10 Scariest Horror Movies Set At Halloween

To get you in the *spirit* of things just in time for All Hallows’ Eve.


As the leaves turn crisp, the cold weather sets in, and Starbucks starts pimping out their pumpkin spice latte once again it can only mean one thing – the most wonderful time of the year will soon be upon us. No, not Christmas Day, but October 31st.

Halloween really is the perfect time of year to indulge in a horror movie or two (at the very least), but surprisingly few horrors are actually set on the day itself - and good Halloween horrors are even harder to find. Maybe it’s because John Carpenter kind of cornered the market early on, or perhaps filmmakers see it as too cliched a backdrop for a horror movie, like setting a scary film on an already scary occasion would feel too gimmicky or obvious.

But there are some quality Halloween horrors out there – movies that revel in the tropes and traditions of the holiday all the while scaring our collective pants off and providing plenty of gore – so read on for the very best Halloween-set movies the horror genre has to offer. All treats, no tricks.


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