POLL RESULTS: The best movies that take place on Halloween
The spookiest time of the year has passed, and after asking ComingSoon.net readers to vote on the best movies that take place on Halloween, the results from over 1100 votes are in! Check out the official results below!
What are the best movies that take place on Halloween?
#1. Halloween (1979) (42%, 468 votes)
#2. Trick r’ Treat (10%, 108 votes)
#3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (9%, 99 votes)
#4. Hocus Pocus (9%, 97 votes)
#5. E.T. The Extraterrestrial (7%, 82 votes)
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher horror classic Halloween is taking the trophy home for the best film to take place on the titular holiday, with the horror anthology Trick r’ Treat taking the number two spot. Disney’s classic stop-motion animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas narrowly missed the second spot to land in third while also barely beating out fellow Disney fantasy comedy Hocus Pocus for the spot, with Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed sci-fi family adventure E.T. The Extraterrestrial rounding out the fifth spot.
Here are the rest of the results:
The Crow (6%, 70 votes)
Ernest Scared Stupid (3%, 39 votes)
Halloween (2018) (2%, 26 votes)
Donnie Darko (2%, 26 votes)
The Karate Kid (1984) (2%, 18 votes)
The Predator (1%, 15 votes)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1%, 14 votes)
Casper (1%, 11 votes)
Monster House (1%, 9 votes)
Mean Girls (1%, 9 votes)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1%, 7 votes)
ParaNorman (1%, 6 votes)
Spaced Invaders (1%, 6 votes)
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (0%, 4 votes)
Fun Size (0%, 3 votes)
The Guest (0%, 1 vote)
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.