Top 10 Halloween Movies For The Child at Heart

A Top 10 list was not the plan for a follow-up to our introductory post, but with a limited amount of time before our favourite holiday of the year, we had to churn this one out. In compiling our list, we did, in fact, confirm that we actually are children in adult bodies as all of our picks happen to be kid-friendly(ish). For the delight of your inner child, check out our top 10 movies that will undoubtedly get you in the Halloween spirit (pun always intended).

10. Sleepy Hollow (1949 Cartoon Edition)


If Johnny Depp & Christina Ricci are the only names you associate with this Halloween classic, then cancel tonight's plans. Enter: ice cream, couch, YouTube and Bing Crosby. Go!

9. The Witches (1990)


Square-toed shoes, itchy scalps, and purple laser eyes severely traumatized us many moons ago. As if that weren't enough, we made a legit pact with each other that if one doesn't call for a few days, we will not rule out searching for the other in paintings. 

8. The Craft (1996)


Today, the words "Light as a feather, stiff as a board" might be more of an accurate description of our 30-something-year-old bodies after a night out with gin, but this movie still remains one of our ULTIMATE faves for obvious reasons.

7. Coraline (2009)


Ahh. The 'other mother' of all horrors. Also, the movie that made you realize it's possible for a 3D stop-motion child to be cooler and more collected than real life you.

6. Death Becomes Her (1992)


Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn are a match made in witty & satirical hell. The only thing scarier than the storyline of this ghastly gem is Bruce Willis' 90s moustache. 

5. Casper (1995)


Circle of trust confession: You had a confusing, pre-teen, creepy crush on the ghost-turned-Devon-Sawa, too. That damn tobogganing, pancake flipping, sleep-whisperer really set the bar high for any future man. 

4. The Addams Family (1991)


Morticia And Gomez have always been our #relationshipgoalz. And apart from eerily resembling our very own extended family, the Addams clan taught us that dysfunction and love really do go hand in hand.  

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Halloween is pretty much synonymous with Jack Skellington and we know you can sing this entire soundtrack in your sleep. Is it really even October without an appearance by the OG Slenderman?

2. Practical Magic (1998)


In a parallel universe, we ARE Sally and Gillian Owens. Less spooky and more uplifting, this witchy rom-com favourite of ours is on repeat all year long, not just at Halloween. 

1. Hocus Pocus (1993)


The Sanderson sisters are to Halloween what ex-boyfriends are to Taylor Swift. What more can we say? Its a national treasure and will always top our mandatory Halloween viewing list!

Happy viewing, fiends. ;)