HORROR MOVIE NIGHT- Halloween night collection

by Gonzothefacey | created - 30 Apr 2011 | updated - 20 Sep 2016 | Public

Most horror movies are great to watch around halloween but these Halloween themed horror movies have true holiday spirit. This is a list of films inspired by my all-time favorite holiday. This list is not a list of best picks nor do these picks fall into any one horror sub-genre catagorie. Happy Halloween!

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1. The Clown Murders (1976)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Horror

Four men kidnap an old girlfriend on Halloween night as a joke to ruin a real estate deal, only to have a very real clown-masked killer stalk them seeking revenge.

Director: Martyn Burke | Stars: Stephen Young, Susan Keller, Lawrence Dane, John Candy

Votes: 357

2. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

87 Metascore

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, Illinois to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 230,782 | Gross: $47.00M

It's a given!

3. Hell Night (1981)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

36 Metascore

Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.

Director: Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton, Kevin Brophy

Votes: 6,199

4. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

40 Metascore

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Votes: 74,543 | Gross: $25.53M

5. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

In a small Southern town, a wrongfully-killed man exacts revenge from beyond the grave on those who murdered him.

Director: Frank De Felitta | Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, Lane Smith

Votes: 5,351

6. Creepshow (1982)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

59 Metascore

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales inspired by the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 41,986 | Gross: $21.03M

7. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Currie

Votes: 43,482 | Gross: $14.40M

It is campy but worth a watch.

8. The Midnight Hour (1985 TV Movie)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

Phil, Melissa, Mitch, Mary, and Vinnie are high school friends, who unwittingly raise the dead on Halloween night. Once the dead have returned, Pitchford Cove will never be the same again....or will it?

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Jonelle Allen, Shari Belafonte, LeVar Burton, Peter DeLuise

Votes: 1,637

9. Cemetery of Terror (1985)

88 min | Horror, Fantasy, Thriller

A group of teens decide to pull a Halloween prank and steal a body from the local morgue. Unbeknownst to them he was a vicious serial killer that worshiped Satan and was promised to live ... See full summary »

Director: Rubén Galindo Jr. | Stars: Hugo Stiglitz, José Gómez Parcero, Bety Robles, Leo Villanueva

Votes: 539

10. Deadly Friend (1986)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Kristy Swanson, Michael Sharrett, Anne Twomey

Votes: 6,650 | Gross: $8.99M

11. Trick or Treat (1986)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

57 Metascore

A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Hallowe'en night approaches, he discovers that he may be the only one who can stop Sammi from making a Satanic comeback from beyond the grave.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant

Votes: 5,949 | Gross: $6.80M

12. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

34 Metascore

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens on Halloween Eve and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Votes: 43,671 | Gross: $17.77M

13. Night of the Demons (1988)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins, Allison Barron

Votes: 13,739 | Gross: $3.11M

This movie is a classic- it gave me nightmares when I was a kid.

14. Lady in White (1988)

PG-13 | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

70 Metascore

An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a 1960s small town, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl.

Director: Frank LaLoggia | Stars: Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 6,204 | Gross: $1.71M

15. Pumpkinhead (1988)

R | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror

47 Metascore

After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers.

Director: Stan Winston | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, Kimberly Ross

Votes: 20,300 | Gross: $4.39M

16. Hollow Gate (1988)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror

At a Halloween party, a young boy is almost killed by his drunken, alcoholic father. Ten years afterward, the boy goes on a murder spree.

Director: Ray Di Zazzo | Stars: Addison Randall, Katrina Alexy, Richard Dry, Patricia Jacques

Votes: 252

17. Hack-O-Lantern (1988 Video)

R | 87 min | Horror

A kindly old grandfather is actually the leader of a murderous satanic cult which sacrifices its victims on Halloween.

Director: Jag Mundhra | Stars: Hy Pyke, Gregory Scott Cummins, Katina Garner, Carla B.

Votes: 1,013

18. Scary Movie (1991)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

A paranoid teenage nerd comes to believe that an escaped lunatic may be hiding in the neighborhood Halloween house of horrors, and slowly starts to descend into madness.

Director: Daniel Erickson | Stars: John Hawkes, Suzanne Aldrich, Ev Lunning, Mark Voges

Votes: 702

19. Clownhouse (1989)

R | 81 min | Horror

Just before Halloween, three young brothers alone in a big house are menaced by three escaped mental patients who have murdered some traveling circus clowns and taken their identities.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Sam Rockwell, Michael Jerome West

Votes: 4,305

20. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

38 Metascore

Ernest accidentally unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar

Votes: 10,648 | Gross: $14.14M

21. Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

Votes: 102,388 | Gross: $39.51M

22. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 294,325 | Gross: $75.08M

23. Night of the Demons 2 (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

High school students throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Cristi Harris, Darin Heames, Robert Jayne, Merle Kennedy

Votes: 4,928

24. Jack-O (1995)

R | 88 min | Horror

A long long time ago a wizard was put to death, but he swore vengeance on the townsfolk that did him in, particularly Arthur Kelly's family. Arthur had done the final graces on him when he ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Latshaw | Stars: Linnea Quigley, Maddisen K. Krown, Gary Doles, Ryan Latshaw

Votes: 1,139

25. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

52 Metascore

Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams

Votes: 66,084 | Gross: $55.04M

26. Idle Hands (1999)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

31 Metascore

A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba

Votes: 39,534 | Gross: $4.00M

27. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

Votes: 329,366 | Gross: $101.07M

28. Sleepy Hollow High (2000)

81 min | Horror, Mystery

5 teenagers are forced to clean up the woods of Sleepy Hollow, but one by one they are decapitated by a man with a jack-o-lantern mask and a sword, but who could it be?

Directors: Chris Arth, Kevin Summerfield | Stars: Meagan Lopez, Ruben Brown, Antonio Benedict, Wendy Donigian

Votes: 257

29. Ginger Snaps (2000)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

70 Metascore

Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 41,723 | Gross: $0.00M

30. Jeepers Creepers (2001)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher

Votes: 110,291 | Gross: $37.90M

31. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

19 Metascore

Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree, Bianca Kajlich

Votes: 37,534 | Gross: $30.35M

33. Hallow's End (2003 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror

It's Halloween and evil forces are about to inflict a scary surprise on 8 college co-eds and their haunted house. Vampires, zombies and pirates are no longer just costumes, but killers that lurk behind every door, hall and tombstone.

Director: Jon Keeyes | Stars: Stephen Cloud, Brandy Little, Amy Jo Hearron, Amy Morris

Votes: 269

34. Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain (2003)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Horror

Two American tourists on a romantic camping trip are brutally murdered. A few days later during the ancient festival of Samhain a group of US college students moves into a beautiful cottage surrounded by a lush forest and a majestic lake.

Director: Christian Viel | Stars: Bobbie Phillips, Howard Rosenstein, Ginger Lynn, Chasey Lain

Votes: 1,503

35. Satan's Little Helper (2004)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

A naive young boy unknowingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer.

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Alexander Brickel, Katheryn Winnick, Stephen Graham, Amanda Plummer

Votes: 5,688

Great for B horror fans.

36. Jack O'Lantern (2004)

R | 94 min | Horror

A violent spirit that manifests itself in the form of a Jack O'Lantern avenges people who have been wronged.

Director: Ron McLellen | Stars: Dave R. Watkins, Kevin L. Powers, Tracy Yarkoni, Justice Leak

Votes: 217

37. Dead Scared (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

Several college kids spend the night in a spooky mansion in an attempt to pledge fraternities and sororities. A deranged "professor" begins murdering them. They must figure why, and also if one or more of them are working with the killer.

Director: Rolfe Kanefsky | Stars: Brad Dourif, Brooke Burke, Nectar Rose, Philip Andrew

Votes: 1,677

38. The Fanglys (2004 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror

In the woods outside a small Texas town, a group of friends searching for some Halloween fun discover that a local legend is not only real, but deadly.

Director: Christopher Abram | Stars: Robert Harvey, Laurie Reaves, Christopher Abram, Tim Boswell

Votes: 190

39. Hellbent (2004)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

45 Metascore

Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders.

Director: Paul Etheredge | Stars: Dylan Fergus, Bryan Kirkwood, Hank Harris, Andrew Levitas

Votes: 2,331 | Gross: $0.19M

40. The Hollow (2004 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Restless spirits stir this Hollow's Eve, beckoning Ian Cranston, the last blood relative of Ichabod Crane, back to Sleepy Hollow. Thundering hooves unleash a wave of bone-chilling screams ... See full summary »

Director: Kyle Newman | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter, Ben Scott

Votes: 1,958

41. Boo (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror

A handful of college students get trapped in a haunted hospital on Halloween.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Trish Coren, Rachel Harland, Jilon VanOver, Happy Mahaney

Votes: 4,657

42. Tales from the Grave, Volume 2: Happy Holidays (2005 Video)

90 min | Horror

Come join the Old Crone one more time in this chilling sequel! This time around, the Crone takes you on a year's holiday journey. Watch what happens when Valentine's Day becomes a blood ... See full summary »

Director: Stephanie Beaton | Stars: Felicia Lambreton, Leo Fenwick, Thomas Crnkovich, Gay Linn Kirkpatrick

Votes: 41

43. The Witch's Sabbath (2005)

R | 85 min | Horror

A coven of witches mask their true identity by operating the "Sin and Skin" strip club in, "The Witch's Sabbath". To keep the coven as one, they must behead 666 victims before the arrival of their Dark Lord on Halloween.

Director: Jeff Leroy | Stars: Christine Cowden, Eli James, Eric Coffin, Rikki Dale

Votes: 273

44. The Wickeds (2005 Video)

R | 86 min | Horror

Looking for a fun way to spend Halloween, seven teens travel to a decrepit house where they are besieged by a horde of the walking dead.

Director: John Poague | Stars: Ron Jeremy, Justin Alvarez, Anna Bridgforth, Kelly Sue Roth

Votes: 453

45. Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: Peter Coyote, Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe

Votes: 4,011

46. The Pumpkin Karver (2006)

R | 90 min | Horror

3.3