Creepy Season: Iconic Halloween Movies

Whether it’s the greatest iconic movies, modern remakes or films for milquetoasts – we’ll make you discover the best Halloween movies of all times!

Halloween used to be an event which we mainly knew from US movies. Meanwhile, the creepiest day of the year has become a must in Germany too. October 31 is under the reigns of ghosts, witches, and devils. And while some paint the city streets red in weird costumes others stay at home on the couch watching their favourite horror movies.

 

„It“ (2017)

 

The remake of Stephen King’s classic is taking German cinemas by storm. And who thought, the original was creepy will know better: the revised story around the horror clown Pennywise is even spookier and scarier – not least because of Bill Skarsgard’s outstanding acting talent.

 

The „Halloween“ movie series (1978 – 2009)

 

He’s even known to horror movie haters: serial killer Mike Myers who since 1978 plays a crucial role in ten (!) movies overall. It all began with the classic “John Carpenter’s” in which the main characters killed his 17-year old sister with a knife on the night of Halloween. Only the first murder of many for which the man behind the white hockey mask is responsible.

 

 

Beetlejuice“ (1988)

 

Tim Burton is a master of horror classics. His movie Beetlejuice combines creeps and comedy – perfectly orchestrated and starring great actors. Next to Alex Baldwin, Geena Davis and Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, Winona Ryder in the role of goth teenager daughter Lydia, is seriously cult. All inclusive: groovy 80ies-vibes.

 

 

Shining“ (1980)

 

Another classic and Halloween favourite is also from the pen of master writer Stephen King. The 1980 psycho-thriller shows brilliant Jack Nicholson as the mad author Jack Torrance at the ”Overlook Hotel“ in the Colorado mountains. Iconic psycho fun!

 

 

Casper (1995)

 

Friendly ghosts? They exist, indeed. May we introduce you to… Casper, who gets to know the cutie Kat (Christina Ricci) at a job assignment of her father, a paranormal therapist. They become friends and start searching for a hidden treasure in the house. Sweet Halloween-entertainment for milquetoasts.

 

 

“Hocus Pocus” (1993)

 

It’s a spell that makes the three Sanderson sisters Winifred, Sarah, and Mary back return to earth. But instead of taking the opportunity of their second chance, the three witches make trouble. Their goal: absorb youth to regain their own. If it works? An iconic phantasy horror comedy with Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Middler, and Kathy Najimy.

 

 

„A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)

 

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you – with his striped shirt, his hat and blade-fixed glove Freddy Krueger stalks (Robert Englund) his victims in their dreams. Fatal effect: the victims who die in their dreams, won’t wake up in real life anymore. Let the horror begin!

Translation: Danielle De Bie