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Top 50 Best Disney Halloween Movies In 2022

AishwaryaAishwarya-Updated June 18, 2022


Disney Halloween Movies

 

Halloween is that time of the year when all pranks and scares are fair and free for all.

 

As kids, trick or treating is not the only highlight of the experience. We tell kids stories of ghosts, aliens, and unknown creatures.

 

Fantasy stories involving vampires, pirates, werewolves, witches are most popular. So, Disney is not the first name on your mind when we speak of Halloween.

 

But, what if I told you that Disney has an enviable collection of Halloween movies?

 

Walt Disney production is not all about fairies, princesses, princes, rainbows, and unicorns. Although animated shows and family movies have been the main draw, that's not all there is.

 

It is safe to say that even Walt Disney could not resist the temptation of a good scare.

 

In late 1920 up until 1940, Disney created a variety of animated shorts called the Silly Symphony.

 

Here various characters from popular children’s fables play out the symphonic music. With these shorts, Disney had its first tryst with Halloween in the form of the Skeleton Dance, Haunted Mansion, Steamboat Willie, etc.

 

Later in 1940, Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks created their second feature-length animated movie, Pinocchio.

 

It was risque, showed kids smoking cigars and doing illegal things. It tried to preach against the vices in the world and the punishments you must reap for it.

 

The Black Hole was the first Disney film to get a PG rating in the US.

 

Disney dabbled in the horror genre with The Watcher in the Woods. It financed the innovative Tron.

 

Disney had minimal success with both films. Later, Walt Disney Corporation became a media conglomerate.

 

It took over other production companies, through partnership deals, and buyouts. Through these companies, Disney started to make more movies under the horror genre.

 

It amassed an enviable collection of Halloween movies with 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Marvel Entertainment, and more.

 

These movies dabble in the topic of unexplained, paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction. Here is the top 50 collection of Disney movies to watch during Halloween this year.

 

It is a collection of ghost stories, science fiction, alien and paranormal adventures. Yet, most of them will be a comedy or family entertainers.

 

At the end of the day, Disney productions are all family entertainers.

 

 

50. Don’t Look Under The Bed

 

Don’t Look Under The Bed

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Kenneth Johnson
Written By Mark Edward Edens
Music By Daniel Licht
Costume Design By Mark Hofeling
Cinematography By Richard M. Rawlings Jr.
Release Year 1999
Run Time 92 minutes
Starring Erin Chamber, Ty Hodges, Robin Riker
IMDb 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes 68%
Worldwide Box Office collection -- (Disney Original TV Movie)

 

This Disney channel TV movie is one of the best-loved Halloween specials for young kids and teens.

 

The movie is full of cheesy characters that land in unreal problems with imaginary friends to solve them.

 

Yet, it is sure to be entertaining. The whole town is facing a series of pranks.

 

Everyone suspects it is Frances Bacon McCausland, a high school student. It is now up to her and her imaginary friend, Larry Houdini, to catch the culprit.

 

This makes for some fun-filled entertainment. Don’t Look Under The Bed was too scary for its young viewers.

 

Disney received a barrage of email complaints from concerned parents. Hence it was not aired again.

 

You can view it on online streaming sites like Disney+ or Amazon.com.

 

 

 

49. The Haunted Mansion

 

The Haunted Mansion

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Rob Minkoff
Written By David Berenbaum
Music By Mark Mancina
Costume Design By Mona May
Cinematography By Remi Adefarasin
Release Year 2003
Run Time 86 minutes
Starring Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Nathaniel Parker, Marsha Thomason
IMDb 5.1
Rotten Tomatoes 14%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 182.3 million

 

The inspiration for The Haunted Mansion came from another Disney attraction. It is based on the Disney Paris attraction by the name Phantom Manor.

 

It is about a lonely princess who is waiting for her long-lost love. It follows the Evers family as they try to escape the haunted mansion.

 

They are lured into the mansion under the pretext of selling it to prospective buyers.

 

Being a workaholic real estate agent, Jim Evers cannot escape the bait. The movie is a quintessential Eddie Murphy entertainer.

 

The film is packed with scary ghosts, fun ghosts, helpful ghosts, sad ghosts, and lost ghosts.

 

It is a definite fun movie for the complete family during the Halloween weekend.

 

 

 

48. Ghost Rider

 

Ghost Rider

 

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Directed By Mark Steven Johnson
Written By Mark Steven Johnson
Music By Christopher Young
Costume Design By Lizzy Gardiner
Cinematography By Russell Boyd
Release Year 2007
Run Time 110 minutes
Starring Nicholas Cage, Eva Green, Wes Bentley, Peter Fonda
IMDb 5.3
Rotten Tomatoes 26%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 228.7 million

 

Ghost Ride is based on the Marvel comic book character. He is a bounty hunter for a demon, meant to collect stray souls and send them to Hell.

 

He escapes with the contract of San Venganza, and it now falls in the hands of Johnny Blaze to retrieve this contract.

 

The film was panned by the critics with a low score on Rotten Tomatoes, but it was successful.

 

It made a killing at the box office and spawned a sequel. Though the performance of Nic Cage earned him a Golden Razzie, the film was nominated for Best Horror at the Saturn Awards.

 

For the movie, Nicholas Cage had to cover up his actual Ghost Rider tattoo to play the stunt bike rider, Johnny Blaze.

 

 

 

47. Omen III: The Final Conflict

 

Omen III: The Final Conflict

 

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Directed By Graham Baker
Written By Andrew Birkin, David Seltzer
Music By Jerry Goldsmith
Costume Design By Brian Cox, Tiny Nicholls, Rosemary Worth
Cinematography By Phil Meheux, Robert Paynter
Release Year 1981
Run Time 108 minutes
Starring Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon
IMDb 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes 30%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 20.4 million

 

This is the third installment of the Omen trilogy, called The Final Conflict. Here the Antichrist is fully resurrected and has come into full powers.

 

In this installment, the second coming of Christ is discovered, and Thorn has to stop this from happening.

 

The film stars Sam Neill as Damien Thorn the Antichrist. The conflict between evil and forces of God comes down to 7 priests who have come into possession of the Seven Daggers of Megiddo.

 

These are the only weapons that can kill Thorn and stop the Devil. The film was faced with a lot of negativity and criticism as many felt that the final conflict between good and evil should have been more dramatic and on a grand scale.

 

Despite this, the film was a hit with surplus earnings of up to $ 15 million.

 

 

 

46. X-Files: I Want To Believe

 

X-Files: I Want To Believe

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Chris Carter
Written By Frank Spotnitz & Chris Carter
Music By Mark Snow
Costume Design By Lisa Tomczeszyn
Cinematography By Bill Roe
Release Year 2008
Run Time 104 minutes
Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Bill Connolly, Amanda Peet
IMDb 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes 31%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 68.4 million

 

The installment of X- Files movies away from the theme of the first film. It has nothing to do with extraterrestrial beings and goes back to the style of the monster of the week of the series.

 

This film can be viewed as a stand-alone horror film with Mulder and Scully investigating the unexplained.

 

The movie starts with the kidnapping of an FBI agent. A Catholic priest convicted for being a pedophile begins having psychic visions.

 

The FBI has reached a dead end with the investigation, and no one can move forward.

 

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are both retired from the FBI, yet they are called back for this case as they have a proven track record with the unexplained.

 

They have to now use their explosive chemistry, skeptic-believer style of investigation to find the culprit.

 

 

 

45. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

 

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

 

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Directed By Timur Bekmambetov
Written By Seth Grahame-Smith
Music By Henry Jackman
Costume Design By Varvara Avdyushko, Carlo Poggioli
Cinematography By Caleb Deschanel
Release Year 2012
Run Time 105 minutes
Starring Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie
IMDb 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes 34%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 114.6 million

 

The film attempts to turn the honest Abe into a vampire hunter. Into a fictional hero who not only delivers America from slavery but also vampires.

 

This Tim Burton production sticks to his inimitable style of dark and gory, although fantastical and far-fetched, interestingly.

 

Lincoln loses his mother to a vampire at the age of 9, and he discovers their existence and begins training to fight and kill them.

 

He works as a store clerk, gets his law degree, marries Mary Todd, and all the while, he continues to fight vampires at night.

 

Once he starts campaigning to become president, he discovers that the vampires are helping the confederates in the civil war.

 

This strengthens his resolve, and he joins the civil war to fight the vampires and slave owners.

 

 

44. The Other Side Of The Door

 

The Other Side Of The Door

 

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Directed By Johannes Roberts 
Written By Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera
Music By Joseph Bishara
Costume Design By Divya Gambhir, Nidhi Gambhir
Cinematography By Maxime Alexandre
Release Year 2016
Run Time 95 minutes
Starring Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky
IMDb 5.3
Rotten Tomatoes 35%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 14.3 million

 

This British American horror movie is based on the guilt of a mother. She fails to save her son from drowning in a car accident in India.

 

She tries contacting his soul to get the closure that she needs. She makes a mistake during the ritual to contact her dead son.

 

She opens the door for him to get back into the world of the living.

 

Now that he is back, he does not want to go away. The horror starts piling up and consumes her whole family in the end.

 

The film utilizes the premise that the Indian maid gives the grieving mother a means of contacting the dead.

 

By resorting to racial appropriations while depicting India, the movie received a lot of hate.

 

Critics opined that the movie has a lot more potential and the script was lacking, and the film failed due to it.

 

 

43. The Brothers Grimm

 

The Brothers Grimm

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Terry Gilliam
Written By Ehren Kruger
Music By Dario Marianelli
Costume Design By Gabriella Pescucci, Carlo Poggioli
Cinematography By Newton Thomas Sigel
Release Year 2005
Run Time 118 minutes
Starring Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Belluci, Peter Stormare, Lena Headey
IMDb 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes 38%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 105.6 million

 

The Grimm brothers are con-artists who dupe people in the name of ghostbusting. They remove curses, hexes, exorcise ghosts when paid a heavy price by gullible villagers.

 

They have managed to pass off undetected until now. With a recent slew of child kidnappings in a nearby village, the Grimm brothers are challenged and insulted by the French provincial government.

 

To save face, they have to solve an actual supernatural crime for the first time in their life.

 

The film may be blamed for having a weak plot, but the expensive sets, imagery, costumes, cinematography make up for this.

 

You can enjoy all the pranks and tomfoolery by the two brothers. A fascinating trivia states that both Damon and Ledgers were cast to play the other brother.

 

But, they switched their roles after reading the script.

 

 

42. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

 

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

 

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Directed By Jon Turteltaub
Written By Matt Lopez, Doug Miro, & Carlo Bernard
Music By Trevor Rabin
Costume Design By Michael Kaplan
Cinematography By Bojan Bazelli
Release Year 2010
Run Time 109 minutes
Starring Nicholas  Cage, Jay Baruchel, Monica Belluci, Alfred Molina
IMDb 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes 40%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 215.3 million

 

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice draws inspiration from multiple sources like the segment with the same name from the Disney classic Fantasia, the symphonic poem by Paul Dukas, and a ballad by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe apart from Arthurian wizard Merlin.

 

A modern-day wizard, Balthazar Blake, is searching for the resurrection of the Prime Merliner so that he can train him and be done with the job.

 

While his nemesis Maxim Horvath is busy causing him trouble along with Morgana La Fay.

 

All these ancient Arthurian wizards converge on an unsuspecting physics nerd, who turns out to be the Prime Merliner, as he gets sucked into this world of wizards to save the world from the plot by Morgana La Fay.

 

The film was much appreciated for its spectacular CGI works. But it was also panned for its less-than-inspiring plot.

 

The film, however, made a decent profit.

 

 

41. Hocus Pocus

 

Hocus Pocus

 

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Directed By Kenny Ortega
Written By Mick Garris, & Neil Cuthbert
Music By John Debney
Costume Design By Mary E. Vogt
Cinematography By Hiro Narita
Release Year 1993
Run Time 96 minutes
Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Thora Birch
IMDb 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes 39%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 44.9 million

 

This quintessential Halloween movie takes place in Salem on All Hallows Day. The Sanderson sisters, 3 witches, create a spell to escape being burnt on the stake.

 

They cast a spell that will resurrect them if any virgin lights the black candle on Halloween day.

 

That is what happens, and now we have to kill them once again. The hero, a teenager named Max, releases the three witches, who target his little sister to gain back their youth.

 

To save his sister and kill the witches, he takes the help of a cursed cat named Binx, a zombie who was an ex-lover of one of the witches and his girlfriend.

 

The movie was originally a critical and commercial loss for Disney, yet the audiences rediscovered the fun in this movie during Halloween reruns and loved it.

 

The 3 witches, played by  Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker, were perfect for the role.

 

 

40. Damien: Omen II

 

Damien: Omen II

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Don Taylor, Mike Hodges
Written By Stanley Mann, & Mike Hodges
Music By Jerry Goldsmith
Costume Design By Burton Miller, Ray Summers
Cinematography By Bill Butler
Release Year 1978
Run Time 107 minutes
Starring Willian Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathon Scott-Taylor
IMDb 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes 44%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 26.5 million

 

This second installment of the Omen series sees the Antichrist continue to grow and decimate all his opponents.

 

Not that there is any shortage of opponents. Starting with Carl Bugenhagen, Michael Morgan, aunt Marion, Cousin Mark, Dr.Charles Warren, reporter Joan Hart, and eventually his uncle Richard Thorn all die after realizing the true identity of Damien.

 

The film opened to mixed reviews, with a few critics praising the movie for being more sophisticated and fun in the way they do away with opponents.

 

While Variety magazine felt that this part lacked the finesse of the first part. Some also critiqued that the film was just dishing out murders and ghoulish scares just for fun.

 

The movie was a hit with many Academy awards winners and nominees acting or working in it.

 

You can watch Lee Grant, William Holden while Jerry Goldsmith worked on the music. The iconic theme song, Ave Satani continues to wow its listeners even today.

 

 

39. What Lies Beneath

 

What Lies Beneath

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Robert Zemeckis
Written By Clark Gregg
Music By Alan Silvestri
Costume Design By Susie DeSanto
Cinematography By Don Burgess
Release Year 2000
Run Time 130 minutes
Starring Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfieffer, Katherine Towne, Diana Scarwid
IMDb 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes 47%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 291.4 million

 

What Lies Beneath is a story of justice from beyond the grave. Zemeckis started the movie well by creating suspense and intrigue over the neighbor and his wife.

 

He smartly tries to create the groundwork to make the audience believe that Claire Spencer may not be mentally sound.

 

In the latter half, he tries to convince the audience that Spencer is now mentally sound and that a murder did take place.

 

Do I sound confusing? Well, the plot does get confusing with the ‘is she or is she not’ situation.

 

It has plenty of scares and unexplained occurrences to make for an entertaining movie. The audience loved Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer enough to make it a hit.

 

It earned three times the amount it spent on making the movie.

 

 

38. Alien 3

 

Alien 3

 

Entity Detail
Directed By David Fincher
Written By David Giler, Walter Hill, & Larry Ferguson
Music By Elliot Goldenthal
Costume Design By David Perry, Bob Ringwood
Cinematography By Alex Thomson
Release Year 1992
Run Time 114 minutes
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dutton, Charles Dance
IMDb 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes 45%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 159.8 million

 

This third installment sees the return of Sigourney Weaver in the role of Ellen Ripley.

 

It picks up right after the end of the second movie. Ripley, Newt, and the android Bishop get into the escape pod and escape the spaceship.

 

The film starts when the pod crash lands on Florini 161, it is a facility to house antisocial males.

 

We are shown that the alien queen was aboard the escape pod and is currently running free in the base, killing the inmates.

 

Ripley now has to convince the inmates to help her kill the space being. The movie was not as great as the first two installments, and the troubles with an incomplete script, production problems, deadline changes were to blame.

 

However, the movie got nominated for an Academy Award for visual effects and multiple Saturn Awards.

 

 

37. Lake Placid

 

Lake Placid

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Steve Miner
Written By David E. Kelley
Music By John Ottman
Costume Design By Jori Woodman
Cinematography By Daryn Okada
Release Year 1999
Run Time 82 minutes
Starring Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson
IMDb 5.7
Rotten Tomatoes 47%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 57.3 million

 

This movie is a Creature Feature with a giant crocodile that is terrorizing Aroostook County in Maine.

 

The Fish and Game officer of that county and the sheriff try all they can to contain the animal and capture it before it can cause more damage.

 

The film was met with average to negative reviews, and one critic stated that Lake Placid is swamped by a smarmy script and inability to deliver on the creature feature mayhem.

 

The premise of a giant paleolithic crocodile living in a small county lake created quite a buzz among audiences, and the movie had a decent run at the box office.

 

It recovered its costs and made a small profit that spawned a few remakes as well.

 

 

36. The Black Hole

 

The Black Hole

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Gary Nelson
Written By Jeb Rosebrook, Gerry Day
Music By John Barry
Costume Design By Bill Thomas
Cinematography By Frank V. Phillips
Release Year 1979
Run Time 98 minutes
Starring Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms,  Anthony Perkins
IMDb 6
Rotten Tomatoes 38%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 35.84 million

 

The Black Hole was one of the earliest attempts of Disney production to make science fiction movies.

 

It was also the first film from Disney to get a PG rating. The film was made in the wake of the first moon landing, and it was about spaceships.

 

The USS Palomino is returning to earth after its mission, but it discovers the USS Cygnus close to a Blackhole.

 

Since the ship had gone missing 20 years ago along with the father of Dr.McCrae, the crew of USS Palomino decided to investigate it. Here begins the horror as the crew slowly discovers what went wrong with the first crew and how they can escape the same fate.

 

The movie was slated to be a disaster film, yet the script iteration made, later on, created an escape tactic for the crew.

 

 

35. Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

 

Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Gore Verbinski
Written By Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Music By Hans Zimmer
Costume Design By Penny Rose
Cinematography By Dariusz Wolski
Release Year 2006
Run Time 151 minutes
Starring Johnny Depp, Kiera Knightly, Orlando Bloom, Bill Nighy
IMDb 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes 53%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 1.06 billion

 

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is one of the most successful franchises of Disney, and it is based on the fantasy world of pirates, demi-gods, curses, and more.

 

The Dead Man’s Chest is the second installment of the series and introduces the main protagonist of the series Davy Jones.

 

The film relies heavily on the fantasy world of pirates, the undead crew of the Flying Dutchman, and a voodoo priestess.

 

Though the film is not a horror movie, all the creatures, cannibals and curses, qualify the movie as a Halloween film.

 

The cast is headed by the talented Johnny Depp, Kiera Knightley, Jonathan Pryce, Geoffrey Rush, etc.

 

The film grossed over a billion dollars and has many more sequels in its name.

 

 

34. Maleficent

 

Maleficent

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Robert Stromberg
Written By Linda Woolverton
Music By James Newton Howard
Costume Design By Anna B. Sheppard
Cinematography By Dean Semler
Release Year 2012
Run Time 97 minutes
Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sherito Copley, Sam Riley
IMDb 7
Rotten Tomatoes 54%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 758.4 million

 

Angelina Jolie stars as the wicked fairy queen Maleficent in this adaptation of the classic children’s fairy tale of The Sleeping Beauty.

 

This live-action movie is not just an adaptation of Sleeping beauty, but it is from the perspective of the witch Maleficent.

 

The movie takes us through a fantastical journey of love, betrayal, revenge, remorse, and redemption through the eyes of the wicked Maleficent and the princess Aurora.

 

The movie is a Halloween favorite that inspired its sequel too. The movie boasts fabulous cinematography and spellbinding costumes, and set designs.

 

In fact, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. This picture is a must-watch for this Halloween.

 

 

33. Blade

 

Blade

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Stephen Norrington
Written By David S. Goyer
Music By Mark Isham
Costume Design By Sanja Milkovic Hays
Cinematography By Theo van de Sande
Release Year 1998
Run Time 120 minutes
Starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright
IMDb 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes 56%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 131.2 million

 

The Blade is a Marvel Comic book hero who fights supernatural villains, namely vampires. The movie racked up positive reviews from the audience and was a hit, making a good profit for the makers.

 

The film stars Wesley Snipes as the titular character, Blade. He is a human-vampire hybrid and hunts errant vampires.

 

He runs into trouble with an upstart young vampire named Frost. This vampire wants to start a war with the humans, against the wishes and advice of the vampire elders.

 

The film set the stage for comic book heroes for Marvel cinemas. There were 2 more sequels of Blade, and many more superhero movies from Marvel Comics, all thanks to the success of Blade.

 

The production company, New Line, was interested in either Denzel Washington, Laurence Fishburne, or Wesley Snipes as the Blade.

 

But, the director insisted on taking only Wesley Snipes for the role.

 

 

32. The Happening

 

The Happening

 

Entity Detail
Directed By M. Night Shyamalan
Written By M. Night Shyamalan
Music By James Newton Howard
Costume Design By Betsy Heimann, Ruth Myers
Cinematography By Tak Fujimoto
Release Year 2008
Run Time 151 minutes
Starring Mark Whalberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo
IMDb 5
Rotten Tomatoes 17%
Worldwide Box Office collection $163.4 million

 

The Happening comes from the stable of the master filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan. He is known for his psychological horror films.

 

Before the release of the movies, he mentioned that his aim was to make a first-rate B movie, and it was appreciated by the audiences for it.

 

Though the film received negative reviews from critics as they called the movie confusing, it made a good profit.

 

The story is a science fiction horror where there is a sudden epidemic of suicides across Northeastern America.

 

A group of survivors travels across America trying to figure out the reasons for this epidemic and survive suicidal thoughts.

 

The premise is that nature and plants are releasing neurotoxins that induce suicidal thoughts in people.

 

This premise was not believable to many viewers. Even the star of the film Mark Whalberg was wondering why he acted in such a film.

 

 

31. Dark Water

 

Dark Water

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Walter Salles
Written By Rafael Yglesias
Music By Angelo Badalamenti
Costume Design By Michael Wilkinson
Cinematography By Affonso Beato
Release Year 2005
Run Time 105 minutes
Starring Jeniffer Connelly, Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, John C. Reilly
IMDb 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes 47%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 58.4 million

 

Dark water is the remake of a Japanese film with the same name. This psychological horror is a subtle horror where you will not find many jump-scares.

 

It presents a dark and scary picture that every family fears in modern society. The film follows the mother-daughter pair as they move into a run-down apartment after being separated from the father.

 

Soon after this, many unexplained leaks, weird sights, unruly neighbors, unhelpful building managers start off.

 

They accumulate to bring about a situation where the mother has to choose between her life or the life of her child.

 

The original Japanese version was more successful, and it garnered better reviews. Though the Hollywood version could not replicate the same unease and fear as the original.

 

It was pretty close to making us scared.

 

 

30. Return To Oz

 

Return To Oz

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Walter Murch
Written By Walter Murch, Gill Dennis
Music By David Shire
Costume Design By Raymond Hughes
Cinematography By David Watkin, Freddie Francis
Release Year 1985
Run Time 113 minutes
Starring Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie
IMDb 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes 54%
Worldwide Box Office collection $11.1 million

 

The film is adapted from the Oz novel series by Frank L. Baum, mainly based on The Marvellous Land Of Oz and Ozma Of Oz.

 

Disney owned the rights to make these two novels into films, and the rights were due to expire soon so, they made it.

 

Disney studios had to pay MGM a considerable amount of money to use the iconic Ruby Slipper of Dorothy in this movie.

 

Though it did not do well in the USA, it was hit overseas. The picture has since built a cult following.

 

The film follows Dorothy as she returns to Oz and helps her new friends restore Oz to its former self.

 

Dorothy’s new friends are Billina, Tik-Tok, Jack Pumpkinhead, The Gump, and Princess Ozma. Critics opined that Return to Oz taps into the darker side of L. Frank Baum's book series is for an intermittently dazzling adventure that never quite recaptures the magic of its classic predecessor.

 

 

29. The Black Cauldron

 

The Black Cauldron

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Ted Burmann, Richard Rich
Written By Ted Berman, Vance Gerry, Joe Hale, David Jonas, & more
Music By Elmer Bernstein
Costume Design By -- (Animated movie)
Cinematography By -- (Animated movie)
Release Year 1985
Run Time 80 minutes
Starring Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, Freddie Jones
IMDb 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes 55%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 21.3 million

 

The Black Cauldron is an animated Disney film based on The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander.

 

These Welsh mythology novels are from the middle ages about an evil king who yearned for the magical black cauldron to gain power.

 

Originally the film was much scarier, so Disney producers decided to cut the climax scenes to make it friendly for kids.

 

The film was the first Disney animated film to receive a PG rating, and it was also the first film to use computer-generated imagery in motion pictures.

 

The film bombed at the box office, yet it holds a great charm during Halloween time.

 

A critic even said that The Black Cauldron is technically brilliant as usual but lacks the compelling characters of other Disney animated classics.

 

 

28. From Hell

 

From Hell

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Written By Terry Hayes, Rafael Yglesias
Music By Trevor Jones
Costume Design By Kym Barrett
Cinematography By Peter Deming
Release Year 2001
Run Time 122 minutes
Starring Heather Graham, Johnny Depp, Robbie Coltrane, Ian Holm
IMDb 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes 57%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 74.6 million

 

The film is a perfect Halloween picture as it follows the infamous Jack The Ripper murders.

 

It is based on the graphic novel by the same name, written by Allan Moore and Eddie Campbell.

 

The plot is about the murders committed by Jack The Ripper from the perspective of a police detective/inspector.

 

Johnny Depp plays the lead inspector with Heather Graham as the prostitute Mary Shelly. The movie was a decent hit, and it made double the amount it invested in it.

 

However, the critics were divided on their opinions. Some felt the plot was under-developed, with gory murders.

 

While some thought that it was a stylish and gripping thriller.

 

 

27. The Watcher In The Woods

 

The Watcher In The Woods

 

Entity Detail
Directed By John Hough, Vincent McEveety
Written By Rosemary Anne Sisson, Harry Spalding
Music By Stanley Myers
Costume Design By Emma Porteus
Cinematography By Alan Hume
Release Year 1980
Run Time 84 minutes
Starring Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards
IMDb 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes 57%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 5 million

 

The Watcher In The Woods is one of the earliest live-action films of Disney. It also marked the foray of Disney into the young adult and teen entertainment world.

 

It is based on a novel by the same name written by Florence Engel Randall.

 

The film is about the disappearance of a young girl in the woods behind her home.

 

The film is set in Britain, and it dabbles in topics like the occult, aliens, mystery, etc.

 

A young girl had gone missing in the woods on the night of the lunar eclipse 30 years ago.

 

A new family that moved into the same house tries to solve her mystery and bring peace to the grieving mother.

 

The film was panned by most critics and described as a somewhat tantalizing but ultimately ridiculous suspense movie.

 

However, the art direction, especially Alan Hume’s stunning camera work, was praiseworthy. It was duly noted by many.

 

 

26. Something Wicked This Way Comes

 

Something Wicked This Way Comes

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Jack Clayton
Written By Ray Bradbury
Music By James Horner
Costume Design By Ruth Myers
Cinematography By Stephen H. Burum
Release Year 1983
Run Time 95 minutes
Starring Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, and Pam Grier.
IMDb 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes 61%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 8.4 million

 

The title of the film was inspired by a line from Macbeth of William Shakespeare.

 

The plot is as dubious as Macbeth, with a dark and evil circus owner Mr. Dark and his friend, the Dust Witch. This duo snares the souls of greedy and wicked people under the guise of fulfilling their wildest dreams.

 

Mr. Dark and his circus are bad news. The naughty boys of the village have until autumn to solve the mystery and run the circus out of town.

 

How they manage to do it makes up for the movie. The production was fraught with troubles, dismissals, script changes, and more from day one, and hence it went over budget.

 

The film did not do well at the box office either. An interesting trivia about the movie is that Stephen King, the famed horror novelist, also wrote one of the rejected scripts of this movie.

 

 

25. The X-Files

 

The X-Files

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Rob Bowman
Written By Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz
Music By Mark Snow
Costume Design By Marlene Stewart
Cinematography By Ward Russell
Release Year 1998
Run Time 121 minutes
Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau, John Neville
IMDb 7
Rotten Tomatoes 66%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 189.2 million

 

The X-Files movie is based on a highly successful TV series with the same name.

 

The script was also written by Chris Carter, the creator of the TV series. Incidentally, most of the TV cast and crew also worked on the movie.

 

The movie works on the premise that aliens and alien intelligence have been living among humans on earth since prehistoric times.

 

The government is aware of this and has been trying to cover up all this while.

 

The fans of the TV series loved the movie and made it a hit. If you are a newcomer or a first-time viewer of the X-Files, the plot may seem a little difficult to catch up with due to all the references from the TV show.

 

If you believe in the existence of the extraterrestrial and aliens, the X-Files is just the show for you.

 

It is a definite Halloween must-watch.

 

 

24. 28 Weeks Later

 

28 Weeks Later

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Written By Rowan Joffé, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, E. L. Lavigne, Jesus Olmo
Music By John Murphy
Costume Design By Jane Petrie
Cinematography By Enrique Chediak
Release Year 2007
Run Time 100 minutes
Starring Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau
IMDb 7
Rotten Tomatoes 71%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 64.2 million

 

This post-apocalyptic science fiction horror is the sequel to the Danny Boyle flick 28 Days Later.

 

The plotline carries on with the same virus infestation in Britain. Yet, where the first movie was more concentrated on the emotional horror of the outbreak, this movie is more about the mindless killing, impactful dialogue, and action. 28 weeks later, the US army has sent a contingent of settlers and army troops to create a settlement and protect them.

 

They plan to contain the virus within the island, yet due to negligence and human folly, the virus has spread.

 

The film was praised as an exciting, action-packed, and superbly directed thriller that more than lives up to the original.

 

The film was a hit.

 

 

23. Prometheus

 

Prometheus

 

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Directed By Ridley Scott
Written By Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof
Music By Marc Streitenfeld
Costume Design By Janty Yates, Timothy Everest
Cinematography By Dariusz Wolski
Release Year 2012
Run Time 124 minutes
Starring Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron
IMDb 7
Rotten Tomatoes 73%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 403.4 million

 

Prometheus is a spaceship that is built to follow the star map that was recently discovered in Scotland.

 

Weyland Corporation funds the operation and plans to discover the secrets held by those superior beings who live on the faraway planet.

 

The idea for this film was to create it as a prequel to Alien that was made in 1979.

 

Ridley Scott, who worked on Alien, directed this movie as well. The film received a strong approval rating of 71%, and many critics praising the visual grandeur and the compelling performances of the crew.

 

They feel that though Prometheus does not answer many of the questions from Alien, it is as stunning and spellbinding as Alien.

 

 

22. Into The Woods

 

Into The Woods

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Rob Marshall
Written By James Lapine
Music By Stephen Sondheim
Costume Design By Colleen Atwood
Cinematography By Dion Beebe
Release Year 2014
Run Time 124 minutes
Starring Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp
IMDb 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes 71%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 212.9 million

 

This Disney film is a fantastical film inspired by all the fairytale characters from the Grimms Brothers.

 

You can find characters from the stories of Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Cinderella.

 

The story revolves around Baker and his wife, who cannot have children because of a curse placed by the witch.

 

They plan to have their curse reversed, so they undertake the witch’s request for different items to prepare her potion.

 

Once everyone gets what they wanted, they realize that their troubles have only begun. The film is a sort of disillusionment of life after the fairytale ends.

 

The film received an overall positive response with many praising the performance of Meryl Streep as the witch.

 

 

21. Escape To Witch Mountain

 

Escape To Witch Mountain

 

Entity Detail
Directed By John Hough
Written By Robert Malcolm Young
Music By Johnny Mandel
Costume Design By Chuck Keehne, Emily Sundby
Cinematography By Frank V. Phillips
Release Year 1975
Run Time 97 minutes
Starring Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence
IMDb 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes 76%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 20 million

 

Escape to Witch Mountain is an adaptation of a science fiction novel by the same name written by Alexander H. Key.

 

This movie is based on the first of the series. The film starts with 2 orphans Tia and Tony, who have many psychic abilities like communicating with animals, telekinesis, premonitions, etc.

 

They are being hounded by different groups of people. They either want to use them or to kill them out of fear.

 

How they get out of these situations and find their home makes up for the rest of the plot.

 

The film opened to positive reviews all-around. It was described as a fun film that is cheerfully implausible.

 

It is scary but not too much, and it works.

 

 

20. Sunshine

 

Sunshine

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Danny Boyle
Written By Alex Garland
Music By John Murphy
Costume Design By Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Cinematography By Alwin H. Küchler
Release Year 2007
Run Time 107 minutes
Starring Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh
IMDb 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes 77%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 32 million

 

This Danny Boyle film is a psychological thriller. It is set in the future where the sun has started to cool down.

 

The earth is also freezing due to this. There is no other way out but to jumpstart the sun with an explosion on its surface.

 

The crew set off on a spacecraft called Icarus II and made their way toward the sun through all the unexpected difficulties and hurdles along the way.

 

The film has been praised for its most scientifically accurate portrayal and depiction of the whole process.

 

Cillian Murphy, the physicist Capo, had trained with Brian Cox from the CERN center for this movie.

 

The audience and critics both appreciated the film, but it was not a commercial success.

 

The film has been called one of the greatest films, after Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

 

 

19. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

 

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Rupert Wyatt
Written By Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Music By Patrick Doyle
Costume Design By Renée April
Cinematography By Andrew Lesnie
Release Year 2011
Run Time 105 minutes
Starring Andy Serkis, James Franco, Frida Pinto, Tom Felton
IMDb 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes 82%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 481.8 million

 

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes explains the origins of the Planet Of The Apes franchise.

 

The film attempts to explain the reason for the intelligence of the apes. Why do they rebel against humans so aggressively?

 

The film offers brilliant performances as apes from different actors, mainly Andy Serkis as Caesar.

 

They received special training in ape behavior and movements from actor-stuntman Terry Notary. The film garnered an approval rating of 82% from rotten tomatoes.

 

One of the critics praised the movie, saying that, led by Rupert Wyatt's stylish direction, some impressive special effects, and a mesmerizing performance by Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes breathes unlikely new life to a long-running franchise.

 

 

18. Planet Of The Apes

 

Planet Of The Apes

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Franklin J Schaffner
Written By Michael Wilson, Rod Serling
Music By Jerry Goldsmith
Costume Design By Morton Haack
Cinematography By Leon Shamroy
Release Year 1968
Run Time 112 minutes
Starring Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Roddy McDowell
IMDb 8
Rotten Tomatoes 87%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 33.4 million

 

After discussing the Rise of The Planet of The Apes, which tells us how it happened, we need to also watch the original movie that started this franchise.

 

Planet Of The Apes was made in 1968 and introduced us to a world where apes ruled over men and made them their slaves.

 

The film starts with the crash landing of a spaceship on a desolate planet. Before the ship is destroyed, we get a glimpse of the date.

 

It is 3978, 2 millennia into the future. From here, the survivors come out and discover the inhabitants, struggling to understand how this fate came to be.

 

Once they understand that this is the future of their own planet, they now have to return back in time to hopefully stop this fate and reverse it.

 

The rest of the movie shows how they do it and if they are successful.

 

 

17. Ready Or Not

 

Ready Or Not

 

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Directed By Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Written By Guy Busick, R. Christopher Murphy
Music By Brian Tyler
Costume Design By Avery Plewes
Cinematography By Brett Jutkiewicz
Release Year 2019
Run Time 95 minutes
Starring Adam Brody, Samarra Weaving, Mark O'Brien, Andie McDowell
IMDb 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes 88%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 57.6 million

 

Ready Or Not is a dark comedy horror movie that is perfect for your Halloween fun.

 

The film comes highly praised with an approval rating of 88%. The critical consensus of a site reads: Smart, seditious, and darkly funny, Ready or Not is a crowd-pleasing horror film with a giddily entertaining bite.

 

The film does a comedy take on a cursed family. They play a deadly game, Hide and Seek, with the young bride of the second son.

 

The only problem is that if the bride is found, she will be killed. If she is not found, the entire family dies by sunrise.

 

How it plays out and who wins is the horror part with tremendous performances with the entire cast.

 

 

16. Frankenweenie

 

Frankenweenie

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Tim Burton
Written By Leonard Ripps, Tim Burton, John August
Music By Danny Elfman
Costume Design By -- (Animated film)
Cinematography By Peter Sorg
Release Year 2012
Run Time 87 minutes
Starring Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Catherine O'Hara
IMDb 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes 87%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 81.5 million

 

This Walt Disney film is a 3D stop-motion, animated, science fiction, comedy, horror film. It was directed by Tim Burton based on a short film with the same name.

 

It is also based on the classic horror film concept of Frankenstein. The film is about a young kid, Victor Frankenstein, who loses his beloved bull terrier dog, Sparky.

 

He attempts to bring the dog back from the dead and creates a Frankenstein dog that is Frankenweenie.

 

This comedy horror movie is a definite favorite for kids during Halloween. All the original characters play child versions in this stop motion animated film.

 

The film was critiqued as an energetic stop-motion horror movie spoof with lovingly crafted visuals and a heartfelt, oddball story.

 

 

15. The Omen

 

The Omen

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Richard Donner
Written By David Seltzer
Music By Jerry Goldsmith
Costume Design By Tiny Nicholls, Klara Kerpin
Cinematography By Gilbert Taylor
Release Year 1979
Run Time 111 minutes
Starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner
IMDb 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes 86%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 4.27 million

 

The Omen is probably the most easily recognizable horror movie of all time. This supernatural horror was nominated for 2 Oscars and won an award for the best original score for Jerry Goldstein.

 

This iconic movie spurred multiple sequels that sadly could not replicate the success of the first movie.

 

The movie starts with the arrival of a child into the family of Robert Thorn.

 

The original child of Thorn dies at birth, and he is switched with an orphan, who turns out to be the Antichrist.

 

How the kid grows and turns eviler and eviler makes up the rest of the plot.

 

Many people try to stop him and kill him, but all fail. The film score is vital to creating the scary atmosphere as there are no jump scares or gory faces.

 

 

14. 28 Days Later

 

28 Days Later

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Danny Boyle
Written By Alex Garland
Music By John Murphy
Costume Design By Rachael Fleming
Cinematography By Anthony Dod Mantle
Release Year 2002
Run Time 113 minutes
Starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston.  
IMDb 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes 87%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 85.7 million

 

There is a virus leak, a virus that causes rage, from a laboratory in the UK.

 

This virus spreads fast and reaches an epidemic scale in Great Britain. A band of survivors all group together and struggle to survive until help arrives.

 

The film takes a hard-hitting look at the emotional and human cost of an epidemic.

 

It leaves behind broken families and hearts. The film shows a recently recovered coma patient who wakes up to find himself abandoned.

 

The first people he meets are hell-bent on killing him for some reason. He later finds a couple who bring him up to date on the situation, and they have to start the survival battle until help can arrive.

 

The film was a hit with positive reviews and collections.

 

 

13. The Sixth Sense

 

The Sixth Sense

 

Entity Detail
Directed By M. Night Shyamalan
Written By M. Night Shyamalan
Music By James Newton Howard
Costume Design By Joanna Johnston
Cinematography By Tak Fujimoto
Release Year 1999
Run Time 107 minutes
Starring Haley Joel Osment, Bruce Willis, Toni Collette
IMDb 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes 86%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 672.8 million

 

The boy says I see dead people. This is the Sixth Sense that Cole Sears possesses.

 

Because of this, he is constantly bullied and has psychological issues. Her mother calls in a child psychologist to help Sears.

 

Malcolm Crowe is the child psychologist who comes in to help Sears figure out what his issues are and make him feel normal again.

 

He encourages the boy to do different exercises that help him cope with the problems.

 

They seem to help Sears become more confident, and in turn, he aids Crowe in recognizing his own issue and fixes it.

 

This film received 6 Oscar nominations for most major categories like best picture, actor, actress, director, editing, and screenplay.

 

Although it did not win an Academy Award, it received an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences.

 

 

12. The Abyss

 

The Abyss

 

Entity Detail
Directed By James Cameron
Written By James Cameron
Music By Alan Silvestri
Costume Design By Deborah Everton
Cinematography By Mikael Salomon
Release Year 1989
Run Time 140 minutes
Starring Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, Todd Graff
IMDb 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes 89%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 90 million

 

The Abyss is a science fiction film that revolves around the recovery of a nuclear submarine.

 

It was downed by an unknown entity in the deepest part of the ocean. The US Navy recruits a group of civilian divers under the command of a Navy Seals team to recover and assist them.

 

The special effects used in this movie were absolutely amazing, and they won an Academy Award for it.

 

The whole premise of a nuclear submarine, stranded in the deepest part of the ocean, in imminent danger is nerve-wracking.

 

If you have claustrophobia, this movie is the worst of your fears. This is what the audience felt as well, and hence they made the film a hit.

 

The critics, however, found the plot lacking. There were too many unanswered questions at the end.

 

 

11. Aliens

 

Aliens

 

Entity Detail
Directed By James Cameron
Written By James Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill
Music By James Horner
Costume Design By Emma Porteous
Cinematography By Adrian Biddle
Release Year 1986
Run Time 137 minutes
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen
IMDb 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes 97%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 183.3 million

 

This critically acclaimed science fiction horror was made by James Cameron. From the first movie, we know that Ellen Ripley is the only survivor from the ship Nostromo and has been in stasis for 57 years.

 

When the Weyland-Yutani corp hears her story, they are skeptical. Hence they send back another team to the LV-426 colony to investigate.

 

Initially, the new ship Sulaco finds the colony abandoned, except for 2 alien creatures and a traumatized girl.

 

From here starts their war against the alien queen, who will not leave any survivors.

 

At first, the film was having teething problems so, the new executives at 20th Century Fox handed the project to a newbie James Cameron for writing and directing.

 

Cameron made the 4 biggest grossing films of that year.

 

 

10. Pinocchio

 

Pinocchio

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney
Written By Carlo Collodi, Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, and more
Music By Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Frank Churchill, Edward H. Plumb
Costume Design By -- (Animated movie)
Cinematography By -- (Animated movie)
Release Year 1940
Run Time 88 minutes
Starring Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Walter Catlett
IMDb 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes 100%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 164 million

 

Pinocchio is the second feature-length film produced by Walt Disney Productions, and it is based on the famous children’s story, The Adventures Of Pinocchio.

 

At first glance, everyone will be shocked to find this movie on the Halloween list.

 

So, let me explain the reason Entoin put this movie on the list. The story of Pinocchio has all the makings of a fantasy picture and horror movie.

 

An honest and loving old puppeteer creates a puppet named Pinocchio. He regretfully moans that he does not have children and hopes for a child-like Pinocchio.

 

A fairy hears his prayer and grants his wish, and turns the puppet into a boy.

 

However, this boy falls prey to all the bad habits in the world and joins the wrong company.

 

Seeing his beloved boy turn misguided, the old man goes out searching for him. He gets eaten by a whale and is lost at sea.

 

Is it not a cautionary tale for all children? The movie was loved by audiences and critics alike.

 

 

9. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

 

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi, James Algar
Written By Erdman Penner, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Homer Brightman, and more
Music By Oliver Wallace
Costume Design By -- (Animated Movie)
Cinematography By -- (Animated Movie)
Release Year 1949
Run Time 68 minutes
Starring Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore
IMDb 7
Rotten Tomatoes 93%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 1.63 million

 

This Disney Production consists of two distinct short films of Mr. Toad from Wind in The Willows and Ichabod from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

 

These stories are narrated by the legendary Basil Rathbone and Bing Cosby. While in England, Mr. Toad is cheated out of his property by a bunch of weasels.

 

He is sent to the scary Tower of London while his friends, Mr. MacBadger, Ratty, and Moley, try to release him.

 

On the other side of the pond, Ichabod Crane moves to Sleepy Hollow to work as the village schoolmaster.

 

Despite being a scaredy-cat and a superstitious lad, Crane wins the heart of many villagers, and the village bully and hero do not like it.

 

He bullies Cranes into a confrontation with the infamous Headless Horse.

 

 

8. The Fly

 

The Fly

 

Entity Detail
Directed By David Cronenberg
Written By Charles Edward Pogue and David Cronenberg
Music By Howard Shore
Costume Design By Denise Cronenberg
Cinematography By Mark Irwin
Release Year 1986
Run Time 96 minutes
Starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz
IMDb 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes 92%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 60.6 million

 

The Fly is a science fiction psychological horror film that is a remake of the original from 1958.

 

Both movies are based on a short story written in 1957 with the same name, by George Langelaan.

 

The Fly was very successful in both wowing the audience with its makeup and scaring them too.

 

The story is about a brilliant scientist who invents a revolutionary new teleportation pod that can move objects from one pod to another.

 

The scientist and his girlfriend try to move living beings. They realize that the device is not teleporting the objects itself, but it is replicating them.

 

When he continues to try and teleport himself, the scientist fails. He ends up becoming a monstrous fly.

 

What are the consequences of this? How does it end? These are shown in the rest of the movie.

 

The Fly was critically acclaimed, with most praise going to the performance of Goldblum and the special effects.

 

It won an Academy Award for Best Makeup.

 

 

7. Young Frankenstein

 

Young Frankenstein

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Mel Brooks
Written By Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks, Mary Shelley
Music By John Morris
Costume Design By Dorothy Jeakins
Cinematography By Gerald Hirschfeld
Release Year 1974
Run Time 106 minutes
Starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman
IMDb 8
Rotten Tomatoes 94%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 86.2 million

 

Young Frankenstein is a parody of the original monster film Frankenstein. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound and best-adapted screenplay.

 

The black comedy horror was hugely successful with the audience as well. The story starts with the grandchild of Victor Frankenstein working as a professor in a medical college in America.

 

He is ashamed of the legacy of his grandfather. Yet when he inherits property in Transylvania, he promptly goes there.

 

There he finds all the notes for the reanimation of corpses and decides to attempt it.

 

What happens next in this comedic horror movie and how it ends is a show to remember.

 

Mel Brooks made the entire film in black and white films, though they had color film technology in 1974.

 

He wanted to retain the magic of black and white film and sound effects too.

 

 

6. The Innocents

 

The Innocents

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Jack Clayton
Written By William Archibald, Truman Capote
Music By Georges Auric
Costume Design By Sophie Devine
Cinematography By Freddie Francis
Release Year 1961
Run Time 100 minutes
Starring Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins
IMDb 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes 94%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 1.2 million

 

The Innocents is a highly acclaimed movie. It is based on the novella, The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James.

 

The film was selected by The Guardian as one of the 25 best horror films ever made.

 

The psychological undertones and excellent camera work make this horror film a classic. The story is about a governess who watches over two children in the absence of their guardian.

 

She begins to fear that their large estate is haunted by ghosts and that the children are being possessed.

 

She is convinced that the spirit of two previous employees is troubling the children. The film became the center of a debate about the real psychological issue.

 

Many scholarly essays and articles being published about the interpretation of the novella by James.

 

The film was received well, the performance for Deborah Kerr was praised as being outstanding.

 

The new camera angles and techniques were added to create the horror ambiance without being gory.

 

 

5. The Fly

 

The Fly

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Kurt Neumann
Written By James Clavell, George Langelaan
Music By Paul Sawtell
Costume Design By Adele Balkan
Cinematography By Karl Struss
Release Year 1958
Run Time 94 minutes
Starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, and Herbert Marshall
IMDb 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes 95%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 3 million

 

The Fly is an adaptation of the short story by George Langelaan with the same name.

 

The film was remade again in 1986 by David Cronenberg with slight alterations to the script.

 

This version of The Fly tells us of a scientist and his happy family. The family is broken when an invention to teleport objects from one place to another goes terribly wrong.

 

The scientist loses his limb and head to a fly and eventually his life too.

 

Both versions of The Fly were well received by the audience and critics. There were a few sequels as well.

 

 

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Henry Selick
Written By Tim Burton, Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson
Music By Danny Elfman
Costume Design By -- (Animated Movie)
Cinematography By Pete Kozachik
Release Year 1993
Run Time 76 minutes
Starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara
IMDb 8
Rotten Tomatoes 95%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 91.5 million

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a dark fantasy created in the style of a stop motion animated film.

 

It is a musical with songs from Danny Elfman and the voice of Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, and more.

 

The film is a typical Tim Burton movie that is based on a poem by Tim Burton himself.

 

The film tells us a story where Christmas is celebrated in Halloween style. Jack the Pumpkinhead replaces Santa Claus, and presents are crafted and delivered by Halloween trick or treaters.

 

With Halloween-style songs and more. The film was a huge critical and commercial hit as kids loved the movie.

 

It was nominated for an Academy Award for visual effects and has built a cult following for itself.

 

 

3. Monsters, Inc

 

Monsters, Inc

 

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Directed By Lee Unkrich, Pete Docter, David Silverman
Written By Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson
Music By Randy Newman
Costume Design By -- (Animated Movie)
Cinematography By -- (Animated Movie)
Release Year 2001
Run Time 92 minutes
Starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Mary Gibbs
IMDb 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes 96%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 577.4 million

 

Monsters, Inc is a Disney Pixar animated film. It is a computer-animated comedy with a world of monsters whose job is to scare small kids and collect energy from their screams.

 

A pair of monsters beg to differ and prove that monsters can collect energy when children laugh as well.

 

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best sound editing, original score, animated feature.

 

It won the Academy Award for the best original song If I Didn’t Have You.

 

The film was also the third most successful film of the year, grossing over $ 577 million.

 

This inspired Disney to make a sequel and a prequel for Monsters, Inc.

 

 

2. The Wailing

 

The Wailing

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Na Hong-jin
Written By Na Hong-jin
Music By Dalpalan Young-gyu Jang
Costume Design By Kyung-hwa Chae
Cinematography By Kyung-pyo Hong
Release Year 2016
Run Time 156 minutes
Starring Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak, Woo-hee Chun
IMDb 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes 99%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 51.3 million

 

The Wailing is a South Korean horror film about a police officer who has to investigate and solve a mysterious illness that causes the villagers to kill others.

 

The daughter of the officer is also affected by this illness. With the advent of a strange Japanese man into a sleepy, remote village, strange occurrences start happening.

 

People start killing families. The more the police investigate, the more it indicates to supernatural elements involved.

 

The film was a critical and commercial success in South Korea. It was later screened at Cannes and released in the

 

 

1. Alien

 

Alien

 

Entity Detail
Directed By Ridley Scott
Written By Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett
Music By Jerry Goldsmith
Costume Design By John Mollo
Cinematography By Derek Vanlint
Release Year 1979
Run Time 117 minutes
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skirrett, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright
IMDb 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes 98%
Worldwide Box Office collection $ 78.9 million

 

Alien has been dubbed as one of the greatest films of all time. This science-fiction horror film was directed by Ridley Scott, and it is based on a short story by O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett.

 

The film follows the struggle of the crew of the spaceship called Nostromo. They encounter a space being that is aggressive and deadly.

 

It is roaming loose on the ship as no one can contain it. The film spawned multiple sequels, remakes, and spinoffs that made commendable profits for 20th Century Fox.

 

It also won several awards for its visual effects, including an Academy Award. This is the list Entoin made of the best Halloween movies that need to be watched.

 

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