It's that time of year—the time when you bring out your arsenal of Halloween movies or you stick to the Halloween heist episodes of Brooklyn 99 and call it good. Whatever your cup of tea, we've put together a list of the best Halloween movies you should be watching this week to get you ready for Saturday. Let's get into it.
1. Parasite (2019)
This 2020 Best Picture Oscar winner features the Kim family who begins working for the very wealthy Park family and the discovery of some dark secrets leads to some interesting and creepy twists and turns.
2. Halloween (1978)
A killer escapes from an asylum to stalk a girl in his hometown on Halloween night. Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis in her acting debut. Also, if you can’t get enough of the first one, there are plenty of Halloween movies from the franchise to keep you busy.
3. A Quiet Place (2017)
You ain’t be so quiet watching it. The Quiet Place follows a family who is forced to live in silence due to some unwelcome visitors that are all around. The movie follows their life as they attempt to live and survive in a somewhat apocalyptic world.
4. Ghost Busters (1984)
Need we say more? This cult classic featuring the one and only Bill Murray follows the story of three parapsychology professors who set up shop as ghost removal experts. Come for the cast and stay for the oddball humor.
5. Hocus Pocus (1993)
Follow the Sanderson sisters as they are brought back to life by three kids in Salem. The kids and their black cat (very appropriate) attempt to destroy the witches before they suck the life out of them and all the children in Salem.
6. Scream (1996)
This slasher-horror was inspired by a true story. It tells the story of a masked maniac that stalks high schoolers in suburbia. Featuring a young Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox. Added bonus: if you love it, there are 4 more and soon to be 5 come 2022.
7. Mother (2017)
If Javier Bardem didn’t mildly creep you out in James Bond, he’s here for you now. Featuring the likes of Jennifer Lawrence as well, the story follows a couple’s quiet life that gets disrupted by uninvited guests in their home.
8. Get Out (2017)
Filled with social commentary but also a lot of creepiness, Get Out follows a black boy as he heads to his white girlfriend’s parent’s house for the weekend. At first, things seem normal but he soon makes some disturbing discoveries.
9. The Sixth Sense (1999)
Haley Joel Osment plays an introverted young boy who starts to see a psychologist to chat about his visions of dead people. Add in Bruce Willis and an M. Night Shyamalan twist and you’ve got yourself a perfect Halloween flick.
10. The Witches (2020)
Just released and will remind you of your love/hate relationship with Roald Dahl. The Witches follows the story of a young boy who has a run in with real witches. Catch the new 2020 version just released or the 1990 original.
Not a movie, but we’re throwing Stranger Things on here for good measure.