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21 Halloween Movies (Checklist) & DIY Popcorn Box

Plan a fun Halloween movie night complete with a box of popcorn. The movie list has something for movie fans of all ages. Fill in the bats to rate the movies you watch to find your favorite!

 

 

Halloween movie checklist

Here’s a list of 21 popular Halloween movies. Work your way through the list or rate movies you’ve already seen. Color in the bats to rate the movie. Which will be your favorite?

 

Monsters, Inc.
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs (Actors)
  • Pete Docter (Director) - Andrew Stanton (Writer) - Darla K. Anderson (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

 

1. Monsters, Inc.

Lovable Sulley and Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at MONSTERS, INC., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, monsters are scared silly, and it’s up to Sulley and Mike to get her back home.
 
Halloweentown
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag (Actors)
  • --- (Director) - Paul Bernbaum (Writer) - Ron Mitchell (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

2. Halloweentown

Marnie and her siblings return with their grandmother to Halloweentown.
 
Beetlejuice
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton (Actors)
  • Tim Burton (Director) - Larry Wilson (Writer) - Richard Hashimoto (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

3. Beetle Juice

Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Michael Keaton brings the title character of Beetlejuice — the “Ghost With the Most” — to life, so to speak.

The Little Vampire
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jonathan Lipnicki, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter (Actors)
  • Uli Edel (Director) - Karey Kirkpatrick (Writer) - Richard Claus (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

4. The Little Vampire (PG)

Tony befriends a young vampire named Rudolph who asks Tony to help him find an ancient amulet that will grant Rudolph and his family their ultimate wish … to be human again.
Twitches
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Kristen Wilson (Actors)
  • --- (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

5. Twitches (PG)

Twin girls, separated at birth, discover they have magical powers.

Frankenweenie (2012)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Charlie Tahan, Winona Ryder, Martin Short (Actors)
  • Tim Burton (Director) - John August (Writer) - Tim Burton (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

6. Frankenweenie (PG)

Frankenweenie comes to life in this hilarious offbeat story.
 
Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones (Actors)
  • Paul Feig (Director) - Ivan Reitman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

7. Ghostbusters

Ghosts invade New York and force a trio of spirit exterminators to save the city in one of the biggest comedies of all time. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver head the all-star cast.
 
Coraline
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders (Actors)
  • Henry Selick (Director) - Henry Selick (Writer) - Henry Selick (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

8. Coraline (PG)

From the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas comes to a visually stunning stop-motion animated feature about Coraline Jones who finds a secret world that’s just like her own, but better!
 
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Tower Of Terror
  • Big-screen stars Steve Guttenberg (THREE MEN AND A LITTLE LADY) and Kirsten Dunst (DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL) encounter a host of haunts in this delightfully spooky mystery! Buzzy Crocker (Guttenberg) is a hard-luck photojournalist whose unexpected encounter with an old woman leads him to investigate an unexplained, decades-old disappearance. It seems that one Halloween night, many years
  • Steve Guttenberg, Kirsten Dunst, Nia Peeples (Actors)
  • D.J. MacHale (Director) - D.J. MacHale (Writer)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

9. Tower of Terror (PG)

Big-screen stars Steve Guttenberg (THREE MEN AND A LITTLE LADY) and Kirsten Dunst (DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL) encounter a host of haunts in this delightfully spooky mystery! Buzzy Crocker (Guttenberg) is a hard-luck photojournalist whose unexpected encounter with an old woman leads him to investigate an unexplained, decades-old disappearance. It seems that one Halloween night, many years ago, five partygoers vanished in the elevator of the Hollywood Tower Hotel … and ever since, their ghosts have remained trapped inside the dilapidated old building!

Monster House
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal (Actors)
  • Gil Kenan (Director) - Dan Harmon (Writer) - Steve Starkey (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

10. Monster House

Three friends discover that their neighbor’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.
 
Practical Magic (1998)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest (Actors)
  • Griffin Dunne (Director) - Robin Swicord (Writer) - Denise Di Novi (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

11. Practical Magic (PG-13)

Sexy superstars Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman heat up the small screen. These “bewitching” sisters use their hereditary gift of magic to overcome obstacles in discovering true love.
 
The Sixth Sense
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams (Actors)
  • M. Night Shyamalan (Director) - M. Night Shyamalan (Writer) - Barry Mendel (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

12. The Sixth Sense (PG-13)

A distinguished child psychologist meets a frightened, confused 8-year-old boy, and he is completely unprepared to face the truth of what haunts the boy.
 
Edward Scissorhands
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest (Actors)
  • Tim Burton (Director) - Caroline Thompson (Writer) - Denise Di Novi (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

13. Edward Scissorhands (PG-13)

Director Tim Burton’s modern fable is about a steely sharp young man and his adventures in pastel suburbia. The breakout film for Johnny Depp, with Vincent Price, Kathy Baker, Anthony Michael Hall, Dianne Wiest.

Halloween (2007)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane (Actors)
  • Rob Zombie (Director) - Rob Zombie, John Carpenter (Writer) - Rob Zombie (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

14. Halloween (R)

Michael Meyers is released from the mental institution where he was committed for 17 years and goes on a rampage to find his younger sister. No one is safe.
 
Friday the 13th
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer, Harry Crosby (Actors)
  • Sean Cunningham (Director) - Ron Kurz (Writer) - Steve Miner (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

15. Friday the 13th (R)

Camp Crystal Lake has been shuttered for over 20 years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. The camp’s new owner and seven young counselors are readying the property for re-opening despite warnings of a “death curse” by local residents.
 
Bride of Chucky
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl (Actors)
  • Ronny Yu (Director) - Don Mancini (Writer) - David Kirschner (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

16. Chucky (R)

Chucky, the doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer, meets his mate – the murderous, bridal gown-clad Tiffany. The happy couple embarks on a Route 66 killing spree in this latest entry of the horror franchise.
Amityville Horror
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger (Actors)
  • Stuart Rosenberg (Director) - Sandor Stern (Writer) - Samuel Z. Arkoff (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

17. Amityville Horror (R)

 A couple’s Long Island dream home turns out to be a house of demonic horrors in this chilling 1979 tale.
 
Scream (MIRAMAX)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox (Actors)
  • Wes Craven (Director) - Kevin Williamson (Writer) - Cary Woods (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

18. Scream (R)

After a series of mysterious deaths, an offbeat group of scary movie fans becomes the target of a masked killer in this smash-hit thriller from legendary director Wes Craven (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) that breathed new life into the horror genre.
 
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain (Actors)
  • Tobe Hooper (Director) - Tobe Hooper (Writer) - Tobe Hooper (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

19. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (R)

In this cult horror classic, five friends pick up a traumatized young hitchhiker and find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of psychopaths.
 
Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner (Actors)
  • Samuel Bayer (Director) - Michael Bay (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

20. Nightmare on Elm Street (R)

Firefighters try to stop an arsonist.
 
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey (Actors)
  • Henry Selick (Director) - Caroline Thompson (Writer) - Tim Burton (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

21. The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere!

Looking for more Halloween activities? Play The Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie Guessing Game.

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How to Make the Popcorn Box

No movie night is complete without popcorn. Here’s a fun box the kids can use.

1. Print the popcorn box.

2. Cut, fold and glue (or tape) the flap to its nearest side. Note the edges/lines to cut and the dotted lines to fold.

3. Fill with popcorn and enjoy!

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