Halloween is such a special time of the year that oddly brings back a lot of childhood memories. No, it isn’t just reminiscing on the best houses at which to trick-or-treat, or which year had the best Halloween party in school. It’s about the overall feeling that comes back each year; the chilly air, the distinctive smell, the dampness, the sound of leaves crunching under our feet, and the desire to watch scary movies from the past.
This year, Unwritten has created the ultimate 31 days of Halloween movie challenge, where we encourage readers to attempt to watch the movies in order below.
Here are the rules:
- Try to watch in the order listed below.
- Every Saturday of the month of October is a double-feature. If you watch both movies on a Saturday night, you can back out of another scary movie you refuse to watch later in the month.
- If you watch one of the double-feature scary movies and choose to watch another on the list instead of the second option, then you can replace the date of the one you chose to watch instead with any scary movie of your choice.
- Each person can refuse to watch at least one movie on the list, but then must substitute it with a Halloween movie from the 1980s.
So, grab your best pair of comfy PJs and your safety blanket, and let’s review the list.
October 1: Hocus Pocus (1993)
October 2: The Corpse Bride (2005)
October 3: The Shining (1980)
October 4: Halloweentown (1998)
October 5: Scary Movie (2000) & Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Because we all need a laugh when we’re getting scared to death.
October 6: Beetlejuice (1988)
October 7: The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966)
October 8: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
October 9: Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)
October 10: Casper (1995)
October 11: Edward Scissorhands (1990)
October 12: Halloween (1978) + Halloween II (1981)
October 13: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Looks like no one will be sleeping this weekend.
October 14: The Addams Family (1991)
October 15: Double Double Toil And Trouble (1993)
October 16: Saw (2004)
October 17: Halloweentown High (2004)
October 18: IT (2017)
October 19: Twitches (2005) & Twitches Too (2007)
October 20: Annabelle (2014)
October 21: Scooby Doo (2002)
Jinkies! It might not be scary, but it’ll help you move on from the terror of Annabelle from the night before.
October 22: The Haunted Mansion (2003)
October 23: Sleepy Hollow (1999)
October 24: Carrie (1976)
October 25: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1994)
October 26: Paranormal Activity (2007) & Psycho (1960)
October 27: Halloween (2018)
October 28: Return to Halloweentown (2006)
October 29: House on Haunted Hill (1958)
Dare you not to sh*t your pants watching this old school, creepy movie.
October 30: Ghostbusters (1984)
October 31: Hocus Pocus (1993)
Because how can you not watch it twice during this spooky season?
If you don’t have time to watch in exact order but can complete watching most of them, that’s still great too. The point is to watch them and enjoy the throwback movies we’ve grown to love or be completely scared of over the years.
Whether it’s classic Disney Channel movies we grew up being obsessed with, or adult comedies we loved as children, or even ones we are scared to watch alone on a regular basis, all of these movies are bound to get you in the spooky spirit! So good luck, and let the challenge begin…. If you dare… *evil laugh*
Featured image via Hocus Pocus