halloween Underrated Halloween Movies You Should Watch This Year  

Jacob Shelton
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Isn’t Halloween the best? Not only do you get to dress up and eat candy, but the coolest holiday of the year gives horror fans one month to not look super weird for watching spooky movies every day of the week. Some of the most fun horror movies are those that take place on Halloween, but oddly enough, most horror fans only know about the big daddy of Halloween movies, Halloween (duh). There are so many more underrated horror movies that take place on October 31st, that it’s worth setting aside the most popular slasher flick for one day to check out a few fun Halloween movies that you've probably missed.

Some of the best underrated horror movies take place on Halloween and you wouldn’t know it if you weren’t paying attention. For instance, the gross out body horror of Slugs has Halloween all over it, but viewers tend to gloss over this fact (or maybe they’re just super grossed out). There are so many underrated Halloween films that you could make a three day long film festival with the movies on this list. While most of these underrated Halloween movies are super spooky, there are a few on here that are fun for the whole family, and even a couple that are perfect for when you want to Netflix and chill (~wink~).

Vote up the most underrated Halloween films, and leave a comment with any other spooky Halloween movies that you think deserve to be on the list.
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Trick 'r Treat


Trick 'r Treat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Underrated Halloween Movies You Should Watch This Year
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Trick 'r Treat should have been a massive franchise of spooky stories revolving around a creepy kid in a burlap sack, but due to shakeup at the film's studio, it was dumped into the bargain bins of America. Luckily, the film has made it online, and horror fans everywhere are finally getting to find out what happens when you blow out a jack-o-lantern before midnight.

Actors: Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox, Tahmoh Penikett, Lauren Lee Smith, + more

Initial Release: 2007

Directed by: Michael Dougherty

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The Crow


The Crow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Underrated Halloween Movies You Should Watch This Year
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Since its release in the early '90s, The Crow has become the favorite movie of dorks wearing trench coats and Mindless Self Indulgence t-shirts. But the last film starring Brandon Lee is so much more than what it seems to be from the outside. A supernatural action film that manages to conjure emotions that sequels and copycats were never able to, The Crow really does deserve a second viewing.

Actors: Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd, Ernie Hudson, Jon Polito, + more

Initial Release: 1994

Directed by: Alex Proyas

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House of 1000 Corpses


House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Underrated Halloween Movies You Should Watch This Year
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Rob Zombie's first outing, a movie about a family of serial killers who torture a group of friends on Halloween night, was seen as a bit of a disappointment by viewers when it was released. A lot of critics felt that the film was too interested in paying homage to the exploitation films that inspired it, but that's what makes House of 1000 Corpses so great. This movie is a thrill ride that definitely doesn't pull punches, but for genre fans everywhere, it's a love letter to some of their favorite films.

Actors: Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black, Rainn Wilson, Walton Goggins, + more

Initial Release: 2003

Directed by: Rob Zombie

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Idle Hands


Idle Hands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Underrated Halloween Movies You Should Watch This Year
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If you're like many, you probably saw Idle Hands at a sleepover in eighth grade and promptly forgot about the wealth of information this mostly forgotten film imparted on you. Do yourself a favor and watch this fount of teenage knowledge again with clear eyes and try to feel the way you felt when one movie introduced you to The Ramones, Jessica Alba, and demonic possession. 

Actors: Jessica Alba, Ricky Martin, Vivica A. Fox, Kelly Monaco, Seth Green, + more

Initial Release: 1999

Directed by: Rodman Flender

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