October and Halloween are one of my most favorite times of the year, and my favorite part of the season is watching Halloween movies! So I figured that I should share some of my favorite spooky movies to watch during Autumn.

Instead of just compiling a long list of all the best Halloween-oriented movies, I've narrowed the list down to 31 movies to watch for each day of October. These movies aren't all movies that will give you nightmares, some of them are just cute, spooky cartoons and some are just comedic horror. Feel free to watch these in any order you would like, but do challenge yourself to watch at least a few of these movies during October to get you in the spooky spirit. Enjoy the list and stay scary!

1. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, dir. Wes Craven)

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Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to a predator by the name of Fred Krueger, who was burned alive many years before. Krueger is now appearing in the nightmares of his killers' children and claiming their lives for revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the nightmare realm and into the real world.

2. Zombieland (2009, dir. Ruben Fleischer)

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Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

3. The Shining (1980, dir. Stanley Kubrick)

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Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

4. Coraline (2009, dir. Henry Selick)

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When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents, She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons for eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.

5. The Witch (2015, dir. Robert Eggers)

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New England in the 1630s: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another. Beyond their worst fears, a supernatural evil lurks in the nearby wood.

6. Insidious (2010, dir. James Wan)

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A family discovers that dark spirits invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into and endless sleep. When they reach out to a professor for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought

7. Hocus Pocus (1993, dir. Kenny Ortega)

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After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it is up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.

8. Beetlejuice (1998, dir. Tim Burton)

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Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own. us

9. It (2017, dir. Andy Muschietti)

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In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

10. Corpse Bride (2005, dir. Tim Burton + Mike Johnson)

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Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.

11. The Addams Family (1991, dir. Barry Sonnenfeld)

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Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years. An evil doctor finds out and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams Family's money. The youngest daughter has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very well to the strange family. Can the doctor carry out her evil plans and take over the Addams Family's fortune?

12. The Conjuring (2013, dir. James Wan)

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Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

13. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, dir. Henry Selick)

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Tired of scaring humans on every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

14. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, dir. Jim Sharman)

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Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky".

15. Scream (1996, dir. Wes Craven)

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A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

16. Hotel Transylvania (2012, dir. Genndy Tartakovsky)

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Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter.

17. The Exorcist (1973, dir. William Friedkin)

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12 year old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown, Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

18. Carrie (1976, dir. Brian De Palma)

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Carrie may be ostracized, but the shy teen has the ability to move objects with her mind. So when the high school "in crowd" torments her with a sick joke at the prom, she lashes out with devastating -- and deadly -- power.

19. Ghostbusters (1984, dir Ivan Reitman)

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After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.

20. Halloween (1978 dir. John Carpenter)

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In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

21. Sleepy Hollow (1999, dir. Tim Burton)

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New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the legendary Headless Horseman.

22. Paranorman (2012, dir. Sam Fell + Chris Butler)

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In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from a curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don't go according to plan.

23. Halloweentown (1998, dir. Duwayne Dunham)

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On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns she's a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown -- a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the human world. But she soon finds herself battling wicked warlocks, evil curses, and endless surprises.

24. Jennifer's Body (2009, dir. Karyn Kusama)

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A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

25. Monster House (2006, dir. Gil Kenan)

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Monsters under the bed are scary enough, but what happens when an entire house is out to get you? Three teens aim to find out when they go up against a decrepit neighboring home and unlock it's frightening secrets.

26. The Lost Boys (1987, dir. Joel Schumacher)

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A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon to find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires that they suspect of a few mysterious murders and restore peace and calm to their town.

27. Warm Bodies (2013, dir. Jonathan Levine)

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After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

28. Nightcrawler (2014, dir. Dan Gilroy)

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When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

29. American Psycho

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A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

30. An American Werewolf In London (1981, dir. John Landis)

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Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

31. Crimson Peak (2015, dir. Guillermo del Toro)

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In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds... and remembers.