It's the perfect time of year to grab some popcorn with friends and hunker down on the couch for a good movie. There are dozens of classic movies. Here are some of our must-watch favorites.

Lisa Horn:

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"

"Evil Dead"

"Shaun of the Dead"

"The Shining"

Emily Gummelt:

"The Nightmare Before Christmas”

“Hocus Pocus”

“It” (the original)

“Carrie” (the original)


Jackie Dix:

"Hocus Pocus"

"Sleepy Hollow"

"Ghost and Mr. Chicken"

"The Burbs"

"The Canterville Ghost"

Carole Dunn: "Only five?! I will qualify most (all but one) of my list as ones I saw on Channel 5’s “Friday Fright Night” growing up, so most are old and some are made-for-TV, so there’s a chance these will be new to a lot of readers. I put a year with them, since some have been re-made and I wanted to indicate the good version or there have been more than one movie with the same name."

"Burnt Offerings" (1976)

"Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark" (1973)

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997)

"The Haunting" (1963)

"Summer of Fear" (1978)

"When Michael Calls" (1972)

Kristen Carver: "My favorites are horror films involving a murderer or cute Disney movies. Haha. There's no in between here."



"Halloween II"

"Halloween 4"

"Under Wraps"

Catelyn Bornman:

"The Nightmare before Christmas"... duh!


"Monster House"

"The Corpse Bride"

"Casper Meets Wendy"

Christina Hazelwood:

"Nightmare Before Christmas"

"It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

"Hocus Pocus"


"Ernest, Scared Stupid"

LaTonya Williams:


"Pet Cemetery"

"Hocus Pocus"

"Death Becomes Her"


Courtney Bierman:

"The Silence of the Lambs"

"The Skeleton Twin"

"The Witch"

"Carrie" (the original, obviously)

"The Others"

Jennifer Hall: "Scary movies are my thing. I could watch them all year long. Seriously."

"The Excorcist"

"The Conjuring"



"Poltergeist" (The original)