99 Days to Halloween; Spooky Movies to Watch Whilst You Wait

Halloween is by far one of our favourite holidays, and it wouldn’t be complete without some seriously spooky watching! To celebrate the 99 days countdown to Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of scary movies you can watch whilst you wait for the big day.

Beetlejuice

A Halloween classic; the spookiest holiday of the year would not be complete without a viewing of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice.

Starring Michael Keaton as the titular character; Beetlejuice is a bio-exorcist roped in to help the Maitlands (Alec Baldwin & Geena Davis), a pair of recently deceased ghosts, remove the new family that has moved into their home.

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This 2019 horror from the mind of Jordan Peele blew our minds when we first saw it, and it’s one we’ve been waiting to revisit for a while. When the Wilson family go on vacation they are attacked by a myserteous group of people wearing red boiler suits. Upon closer look, the group of people are actually exact copies of them.

Cult of Chucky

Chucky is a favourite of ours here at Screen Fluent, and what better way to prepare for the upcoming TV show than by watching the last film instalment of Don Mancini’s franchise?

Set in an asylum a few years after the previous film, Chucky returns to terrorise Nica who has been blamed for the murders of her family.

Hereditary

A psychological horror that we still can’t get out of our heads, Hereditary is one of Ari Aster’s masterpieces.

As the Graham family mourn the loss of their matriarchal grandmother, they also start to learn horrifying secrets about their ancestry and worse, the fate that awaits them.

The Addams Family

Quite possibly the greatest family movie ever, The Addams Family is a classic for Halloween.

Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley and Wednesday Addams’ (un)happy lives are turned upside down when the elusive Uncle Fester returns after decades of being missing.

Silent Hill

Overlooked and entirely underrated, Silent Hill an adaptation of the horror video game series of the same name.

Rose’s daughter Sharon develops a deadly sleepwalking habit, that leaves her crying out for a mysterious place each night; Silent Hill. When the two leave to investigate the abandoned location, an accident leaves Sharon missing and Rose stranded in the town, where something deadly lurks in the fog.

Carrie

Classic horror from the mind of Stephen King, guaranteed to add the perfect amount of gore to your Halloween viewing.

Carrie is the story of a young girl who is relentlessly bullied by her classmates and abused by her mother. On the day of her prom night, she discovers she has telekinetic abilities, which she puts to good use after a horrific prank sends her over the edge.

Hocus Pocus

Another spooky-not-scary favourite, Disney’s Hocus Pocus is a Halloween must-watch in our eyes.

The Sanderson witches are resurrected 300 years after their deaths to enact revenge on Max, a young boy who unintentionally unleashes the fearsome trio after lighting a cursed Candle of Black Flame.

Coraline

Henry Selick writes and directs this stunning stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline.

A movie most of my friends describe as “way too scary for a kid’s film”, Coraline follows the story of a young girl who stumbles through a door into a new dimension; one that is almost entirely identical to her own, but seemingly better in every way.

What spooky films are you watching on the run up to Halloween? Leave us a comment and let us know! Wanna read some of our other film posts? Click here!

3 thoughts on “99 Days to Halloween; Spooky Movies to Watch Whilst You Wait”

  1. Love your list! I’ve seen just about everything there a few times with the exception of Coraline and Hereditary. We eat, sleep, and breathe horror movies around here, but Hereditary is one move my daughter will not watch again.(But I’m game) It was freaky and strange, kinda like Midsommer (didn’t like that one) but better I didn’t really enjoy that one.

    I’m glad Carrie made your list because I love 80s horror movies. Last year for Halloween we had a Jamie Lee binge-a-thon, so everything from The Fog to Terror Train, Prom Night, and all the Halloween’s, was on our list.

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    1. Thank you for reading!! I’m a huge horror lover too; I did enjoy Midsommer although it felt a little too long – Hereditary is definitely better though!

      Jamie Lee Curtis is truly a horror icon, I adore her! Very excited for the new Halloween film.

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