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

Updated December 5, 2018 1.9k votes 161 voters18 items

List RulesVote 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.

  • 1
    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    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?
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Released1984

    Directed byWes Craven

    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

    The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    52

    The Conjuring

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Wan

    The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and the first... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    32

    Poltergeist

    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams

    Released1982

    Directed byTobe Hooper

    Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural thriller film, directed by Tobe Hooper and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

    Released1980

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    39

    Pet Sematary

    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne

    Released1989

    Directed byMary Lambert

    Pet Sematary is a 1989 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Trick 'r Treat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    48

    Trick 'r Treat

    Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Dougherty

    Trick 'r Treat is a 2007 American-Canadian anthology horror film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Carrie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    41

    Carrie

    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek

    Released1976

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Insidious is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    60

    Insidious

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey

    Released2010

    Directed byJames Wan

    Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    Child's Play

    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks

    Released1988

    Directed byTom Holland

    Child's Play is a 1988 American horror film directed by Tom Holland, written by Tom Holland,... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

    Released1987

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi, a parody sequel to... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    Hellraiser

    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson

    Released1987

    Directed byClive Barker

    Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Pumpkinhead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    43

    Pumpkinhead

    Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen

    Released1989

    Directed byStan Winston

    Pumpkinhead is a 1988 American supernatural horror film. It was the directorial debut of... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    50

    House of 1000 Corpses

    Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick

    Released2003

    Directed byRob Zombie

    House of 1000 Corpses is a 2003 American exploitation horror film directed by Rob Zombie. Two... more on Wikipedia
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    The Devil's Rejects is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    50

    The Devil's Rejects

    Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo

    Released2005

    Directed byRob Zombie

    The Devil's Rejects is a 2005 American horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and the... more on Wikipedia
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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?
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    60

    The Blair Witch Project

    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard

    Released1999

    Directed byDaniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

    The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and... more on Wikipedia
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    Lucio Fulci's Zombie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list We Asked, You Answered: What Scary Movie Do You Watch Every Halloween?
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    Lucio Fulci's Zombie

    Lucio Fulci, Richard Johnson

    Released1979

    Directed byLucio Fulci

    Zombi 2 is a 1979 Italian zombie film directed by Lucio Fulci. The film has also been released... more on Wikipedia
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