October is practically here, which means you can officially break out your favorite Halloween classics — if you hadn’t done so already! It can be such a struggle to try and fit all your favorite movies in between classes and Halloweekend parties, so we’ve broken down the greatest flicks into a binge-watching guide for you. From October 1 through 31, you’ll be able to stay on schedule with the best haunts, horrors, and nostalgia with our ultimate Halloween movie guide. Grab a giant bowl of your favorite candy and get watching!
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October 1: Young Frankenstein (1974)
This Halloween, we definitely owe tribute to Gene Wilder.
October 2: Poltergeist (1982)
We can’t decide whether ghosts communicating through the TV is terrifying or amazing.
October 3: Practical Magic (1998)
Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are witchcraft #goals.
October 4: The Amityville Horror (1979)
You don’t know what haunted house even means until you’ve seen this movie.
October 5: The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Was anybody else attracted to Master Gracey? No? Okay.
October 6: Sleepy Hollow (1999)
It’s not Halloween without somebody’s head getting chopped off!
October 7: Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire (2000)
October 8: Frankenweenie (2012)
TBH, resurrecting your favorite pets doesn’t sound like such a bad thing.
October 9: Corpse Bride (2005)
Has anybody noticed how many Halloween movies Johnny Depp has starred in? Should we be concerned?
October 10: Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Don’t forget to have a box of tissues at the ready.
October 11: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Disney, this was probably way too scary to be a children’s movie.
October 12: Twitches (2005)
Never forget the power that was Tia and Tamera.
October 13: The Exorcist (1973)
This is arguably the first great horror movie ever made. You won’t want to miss it.
October 14: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Because you’ll low-key need to watch this to recover from The Exorcist.
October 15: Tower of Terror (1997)
It’s your favorite Disneyland ride reimagined––what could be better?
October 16: Casper (1995)
Don’t forget about your favorite friendly ghost.
October 17: Paranormal Activity (2007)
Be prepared to not sleep for the rest of October.
October 18: The Addams Family (1991)
Let’s be real, Wednesday Addams is the Beyoncé of Halloween.
October 19: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
And remember to watch the remake starring Laverne Cox right after!
October 20: The Conjuring (2013)
What makes this even scarier is that it’s based on a true story.
October 21: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
October 22: Ghostbusters (1984)
Who you gonna call?
October 23: Halloween (1978)
Definitely keep the lights on for this one.
October 24: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Christmas would be way better with shrunken head toys and skeletal reindeer!
October 25: Beetlejuice (1998)
Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse.
October 26: Scream (1996)
The Ghostface killer literally still haunts us to this day.
October 27: Halloweentown (1998)
The OG trip to Halloweentown is the ~best~ trip to Halloweentown.
October 28: Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)
Kal—the hottest villain to ever grace our television screens.
October 29: Halloweentown High (2004)
Why didn’t Halloweentown kids go to our high schools?
October 30: Return to Halloweentown (2006)
Yes, it’s a crime that Marnie was recast, but you still have to finish watching the whole series.
October 31: Hocus Pocus (1993)
A.K.A., the best Halloween movie ever made and the perfect form of relaxation after your night of partying.