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    31 Non-Scary Movies To Put You In The Halloween Mood

    Kooky movies > spooky movies.

    If you prefer your Halloween to be more kooky than spooky, read on for a list of movies to get you through the whole month of October.

    1. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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    An outcast with scissors for hands, Edward struggles to fit into the suburbia around him. Enchanting and haunting, this Tim Burton film is the perfect way to kick off the spooky season.

    2. Beetlejuice (1988)

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    The recently deceased Barbara and Adam Maitland enlist the help of a disgraced demon in scaring a family out of their house.

    3. The Addams Family (1991)

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    They’re creepy and they’re kooky, they’re– you know the rest. This spooky family grapples with the emergence of a long lost relative while a pesky real estate agent tries to take away their fortune.

    4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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    When a young couple’s car breaks down, they’re thrust into the wacky world of a mad scientist. This cult classic combines the sci-fi and horror genres with singing, dancing, and a whole lot of time-warping.

    5. Labyrinth (1986)

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    Sarah must make her way through an intricate maze to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King. Not so much spooky as it is bizarre, Labyrinth has it all: a talking worm, creatures that only speak in riddles, and David Bowie.

    6. Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)

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    A biker gang of badass women must save a small town from zombies all while smashing the townsfolk’s conservative ideas of how women should behave.

    7. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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    As silly as it is spooky, Eddie Murphy stars as the father of a family who all get trapped in a haunted house.

    8. Vamps (2012)

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    Stacy and Goody are two best friends living in New York – and they’re vampires. A rom-com from the makers of Clueless, Vamps stars Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter.

    9. Scooby-Doo (2002)

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    In this live-action comedy, Scooby, Shaggy and the gang get back together to solve a monster-sized mystery on Spooky Island.

    10. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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    Certified spooky alumni Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci star in this adaptation of Washington Irving’s 1800s tale. A New York police officer is sent to the small town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate the murders of townsfolk by a headless horseman.

    11. Casper (1995)

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    Paranormal expert Dr. Harvey is hired to exorcise ghosts from an old mansion, but things change when his daughter befriends one of its ghosts. This is a fun family classic.

    12. Gremlins (1984)

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    Billy’s new pet seems cute, until he discovers it has spawned an army of mischievous monsters who cause carnage across the town. This iconic '80s film also doubles as a Christmas movie.

    13. Practical Magic (1998)

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    Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman star as witch sisters fighting a family curse: any man they fall in love with faces an untimely death.

    14. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

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    This is Francis Ford Coppola’s take on the classic horror tale of Dracula. From Transylvania to London, Dracula wreaks havoc on those around him, cursed by the loss of his true love.

    15. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

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    The lives of three single women are forever changed when they meet a handsome stranger. With Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon, and Jack Nicholson, this film explores the link between women’s empowerment and witchcraft.

    16. The Corpse Bride (2005)

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    When Victor accidentally marries a corpse bride and gets stuck in the underworld, he must choose between his new life or return to the land of the living.

    17. The Goonies (1985)

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    After Mikey and his friends find an old map in his family’s attic, they embark on an adventure to find hidden pirate treasure. When they stumble upon the hideout of a criminal gang, their adventure becomes a race to find the long-lost loot (and to their freedom).

    18. Dark Shadows (2012)

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    A vampire who has been locked away for decades emerges to fight the witch who cursed him.

    19. Bad Channels (1992)

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    Aliens take over the radio station of a small town, using the rock-and-roll radio frequencies to abduct local women. After no one else believes the aliens are real, it’s up to the station’s delinquent disc jockey, Dangerous Dan O’Dare, to fight off the extraterrestrial intruders.

    20. Coraline (2009)

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    Fed up with being ignored by her parents, Coraline discovers an alternate world that seems better than reality. She soon discovers the troubling truth and must try to escape before being trapped forever.

    21. The Lost Boys (1987)

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    When brothers Sam and Michael move to Santa Carla, they discover the beachside town has been overrun by a gang of vampire bikers. Sam must find and kill the gang’s leader to stop his older brother from being turned into a vampire.

    22. ParaNorman (2012)

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    This animated adventure follows 11-year-old Norman, a quirky kid who can see the dead. He uses his abilities to help save his town from the everlasting curse of a witch.

    23. The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

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    Adam Driver and Bill Murray lead an all-star cast in this horror-comedy about zombies invading a small town. It also features social commentary to boot.

    24. Monster House (2006)

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    After three kids investigate a strange house in their neighbourhood, they discover that the house itself is a living, breathing monster – with a sad secret.

    25. Hotel Transylvania (2011)

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    In this star-studded animated flick, Dracula runs a hotel for monsters that is off-limits to humans – until a backpacker arrives and shows the monsters that they have more in common with humans than they thought.

    26. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

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    From one of the makers of Flight of the Conchords, this critically acclaimed mockumentary follows three vampires as they navigate modern life in New Zealand.

    27. Frankenweenie (2012)

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    After his beloved pet dog dies, Viktor attempts to bring it back to life. Sadly, monstrous consequences spread across the whole town.

    28. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

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    After moving to a New England town, the enigmatic Elvira is charged with witchcraft by the conservative townsfolk. The town’s teens must band together to save Elvira before she’s burned at the stake.

    29. The Craft (1996)

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    Teenage girls practicing witchcraft soon discover the negative effects of their spells. A rollercoaster ride from start to finish, this movie features a standout performance from spooky queen Fairuza Balk.

    30. Hocus Pocus (1993)

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    Set in Salem, this film follows the exploits of the 300-year-old Sanderson Sisters (witches) who have come back to cast spells over the town and steal the souls of the children who try to stop them.

    31. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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    This is the ultimate Halloween movie. After growing tired of the same old routine in his home of Halloweentown, the Pumpkin King Jack Skellington decides to spread some Christmas cheer. After his plans go awry, Jack must find a way to repair not only the holidays, but himself.

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