Halloween Movie Marathon for Couples: 31 Best Halloween Movies

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There are many great ideas for Halloween date nights, but you can always end your evening with one of these classic Halloween movies. Wouldn’t you and your date like to spend the evening tucked in underneath a warm blanket, munching on popcorn, and enjoying Halloween movies? The only problem is, which ones to watch?

No worries there, because here you’ll find a list of the best classic Halloween movies that will lead to spooky date nights even after the holiday.

The truth is, Halloween doesn’t have to be about scary movies, you can find something appropriate for this holiday even if you’re not a big fan of blood and gore. However, if you haven’t watched some of the best horror movies from this list, you’re missing out on severe goosebumps! Give your date the chance to get closer to you during the scary scenes. And if that’s not what you’re looking for, that’s okay too! Whether you’re in the mood for classic horrors, romantic movies, or comedies, you’re going to find them on this list.

1. Queen Of The Damned

Scary movies don’t have to leave your date screaming for help, they can leave them screaming the lyrics of an awesome rock song. The famous vampire Lest at, who you’ve already met in Interview With The Vampire becomes a rock star in this movie.

He gets into a lot of trouble after awakening the queen of the damned who has slept for decades. It’s a horror movie, but not such a scary one that you can’t watch it if you aren’t crazy for the genre.

2. Sleepy Hollow

This movie is perfect for a Halloween date because it’s a mixture of horror, romance, fantasy, and the incredible, weird charm of Johnny Depp. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a classic tale written by Washington Irving and known for the headless horseman. Let’s face it, you can’t go wrong with a strange Johnny Depp movie whether it’s Halloween or not.

3. The Addams Family

C’mon, you know the song, right? The legendary gothic family is just the crowd you need on Halloween. Maybe you could even dress up as Gomez and Morticia for your date night and enjoy it as the most famous Halloween couple. Show off your costumes at a party and end the date with this classic – The Adams Family.

4. Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice is another one of the best Halloween movies, so if you have never seen it, you have to give it a try. Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder star in this 80’s film, full of fantasy and spookiness. If you’re looking for a holiday film that won’t give you nightmares, this is a great choice. And if you want to dress up again, Lydia and Beetlejuice are another great costume idea for you and your date! 

5. Saw

Looking for a really scary movie for date night? Saw should be at the top of your list. While it is not for the faint of heart, this movie will ensure that your partner stays the night, as neither of you will want to sleep alone after watching it.

If you’re looking for terror and gore you can enjoy Halloween with a full Saw movie marathon, as there are eight films in the franchise. Afterward, you and your date can have a full discussion on the dark questions the movies relay.

6. The Silence Of The Lambs

Speaking of horror movies, no one can forget the legendary performance of Anthony Hopkins as the notorious cannibal Dr. Hannibal. Can it get any more terrifying than cannibalism? If you’re looking for a movie that will really shock you, this is the one.

7. Scary Movie

Who says scary movies have to actually be scary? They can make you laugh instead! There is a whole genre of horror/comedy films that can’t be overlooked when planning your Halloween movie marathon. Scary Movie is a parody of the usual tropes and storylines that you see in classic horror films. If you’re not looking to get frightened, give one of the Scary Movie films a try!

8. Gremlins

For a fun Halloween date, watch Gremlins, another 80’s classic! Gremlins are these cute but mysterious pets that come with a set of rules you must follow. You must never get them wet, feed them after midnight or expose them to sunlight. And what happens if you do? Well, you’re going to have to watch it to find out!

9. Edward Scissorhands

Edward’s inventor died before he could finish him, so he is left with scissors instead of hands. He’ll become a part of the society when he meets a local Avon lady, but will society accept him? Starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands isn’t a horror movie, but it is full of fantasy which makes it perfect for the season!

10. A Nightmare on Elm Street

Interested in something scarier? How about one of the most famous villains in the history of movies – Freddy Krueger? Be careful though, because you are probably going to have trouble falling asleep after watching this slasher!

11. Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Consider centering your Halloween movie marathon around a specific theme, such as vampires or zombies. If you want to focus on vampires, you can’t forget about the original blood-thirsty creature called Dracula, based on the novel written by Bram Stoker.

12. The Blair Witch Project

Have you heard about the legend of the Blair Witch? Well, three hikers did and they disappeared trying to figure it out. The found footage has been turned into a movie The Blair Witch Project, or so the legend goes.

13. Rocky Horror Picture Show

The weird musical that’s often shown during Halloween is Rocky Horror Picture Show and it’s a great choice for a fun and quirky date night! This theatrical release is going to get you into the spirit of Halloween, so enjoy it together!

14. Ghostbusters

“Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” Recall the legendary film and enjoy this comedy classic with your date. Although fair warning – the song is going to be stuck in your head long after Halloween is over.

15. Casper

There’s a lonely ghost with a friendly attitude that’s going to melt your hearts when you watch this. Casper is an older movie that continues to entertain both kids and adults just as it did when it was first made in 1995.

16. The Nightmare Before Christmas

There’s nothing wrong with watching animated films on your date and you and your partner will be easily swept up in the magical story of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Halloween Town’s pumpkin king, Jack Skellington, is a fantastic, devious character who plans to kidnap Santa Claus and take over Christmas. Directed by Tim Burton, this is one of the best Halloween movies!

17. The Shining

When the famous director Stanley Kubrick and the notable horror writer Stephen King join hands, we get a timeless classic like The Shining. If you’re not afraid to get a bit spooked, The Shining is certainly a must-see.

18. The Exorcist

You can’t be a fan of horror movies if you haven’t seenThe Exorcist. This horror depicts the story of a young girl who gets possessed by a demon and a priest who attempts to save her life through exorcism. While it may not contain the advanced special effects that movies use today, this 1973 film was one of the scariest ever made after its initial release and remains a cult classic.

19. Child’s Play

Surely you have heard about Chucky, the evil doll possessed by an actual serial killer? He’s the star in the movie Child’s Play , and this killer doll will definitely give you the creeps.

20. Halloween

A list of the best Halloween movies can’t go without the actual Halloween slasher film. If you haven’t heard of the famed fictional murderer, Michael Myers, you’re missing out.

 The murderer escapes a sanitarium to go back to his hometown where he stalks his innocent victims. This movie was first shown in 1978 yet it’s still a great choice for a Halloween movie night today.

21. Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th is a different date on the calendar that superstitious people find to be very unlucky and even scary. The slasher film Friday the 13th is known for the hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees. You know how the story goes – teenagers in a summer camp have no idea what’s about to happen on Friday the 13th.

22. The Haunted Mansion

If you don’t like the scariness that comes with Halloween, there are plenty of fun movies to binge as well. Disney has some great Halloween films that will fill you with nostalgia, and The Haunted Mansion is one of them. 

You can’t get scared when you watch the comedic performance of Eddie Murphy, making this a great choice for Halloween dates! A family gets trapped in a haunted mansion, what more do you need to know?

23. Ghost

On a more romantic note, Ghostis about the love between a woman and her partner who has passed away. This movie most likely won’t make you scared, but it might make you cry, as you see how Molly handles the appearance of a ghost in her life.

24. The Phantom Of The Opera

A murderous and disfigured musical genius becomes obsessed with a young soprano as he lurks in the shadows beneath the Opera House in Paris. This is one of the best movies for couples as it might just get you singing a duet together!

25. Corpse Bride

For a themed Halloween movie marathon, watching only Tim Burton films is a great idea, and you’ll have plenty of choices.Corpse Bride is a gothic stop-motion picture that tells the story of Viktor, a shy groom who upon practicing his wedding vows out in the dark woods, accidentally marries a deceased young woman. 

26. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

It has romance, fantasy, horror and it’s a musical, can it get any better than that? Sweeney Todd, once known as Benjamin Barker, is the new murderous barber in London. With the help of Mrs. Lovett, he exacts revenge from those who have wronged him. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, this is a movie you’ll want to watch every Halloween.

27. Hocus Pocus

A story of three witches seems appropriate for this holiday, especially when these women are played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Bette Midler. This is a comedy about witches who return to society long after they have been hanged in Salem.

28. The Loft

Five married men have agreed to share a penthouse so that they could freely enjoy their extramarital affairs there. It sounds like the perfect plan until they discover a woman’s body in the penthouse. Naturally, the killer is one of them, and they are all suspicious of each other, but which one did it? You and your date can keep guessing all night long.

29. Horns

Daniel Radcliffe plays a young man who suddenly wakes up with horns on his head. These horns somehow make the people around him confess their darkest desires and sins to him. This movie is a mix of comedy, horror, romance, and drama, so it has everything you need for this Halloween date.

30. Jaws

Back to classic horror movies,Jawsis definitely one of them. This great white shark is going to terrify you as it terrorizes the people of Amity Island. You may not want to watch this if you have an upcoming beach vacation!

31. The Ring

You probably already know the story of a mysterious videotape that gives its viewers only seven days to live. The Ring is a must-see if you’ve never watched it and a great classic to rewatch time and time again. You can’t have a Halloween movie list without including this one!

Get the popcorn ready, cuddle up under a warm blanket, and watch some of these best Halloween movies on your date this October! If you’re not up for a long movie marathon in one sitting, you can save this list and make several spooky date nights to watch them all! While these films are entertaining any time of the year, there’s something extra spooky about watching them in October so make sure to celebrate this holiday properly!

Enjoy these classic Halloween movies with your loved one whether you’re watching them for the first or the hundredth time! Happy Halloween!

Ana Vakos

Ana Vakos

Ana Vakos has been a writer from a very young age and she now specializes in dating and relationship topics. Writing brings her great joy, especially if it can help someone find new love or improve an existing relationship.

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