Halloween Movies That Will Leave You In Stitches

Cue maniacal laughter

We’re going to go out on a limb and say that maybe being scared out of your wits isn’t what you want for Halloween. We’re going to assume that instead, you might rather be amused. Generally, people prefer to laugh. There are studies.

Make this Halloween (wait for it) HaLOLoween.

Here, you will find a solid 8 movies that are a little gory and maybe creepy and definitely Halloween-y, but also goofy, and you can basically just kick back and enjoy them. These are the kind of movies you can get up to hand out candy, and it might not matter if you missed a scene. It’s not Film History here. You can just watch and have a few chuckles.

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The Addams Family & Addams Family Values
Freeform, available in America’s Top 120

Join the cult that made the Addams Family movies 1990s cult classics! In the first, the fam deals with a con to fleece them out of their fortune. In Addams Family Values, siblings Wednesday and Pugsley plot to shuttle their newborn brother out of the house and/or out of existence. A nanny is hired to keep them in check, and Uncle Fester is quite taken with her.

Ten: Murder Island
Lifetime Movie Network, available in America’s Top 200

A group of kids get invitations to an exclusive party on an abandoned island. Then, a storm leaves them all stranded. Alliances form, old crushes meet again, and then, one-by-one, kids start dying mysteriously.

They Found Hell
Syfy, available in America’s Top 120

You can discern from the title what this movie entails in general, but as to the specifics: a group of very smart college kids build a teleportation device. BUT it turns out they’re not that smart, as they manage to teleport themselves all the way to hell.  

Dark Shadows
Freeform, available in America’s Top 120

Vampire Johnny Depp awakens in 1972 after being buried alive in a coffin for 196 years. Some might argue that the movie is an allegory about America’s continuing struggle to become a modern nation. Some might say it’s The Addams Family with edgier irony and brighter colors. But really it’s just a fun flick.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space
STARZ ENCORE℠, available in America’s Top 250

The truth is out there, and then it arrives in the form of an interstellar circus tent bearing an invading force of clowns—or, “klowns.” They’re not merely annoying klowns, nor plundering klowns. They’re killer klowns, and they feed on humans. The kops—sorry, cops—aren’t helping, so two students have to figure out how to send the klowns back to whatever amusement park they came from.

Shaun of the Dead
Showtime

Simon Pegg stars as a pub-dwelling slacker who tries to get his sad, sad life in order while repelling the zombies that have overrun London. It’s like a modern-day, goofball Edgar Allan Poe story.

Maximum Overdrive
HBO

After the Earth passes through the tail of a comet, inanimate objects spring to life and start killing people. Maximum Overdrive is Stephen King’s only directorial credit, and he called it a “moron movie.” Sounds good to us.

You can hand out candy all night. But these are the treats. Happy watching, bwahahaha.