16 Best Halloween Movies From the ’90s

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The ’90s were an excellent decade for Halloween movies. From kid-friendly classics like “Hocus Pocus” to films that redefined the horror genre like “Scream,” the ’90s had the best Halloween movies. The proof is in the enduring nature of almost every film on this list. The Sanderson sisters, Jack Skellington, and Ghostface are all synonymous with Halloween now. These movies are as much a part of the spooky holiday season as candy corn and costume planning, and as an added bonus, they’ll all take you right back to the ’90s, when the fashion choices were daring and every October the streets were dotted with orange, jack-o’-lantern-faced garbage bags filled with leaves.

In fact, these ’90s Halloween movies were so good that we’re still talking about them today. For example, “Hocus Pocus” is not only getting a third movie following its sequel’s success, but the classic film has also been featured in Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule. Meanwhile, Netflix released an uber-popular Addams Family series based on Wednesday in November 2022, starring Jenna Ortega and directed by Tim Burton, with a second season already on the way.

So go ahead, light a black flame candle and summon up some scares. These Halloween movies from the ’90s will certainly get you ready for spooky season.

Additional reporting by Kalyn Womack and Njera Perkins

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