Underrated Halloween Movies You Should Watch This Year
Isn’t Halloween the best? Not only do you get to dress up and eat candy, but you don't look weird for watching spooky movies every day of the week. Some of the most fun horror movies are those that actually take place on Halloween. There are lots, but many horror fans only think about John Carpenter's Halloween. Plenty of underrated horror movies also feature events that take place on or around Oct. 31, but you might not catch it unless you're really paying attention.
For instance, the gross-out horror Slugs has Halloween written all over it, but it's not necessarily regarded as a "Halloween" movie. There are so many movies like this, you could make a film festival with just the ones on this list. Some of these underrated Halloween movies are spooky, others are fun for the whole family, and some are perfect for when you want to Netflix and chill.
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- 19,334 VOTES
Trick 'r Treat is a spooky anthology movie that revolves around a creepy kid in a burlap sack on Halloween. It should've become a massive franchise, but Warner Bros. released the movie straight to video, dumping it into the DVD bargain bins of America.
Luckily, the film found new life online, and horror fans everywhere are finally getting to see what happens when you blow out a jack-o-lantern before midnight.
- Actors: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Leslie Bibb, Rochelle Aytes
- Released: 2007
- Directed by: Michael Dougherty
- Photo: Paramount Pictures26,488 VOTES
What would Halloween be without Stephen King? If you dig werewolves but feel like they've been taken over by the Twilight movies, then check out King's Silver Bullet. It's a gritty portrayal of lycanthropy that'll make you look over your shoulder every full moon.
- Actors: Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Megan Follows, Everett McGill, Terry O'Quinn
- Released: 1985
- Directed by: Dan Attias
- Photo: Columbia Pictures38,225 VOTES
If you grew up around Y2K, you probably watched Idle Hands during a sleepover and promptly forgot about the wealth of information it imparted upon you. Watch this fountain of teenage knowledge again, and you'll feel the way you did when it introduced you to demonic possession, Jessica Alba, and the Ramones all at once.
- Actors: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba, Christopher Hart
- Released: 1999
- Directed by: Rodman Flender
- Photo: Dimension Films410,603 VOTES
Since its release in the mid-'90s, The Crow has become a cult classic. But the final movie starring Brandon Lee (who died in an on-set accident while filming) is so much more than what it seems. Set on Halloween, it's a supernatural action flick that manages to conjure emotions that several sequels and copycat movies never could.The Crow really does deserve a second viewing.
- Actors: Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, David Patrick Kelly, Angel David
- Released: 1994
- Directed by: Alex Proyas
- Photo: Columbia Pictures57,391 VOTES
Not every Halloween movie needs to give you nightmares, although Monster House does have a few surprising scares. It's about three young friends who believe a creepy house in their neighborhood is actually a living creature, but it's a Halloween movie the whole family can enjoy.
- Actors: Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mitchel Musso, Spencer Locke, Sam Lerner
- Released: 2006
- Directed by: Gil Kenan
- Photo: Walt Disney Video65,631 VOTES
The "Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" portion of this package film used to be a staple of Halloween viewing, but it fell out of rotation for some reason. Do yourself a favor, find this classic from 1949, and spook yourself out like you did when you were a kid.
- Actors: Eric Blore, J. Pat O'Malley, John McLeish, Colin Campbell, Campbell Grant
- Released: 1949
- Directed by: Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi, James Algar