75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part Three)

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It’s time for Part Three! We’re half way through the list! If you missed the first two parts you can read them here: 75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part One) and 75 Films to Watch at Halloween (Part Two). In this part of the list, we’ll be delving into films from the 1990’s.

28. Edward Scissorhands – 1990

Written by: Caroline Thompson.

Directed by: Tim Burton.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price and Alan Arkin.

Synopsis: A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.. – IMDB.


29. The Addams Family – 1991

Written by: Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson.

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld.

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci and Jimmy Workman.

Synopsis: Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. – IMDB.


30. Bram Stoker’s Dracula – 1992

Written by: James V. Hart.

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves.

Synopsis: The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker’s fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land. – IMDB.


31. Cronos – 1993

Written and Directed by: Guillermo del Toro.

Starring: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel and Tamara Shanath.

Synopsis: A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. – IMDB.

32. Hocus Pocus – 1993

Written by: Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris.

Directed by: Kenny Ortega.

Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch and Vinessa Shaw.

Synopsis: After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. – IMDB.

 33. Ring – 1998 (Japanese)/The Ring – 2002 (American Remake)

Written by: Hiroshi Takahashi/Ehren Kruger.

Directed by: Hideo Nakata/Gore Verbinski.

Starring: Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rikiya Ōtaka and Yoichi Numata.

Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson and Brian Cox.

Synopsis: A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it. – IMDB.

A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. – IMDB.

34. Practical Magic – 1998

Written by:  Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman and Adam Brooks.

Directed by: Griffin Dunne.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest and Stockard Channing

Aidan Quinn.

Synopsis: Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love. – IMDB.

35. The Blair Witch Project – 1999

Written and Directed by: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez.

Starring: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams and Joshua Leonard.

Synopsis: Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind. – IMDB.

36. The Sixth Sense – 1999

Written and Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams and Haley Joel Osment.

Synopsis: A boy who communicates with spirits that don’t know they’re dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. – IMDB.

37. Sleepy Hollow – 1999

Written by: Andrew Kevin Walker.

Directed by: Tim Burton.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones and Christopher Walken.

Synopsis: Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. – IMDB.

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