I’m going to be 100% honest with you now with quite a polarising opinion…
Halloween f*cking sucks.
The colour-scheme is appalling, the costumes are stupid, it has no designated foods or drinks, no decent music and it feels like a Tumblr girl’s wet dream.
The only thing it sort of has over Christmas is the films. Christmas films – bar two or three – are genuinely awful and only go to cheapening the otherwise fantastic holiday.
Halloween however is quite lucky because horror films come out all year round and they can be quite easily claimed by the holiday.
But what are the most popular Halloween films? No what are the best, because that’s a whole different kettle of fish – which Halloween-related films are the most Googled?
Thanks to data provider SEMrush, we know, and the list is as follows:
10. Casper (1995)
I should make it clear that these aren’t all horror films. But hey, Capser’s so friendly that it became part of his name. What’s not to love about the guy?
9. The Shining (1980)
It’s weird that The Shining is being sandwiched by Capser and Hocus Pocus but hey, that’s just life. They are all very similar films…
8. Hocus Pocus (1993)
Yeah I gave this one away when I mentioned it in The Shining bit. Don’t worry; I won’t give away that the next one is The Addams Family… sh*t.
7. The Addams Family (1991)
Hey it’s The Addams Family! Who’d have guessed that?! Proper Halloween film, that.
6. Halloween (1978)
It’s odd that a film called Halloween isn’t higher up on the list of films people google on Halloween… like they could have even searched the film by accident. How is it only sixth?
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Does this one count? Really, does it count? I feel like it shouldn’t – don’t they spend more time in the Christmas part? This is just Halloween encroaching on Christmas territory once again.
Michael Keaton and Tim Burton’s crazy-weird, trippy death bonanza. What more needs to be said? Nothing – that’s what’s more!
3. It (1990)
The original, eh? Give it more time and I’m sure the remake of the Stephen King killer clown horror will top the list, but until then we have Tim Curry as the terrifying Pennywise to contend with…
2. Ghostbusters (1984)
Haha who you gonna call??? Aha get it? Because of the film and the song in the film… ahaha GHOSTBUSTERS! haha!
1. Get Out! (2017)
This one genuinely shocked me, not only because it didn’t really seem like a horror to me, but because it really wasn’t at all even slightly Halloween-y… maybe that’s why it was so good?
Well deserved though.
And them’s the breaks, kid.
If you want to watch something this Halloween and have the world back your choices, you know where to start.
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