My favorite 31 things to watch at Halloween

These are the movies, television specials and cartoons that get me in the mood for Halloween. I only list a franchise once, so any sequels (or remakes) are included in that listing.
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1.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
2.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
3.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
4.
Dracula (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiance Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
 
5.
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. (123 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
6.
The Crow (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiance's murder. (102 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Okay, the is traditionally a movie I watch on the night before Halloween. ” - bynnod
 
7.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
 
8.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966 TV Special)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin. (25 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
9.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
 
10.
Trick or Treat (1952 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After Donald plays a cruel Halloween prank on his nephews, the 3 team-up with a witch and her broom to teach him a lesson about 'tricks and treats.' (8 mins.)
Director: Jack Hannah
“ It is included on the DVD of The Black Cauldron, but the Walt Disney short Donald Duck's Trick or Treat has been a favorite of mine since I listened to the record version of the story as a child. ” - bynnod
 
11.
The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (1979 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Upset by rumors that Halloween may end, Dracula calls his mild-mannered monsters together and delivers an ultimatum - either regain their frightening image, or leave his Transylvania castle forever. (30 mins.)
Director: Bruce Bilson
“ Incredibly campy and fun made for TV Halloween special. Renamed "The Night Dracula Saved the World" when it was released on VHS in 1992. ” - bynnod
 
12.
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater. (82 mins.)
“ Not for the faint of heart. The unwritten rule that "children will not be harmed in a horror movie" is thrown out the door. ” - bynnod
 
13.
Ghostbusters (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
14.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
15.
Scream (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ The entire trilogy is good, but this is the best and helped to restart the slasher genre. ” - bynnod
 
16.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama. (44 mins.)
“ Especially the season 2, 4, and 6 Halloween episodes, Buffy Vs Dracula, and the musical episode, "Once More With Feeling". ” - bynnod
 
17.
The Worst Witch (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers... (70 mins.)
Director: Robert Young
“ Great cast, campy fun, and the occasional musical number. This was (allegedly) the inspiration for the Harry Potter series. ” - bynnod
 
18.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ The newer version was also good. ” - bynnod
 
19.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
 
20.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Treehouse of Horror (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The Simpsons move into a cursed house, then are abducted by aliens, before Homer is ensconced in a tale by Edgar Allen Poe. (22 mins.)
“ And all of the subsequent Treehouse Of Horror episodes that followed. ” - bynnod
 
21.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
22.
Scary Movie (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer. (88 mins.)
“ and it's sequels ” - bynnod
 
23.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sweeney Todd returns to London to uncover the past, along the way meeting Mrs. Lovett, and begins to start his life of crime. (140 mins.)
“ The original ” - bynnod
 
24.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. (115 mins.)
“ Have to watch the original cut, before it was made too PC for our own good. Besides aliens and flying bikes, it takes place on Halloween. ” - bynnod
 
25.
Casper (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
 
26.
Men in Black (1997)
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A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
“ And MIB 2 ” - bynnod
 
27.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
28.
Goblin (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Every Halloween, a small hamlet in the deep woods is visited by a fierce goblin, intent on capturing infants and brutally murdering anyone in its path. (92 mins.)
Director: Jeffery Lando
 
29.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Besides being a macabre comedy, it takes place on Halloween too. ” - bynnod
 
30.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle who wants her burned at the stake. (96 mins.)
“ No Halloween collection can be complete without Elvira... ” - bynnod
 
31.
Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special (1977 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The company of Bugs Bunny and scary creatures going crazy at Hallow's Eve. (25 mins.)