Not So Scary Halloween

This list is inspired by the time I took my boyfriend to see Hereditary and I traumatized him. D: He didn't trust me when it came to choosing horror movies. I kept thinking of all the films that aren't super scary but are still fun for the Halloween season so that is what inspired this list.

I don't think all of these are GOOD movies but some of them are more comedic, family friendly or are just gothic in atmosphere. The main point is that horror secondary or paired with something else so it isn't JUST terrifying or trying to scare you. Movies with horror elements, if you will. So nothing like Halloween, Hereditary, etc. Suggestions are welcome!

  • Satan's Rhapsody
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Haunted House
  • Nosferatu
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Unknown
  • The Skeleton Dance
  • The Haunted House
  • Dracula
  • Drácula
  • M
  • Frankenstein
  • The Mummy
  • Freaks
  • Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • White Zombie
  • Doctor X
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • The Old Dark House
  • Island of Lost Souls
  • The Mad Doctor
  • King Kong
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Black Cat
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Werewolf of London
  • The Raven
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • The Case of the Stuttering Pig
  • Son of Frankenstein
  • Tower of London
  • The Invisible Man Returns
  • Rebecca
  • The Mummy's Hand
  • The Invisible Woman
  • The Monster and the Girl
  • Man Made Monster
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Suspicion
  • The Wolf Man
  • The Ghost of Frankenstein
  • Invisible Agent
  • The Mummy's Tomb
  • I Married a Witch
  • Cat People
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • Captive Wild Woman
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • The Seventh Victim
  • Son of Dracula
  • The Mad Ghoul
  • The Uninvited
  • Gaslight
  • The Invisible Man's Revenge
  • The Mummy's Ghost
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • House of Frankenstein
  • The Mummy's Curse
  • Spellbound
  • House of Dracula
  • The Spiral Staircase
  • House of Horrors
  • She-Wolf of London
  • Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • Rope
  • Scaredy Cat
  • A-Haunting We Will Go
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
  • Trick or Treat
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Them!
  • Rear Window
  • Godzilla
  • Diabolique
  • Revenge of the Creature
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
  • The Trouble with Harry
  • Broom-Stick Bunny
  • The Creature Walks Among Us
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • The Wrong Man
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • Night of the Demon
  • Vertigo
  • The Fly
  • House on Haunted Hill
  • The Little Shop of Horrors
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Transylvania 6-5000
  • Marnie