POLL: The best movies that take place on Halloween
Halloween is finally around the corner and everyone is looking for the best marathon to put together for the terrifying holiday. With so many thrilling outings set around All Hallows Eve, ComingSoon.net is asking readers to let us know their favorite films that take place on or around Halloween. Take a pick from our list of some of the most popular entries in the poll below!
Though some may think the Halloween subgenre is reserved for strictly horror movies, it covers a range of genres from slasher thrillers to the sci-fi action adventures to more family-friendly fare. The John Carpenter-created slasher franchise of the holiday name is one of the most popular during the season, with its original entry still proving to be an exhilarating outing 40 years later and last year’s reboot recreating its success. Though many of its sequels have a campy appeal that make it watchable outside of the season, the third installment also has a large cult following for its chilling premise.
Other more terrifying ventures into the horror genre include the 2007 anthology Trick ‘r Treat, this year’s adaptation of the acclaimed children’s novel series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and 2016’s killer clown chiller Terrifier, a spin-off of the 2013 anthology All Hallows’ Eve.
For those not ready for a scary movie night, there’s more lighthearted fare out there in the forms of Disney’s Hocus Pocus, Sony’s Monster House, Laika’s ParaNorman, the Steven Spielberg classic E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and Nickelodeon Films’ Fun Size.