Top 10 Halloween Films

Top 10 Halloween Films

From possessed dolls, weird sisters, and haunted houses, here are the best Halloween movies to watch right now.

10. “The Boy” (Netflix)

In the phantom of creepy dolls – from Chucky in “Child’s Play” movies and Annabelle in “The Conjuring” – the idea of inanimate objects coming to life is said to be one of the biggest fears. In the case of “The Boy,” the movie seems harmless, despite its oddness.

When the Heelshires go out for a holiday trip, they leave Greta who is a babysitter with Braham who’s a doll. Greta’s stay at the Heelshires’ house is pleasant until everything starts to go downhill. Greta realizes all of her belongings are disappearing and reappearing. Greta starts to hear a child’s laughter and sobs through the hall, but the doll itself doesn’t move at first. However, something strange is definitely happening. This movie was good overall, and the little twist they put into the movie was the icing on the cake.

9. “Paranormal Activity” Series (Hulu)

“Paranormal Activity” has brought a new look in footage horror. From “The Blair Witch Project” to “The Creep,” there was something that felt real about the first “Paranormal Activity.” The first movie is based on two girls named Katie and Micha. Strange things start to unfold in their house and the resulting adventure is worth watching.

“Paranormal Activity 2” is a prequel set before the first movie and is based on Katie’s sister, Kristy. Kristy just had a baby boy named Hunter. The spirit from the first movie tries to kidnap Hunter and this is what makes the movie so creepy.

“Paranormal Activity 3” is based on Kristy and Katie’s childhood and the movie gives more information on Toby, who is the spirit that is following them.

“Paranormal Activity 4” is based on a new family and has a whole new feel to it. The directors found a way to connect this movie to the other three movies.

8. “Child’s Play” ( Hulu)

“Child’s Play” movies have always been my childhood favorite. There is something about children’s toys coming alive that really excites me, but this remake of the first “Child’s Play”  was really good. It’s based on a family that is being terrorized by a high-tech doll who becomes self-aware and murderous.

7. “Hocus Pocus” (Disney+)

“Hocus Pocus” has a lasting Halloween feel to it, The movie follows three freaky witches who suck the life out of children. The movie has a great punchline and it’s a classic Halloween movie to watch with family.

6 “Halloween Town”  (Disney+)

“Halloween Town” has been one of my favorites to watch. The movie is based on 13-year-old Marnie Piper who breaks her mom’s rule of not going out on Halloween.  She leaves her house with her brother and sister and they go to a whole different world with their grandmother.

5. “Twitches” Series (Disney+)

This Disney movie is so iconic. The whole idea of twins getting separated at birth, finding each other, and making it even better, finding their witch princesses from another world. This movie was one of Disney’s best original films.

4. “The Bye Bye Man” (Netflix)

I wouldn’t even call this a horror film, but it was a good movie. The movie is based on three college friends who stumble upon the horrific origin of the Bye Bye Man. They discovered that the only way to avoid the curse of the Bye Bye Man was to not think or say his name, but little did they know once the Bye Bye Man is in your head, he takes control. The movie had a few jumpy and funny parts in it. 

3. “Would You Rather” (Netflix)

This movie was great.  It’s based on a group of friends who travel to a mansion and get trapped inside by the owner. To get out of the house, they have to play a deadly game of Would You Rather. The movie gave me “Saw” vibes. Overall, the movie was great.

2. “Snakes on a Plane” (Hulu)

This film was surprisingly really good. It’s based on FBI agent Neville Flynn who boards a plane from Hawaii to Los Angeles, escorting a witness to trial. On the plane, an onboard assassin releases a crate of deadly snakes in an attempt to kill the witness.  The movie had a lot of funny parts in it. Having Samuel L. Jackson in the movie made it so much better.  

1.  “Kristy” (Netflix)

This movie is by far one of my favorite Netflix movies. It’s based on a group of killers who terrorizes a girl on a college campus during Thanksgiving break. My first time watching this movie, I was in my dorm and it gave me goosebumps. It was a good movie, and interesting at times, especially in the last bit when the main character figures out that she is strong and can take down the killers. 



    Ashanti Williams is a senior majoring in Elementary Education. When she isn't working she enjoys hanging out with friends and reading a good book.

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