Halloween

The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween  

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If you are looking for the ultimate list of Halloween horror movies, you've come to the right place. This list has all the best horror movies to watch around Halloween, both old and new movies are on the list. Halloween is an obvious choice for scary movies as it is a spooky time of year. The best Halloween horror movies are not necessarily the scariest or most terrifying as some of them can be considered horror comedies. But the best Halloween films tend to find a way to seamlessly blend in aspects of the holiday into the story or antagonist itself. So use this list to come up with ideas for a movie to watch on Halloween or to set up a scary movie marathon for you and your friends.

John Carpenter's Halloween franchise saw a reboot in both 2007 and 2018 which speaks to the popularity of both Michael Meyers and Halloween horror films in general. Horror movies that take place on Halloween have captured the imagination of audiences for several decades now and there's no sign of them stopping any time soon. Now it's time to determine the greatest horror movie that is about or takes place on Halloween with the help of your votes. Vote up the Halloween movies that you loved and vote down the ones you wish you'd never watched. Don't see your favorite fall holiday horror movie? Add it to the list, then check back to see how other users rank your additions and look for new Halloween horror movies as they are released.

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Halloween Resurrection ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes
Halloween: Resurrection is a 2002 American horror film and eighth installment in the Halloween film series. Directed by Rick Rosenthal, who had also directed Halloween II in 1981, the film ...more
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I Was a Teenage Werewolf... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Michael Landon, Guy Williams, Dawn Richard
I Was a Teenage Werewolf is a 1957 horror film starring Michael Landon as a troubled teenager and Whit Bissell as the primary adult. It was co-written and produced by cult film producer Herman ...more
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The Midnight Hour is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Macaulay Culkin, LeVar Burton, Dick Van Patten
The Midnight Hour is a 1985 American comedy-horror television film that aired on ABC on Friday, November 1, 1985, at 9:00-11:00 PM EST. It stars Shari Belafonte-Harper, LeVar Burton, Peter ...more
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All Hallows' Eve is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
All Hallows' Eve Catherine A. Callahan, Michael Chmiel, Brandon deSpain
All Hallows' Eve is a 2013 horror movie that was directed by Damien Leone and his feature film directorial debut. It was released straight to DVD on October 29, 2013 and stars Mike Giannelli as ...more
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Night of the Demons 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Christine Taylor, Amelia Kinkade, Rick Peters
Night of the Demons 2 is the 1994 sequel to Night of the Demons and was released on home video in 1994 by Republic Pictures Home Video. Lionsgate released it to DVD in 2007; Olive Films released ...more
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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is a 2017 American comedy horror film written and directed by Tyler Perry. Madea (Perry), Bam (Cassi Davis), and Hattie (Patrice Lovely) venture to a haunted campground ...more
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Haunt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn Alisa McClain
Haunt is a 2019 American horror film directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Looking for the best thrills on Halloween, a group of friends encounters a real haunted house that preys on their ...more
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Hell House LLC is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Kristin Michelle Taylor, Theodore Bouloukos, Natalie Gee
Hell House LLC is a 2015 American found footage horror film written and directed by Stephen Cognetti.
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The Guest is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Dan Stevens, Lance Reddick, Maika Monroe
The Guest is a 2014 American thriller film directed and edited by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett. The film stars Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, and Lance Reddick. The film ...more
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Trick or Treats is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
David Carradine, Carrie Snodgress
Trick or Treats is a 1982 American slasher film.
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Boo! A Madea Halloween ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely
Boo! A Madea Halloween is a 2016 American comedy horror film directed, written, starring and co-produced by Tyler Perry. A series of Halloween pranks tend to turn into more than what the ...more
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Night of the Demons 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Tara Slone, Larry Day, Amelia Kinkade
Night of the Demons 3 is the third and final film in the Night of the Demons series. It was released in 1997 by Paramount Pictures and Republic Pictures in R-Rated and Unrated versions. It stars ...more
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Flesheater is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Bill Hinzman, John Mowod, Kevin Kindlin
Flesheater, sometimes written as FleshEater or Flesh Eater, is a low budget 1988 independent horror film, specifically a zombie film, by Bill Hinzman. Hinzman, who wrote, produced, edited, ...more
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Hellbent is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Kent James, Jazzmun, Andrew Levitas
Hellbent is a 2004 slasher film and gay male horror film written and directed by Paul Etheredge-Ouzts. It is reportedly the first gay slasher film. Hellbent played the gay and lesbian film ...more
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The Clown Murders is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
John Candy, Al Waxman, Cec Linder
The Clown Murders is a 1976 horror film directed by Martyn Burke. It was one of the earliest films in which John Candy appears. The Executive Producer was Stephen Stohn, who now produces the ...more
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The Pumpkin Karver is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Minka Kelly, Amy Weber, Charity Shea
The Pumpkin Karver is a 2006 slasher film written by Robert Mann and Sheldon Silverstein, produced by Sheldon Silverstein and directed by Robert Mann, it stars Amy Weber, Minka Kelly, Terrence ...more
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Grave Halloween is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Grave Halloween Kaitlyn Leeb, Cassi Thomson, Graham Wardle
Grave Halloween (a.k.a. The Suicide Forest and Deathly Halloween) is a 2013 Canadian horror film directed by Steven R. Monroe.
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Trick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Omar Epps, Jamie Kennedy, Vanessa Aspillaga
Trick is a 2019 American horror film directed by Patrick Lussier. A small-town detective must stop a serial killer, who goes by the name of Trick, from terrorizing his community.
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Satan's Little Helper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Katheryn Winnick, Amanda Plummer, Stephen Graham
Satan's Little Helper is a black comedy/horror film directed by Jeff Lieberman. It was filmed around New York City, USA and coastal Maine in 2003 and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in ...more
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Murder Party is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Beau Sia, Bill Tangradi, Alex Barnett
Murder Party is an American comedy-horror film directed by Jeremy Saulnier. It was shot in Brooklyn, New York. It was given the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2007 Slamdance Film ...more
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Bad Reputation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Jeff Kueppers, Jerad Anderson, Mark Kunzman
Bad Reputation is a 2005 horror film written and directed by Jim Hemphill.
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Jack-O is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Cameron Mitchell, Linnea Quigley, Catherine Walsh
Jack-O is the third in a trio of movies directed by Steve Latshaw in the early-to-mid-1990s. The film was straight-to-TV and video, and was later rereleased in 2005 as a special-edition DVD.
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In Search of Lovecraft ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
In Search of Lovecraft Larry Laverty, Rachael Robbins, Bonnie Steiger
In Search of Lovecraft is a 2008 American horror film.
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Halloween Night is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Rebekah Kochan, Sam Oz Stone, Jan Anderson
Halloween Night is a 2006 American horror film produced by The Asylum. Despite sharing a similar title with the 1978 film Halloween, Halloween Night is itself an original film as opposed to a ...more
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Hellions is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place On Halloween
Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherland
Hellions is a 2015 Canadian horror film directed by Bruce McDonald. An average teenager (Chloe Rose) who is looking to have fun on the night of Halloween with her boyfriend is distraught to find ...more