Our favourite Halloween Movies of All Time
Scary movie season is here.
Pumpkins, chilling stories, lollies (any excuse), and of course some of the best cult classic movies of all time.
So, we thought we’d round up some of the most popular hits to really get you spooked! From real freaky to the somewhat terrifying, to even the most magical of stories for the whole family to enjoy (whilst hiding behind a pillow), we’ve got your fright night covered.
The Addams Family
Our favourite weird and wonderful fictional family were created back in 1939 by cartoonist Charles Addams for newspaper The New Yorker, which inspired the 90’s classic movies that they’re now known for. Kooky, freaky, and pretty damn funny, The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family Values went on to become a huge hit with audiences all over the world. This much-loved blockbuster combines everything that Halloween is about – youth, humour, fun and family. The plot focuses on Uncle Fester returning to the family home after 25 years, where the beautifully morbid family starts to suspect he’s not who he says he is. Charming in their very own, dysfunctional way, we wouldn’t want them any other way. Side note: Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams is too good to miss.
Whatever you do, don’t say Beetlejuice three times… This cult classic totally overcame its wacky, weirdness to perfect everything that a Halloween movie should be. Released 30 years ago, it launched the careers of Tim Burton and actress Winona Ryder AND won an Oscar! Its huge cult following involves fans attending meetups and screenings dressed as its title character – all year round. Happy Halloween… every day. The story follows a couple that die in a car crash, who end up trapped and haunting a house, and their efforts to banish the new residents of the house revive a chaotic spirit, played by Michael Keaton.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Christmas movie? Halloween movie? We still can’t decide. But who cares, because yet again, Tim Burton has made the list. Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy focuses on lead character Jack Skellington, the ‘Pumpkin King’ of Halloween Town, a fantasy world occupied by supernatural beings, monsters, and everything else associated with our favourite holiday.
There’s even a romance between Jack and Sally, a stunning (is that weird?) rag doll woman. Semi romantic, semi sinister – is that not the basis of every beautiful relationship…
If you didn’t know that Scream was one of THE most popular horror movie franchises in history, you do now. The morbid Cab Calloway-inspired Ghost mask is truly one of the most iconic elements of the whole Scream franchise and the creepy murderer is relentless. We’re talking lots of dead high school students, lots of blood,guts, and screaming… Fun fact? The first movie in the Scream franchise was actually based loosely on a true story. More than just a fun fact, but rather a creepy one (and we’re still going to watch it this week).
This timeless masterpiece is seriously magical, and of course, it was made by Tim Burton. Sensing a trend? If every filmmaker had an imagination as incredible as his, then the cinematic world would be a better (if not more gothic) place to be. Picture a young Johnny Depp as Edward, a handless man, with scissors instead. Yup, he literally has scissors… as hands. We can’t decide what we love more, the pastel surrealism of suburbia, Edward’s black bird’s nest hair, or the fact that Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder were dating in real life at the time. Creepy and romantic, all in one.
Why do we still love Hocus Pocus so much after all this time? Have you got 2 hours? Seriously. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy bring comedic genius to their witchy roles, as they spend the whole movie pursuing a teenager who steals their spell book. Simple yet memorable, what’s not to love? Also – Sarah Jessica Parker pre Sex and the City? Gold.
Get into the spooky spirit and use your PopCase shelving to display your scariest, Halloween inspired funko pops.