10 Best 90s Halloween Movies
Now while I am not a big fan of horror or gore, I do love Halloween and all the fun and the nostalgia that comes with it. The 90s were a great time, especially for those growing up in the era. These are films related to Halloween or ones that are great to watch this time of year, and most of these are kid friendly. In no particular order, here is a list of the 10 Best 90s Halloween Movies!
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
This satirical horror film is directed by the magnificent Mel Brooks and is full of the great humor for which he is known. It is a spoof of the Dracula novel and various reincarnations of the story. The film stars the wonderful Leslie Nielsen.
I can’t even count the number of times that I have watched Ernest Scared Stupid. It was a childhood favorite of mine, and I watched it constantly with my brother and sister. The film is directed by John R. Cherry III and stars the lovable Jim Varney. Part of a larger series of five other films, Ernest Scared Stupid, is definitely the most memorable for me. In the film, trolls have been unleashed, and Ernest helps the local children to fight back.
I do love me some Johnny Depp. Sleepy Hollow is one of those films that scares the bejesus out of me, but I can’t stop watching. Directed by Tim Burton, it has the dark and gothic feel that is so perfectly done. The film stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci and tells the story of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. Filled with great imagery and darkness, this film is a must watch.
The Addams Family is the original oddball family that is just a joy to watch. They engage in the macabre and make you feel a little more normal with your family.
Addams Family Values (1993)
The Addams Family returns again for Addams Family Values in 1993. A few new things are happening, including a baby entering the home. The most famous scenes in this film are probably involving Wednesday at a summer camp where she enjoys torturing her fellow campers and has her first encounter with love.
Casper is a classic. Starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle and Amy Brennerman. The story is so memorable and heartfelt. It was the first feature film to have a fully CGI character in a leading role.
Another pretty dark film, The Halloween Tree is based on the story by Ray Bradbury. It even won a Daytime Emmy as well. It tells about these friends who learn about the origins of what Halloween is about when they find that one of their friends is taken away. Ray Bradbury is the narrator and Leonard Nimoy voices the children’s guide in the film.
While not technically a Halloween specific film, The Craft deals with witchcraft and magic as four teenage friends pursue and use witchcraft for their gain. The film stars Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True. It is a personal favorite and one that I have watched over and over again.
Thackery Binx! Which everyone I know thought was Zackery, but I digress. The film is a wildly popular film that stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson sisters; witches who have been resurrected. To stay alive, they must suck out the souls of all the children in the town. A total classic.
Of course, The Nightmare Before Christmas must make this list. It is the stop-motion animated film by Tim Burton that is still incredibly popular to this day. The film is beautifully crafted and doesn’t age one bit upon rewatching. The music by Danny Elfman is enchanting. The Nightmare Before Christmas is amazing and often plays at theaters around Halloween. Be sure to check them out!