Halloween Inspiration Is What These 12+ Movies Have In Common

The spookiness is just around the corner, and, we’re all loving it. I mean, it might be scary and everything but at least we don’t have to cry and be sad because we’re celebrating alone, being single. No, no, Halloween doesn’t have that. This is a thing of Valentine’s day, New Year’s Eve, seeing people celebrating anniversaries, and so on and so forth.

While for Halloween we get to be our favorite movie character, our favorite celebrity, or a cartoon which our heart hasn’t failed to love since being children. Another source of inspiration might as well be scary movies dedicated to spooky nights. The list goes on and on when it comes to such horror movies, that, unless you’re a fan of them, wouldn’t really want to watch.

Hop on as we have some ideas to offer to you for Halloween. Enjoy!


1. Beetlejuice

IMDb explains that the movie is about a recently-deceased husband and wife who commission a bizarre demon to drive an obnoxious family out of their home.

Fun Fact: Michael Keaton has said this is his favorite movie in his filmography.

Source: Warner Bros. / nerdist.com


2. Hocus Pocus

A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.

Fun Fact: The role of Max was originally offered to Leonardo DiCaprio.

Source: Buena Vista Pictures / pride.com


3. Casper

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

Fun Fact: Casper was the first feature film to have a CGI character in a leading role.

Source: Universal Pictures / thehipp.org


4. Little Shop of Horrors

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Fun Fact: Brian Henson was one of the Audrey II puppeteers.

Source: Warner Bros. / hornet.com


5. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Fun Fact: Tim Burton did not direct the film — Henry Selick did.

Source: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution / blogs.iu.edu


6. The Lost Boys

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Fun Fact: This was Corey Haim and Corey Feldman’s first film together.

Source: Warner Bros. / mentalfloss.com


7. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

On Halloween night, two precocious little girls try to save their parents from the greedy clutches of their nasty old Capitalist aunt. Magic abounds and they meet new albeit strange friends along the way.

Fun Fact: This was the second-ever MK&A movie, the first being To Grandmother’s House We Go.

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8. What We Do in the Shadows

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Fun Fact: A television series based on the movie is going to be released on FX in 2019.

Source: Madman Entertainment / theindependent.com


9. The Witches

A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

Fun Fact: Roald Dahl was unhappy with the adaptation of his book, but decided not to remove his name from the project after receiving an apology letter from Jim Henson.

Source: Warner Bros. / moviefone.com


10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Fun Fact: RHPS was Tim Curry’s first feature film.

Source: 20th Century Fox / basementrejects.com


11. Halloweentown

After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Fun Fact: Debbie Reynolds is the only person to appear in all four Halloweentown films.

Source: Disney Channel / variety.com


12. Young Frankenstein

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Fun Fact: Everyone was having so much fun making the movie, Mel Brooks added some scenes just so production could last longer.

Source: 20th Century Fox / slashfilm.com


13. Coraline

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Fun Fact: It took ten people 3-4 months to make one Coraline puppet.

Source: Focus Features / amazon.com


14. Interview with the Vampire

A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Fun Fact: Christian Slater took over the role of Malloy after the death of River Phoenix and donated his salary to two of Phoenix’s favorite charities.

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15. The Addams Family

Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Fun Fact: Cher wanted to play Morticia Addams!

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16. Labyrinth

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Fun Fact: The “Dance Magic” scene included over 52 puppeteers, 48 puppets, and eight people in goblin costumes.

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Source: TriStar Pictures / hitnetwork.com


17. Teen Witch

High school misfit Louise, at a loss for romance, discovers magical abilities, but the teenage witch finds that she cannot conjure herself true love, so what?

Fun Fact: The creepy house from the beginning of the movie is the same house from the “Thriller” music video.

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You have probably watched these movies so why not opt and be one of those characters this Halloween.


Before you go: The Cheesecake Factory Has Sweet Surprise-Treats For Halloween