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

Updated December 5, 2018 2.0k votes 163 voters 1.0k views18 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.

  • Halloween1
    119
    48

    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
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street2
    101
    49

    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
  • The Exorcist3
    85
    37

    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
  • The Conjuring4
    84
    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
  • Poltergeist5
    60
    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
  • The Shining6
    95
    67

    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
  • Pet Sematary7
    66
    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
  • Trick 'r Treat8
    59
    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
  • Carrie9
    49
    42

    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
  • Insidious10
    62
    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
  • Child's Play11
    53
    51

    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
  • Evil Dead II12
    43
    44

    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
  • Hellraiser13
    44
    57

    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
  • House of 1000 Corpses14
    38
    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
  • Pumpkinhead15
    33
    44

    Pumpkinhead

    Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen

    Released1989

    Directed byStan Winston

    Pumpkinhead is a 1988 American supernatural horror film. It was the directorial debut of...  more
  • The Devil's Rejects16
    34
    51

    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
  • The Blair Witch Project17
    30
    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
  • Lucio Fulci's Zombie18
    9
    56

    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