At the Riot HQ, we take pride in on our obscene amount of mostly useless pop culture knowledge, so we did our best to boil down our picks to just one spooky thing to watch this Halloween, which falls on a Tuesday this year. With kids coming home early, you’ll have time for at least 1-2 movies or shows that night from the list below.
So read, or watch the clips below if you need some help picking out what to watch this silly and spooky time of year.
Happy Halloween punks!
For the kids
Technically, some of the events of this movie take place during Halloween. E.T. dresses up as a ghost for trick-or-treating. It counts! I rest my case.
The Conjuring (2013)
Those jump scares. They’ll getcha!
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Tales from the Crypt – The Complete Series on DVD. I recommend the episodes “What’s Cookin” and “Abra Cadaver” to start.
Children of the Corn (1984)
“He wants you too, Malachai.”
Alf – “Some Enchanted Evening” (1987)
I’ll let IMDB do the talking on this one as their description is perfection…
Halloween is approaching and ALF wants to go tick-or-treating. Kate, of course, objects, but ALF persists. He argues that he has a natural costume and he tries offering Wille an offer he can’t refuse.IMDB
Casper bc I’m a scaredy-cat.
Speaks for itself!
Practical Magic (1998)
A rom-com about witches?! So much to love here. Sandra Bullock & Nicole Kidman as love-cursed, witchy sisters raised by their magical aunts, bringing together the skeptical women in a small town to rid themselves of an evil, abusive jerk. And you can’t forget about Midnight Margaritas.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
This “rom-zom-com” movie is part of the Three Flavours Cornetto Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg trilogy with Nick Frost, Bill Nighy, and even Martin Freeman. It isn’t too scary, and it hugs you like a nice warm cozy blanket. I watch it at least 3x per year.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
It makes sense to feel safe by having flour on the floor.
Ghost Adventures (series 2008 – present)
There isn’t a single episode that isn’t entertaining, in a multitude of different ways. Hope Zak Bagans sees this.
Smile because it makes me never want to smile again.
Nicholas Cage is a vampire!
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As Above, So Below (2014)
My life as the Twitter person is a nightmare I don’t need to watch scary movies. As Above, So Below is good too.