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Spooky Scary Movies to watch on Halloween

Spooky Scary Movies to watch on Halloween

It’s spooky time! It's time for one of the most popular and beloved autumn holidays — Halloween.

Halloween is a famous celebration originally from Great Britain. It is celebrated all around the world on 31st of October, on All Hallows Eve. Halloween is deeply rooted in ancient times, in history and traditions of Celts. Its symbol is pumpkin with carved grin and eyes — Jack-o-lantern, which, according to the belief, wards off evil spirits from the house.

Traditionally many people are dressed up in different monsters: ghosts, vampires, werewolves and maniacs from horror movies. Children go from door to door trick-o-treating and collecting candies and adults have theme parties. People are decorating houses with fake cobwebs and pumpkin lanterns, buy lots of candies, making punch and preparing costumes. And of course choose what movie they want to watch during the spookiest night of the year. We picked up our favourite movies to watch on Halloween special for you.

Halloween movie list for those, who…

want to be scared:

Halloween, 1978

“Look, the boogeyman can only come out on Halloween, right?”

IMDb ranking: 7.8]

Genres: thriller, horror

Certificate: 16+

Halloween, 1978

Halloween is coming. Children are looking forward for trick-o-treating, parents are busy with making costumes and teenagers are planning Halloween parties. And Michael Myers is escaping a mental hospital he was treated in after he killed his sister. Now he returns to his hometown to continue murdering.

Scream, 1996

“What’s your favourite scary movie?”

IMDb ranking: 7.2

Genres: horror, thriller, mystery

Certificate: 16+

Scream, 1996

A quiet suburb is terrified by a series of gruesome murders: someone is killing teenagers. Sidney Prescott managed to break free from a maniac, who is a big fan of horror movies and kills people just for fun.

The Craft, 1996

“You know, in the old days, if a witch betrayed her coven, they would kill her.”

IMDb ranking: 6.4

Genres: drama, horror, fantasy

Certificate: 16+

The Craft, 1996

A newcomer to a Catholic high school falls in with three outsider friends. The girls have one big secret: they are practicing witchcraft and needed the fourth girl to increase their powers.

It; It. Chapter Two, 2017-2019

“I'm Pennywise, the dancing clown. Now we aren't strangers.”

IMDb ranking: 7.3; 6.5

Genres: drama, detective, horror, fantasy

Certificate: 16+

It; It. Chapter Two, 2017-2019

Summer 1989. Children start to disappear in Derry, a small town in Maine. A group of kids have to fight not only their bullies at school but also an evil creature that calls himself Pennywise, the dancing clown.

Film adaptation of a famous novel by Stephen King.

The Conjuring, 2013

“There is something horrible happening in my house.”

IMDb ranking: 7.5

Genres: horror

Certificate: 16+

The Conjuring, 2013

Perron family asks a couple of world well-known paranormal investigators for help. An evil spirit is haunting their house and terrorizing its inhabitants.

Based on a true story once happened to Ed and Lorraine Warren.

The VVitch: A New-England Folktale, 2015

“Evil lives in the woods”

IMDb ranking: 6.9

Genres: horror, fantasy

Certificate: 16+

 A New-England Folktale, 2015

New England, 1630s. A family of colonists is expelled the community because of “arrogance” of the father. So they settle down in a lonely farm close to the forest. One day the youngest child is getting lost. Who’s to blame for this? Evil that lives in the woods or in the family?

Insidious, 2010

“It’s not the house that is haunted. It’s your son.”

IMDb ranking: 6.8

Genres: horror

Certificate: 16+

Insidious, 2010

A family moves to a new house where they witness inexplicable events: things are moving by themselves and they hear some strange noises from children’s rooms. One day their son slips into a coma, the reason of which even doctors can’t find. Helpless parents ask a mentalist for help.

The Others, 2001

“This house is ours, this house is ours.”

IMDb ranking: 7.6

Genres: drama, thriller, horror

Certificate: 16+

The Others, 2001

The World War II. Grace and two her children have to move to a lonely manor, where they are waiting for the end of the war and the father of the family returning back home. Both Grace’s children have an unusual disease — they can’t stand sunshine. Three servants of the manor have to tolerate permanent dimness. But Grace begins to notice that something else is living in the house surrounded by fog.

Donnie Darko, 2001

“— Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?
— Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?”

IMDb ranking: 8.0

Genres: drama, thriller, sci-fi

Certificate: 16+

Donnie Darko, 2001

A high school student Donnie Darko is a troubled teenager: he has problems with his parents, teachers and classmates. His only friends are his girlfriend Gretchen and Frank — a strange man in a huge bunny suit. One day a jet engine falls on his house and Frank warns him that soon will come the end of the world.

Sinister, 2012

“Don't worry, Daddy. I'll make you famous again.”

IMDb ranking: 6.8

Genres: thriller, mystery, horror

Certificate: 18+

Sinister, 2012

Ellison Oswalt writes novels about crimes that happened in real life. Together with his family he moves into a house, where a murder took place. On the attic he finds home movies, which can shed some light on a series of mysterious crimes.

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, 1922

“Your wife has such a beautiful neck...”

IMDb ranking: 7.9

Genres: horror, fantasy

Certificate: 16+

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, 1922

Dreary and mysterious Count Orlok decided to leave his wilderness and get a place in town. A real estate agent Hutter from Bremen is helping him with it. Soon after that Hutter and his wife realize that the Count is a Vampire, who has an ambition for bloodshed in a big city. Now they need to stop him.

We Have Always Lived in The Castle, 2018

“Have you ever tried arsenium?”

IMDb ranking: 5.6

Genres: drama, thriller, mystery

Certificate: 16+

We Have Always Lived in The Castle, 2018

Blackwood family — sisters Constance and Merricat and their uncle Julian are living a solitary life in their manor. Other citizens of the town have no contact with them only spreading rumors behind their backs about tragic events, which leaded to the death of all other Blackwood’s relatives. When Charles, a cousin, arrives to the manor, the dark secrets begin to get out.

The Exorcist, 1973

“I cast you out! Unclean spirit!”

IMDb ranking: 8.0

Genres: horror

Certificate: 18+

The Exorcist, 1973

12 years old daughter of a famous actress begins to act in a very strange way. Psychiatrists fail make a correct diagnosis. A priest, whose help sought the mother of the girl thinks that the girl is possessed by the Devil.

Suspiria, 1977

“Do you know something about witches?”

IMDb ranking: 7.4

Genres: horrors

Certificate: 18+

Suspiria, 1977

Young Susie comes from USA to Germany to attend a respectful ballet school in Munich. Strange events start to happen during her study. What secrets could a ballet school keep?

…want to laugh:

Death Becomes Her, 1992

“You're a fraud, Helen! You're a walking lie and I can see right... THROUGH YOU!”

IMDb ranking: 6.6

Genres: horror, comedy

Certificate: 16+

Death Becomes Her, 1992

Broadway actress Madeline stole her best friend’s Helen fiancé — a plastic surgeon Ernest. After several years Ernest is not happy in a marriage and Madeline is having an affair and tries to regain her youth. One day Madeline finds out about a witch, who can make an old person young again with the help of the magic elixir.

What We do In Shadows, 2014

“Vampires don’t do dishes!”

IMDb ranking: 7.7

Genres: horror, comedy

Certificate: 16+

What We do In Shadows, 2014

Three immortal vampires: Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are living together in a house and try to survive in the modern world, where it gets more and more difficult to find human blood — not much easier than to pay rent, to get inside a nightclub, do household chores or dress stylish. A good sense of humor and a little bit magic will do the trick.

We already mentioned this movie in our article about movies that will cheer you up, but it’s a perfect choice for Halloween night as well.

Clue, 1985

“Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn.”

IMDb ranking: 7.3

Genres: comedy, mystery

Certificate: 16+

Clue, 1985

Five people were invited to a party by anonym. After the dinner they meet the owner of the house. It turns out that he blackmailed all the guests and now wants to reveal their secrets to the police. Suddenly the light turns off and someone kills the host. But who done it?

The film is based on the board game “Cluedo”.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975

“If only we were amongst friends... or sane persons!”

IMDb ranking: 7.4

Genres: comedy, musical

Certificate: 16+

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975

Brad proposes to his beloved Janet at the wedding of their friends. Happy newly engaged couple goes on a trip to tell their teacher about their engagement. A tire breaks on the road close to the castle of an eccentric scientist Dr. Frank-n-Furter. He introduces them to his project — a handsome guy named Rocky. This night is a turning point in Brad and Janet’s life.

The Addams Family, 1991

“Uncle Niknak's winter wardrobe. Uncle Niknak's summer wardrobe. Uncle Niknak.”

IMDb ranking: 6.9

Genres: comedy, fantasy

Certificate: 12+

The Addams Family, 1991

A con artist plans to fleece a rich but weird Addams family and claims her son to be the long lost brother of the head of the family. But there are dangers waiting for her and her son: secret doors, poisoned breakfasts and sociopath children. Will the frauds get the inheritance and Addams family — their beloved uncle?

Ready or Not, 2019

“— Hey, you wanted to get married.
— So it's MY fucking fault? Are you FUCKING serious?”

IMDb ranking: 6.8

Genres: comedy, thriller

Certificate: 18+

Ready or Not, 2019

Grace marries Alex, who is coming from an old eccentric family and honors traditions. According to one of them, Grace has to play a game chosen by old box on her wedding night. Grace task now is to stay alive until the sunrise while playing deadly dangerous hide and seek game with her new relatives.

Happy Death Day, 2017

“I will be killed tonight”

IMDb ranking: 6.6

Genres: comedy, thriller, mystery

Certificate: 16+

Happy Death Day, 2017

Tree is a cynical college student. Everyone is craving for be invited to her birthday party, especially a maniac, who wants to kill the girl and, unfortunately, he succeeded in it. But Tree wakes up in the morning and…everything repeats. And again. And again. And again. How to get out of the time loop and stay alive?

Tucker and Dale VS Evil, 2010

“— I know what this is.
— What?
— This is a suicide pact. These kids are coming out here, and killing themselves all over the woods.”

IMDb ranking: 7.5

Genres: comedy, horror

Certificate: 18+

Tucker and Dale VS Evil, 2010

A group of friends goes to a house near the lake to have a party on the weekend. They meet two hillbillies — Tucker and Dale on the road, who seems to be very suspicious. Their become more assured when friends start to die one after another. But Tucker and Dale have no idea that someone thinks they are bloodthirsty maniacs.

Sleepy Hollow, 1999

“Their heads weren't found severed. Their heads were not found at all.”

IMDb ranking: 7.3

Genres: mystery, horror, fantasy

Certificate: 16+

Sleepy Hollow, 1999

The year 1799. In a remote small town called Sleepy Hollow someone is beheading the citizens and the heads of the victims disappear without a trace. Ichabod Crane is a young constable from New York, who investigates this case and need to catch the mysterious murderer — the Headless Horseman.

…who watch movies with kids:

Beetlejuice, 1988

“— We're very unhappy.
— What did you expect? You're dead!”

IMDb ranking: 7.5

Genres: comedy, fantasy

Certificate: 12+

Beetlejuice, 1988

Newly deceased couple turns into ghosts but they got even more problems now. Except the obvious fact — the death, a family of snobs from New York, who has no respect to the dead moves into their house. Ghosts ask a trickster poltergeist to help them get rid of the cheeks unaware that the trouble will double with it.

Ghostbusters, 1984

“Our courteous and efficient staff is on call 24 hours a day to serve all your supernatural elimination needs.”

IMDb ranking: 7.8

Genres: comedy, horror, action

Certificate: 6+

Ghostbusters, 1984

A group of scientist researching paranormal phenomena founds a company that offers exorcist services.

Hocus Pocus, 1993

«Come little children, I'll take thee away
Into a land of enchantment
Come little children, the times come to play
Here in my garden of magic»

IMDb ranking: 6.9

Genres: comedy, fantasy, family

Certificate: 6+

Hocus Pocus, 1993

According to the legend, if an innocent soul lights a candle in the house of three sister-witches on Halloween night, they will arise from their tombs to absorb the youth of all the children in the city and live forever.

A curious teenage, who doesn’t believe in urban legends performs the ritual and resurrects the witches. Now he and his friends have to stop sisters from getting eternal youth.

Casper, 1995

“Who you gonna call? Someone else.”

IMDb ranking: 6.1

Genres: comedy, fantasy, family

Certificate: 6+

Casper, 1995

Dr Harvey, who researches live after death, moves to a local sight — a haunted house, together with his daughter. Who would have thought that the house is actually haunted by ghosts — friendly ghost-kid Casper and his harmful uncles. Together they will stand against the citizens of the town.

The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993

“— There's only 365 days left until next Halloween!
— 364!”

IMDb ranking: 8.0

Genres: fantasy, family, animation

Certificate: 12+

The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993

One day Jack Skellington, a king of Halloween Town, enters Christmas Town. He liked the festive atmosphere of joy so much that he decides to kidnap Santa and take his place.

Scooby-Doo and the Witches’s Ghost, 1999

“Finally we will take a break from mysteries and ghosts!”

IMDb ranking: 7.3

Genres: fantasy, family, animation

Certificate: 6+

Scooby-Doo and the Witches’s Ghost, 1999

A famous writer Ben Ravencroft invites the gang to his hometown Oakhaven to the harvest festival. There the friends discover that little town is terrorized by a ghost of Sarah the Witch — one of Ben’s ancestors.

The Witches, 1990

“Real witches dress in ordinary clothes, and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses, and they work in ordinary jobs.”

IMDb ranking: 6.8

Genres: adventures, fantasy, family

Certificate: 12+

The Witches, 1990

Witches live among us. Granny Hilda warned Luke about that. So when he meets a real Grand High Witch that wants to kill all the children, he is ready to fight back.

Monster House, 2006

“— Don't look back!
— Aah! I looked back!”

IMDb ranking: 6.6

Genres: fantasy, family, animation

Certificate: 12+

Monster House, 2006

Mr Nebbercracker is an unkind old man. All the toys that get on its lawn by accident never return to their owners afterwards. One day Mr Nebbercracker is so mad at the boy from the neighbourhood that he gets a heart attack and is taken to the hospital. Only then three friends discover that the main villain is not their old neighbour.

Song of the Sea, 2014

“My son, remember me in your stories and in your songs. Know that I will always love you, always.”

IMDb ranking: 8.1

Genres: drama, adventure, fantasy, animation

Certificate: 6+

Song of the Sea, 2014

Ben, his young sister Saoirse and their father live on a remote island with a lighthouse. Their mother died six years ago, when Saoirse was born. After several events their grandmother takes children into her house in Dublin. Ben comes up with the plan how to escape and travel back to their father and Saoirse tags along. Magical adventures and fantastic creatures waiting for them on the road back home.

Hotel Transylvania, 2012

“— Are these monsters gonna kill me?
— Not as long as they think you're a monster.
— That's kinda racist.”

IMDb ranking: 7.1

Genres: comedy, fantasy, family, animation

Certificate: 6+

Hotel Transylvania, 2012

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, where monsters and their families come to have a vacation far away from those scary humans. The owner of the hotel — a vampire Count Dracula is raising his only daughter Mavis, who is fond of real world, but her father is strongly against it. Until one day an ordinary American tourist called Jonathan stumbles upon the hotel.

Another film from our list of movies that will cheer you up with a perfect Halloween vibe.

Corpse Bride, 2005

“Isn't the view beautiful? It takes my breath away. Well, it would if I had any.”

IMDb ranking: 7.3

Genres: drama, fantasy, family, animation

Certificate: 12+

Corpse Bride, 2005

Victor is a shy young man, who is living in a small European village in XIX century. When he finds out that his parents arranged a marriage between him and young Victoria, he runs into the woods to practice his marriage vow. He puts a wedding ring on a knot of the tree, which occurs to be a finger of a dead bride. She happily accepts the proposal and drags Victor into the land of the dead.

ParaNorman, 2012

“There's nothing wrong with being scared Norman, so long as you don't let it change who you are.”

IMDb ranking: 7.0

Genres: adventures, fantasy, family, animation

Certificate: 6+

ParaNorman, 2012

A small town of Blithe Hollow, state Massachusetts. Norman is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary talent — he can see and talk with ghosts. When the dead arise and attack the city, only Norman is the one, who can save people.

Coraline, 2009

“— I didn't know I had another mother.
— Of course you do. Everyone does.”

IMDb ranking: 7.7

Genres: adventures, fantasy, animation

Certificate: 6+

Coraline, 2009

There is a portal to another world behind the secret small door in an old house. 11 years old Coraline finds it and now she is living her life in this parallel universe. First the girl thinks that the new world is much better than the one she left but soon she discovers dark secrets of this place.

…who wants to cry a little bit:

Edward Scissorhands, 1990

“We're looking for the man with the hands.”

IMDb ranking: 7.9

Genres: drama, melodrama, fantasy

Certificate: 12+

Edward Scissorhands, 1990

Edward is a human being created by a lonely old scientist. He wasn’t able to finish his creation before his death, so Edward was left without normal hands. Now he is living in an abandoned castle, but his isolation comes to an end when he meets a beautiful girl.

Practical Magic, 1998

“My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!”

IMDb ranking: 6.3

Genres: comedy, drama, fantasy

Certificate: 16+

Practical Magic, 1998

Sisters Sally and Gillian are descendants of an ancient witch clan. There are different rumours about them in a small town they live in: people think they can attract anyone and the person they fell in love with will die young.

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, 1994

“Evil is a point of view.”

IMDb ranking: 7.5

Genres: drama, horror

Certificate: 16+

 The Vampire Chronicles, 1994

Two hundred years old vampire Louis shares the story of his life with a journalist. Everything began in 1791 when a young planter lost all of his family and decided to die…

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992

“The blood is the life... and it shall be mine.”

IMDb ranking: 7.4

Genres: melodrama, horror, fantasy

Certificate: 16+

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992

The end of the XIX century. A young lawyer Jonathan have to leave his fiancee Mina for a while and go to Transylvania to help a count named Dracula with buying property in London. Jonathan can’t imagine that the count has a dark secret that he has been keeping for centuries.

…who want to watch a series:

Over the Garden Wall, 2014

“You two are lost kids without purpose in life, right?”

IMDb ranking: 8.8

Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy, animation

Certificate: 6+

Over the Garden Wall, 2014

Two brothers — Greg and Wirt find themselves in a strange dark forest, where everyone fears the Beast. Brothers have to return back home and not to fall into his hands.

Gravity Falls, 2012

“Remember! Reality's an illusion, the universe is a hologram, buy gold! Byeeee!”

IMDb ranking: 8.9

Genres: adventure, comedy, fantasy, animation

Certificate: 12+

Gravity Falls, 2012

Twins Dipper and Mabel Pines come to a quiet town of Gravity Falls to spend summer holidays with their granduncle Stan. On the first day of their stay Deeper finds a diary written by an unknown author, who describes all the anomalies of this place. Together with their new friends, twins explore the neighbourhood and meet magical creatures.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 2013

“Hello unsolved case. Do you bring me joy?”

IMDb ranking: 8.4

Genres: comedy, crime

Certificate: 16+

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 2013

Jake Peralta is an always chilled out detective slash genius. His new boss — captain Raymond Holt is strict and fair. Together with his colleague-mates Jake is catching bad guys and looks cool at the same time.

In one episode Jake and captain Holt make a bet that Jake will steal Holt’s watch and no one will catch him. Since that time there is a tradition in 99 Precinct — Halloween heist. The list of Halloween episodes: 1 season, episode 6; 2 season, episode 4; 3,4 seasons, episode 5; 5 season, episode 4; 7 season, episode 11.

Goosebumps, 1995

“Viewer beware, you're in for a scare!”

IMDb ranking: 7.7

Genres: family, fantasy, horror

Certificate: 12+

Goosebumps, 1995

It’s an anthology TV show; every episode is based on the stories written by children horror writer R. L. Stine.

Tales from the Crypt, 1989

“Heads, I win. Tails, you *ooze*!”

IMDb ranking: 8.0

Genres: comedy, fantasy, horror

Certificate: 12+

Tales from the Crypt, 1989

Anthology series, inspired by William M. Gaines comics about the Crypt Keeper — a ghoul with a good sense of humour, who tells creepy but interesting stories.

Wellington Paranormal, 2018

“We're kind of like Mulder and Scully … She's analytical, she's got the brains. I'm a man with brown hair.”

IMDb ranking: 7.6

Genres: comedy, fantasy, horror, crime

Certificate: 16+

Wellington Paranormal, 2018

Officers Minogue and O’Leary under supervision of sergeant Maaka investigate paranormal cases in Wellington city. They daily routines include impolite werewolves, noisy ghosts and demons possessing human bodies.

Sequel to the movie “What We Do in the Shadows”.

American Horror Story, 2011

“If you look into the face of evil, evil's gonna look right back at you.”

IMDb ranking: 8.0

Genres: drama, thriller, horror

Certificate: 18+

American Horror Story, 2011

Anthology TV show; each season is a new story line with its own characters, locations and monsters.

The Twilight Zone, 1959

 “You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!”

IMDb ranking: 9.0

Genres: drama, sci-fi, horror

Certificate: 16+

The Twilight Zone, 1959

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

Each episode is a separate story combining elements of mystery, sci-fi, thriller and horror.

Into the Dark, 2018

“One of the guests is trying to kill us!”

IMDb ranking: 6.3

Genres: thriller, horror

Certificate: 18+

Into the Dark, 2018

Each new episode of this TV show comes out once a month and is dedicated to different celebrations: Christmas, Thanksgiving Day, New Year. The title of the first episode is “Body”: killer is hiding a body of the victim on the Halloween Eve.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, 2018

“I'm not proud of it but I was arrested for trying to blow up the Vatican.”

IMDb ranking: 7.6

Genres: drama, fantasy, horror

Certificate: 16+

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, 2018

Sabrina is a half witch, half human teenage who will turn 16 soon. She has to make a difficult choice: what is more important for her — magic world of her family or an ordinary human life together with her friends?

Picnic at the Hanging Rock, 2018

“Here it comes. Vengeance!”

IMDb ranking: 6.1

Genres: drama, thriller, horror

Certificate: 16+

Picnic at the Hanging Rock, 2018

Three schoolgirls and their governess disappeared under mysterious circumstances on the St. Valentine’s Day in 1900.

The Munsters, 1964

“— Hmm. What smells so good?
— I cut myself shaving.”

IMDb ranking: 7.8

Genres: comedy, fantasy, horror

Certificate: 12+

The Munsters, 1964

It’s a comedy TV show about the family of monsters living in a human world. German, the head of the family, and the Frankenstein’s monster look very much alike, his wife Lily and his father-in-law are classical vampires and his son Eddie is a werewolf. Only Marilyn, the niece, is a completely ordinary girl.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1955

“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to darkest Hollywood.”

IMDb ranking: 8.5

Genres: comedy, drama, fantasy, horror

Certificate: 16+

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1955

The Master of Suspense and Mystery — Alfred Hitchcock presents short horror stories combining elements of crime, drama and comedy.

Twin Peaks, 1990

“Owls are not what they seem to be.”

IMDb ranking: 8.8

Genres: drama, mystery, crime, horror

Certificate: 16+

Twin Peaks, 1990

A girl named Laura Palmer was murdered in a small town of Twin Peaks. Young FBI special agent Dale Cooper is called to the town to investigate the case. Will Twin Peaks reveal its secrets to him?

Stranger Things, 2016

“Friends don’t lie.”

IMDb ranking: 8.8

Genres: drama, fantasy, horror

Certificate: 16+

Stranger Things, 2016

A young boy disappears in a small city of Hawkins where everyone knows everyone. His family and friends have to fight the supernatural powers to bring him back home.

Scream Queens, 2015

“I was waiting to talk to you about this because secretly I was hoping you’d be killed and I wouldn’t have to hurt your feelings.”

IMDb ranking: 7.1

Genres: comedy, mystery, horror

Certificate: 18+

Scream Queens, 2015

A serial killer is on the loose at Wallace University. Seems like the members of Kappa House are chosen to be the next victims.

Supernatural, 2005

“Saving people, hunting things. The family business.”

IMDb ranking: 8.4

Genres: drama, fantasy, horror

Certificate: 16+

Supernatural, 2005

Father of Dean and Sam is going missed when he went to “hunt”. They call “hunting” their family business — investigation of paranormal events. Brothers take their old Chevrolet Impala 1967 and go on a search for their father saving people from monsters on the way.

Charmed, 1998

“Don't tell me you put on a black conical hat and spent the night flying around the neighborhood on a broomstick.”

IMDb ranking: 7.1

Genres: drama, fantasy, horror

Certificate: 16+

Charmed, 1998

Three sisters Prue, Piper and Phoebe discover they are descendants of an old witch clan. Now they have to fight evil demons and save innocent lives using their witchcraft because they are the Charmed Ones.

…who want to watch an anime:

When They Cry / Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, 2006

“Friends are nothing more than the people who you spend the fun yet meaningless times with. When those times get rough, they aren't there to support you.”

IMDb ranking: 7.9

Genres: drama, horror, mystery, anime

Certificate: 18+

Higurashi no naku koro ni, 2006

Keiichi Maebara moves to a new village because of several issues in the last high school. Now he is the only boy in the group. But happy days don’t last long — one day he finds out about a cruel murder that happened there. Since that time strange and gruesome events start to change his life.

Remake of the series was aired on the 1st of October 2020.

The Promised Neverland / Yakusoku no Neverland, 2019

“I Want You To Be Part Of That Whole.”

IMDb ranking: 8.7

Genres: drama, adventure, horror, anime

Certificate: 16+

Yakusoku no Neverland, 2019

Only the smartest children of their generation live in Grace Field House. A kind “Mama”, who cares for them creates an atmosphere of happiness and safety. But one day Norman and Emma discover something they shouldn’t know about. Now they need to figure out how to escape from the house they used to love before.

Shuang Sheng Ling Tan, 2016

“There aren’t any ghosts in this world, only demons”

IMDb ranking: -

Genres: mystery, thriller, anime

Certificate: 16+

Shuang Sheng Ling Tan, 2016

If you are chased by ghosts and Ghostbusters are currently on vacations you can always go to another agency, which investigates paranormal events. Twin brothers Sun Xiaotu and Sun Xiaohu will solve your problems. But they have a small secret by their own…

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san, 2018

“How do you picture employees of a bookstore?”

IMDb ranking: 6.7

Genres: comedy, anime

Certificate: 12+

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san, 2018

Honda is a skeleton working in a bookstore. Everyday he faces various difficulties because it’s not that easy to be a skeleton-salesman in Japan.

Muhyo to Rouji no Mahouritsu Soudan Jimusho, 2018

“Got demon issues? Trust us!”

IMDb ranking: -

Genres: mystery, comedy, action, fantasy, anime

Certificate: 16+

Muhyo to Rouji no Mahouritsu Soudan Jimusho, 2018

Do some ghosts bother you? Welcome to Muhyo and Rouji paranormal investigation bureau where true pros will help you with your supernatural problems. They will protect innocent and fight any type of evil.

Another / Anaza, 2012

“It doesn’t matter how many people you know, you are still alone”

IMDb ranking: 7.6

Genres: drama, horror, anime

Certificate: 16+

Anaza, 2012

Twenty-six years ago there was a third-year high school student named Misaki — a beauty and a sportsman liked by everyone. When she died, her classmates decided to pretend she is still with them.

Kouichi Sakakibara comes to a new school in spring 1998. He notices a tense atmosphere in the class. Probably the reason for that is a quite girl, who is staying out of all the communication with her classmates.

 

Halloween is not only a perfect background for any book or movie plot but also a great excuse to meet your friends and have fun together! Would you like to be scared by ghosts or cry together over a tragic fate of hereditary witches from a remote small town? Or maybe you would better laugh at the total failure vampires and spend time with your children? Anyway, the most important thing in both cases is to stock up some candies and don’t forget to lock the front door — otherwise you could have very unusual guests this night.

This is Halloween…

Author: Kira Shmeleva
Translation: Inna Guseva
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