How to Have a Spooky Halloween at Home

These movies and treats are sure to bring some spooky spirit to your house this Halloween. 

These movies and treats are sure to bring some spooky spirit to your house this Halloween.

Halloween Movies for the Whole Family

Do you have a bunch of kiddos who are missing trick-or-treat? Here’s a collection of movies that you can watch with your little ones on Halloween.


When Coraline and her family move to a new apartment, she discovers an alternate world where her wildest fantasies are fulfilled…at a price. Based on the classic children’s book by Neil Gaiman, Coraline is an inventive, stop-motion movie that will both frighten and enchant the whole family. Buy or rent it here.

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus is a Halloween cult classic. Kids of all ages will delight in the scary fun of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as a trio of wacky witches who return from the 17th century to wreak havoc on present-day Salem. Buy or rent it here.


With square New England ghosts, a sullen goth girl, avant-garde New York designers and the titular ghost with the most, Beetlejuice has it all. Michael Keaton’s turn as the demonic troublemaker Betelgeuse will have the whole family in stitches. Buy or rent it here.

Hotel Transylvania

Blah blah blah! Hotel Transylvania is a goofy comedy starring classic monsters like Dracula, the Wolf Man, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and more. With incredible animation and nonstop laughs, Hotel Transylvania is a great addition to any Halloween at home. Buy or rent it here.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Pumpkin King Jack Skellington is tired of Halloween, but completely fascinated with a new discovery: Christmas. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a timeless, stop-motion classic is beloved by children and adults alike. Buy or rent it here.

Horror Movies for Grown-ups

Once the kids fall asleep, you might want to switch to something a little scarier.

The Babadook

When a widowed mother and her son open a new storybook together, they accidentally invite a mysterious and evil force into their home. The Babadook is a terrifying, nail-biting horror movie that will follow you for a long time after you watch it. After all, you can’t get rid of the Babadook. Buy or rent it here.

Lake Mungo 

Lake Mungo is a weird, quiet found-footage movie about the horror of ghost stories. After a sixteen-year-old girl drowns in a dam, her family is left struggling to find answers, and also to deal with the strange events that have happened since their daughter’s death. Buy or rent it here.


A horror movie and a horror parody all at once, Scream is the perfect watch for a Halloween at home. When high schooler Sidney Prescott becomes the target of a mysterious masked killer, her whole town is sucked into the plot of a slasher movie. Buy or rent it here.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Francis Ford Coppola’s take on the story of Dracula is half gothic romance and half adventure story. When an immortal love draws a young English woman into the arms of a threatening vampire, who has the power to keep them apart? Buy or rent it here.

The Haunting

The Haunting is a classic horror film based on Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Four strangers arrive at the mysterious Hill House for a study on supernatural events, but none of them expect the horrors that await there. Buy or rent it here.


You have your movies all picked out, but these treats will really make your Halloween at home special.

HERSHEY’S Halloween Chocolate Candy, Glow in the Dark

What’s the best kind of candy to eat while you’re watching a movie? Candy with glow-in-the-dark wrappers, of course! HERSHEY’S Halloween Chocolate Candy, Glow in the Dark is a spooky Halloween twist on delicious chocolate candies like Hershey bars, Kit-Kats and Reese’s cups. Buy it here.


Halloween Party Decorations Blood Bags for Drinks

These novelty drink holders will make it look like you and your family have turned into vampires! Halloween Party Decorations Blood Bags for Drinks comes with 10 “blood bags,” customizable labels, a plastic syringe and clips to stop spillage. Buy them here. 

ESCAPE ROOM IN A BOX The Werewolf Experiment

Looking for a game to play while you spend Halloween at home? In ESCAPE ROOM IN A BOX The Werewolf Experiment, you work together with the other players to escape a mad scientist who wants to turn you all into werewolves! The game includes 19 different mental and physical puzzles for you and your teammates to solve. Buy it here.

Are you looking for more movies to watch this Halloween? Check out our list of haunting Halloween movies set in the Northeast!

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