Entertainment We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?  

Jacob Bryant
791 votes 100 voters 18 items

List Rules Vote up the scary movies you can't wait to watch every Halloween.

Nearly every holiday comes with its own array of themed movies, but no holiday's collection quite compares to that of Halloween. Scary movies have been popular since the advent of film, and while there's certainly a lot of shovelware, there are still mountains of classics that you can watch again and again. In fact, there are so many that you could watch a new film every day throughout the entire month of October without even scratching the surface!

We asked our audience which scary movies they like to watch every Halloween. Be sure to vote up the movies you make time for every year, and vote down the movies you're happy to skip.

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence
Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her ...more
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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars ...more
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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair
The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book, inspired by the 1949 ...more
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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers
The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, ...more
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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King
The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and the first installment in the Conjuring series. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are ...more
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Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby
Pet Sematary is a 1989 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. Directed by Mary Lambert and written by King. Andrew Hubatsek was cast for Zelda's role. Author ...more
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Insidious is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson
Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment ...more
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Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke
Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural thriller film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist ...more
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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon
Child's Play is a 1988 American horror film directed by Tom Holland, written by Tom Holland, Don Mancini, and John Lafia, and starring Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad ...more
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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie
Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more
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House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black
House of 1000 Corpses is a 2003 American exploitation horror film written, co-scored and directed by Rob Zombie, and starring Chris Hardwick, Rainn Wilson, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon ...more
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Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence
Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels.
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Trick 'r Treat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox
Trick 'r Treat is a 2007 American-Canadian anthology horror film written and directed by Michael Dougherty. The film stars Dylan Baker, Brian Cox and Anna Paquin, and centers on four ...more
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The Devil's Rejects is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn
The Devil's Rejects is a 2005 American horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and the sequel to his 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses. The film is centered on the run of three members of ...more
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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi
Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more
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Pumpkinhead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen, George Buck Flower
Pumpkinhead is a 1988 American supernatural horror film. It was the directorial debut of special effects artist Stan Winston. While Pumpkinhead received mixed reviews, the film has built up a ...more
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The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams
The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. The film was produced by the Haxan Films production ...more
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Zombi 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
Lucio Fulci, Richard Johnson, Tisa Farrow
Zombi 2 is a 1979 Italian zombie film directed by Lucio Fulci. The film has also been released under the titles Sanguella, Zombie Flesh Eaters, Zombie, Gli Ultimi Zombi, Woodoo, L'Enfer de ...more