Not trick-or-treating this year? Whether it’s by choice or not (and, sadly, there does come a time when one is too old to trick-or-treat), you can still enjoy the holiday with a Halloween movie night and tasty healthy snacks! Get into the spirit of spooky by grabbing your friends, throwing on cozy sweatshirts, and watching your favorite films.
Halloween movies can be creepy and scary or fun and light. Into movies that will keep you up at night? Check out our horror recommendations. Have little ones at home? We’ve got family-friendly ideas as well! No matter your preference, there is a Halloween movie (and healthy snack) for you!
The actual best part of a Halloween movie night is whatever you’re munching on, so we’ve collected some healthy snack ideas that pair perfectly with your movie of choice. Into horror movies and have a sweet tooth? Try Black Cherry Chocolate Chip ice cream! More into something salty and light? Garlic & Onion Broad Bean Crisps should be your go-to. Indecisive? We’ve got you too! Check out our guide to the top Halloween movies and healthy snacks below.
Fan favorites that don’t go out of style!
Your healthy snack: Chocolate Ice Cream or Sea Salt Broad Bean Crisps.
1. Young Frankenstein (1974)
Gene Wilder stars in this comedic take on Mary Shelley’s 19th century novel. Wilder is a descendant of the original Dr. Victor Frankenstein who resents his grandfather but cannot escape his legacy.
2. Hocus Pocus (1993)
Three evil witches from the 1600s do their best to steal the youth of local children in the late 1990s in Salem, Mass. Starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker.
3. Dracula (1992)
Catch Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, and Anthony Hopkins in this new take of a classic legend.
Engaging to the end, filled with surprises!
Your healthy snack: Brownies & Cookie Dough Ice Cream or Sriracha Broad Bean Crisps.
1. The Shining (1980)
Jack Nicholson *shines* in this psychological thriller about a family isolated at a hotel. This film will absolutely keep you on the edge of your seat!
2. The Sixth Sense (1999)
Creepy and full of surprises, a tiny Haley Joel Osment coins his career-defining confession and Bruce Willis faces trouble in his personal life as a child psychologist.
3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
A young FBI cadet played by Jodie Foster is drawn into a killer’s web as she draws on his help to catch another serial killer who skins their victims. Anthony Hopkins co-stars.
Dark and edgy.
Your healthy snack: Black Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream or Wasabi Broad Bean Crisps.
1. The Babadook (2014)
A widowed mother struggles to understand and care for her son after he becomes tormented by a monster he believes to be real. A psychologically thrilling tale!
2. The Ring (2002)
A classic horror film centered around a journalist who must discover the origins of a videotape that causes the death of anyone who views it.
3. Hush (2016)
Terrifyingly suspenseful, this film follows a deaf writer as she fights for her life when a killer shows up at her door.
Holiday spirit that’s fun for all!
Your healthy snack: Frozen Hot Chocolate Ice Cream or Garlic & Onion Broad Bean Crisps.
1. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966)
Fifty-one years old and still a family favorite! The whole gang celebrates Halloween and the Great Pumpkin.
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington is king of Halloween Town, and, in an attempt to bring Christmas home, winds up causing more trouble than he expected.
3. Corpse Bride (2005)
A soon-to-be groom accidentally marries a woman who rises from the grave while he practices his wedding vows. Directed by Tim Burton.
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