The Ultimate Halloween Film and TV Guide

Hello and Happy Spooky Season,

With Halloween falling mid week this year, not many of us will be out partying the night away in our costumes. Instead, it’s more likely that you’ll be cuddled up, nice and toasty eating some spooky snacks and flipping through the TV channels to find something decent to watch. If that sounds like you, or if you’re having a few pals over for a movie marathon then let me help you pick a few to watch.

I spent pretty much the entire first year of university watching everything creepy and supernatural possible during the flat movie sessions and since I’ve been hooked. I’m a bit of a thriller snob and like a properly produced horror to those that seem to mess about with effects more than plot, so hopefully this list will narrow down some great watches and sweep aside all the films and TV shows that aren’t worth the time.

 

Family: 

These family picks are all rated PG unless stated otherwise. (All ratings by BBFC)

  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Scooby Doo and The Witch’s’ Ghost (U)
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Casper
  • The Witches
  • Monster House
  • A Simple Wish (U)
  • Coraline
  • Frankenweenie
  • Scooby Doo
  • Corpse Bride

Horror Classics:

Rated 15:

  • Stephen King’s IT
  • The Shining
  • Psycho
  • Halloween
  • The Omen
  • Jeepers Creepers

Rated 18:

  • The Exorcist
  • Scream
  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • Carrie
  • Friday the 13th

Supernatural Horrors:

All these picks are rated 15.

  • The Conjuring 1 + 2
  • Paranormal Activity (film series)
  • Insidious (trilogy)
  • Sinister
  • It Follows
  • Grave Encounters
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • The Amityville Horror (2005)
  • Jessabelle
  • Oculus
  • Annabelle
  • As Above, So Below
  • The Tunnel
  • The Uninvited
  • Before I Wake
  • Mama
  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe
  • The Lazarus Effect
  • Lights Out
  • The Craft

Psychological Horrors

All picks are rated 15 unless stated otherwise.

  • Shutter Island
  • Case 39
  • Orphan
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Mother! (18)
  • Split
  • The Butterfly Effect
  • A Perfect Getaway
  • Prisoners
  • The Call
  • The Others (12)
  • What Lies Beneath
  • Seven (18)
  • Panic Room
  • Frozen (2010 film)
  • The Strangers
  • House At The End Of The Street
  • Hush
  • Zodiac
  • Knowing
  • The Shallows
  • Open Water 1 + 2

Killer/Gore Films

Rated 15:

  • Final Destination (film series)
  • Get Out
  • Don’t Breathe
  • The Purge (trilogy)
  • The Collector
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Rated 18:

  • Wolf Creek 1 + 2
  • Saw (series)
  • You’re Next
  • Eden Lake
  • The Wrong Turn
  • Gone Girl
  • Hostel (film series)

TV shows:

Rated 15 unless stated otherwise

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Haunting of Hill House
  • Harper’s Island
  • Santa Clarita Diet
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • Bates Motel
  • American Horror Story (18)

 

Happy watching!

Thanks for reading,

Chanel

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10 thoughts on “The Ultimate Halloween Film and TV Guide

  1. I liked the Amityville Horror. It made me think of Flowers in the Attic and the series of the books/movies that continued the story. I read the books and saw the movies.

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