror movies . The whole team got together to bring you a real Top 50 must-see movies by  October 31st!

Let’s start our list of the best movies for Halloween right now.


Complete your Halloween by wearing a “”skull mask””.

Film #50: Die Addams Family (1991)

Bringing great energy  to a film that would also be perfect for children is Gothic Black an achievement for which Barry Sonnenfeld undoubtedly earned his Oscar. The first film about a spooky family living their best life in modern America, with characters that are as odd as they are bizarre. Perfect for a successful Halloween. 

Family Adams

Movie #49: The Army of Darkness (1992)

The third part  of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy  takes on almost all of the horror of the previous two films and is completely based on the absurdity of the Three Stooges. Endless and inspiring is the adventure of Bruce Campbell, who is so untrustworthy against hordes of the  walking dead  that it’s hard to believe a major studio brought him to theaters. 🧟

Movie army of darkness

Film #48 : Beetlejuice (1988)

Keaton (the main character) is transformed into some kind of hideous yet very charming exorcist… The old Beetleboy offers his services to the recently deceased Maitlands, who find their home now occupied by the Deetzees. And gothic icon Lydia quickly becomes a fast ally of the Maitlands and begins campaigning to get her family out of the seemingly haunted house. Beetlejuice is quite an incredible first film directed by Tim Burton . Must see if you’re gothic!

Film Beetlejuice

Movie #47: Dracula (1992)

Few horror films are as rich and deeply romantic as Bram Stoker’s Dracula . This film was the launch pad for prestigious big budget horror films. From the incredible makeup effects, the optical effects that Coppola wanted to achieve using ancient techniques, to the costumes by Eiko Ishioka that are still fashionable today. Right down to the brilliantly edited soundtrack. This film, which is halfway between bloodbath and scavenging,… 🩸

Gary Oldman as the vampire and Anthony Hopkins as Van Helsing are consistently excellent. Best viewed in complete darkness!

Movie Dracula

Film #46: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

The performance of Kristy Swanson in her role as a teenager involved in killing  vampires  is so hot! The film has nothing to do with the series that we all know (although the concept was carried over) because it is very well done. Both gore and hilarious, it’s one of those movies to watch for a Halloween worthy. 🧛

Film Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Movie #45: The Blair Witch Project (1999)

It’s hard to believe that a film starring three then-unknown characters would become one of the biggest films of 1999. With a budget of €60,000 and a turnover of almost €140.5 million, it was a box-office hit. Blair Witch Project knows how to dig deep into your head and then attack you.

It’s the story of three college students who travel to a Maryland town to learn about (and possibly live) the local legend of the Blair Witch. The idea quickly evolves into  a terrifying  survival story. There are no special effects, no flashy gadgets, just shaky camera footage of three adults slowly losing their minds while a hundred-year-old witch chases them in the dark…

Blair Witch Project

Film #44: Casper (1995)

A blend of horror, drama and comedy, Casper is the perfect film to keep kids entertained with  Halloween shivers  and their millennial parents completely depressed with the eerie story of Casper. 👻

The film’s father-daughter duo become embroiled with the spoiled heiress of a run-down mansion inhabited by Casper and the ghost’s three horrid uncles. Casper and his uncles have been trapped in the mansion since their early deaths and it is Dr. Harvey’s job of exorcising them there. As Harvey does so, Kat and Casper become close friends (and lovers). Casper is a wonderful journey into the past.


Film #43 : Conjuring (2013)

Sometimes, in order to move forward, you have to go backwards. Based on a true story, The Conjuring is there to tell you in a subtly classy yet muscular way that life can be over very quickly. A haunted house shiver, a little blood, and it’s done. This is one of those horror movies that you want to watch over and over again. 🔪

Film Conjuring

Film #42 : Coraline (2009)

In our opinion, Coraline is the scariest animated film for children out there. These goggle-eyed otherworldly people can instill fear in even the most sensitive of adults. This film offers us revolutionary animations. Coraline is beautifully and stylishly implemented. A film inspired by the dark novel  Fantastic  by Neil Gaiman to build an immersive and bewildering parallel world. 😵

It’s the story of a young girl who discovers a gateway to another world in which she finds an idealized version of her life… But eerie and strange connotations are added, and as Coraline realizes they’re stuck in that world forever could, she has to fight to get out of it.

Film Coraline

Film #41 : The Craft (1996)

The arrival of a new girl at a Catholic preparatory school leads a young girl down strange and wonderful paths. ’90s icons Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True make up the quartet of high schoolers who take center stage in this teen film with a touch of fantasy. And they live on as one of the groups of   sorcières  most powerful films in cinematic history. 🎥

The Craft mixes a traditional high school story with its various teenage dramas. A handsome boy who turns out to be a snake, the pretty blonde who is actually a thug, strangers who want to regain their powers in the supernatural. In short: Watch now!

Film The Craft

Film #40 : The Crow (1994)

The Crow is technically the very first movie you should watch on Halloween. It actually takes place on the eve of the festival, October 30th (the night of  Diablo ). We highly recommend checking it out that night so you can start the party on a high note. 😉.

Based on the violent yet poetic comic book by James O’Barr, the  gothic action film  follows a musician who is murdered along with his fiancée. He is brought back to life a year later by a mystical raven to avenge her death and “make right the mistakes”.

Film The Crow

Film #39 : Creepshow (1982)

Directed by the great George Romero from an original screenplay by Stephen King himself, the 1982 horror anthology  Creepshow is a true masterpiece. It’s full of strange spirits willing to be very stupid to achieve their goal. The result is a film that feels like sitting around a campfire telling spooky stories.


Movie #38 : Dracula (1931)

Upon its release on February 14, 1931, Universal Dracula redefined romance and is a classic to watch. Dracula  is one of the great fathers of horror films. Lugosi’s portrayal as the immortal bloodsucker from Transylvania may seem picturesque these days, but he’s an inspiration for generations of dracs to follow in his footsteps. 🧛♂️

The calm, cool, collected and, dare we say, sexy Dracula you see in the 1931 movie is one of the biggest and best reasons to buy this 1931 est l’une des plus grandes et des meilleures raisons de discover ce  classique d’Halloween and as quickly as possible. No, you might not get the creeps by 1931 horror standards, but we guarantee you’ll get chills!

Dracula 1931

Film #37 : The Faculty (1998)

« We don’t need education! » The film follows a group of marginalized high school students who discover their teachers are being controlled by parasites and attempt to infect the entire student body. College made Josh Hartnett a star that led him to his role as Elijah Wood in Sin City . Director Robert Rodriguez has always been a magnet for talent and the Staff Room is filled with stars from Jon Stewart and Salma Hayek to Robert Patrick, Piper Laurie and Bebe Neuwirth.

Film Faculty

Film #36 : Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night is the kind of gem that adults still watch late in 2020 without parental permission. Teenage horror fanatic Charley Brewster finds out his new neighbor Jerry Dandridge is a vampire and turns to Peter Vincent, the host of an old  horror show, to stop him. 🦹

The macabre of Fright Night is conveyed through the endless fun of history’s spookiest makeups and special effects. Green goo, giant bats, fanged mouth make-up… It’s all a love letter to horror, written with the tip of a bloodstained stake.

Fright Night

Film #35 : The Frighteners (1996)

The Frighteners was co-written and directed by one of the directors of The Lord of the Rings, who created a completely wacky and original new take on the  ghost film . In The Frighteners, Michael J. Fox plays a lowly ghostbuster in league with the ghosts he’s supposed to get rid of. 🆘

The Frighteners is great, not only in terms of storytelling, but thanks to Jackson and his willingness to experiment with cutting-edge special effects.

Film The Frighteners

Film #34: Ginger Snaps (2000)

Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle play inseparable teenage sisters Bridgette and Ginger, a duo who share a 000)  fascination with death . But when Ginger is attacked by a terrifying creature on the day of her first period, she suddenly begins to change and question the once-unbreakable bond between the sisters in a gory and bestial tale of self-discovery during puberty. 🧐

This is one of the best  werewolf movies  ever made, and Ginger’s transformation into a wolf is really a highlight before she heads to the neighborhood Halloween party, hairy and angry.

Ginger Snaps

Film #33 : Goosebumps (2015)

The Goosebumps movie is way better than what we expected prior to its release. It’s a really great Halloween masterpiece for the whole family. In the film, Stine is the keeper of his heart  -breaking, goose bumps stories that can be brought to life if opened in the right way. That’s exactly the case, and it’s up to Stine’s neighboring teenager and his friends to help collect the monsters from Stine’s books and put them back in their place before they destroy the town. 🌃

It’s a classic tale of “monster madness,” but director Rob Letterman brings a refreshing sense of adventure and a touch of darkness to give the story a truly cinematic dimension.


Film #32 : The Guest (2014)

Director Adam Wingard ‘s stunning  thriller  is a must-see if you haven’t already! Dan Stevens practically emerges from the screen as the perfect soldier who plans to visit the family of a fallen comrade. However, trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes. 😶

Movie currently on Netflix!

The Guest film

Film #31 : Halloween (1978)

John Carpenter’s film Halloween brought horror to the suburbs in a way the public had never experienced before. The simple story of a babysitter being terrorized by a murderous lunatic is unique. Serial killer Michael Myers stalks Jamie Lee Curtis through the streets of Haddonfield for almost half of the film before committing his first murder. 💀

This is one of the scariest movies to watch on Halloween. The last thirty minutes of the  movie “Halloween”  is among the longest of any movie you’ve ever seen, and the ending is one that makes you contemplate shoving heavy furniture in front of your bedroom door before falling asleep with the lights on… 

Are you organizing a Halloween party? Decorate your table with “”skull glasses”” !

Film #30 : Halloween III (1982)

Long maligned and so badly received that it nearly stopped the Halloween franchise,  Halloween III: Season of the Witch   is a fully canon Halloween film. Few things can match the imposing physique and soulless face of Michael Myers, but as far as iconic imagery goes, Halloween III is absolutely brilliant. Halloween III is a very entertaining horror movie with memorable murders and a lot of spooky atmosphere.

Halloween 3

Film #29 : Halloween (2018)

The fresh blood that went into this project is Dantesque! It’s not really a sequel to the 1980/90s movies, and it’s almost for the better. In this release, Laurie Strode, an old lady, is a survivor living in the middle of nowhere who has spent the last 40 years preparing for a new confrontation with  black man  killer Michael Myers. When he escapes from the asylum he’s being held in (on Halloween), all hell breaks loose… 😫

This Halloween here is bound to be an instant favourite. The directors are already working on a sequel, which would give us an incredible trilogy.

Halloween 2018

Film #28 : Halloweentown (1998)

A spooky Halloween isn’t really spooky without Halloweentown. The Disney Channel original film premiered in 1998 and was never remembered by an entire generation. The story follows a 13-year-old girl and her two younger siblings who find out that both her mother and grandmother are witches. Also, her grandmother lives in a magical place called Halloweentown, where witches, vampires and   monsters  of all kinds live together in harmony. 😏

The action takes place in Halloweentown, where citizens are reported missing and it’s up to this young girl and her family to clear things up. If you’re looking for subtlety or grand art, you won’t find it here, but you will find a spirit all your own!


Film #27 : Hellraiser (1987)

No matter how many times you watch it, you’ll never really be prepared for just how bizarre Hellraiser is. Written and directed by horror legend Clive Barker , based on his short story The Hellbound Heart, the 1987 film reveals Frank’s longings. He’s a man in search of extreme sensual experiences who comes across a legendary book by sadomasochists. 🔞

Barker’s great strength here is his way of embracing the duality of pain and pleasure, religion and perversion, beauty and cruelty… angels for some, demons for others…


Film #26 : Hell House LLC (2015)

Since The Blair Witch Project hit theaters, there hasn’t been a horror subgenre  whose production has been more inconsistent than the imagery in this film. Hell House LLC is one of those movies that you definitely shouldn’t watch alone. 😩

The film follows a group of friends who turn the abandoned hotel « Abbadon » into a haunted house. The key to the film is that it shows you right at the start that something terrible happened on opening night and then reverses back to show the trail, lending a heavy sense of doom as the evening unfolds. It’s also far more subtle in its terror than many of the films mentioned above.

Hell House llc

Movie #25: Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Hotel Transylvania is a great option if you’re looking for a Halloween movie for everyone. The concept of this hotel means that all sorts of terrible things that happen at night happen – in a hotel! 🏣

The love story that is at the heart of the film, between Dracula’s daughter and a person she falls in love with because of it, is both heartwarming and hilarious. Created by Sony Pictures Animation, the animation pushes the expressiveness of the characters to a delightfully cartoonish extreme. Without becoming too intense for young viewers.

Hotel Transilvania

Film #24 : The Houses October Built (2014)

Haunted houses are pretty scary. But showing them off in all their glory, like The Houses October Built does, is enough to keep you from never going outside again at night. The 2014 film follows a group of friends as they travel across the United States in October hoping to find the  haunted house  that inspires the greatest fears imaginable. 😲

The group becomes obsessed with the idea of ​​finding a haunted house run by an obscure group known as the Blue Skeleton after listening to a legend about a haunted house employee. The group of friends doesn’t need to go looking for the Blue Skeleton because it realizes it’s being hunted and starts hunting (against their will) the sensation-seekers.

There’s always a sense of someone watching you in this movie, which is very distressing (and sharp). If you like movies that make viewers nervous, then this is the movie for you!

The Houses Built October

Film #23 : Invisible Man (2020)

The Invisible Man is such a powerful film! Elisabeth Moss delivers the performance of her career. Instead of selling us a classic story with a monstrous anti-hero who has to justify his literally victim-oriented decisions, the story focuses on the victim. 🥶

This gives the film something atypical. As you sit on your sofa and scream with delight at the many surprising locations in this film, the main character is going through a hard time. Must see!

Invisible Man 2020

Film #22 : The Mist (2007)

The third of the Stephen King film adaptations by director Frank Darabont, The Mist is undoubtedly one of   auteur cinema ‘s finest horror films . A small town caught in a mysterious fog containing hordes of strange animals, forcing a group of survivors to barricade themselves in a supermarket. ❌

The Mist is incredibly intense, genuinely horrific and indulges in the most unforgettable ending ever. If you have access to the en version  black and white   (the original vision), we recommend you watch it to access this 50’s atmosphere.Film The Mist

Film #21 : The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

In short, The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the best animated films ever made. Director Henry Selick and producer Tim Burton collaborated on this  macabre masterpiece  starring Jack Skellington. He is the king of the city of Halloween, which is obsessed with Christmas. He quickly sends the young, mischievous trio of Lock, Stock and Barrel to kidnap “Sandy Claws”. But they quickly betray him, instead handing Santa over to the evil Oogie Boogie and forcing Jack to save his new favorite holiday. 🎉

Film Nightmare Before Christmas

Movie #20: Claws of the Night (1984)

The fear in this film comes mostly from the surreal terror of the main character’s nightmares. There are some really wild and sometimes gory images. Talons of the Night is worth watching just to see Johnny Depp in a very different role from the one he’s played since the 2000s. This film from the 80s is a classic in the history of cinema in the truest sense of the word.

The claws of the night

Film #19 : A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 (1987)

For many people, this film is their first love of horror. If you’re looking for a spooky Halloween slumber party, look no further! The  Elmstrasse Nightmare franchise  is one of the craziest and most entertaining icons of the slasher series. And we applaud Robert Englund’s performance as a slasher with his spattered hands. 💉

The story takes place in a psychiatric hospital, where the now adult Nancy is instructed in dream therapy. A new group of teenagers, with the help of their therapist, take on Freddy in their dreams. The killings are wild, imaginative, and sometimes deeply gruesome…

Elm Street 3 film

Film #18 : Paranormal Activity (2007)

A story about a haunted house reveals more  demonic  as we review the recovered footage of Micah and Katie, a young couple living in suburban California. Micah is excited about the idea of ​​living with a ghost and buys a sophisticated camera with all the bells and alarms there can be to prove it. Wary, Katie follows Micah’s plan for the time being, until it is revealed that the ghost schedules its visits late at night when the couple is sleeping. Most importantly, the ghost may have a closer connection to Katie than we initially think… 👻

Paranormal Activity is a scary movie and a classic for anyone who is a horror fan. It’s hard to deny that the special effects that bring Katie’s demon to life are still effective, despite the great strides made in this area in recent years.

Paranormal Activity

Film #17 : ParaNorman (2012)

If you’re looking for a gentler, simpler, and downright heartwarming film, ParaNorman is your animated oasis. This movie is about acceptance, self-love and a little bit dark. It is the  horror film for children  par excellence. Norman, a young foreigner from Massachusetts, can talk to spirits, including his deceased grandmother’s spirit. 👵

While much of his family doesn’t understand or actively denigrate his strange power, his eccentric great-uncle insists his power is the key to saving the town from a terribly supernatural fate. What happens next is unpredictable, incredibly funny and absolutely touching. It teaches so many lessons about the horrors of life while also providing some spooky backdrops.


Film #16 : Planet Terror (2007)

Planet Terror is a film that will appeal to a wide audience. He offers us a series of devilishly funny horror and comedy gags. Anchored in a refreshing and liberating tale of powerful women breaking free from the clutches of melodramatically oppressive patriarchal figures in the midst of a great zombie epidemic. 🧟

This is undoubtedly one of the most impressive of these films precisely because it is so trashy and seedy. There’s a sequence starring Bruce Willis that’s absolutely hot. If you like this kind of atmosphere, get on your spaceship on planet Terror as soon as possible.

Planet Terror

Film #15 : Ready or Not (2019)

This film will soon become a cult film, although it has only been in theaters for about a year. Samara Weaving delivers a first class horror show that deserves to be celebrated for years to come. Ready or Not is a wonderfully grotesque thriller filled with unforgettable things. It is one of those films that grips you from the first moment. 🕯

Ready or Not (2019)

Movie #14: Return of the Undead (1985)

In keeping with the platonic ideal of a  horror comedy , Return of the Living Dead will bring you a fun yet terrifying time on Halloween. It’s a zombie film with a glam-rock style (a bit weird). It’s full of devilishly gross special effects, gags, and a bunch of youngsters who make you feel like they’re getting into too much trouble for you to go roaming with. 🤨

It’s an explosion of images, a chaotic and fun bubble of energy. It’s one of those iconic and fun classics to watch on Halloween night!! 

Zombie fanatic? Wear this t-shirt for a successful Halloween.

Film #13 : Saw (2004)

Saw is truly a masterpiece of a different kind. It’s more than just a movie, it’s a brilliant jigsaw puzzle of scenes. This film rivals  The Sixth Sense  for twisted endings. This first film of the saga is the classic not to be missed. 🔨

The first scene starts with two guys waking up chained in a big bathroom where one has to kill the other or their own family will die. What Saw did was create a new  horror icon , which is a lot easier said than done… Saw simply deserved a spot in the Hall of Fame, in our opinion, for doing something horror hasn’t done in almost a decade : to surprise people.

Film Saw

Film #12 : Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

There are few films that make the connection between fun and scary like scary stories to tell in the dark can. Based on the children’s book of the same name, the film, produced by Guillermo del Toro, takes place in a small town in Pennsylvania in 1968,  Halloween night . 🎃

Three teenage friends are at the center of the story. There are some truly spooky moments, but nothing quite as  gory  as many of the films we’ve already reviewed in this ranking. The film also doesn’t shy away from touching on disturbing themes, which isn’t particularly appropriate for younger children.

Film Scary story to tell in the dark

Movie #11 : Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)

The popular Scooby and his gang of indiscreet friends had a real series of good episodes after the release of Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. The film takes Scooby and his gang to a remote Louisiana plantation, where their investigations lead them to a cat cult that brings the dead back to life. 🐱

Supernatural elements make  Zombie Island  Scooby an ideal movie for Halloween. A film that adults and children can watch together to spend quality family time.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

Film #10 : Scream (1996)

The film by Wes Craven is really worth seeing every year at the Oktoberfest. Ghostface (the villain of the story) has a certain playfulness and likes to taunt his potential victims with trivia questions. ❓

Scream  redefined the horror genre for a generation, thanks to a gripping mythology, interesting characters, and a fantastic cast that included Jamie Kennedy as a stand-in for the “know-it-all” audience.

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Film #9 : Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun of the Dead is the triumph of an incredible cast (Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, and many others) and one of the most canonical and intelligent screenplays ever written. ✍️

This movie can be classified into «  Horror-Comedy  » which showcases the best qualities of both genres. In plain language: You will laugh as much as you will be scared. And that is sometimes the ideal combination for a successful evening!

Shaun of the dead

Film #8 : Silent Hill (2006)

Very few films have evoked a sense of oppressive menace and fear quite like Silent Hill, and you’ll understand when you watch it: nightmares don’t have to have meaning to be spooky…watching Silent Hill is like walking into your nightmares in a haunted house, all while at the end of the evening. hell  😈

Riddled with disturbing images, Silent Hill creates an atmospheric fear that spreads like a dense fog in your living room, completely engulfing you by the end of the evening.e successful!

Silent Hill film

Film #7 : Sixth Sense (1999)

The Sixth Sense is a powerful and obsessive horror film. The 1999 feature film is M. Night Shyamalan’s great prison break and marks the horror debut of lead actor Bruce Willis. The Sixth Sense  (English language version) is a work that rubs salt in the wound with its flawless screenplay and strange dialogue. 🤔

The story begins with a child psychologist (Willis) immersed in his new patient’s supposed delusions before it quickly devolves into a deeply disturbing ghost story. It’s hard to believe it’s a child, the young girl plays her role so perfectly. Likewise, it’s always nice to see Willis ready to push his limits, and The Sixth Sense is no exception.

Sixth Sense

Film #6 : Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow remains a Halloween movie to watch every year without even questioning it. Burton is the perfect director to tackle the story of a shy man who must face his fears as he confronts the Headless Horseman terrorizing the peaceful Hudson Valley hamlet of Sleepy Hollow.

Ichabod (played by Johnny Depp) is a police officer assigned to investigate a series of murders in the city. Science encounters the supernatural as Ichabod investigates the murders and the  witchcraft  that make them possible.

Sleepy Hollow

Film #5 : The Witch (2015)

Director Robert Eggers’ first feature film, The Witch, is what we would call a “new classic.” The Witch hit theaters in 2015 and quickly became a gem of the movie world. He gained notoriety and notoriety for the somewhat conceptual way in which he chose to tell his particularly spooky story. 👺 The witch is very charismatic due to her clothing and makeup, which are thought out down to the smallest detail. Eggers’ film is also responsible for introducing Anya Taylor-Joy to the world public.

The Witch follows a family living in New England in the 1600s. Her life is quickly torn apart by the evil forces hiding in the woods next to her estate. The family, already battered by a harsh winter and outcast because of their religious zeal, begins to turn against each other as their fortunes begin to dwindle. The eldest daughter Thomasin is identified by her parents as the cause of the problem. But the little one will certainly not put up with that…

Film The Witch

Movie #4 : Thirteen Ghosts (2001)

In 2001, a bold, daring, and chaotic horror film  hit theaters . In particular, it offers the (now iconic) visual shock of a man being split in half by sliding doors. But what kind of movie is this? Of course there are 13 Ghosts!

Ce culte mélange la fantasy et l’horreur sanglante dans a histoire sauvage et effrénée. The impossibly luxurious home of Uncle Cyrus, a shadowy, sensationalist man with a penchant for the occult. The critics, as well as some allies, quickly realize that Cyrus has gifted his family with a time bomb of ghosts trapped in various rooms that appear at any moment to terrorize them. 👻

Do you like houses associated with ancient curses? Then 13 Ghosts is the Halloween movie  you need. Do you like strange machines that control a tentacle-like estate and slowly turn a loving family into a bunch of terrified, submissive wimps? Then “13 Ghosts” is the right Halloween movie for you.

13 ghosts

Film #3 : Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Each image in Trick ‘r Treat is in some way a definition of the spirit of Halloween. Each setting is a master class. Inspired by an obvious and genuine obsession  with Halloween traditions, trophies and les cultural beliefs,  Michael Dougherty has created a brilliant horror anthology. 🤐

Trick ‘r Treat explores our obsessions with parties, costumes and candy and roots each of these elements in a spooky story. And to top it all off, Dougherty brought us in Sam (as in Samhain) one of the few horror icons of the 21st century, the incarnate ghost of all Halloweens who could come for you if you let these traditions perish.

Trick Treat

Film #2 : US (2019)

Jordan Peele could have been resting on his laurels after directing Get Out, the huge hit and Oscar-winning film that launched him as the new face of socially relevant genre storytelling. But instead he’s made a sequel that’s even bigger, more complicated, and even better than his incredible first installment. 🤤

We are dealing with a family who are confronted in their beach house with their « Tethered », a group of  disfigured doppelgangers  living underground. What was billed as a fairly basic (albeit slightly supernatural) home invasion thriller turned out to be an epic horror. Slightly more opaque than Get Out, Us leaves more room for the imagination.

Film Us

Movie #1: Vampires in All Intimacy (2014)

If you’re not at all familiar with the world «  What We Do in the Shadows  » (English language version)… well welcome. In this movie we follow a group of immortal bloodsuckers as they reside in a spooky mansion. The gags are dry delivered and the hilarious the scarier they are… 🙃

The filming is insidiously sophisticated, casually capturing bits of the mythology we know about vampires and ghosts. And aside from its effectiveness as a comedy, there are some pretty darn good and surprising spooky moments in this work too! Vampires in togetherness is a pleasure to watch, a perfect Halloween moment when reaching for the candy basket!