Ten Best Films for Halloween

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Some of our favourite films are SERIOUSLY scary and not suitable for the kids!

Want to quake in your boots? The Sunny-D team have come up with their favourite Halloween films to watch with the family and (for the grown-ups) the best films to watch that will spook you senseless.

For grown-ups…

The Shining (1980)

Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, based on Stephen King's novel. Jack Torrance takes a job as an off-season caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel. His young son has psychic abilities and is able to see the ghosts who inhabit the hotel, and his father starts to become violent. Don't watch this alone!

The Haunting (1963)

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the women starts to lose her mind. One for fans of old movies, this classic has spooky music and special effects. Watch under a blanket with the light off!

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

A group of people hide in a remote farmhouse from the terror outside. Another classic but the flesh-eating zombies are still really scary.

The Sixth Sense (1999)

A boy communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead. He asks for the help of a child psychologist, played by Bruce Willis. Not strictly speaking a horror film but the sense of eerie dread makes this a spooky experience.

Poltergeist (1982)

The peaceful lives of the Freeling family are disturbed when strange things start to happen in their home. Initially playful, things take a darker turn and when the daughter goes missing the parents turn to an exorcist for help.

For the kids...

Monsters, Inc

A two-year-old girl called Boo wanders into the world of monsters and makes friends with two ogres, Mike and Sulley.


Caspar is a friendly and kind ghost who lives in an abandoned mansion. Harvey is the paranormal expert who arrives to try and get rid of him but Caspar makes friends with his daughter, Kat.

The Witches

The film of Roald Dahl's novel, this is great for both children and adults. While visiting an English hotel with his grandmother, a boy comes across a group of witches plotting to turn children everywhere into mice.

Monster House

Ghosts, ghouls, a good dose of danger and an old-fashioned haunted house which is the star of this computer-animation. DJ has suspicions about his neighbour across the road, a grumpy old man called Nebbercracker who shouts at children. On Halloween, with his parents away, DJ discovers there is more to the house than he first thought!


All together now - when there's something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? A comedy classic and great viewing for all the family. Our heroes are ridding New York City of ghosts and ghouls, one building at a time, and trying to avoid being slimed while they do it.