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 sequel, but it’s also being featured in Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule. Meanwhile, Netflix is releasing a new Addams Family series based on Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega and directed by Tim Burton. Christina Ricci will also make an appearance on the show, but she will no longer be playing Wednesday.
So go ahead and light a black flame candle and summon up some scares with these Halloween movies from the ’90s.
— Additional reporting by Kalyn Womack