My Top Horror Movies Throughout the Decades

Halloween is this week, so what better way to spend your time than by watching countless classic horror movies and binge watching candy? 👻👻

I love horror movies, but it wasn’t until I met Duncan that I began to watch good horror movies. Not the simple jump scare and obvious ending ones, but instead the films that really make you think, have unique plots and make you feel a tad frightened afterwards. Additionally, all of the family friendly movies were chosen based on their cute or interesting plots.

Now, thanks to him, I’m super picky when it comes to horror films. I’ve also run out of good horror movies to watch because of this, so comment below your favorites!

This list will be divided into three main groups: Best Classic Horror, Best Modern Horror and Best Family Friendly Halloween Films.


Best Classic Horror

The Exorcist (1973)

The Omen (1976)

The Shining (1980)

Best Modern Horror

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Seven (1995)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

American Psycho (2000)

28 Days Later (2002)

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

The Mist (2007)

Insidious (2010)

Let Me In (2010)

Sinister (2012)

The Conjuring (2013)

It Comes at Night (2017)

Best Family Friendly Halloween Films

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Gremlins (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Clue (1985)

The Labyrinth (1986)

Beetlejuice (1988)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

The Adam’s Family (1991)

The Nightmere Before Christmas (1993)

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Casper (1995)

Susie Q (1996)

Under Wraps (1997)

Halloweentown (1998)

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Corpse Bride (2005)

Coraline (2009)

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Frankenweenie (2012)

Goosebumps (2015)