Movies to Watch on Halloween Night with a Bucket of Candy

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Keally Peck, Editor

Halloween has been around for more than 2,000 years. Halloween is a holiday dedicated to dressing up and walking around the neighborhood and little kids getting free candy. And with Halloween being nice temperatures throughout the night, more kids will be tempted to go Trick-or-Treating and may get as many kids going out for free candy since 2019, right before the pandemic hit, and lessened the amount of contact with others for almost two years. But, many people have gotten used to spending Halloween nights at home, watching movies. So, what is there to watch on Halloween night which is good old classic Halloween movies?

The biggest one would have to be the classic 1966 film “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. While it is more than 50 years old, it still holds a place for many people as a classic episode featuring the famous Charlie Brown gang. I myself have grown up with the film, and despite being a young adult now, I still find myself sitting in front of the TV, eating different kinds of treats and watching the classic film. Unfortunately, this film can no longer be aired on PBS and is only exclusive to Apple TV. But, the full episode could be floating around YouTube as well, it just needs to be found first.

I’ve always watched this movie on this time of the year since I was a kid. I’m from the Caribbean, we don’t have fall season or Halloween, but it was always so comforting and heartwarming to watch. Reminds me better times, everything was much simpler.” Daniela Anaya wrote in a review of the Charlie Brown film. “A classic, absolutely a must”

Now, a big secondary list includes all the kinds of movies with the popular Halloween songs. Some of these include, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Ghostbusters” and “Hocus Pocus”. These movies have famous songs like “This is Halloween”, “ Ghostbusters Theme” and “I Put a Spell on You”. These three movies, along with many others like Beetlejuice and The Addams Family, are also held as classics, but they are definitely worth the watch, and not just because of the famous catchy spooky songs.

“There’s nothing like a movie night filled with all the greatest chainsaw-wielding, spell-binding, hair-raising flicks to get you in the spooky season spirit. You don’t have to be a fan of horror to appreciate a good Halloween movie either–some of them aren’t even scary!” Town & Country said in ‘40 Classic Halloween Movies to Watch for a Scary Evening In’. “They’re just full of the October fun that we only get 31 short days to make the most of. So break out the stash of extra candy, turn off all the lights, lock every last door, and settle in for the best of the best Halloween movies.”

While Halloween 2022 may be on Monday night, and the first big Halloween since 2019, there are a lot of movies still waiting to be explored on Halloween night. Many people will spend the night watching horror movies, watching the many family-friendly movies, or sticking to classic movies like the ones in this article. Or, some people may not even watch movies, and spend the night chowing down on all kinds of treats. But, I hope this article helps bring out more ideas on what to do on Halloween night. Happy Halloween!