41 Things to Watch This Halloween that Won’t Make You Sleep with the Light On

Jack-o'-lantern on Halloween

I’m probably the biggest chicken I know.  I still love Halloween though.  For me, Halloween is a celebration of autumn.  Changing leaves, apples, pumpkins, sweaters, and cold weather are some of my favorite things.  Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season.  And everyone knows holidays are magical.  But this post isn’t about Thanksgiving or family or Christmas or New Years.  This post is about the movies and TV specials I love that don’t keep me up at night.  Some of them aren’t necessarily Halloween movies but they are definitely movies that you should watch every year.  After all, there is no better time to curl up in bed, drink cider, eat Pumpkin Munchkins, and watch a movie than October.  This list is by no means comprehensive, feel free to add to it!

  1. Halloween Town I and II
  2. Hocus Pocus
  3. Boy Meets World Season 5, Episode 17 “And Then There Was Shawn”
  4. Edward Scissorhands
  5. Harry Potter (All)
  6. Cosby Show “Halloween”
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  8. Tower of Terror (Possibly my favorite movie ever…yes, I’m embarrassed)
  9. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  10. Gossip Girl “The Handmaiden’s Tale”
  11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  12. Phantom of the Megaplex
  13. Are You Afraid of the Dark?  (Any episode) (Warning: These could actually be pretty scary…)
  14. Coraline
  15. The Twilight Zone (Any episode)
  16. Boo to You Too!  Winnie the Pooh
  17. The Munsters (Any and all episodes)
  18. Alice and Wonderland (Any and all versions)
  19. Friends “The One With the Halloween Party
  20. The Addams Family
  21. Casper
  22. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  23. Ah!  Real Monsters (Any episode)
  24. The Black Cauldron
  25. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  26. Don’t Look Under the Bed
  27. Pirates of the Caribbean (All)
  28. James Bond Movies (Any)
  29. The Goonies
  30. The Legend of Sleeping Hallow (SO UNDERRATED)
  31. Young Frankenstein
  32. GhostBusters
  33. That’s So Raven (Any Episode)
  34. Gremlins
  35. Beetlejuice
  36. E.T.
  37. The Corpse Bride
  38. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  39. Monsters Inc.
  40. The Wizard of Oz
  41. Little Monsters

Dig out those VHS players, turn on Netflix, and get this Halloween party started!


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