Trick or Treat Movies

It’s around that time again, when kids dress up in costumes and go trick or treating. If you’re not into trick or treating anymore and still want to experience the Halloween vibe, I suggest watching some of these Halloween film classics that’s just the Trick and a lot of Treat.

Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, and The Wolfman

The Grandfathers of the horror genre, these black and white Universal Studio films may not look as scary as they used to be, but they formed and popularized the horror genre. Each one has its own unique look and feel, unlike most of the clichéd horror films of today. All four are perfect films during the Halloween season and because they are true classics they should not be missed by anyone interested in film history.

Halloween

Pretty self explanatory. As far as Halloween films go, this one is at the tippy top. A classic villain and a catchy yet haunting music theme, this film would not let up. It was constantly moving and constantly keeping your heart beating fast. You never knew what was going to happen next, even at the very end. The perfect Halloween film.

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters is somewhat different than the other films on the list because it’s more of a comedy. However, that shouldn’t stop you from seeing this at Halloween as there are some light scares in the film, most of them coming at the end. The reason I put this on the list is because it’s just too good to leave out. Plus it does have to do with ghosts, evil gods, and gargoyles.

Psycho

If the original Frankenstein, Dracula, Mummy, and The Wolfman invented the horror genre, then Psycho reinvented it. This film has it all: a creepy and surprising villain, plot twists, and more than a good amount of scares. It’s so good and so well-designed and full of classic moments. It’s the kind of film you need to see in the dark, especially if you’re seeing it for the first time—alone. But what’s most impressive is that it holds up more than five decades later. A timeless classic, it’s a great film for Halloween and one of the best films ever made.

Dawn of the Dead and Zombieland

No doubt these are the best zombie films ever and both are great watches for Halloween night. While Dawn of the Dead was more gritty and dark, Zombieland had a more comedic approach and a greater sense of the scale of a zombie apocalypse. Some of the best scenes are when Bill Murray plays himself. Dawn of the Dead is far superior than George Romero’s cult classic, Night of the Living Dead. Both are perfect films for Halloween that will get you quickly in the Halloween mindset and perhaps make you wish a zombie apocalypse would happen.