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7 Lesser Known Halloween Movies That You Need To Watch

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There are tons of different lesser known Halloween movies to choose from and all are classic scary movies perfect for watching all spooky season long. The best part about the classics is they aren’t the scariest movie options out there. Most are thrillers. If you are looking for a non horror genre then go with the classics!

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7 Lesser Known Halloween Movies That You Need To Watch

My husband and I always pick a scary movie to watch each Halloween. Not too, too scary because I can’t handle that… But something creepy. Mostly thrillers.

Or we will watch something entirely low key with our kids. Like over the weekend we had movie night and introduced the kids to the cult classic, Hocus Pocus. They loved it. There were a few eyebrow raising words that I had forgotten all about being in the film. Like I had to discreetly tell my children that the one word meant tall and the other word meant innocent children. (The innocent child explanation actually came from a friend and it’s genius!) Oh parenting.

Perhaps we won’t show our kids a Halloween movie again anytime soon. Although there are two Disney ones on the below list that they might be able to watch. Stay tuned to find out what my husband and I watch on Halloween this year. It’s only 3 days away!

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Best Movies For Halloween Night

1.) The Watcher in the Woods

I first saw this movie at my elementary school and it gave me nightmares for weeks. It was back when Disney took a break from cartoons and dabbled in the supernatural family films. Three words. Bette. Davis. Eyes. Scary lesser known Halloween movies with Disney's The Watcher in the Woods.

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2.) Wait Until Dark

An oldie but goodie. I didn’t see this until college and it totally freaked me out. Just wait for the end. It will really get you. Audrey Hepburn thriller lesser known Halloween movies.

More on this movie HERE.

3. ) Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte

This one is quite haunting. Try watching it in a dark cabin in the middle of nowhere Montana. That’s where I saw it for the first time. So, so, so creepy!

Bette Davis lesser known Halloween movies. Really scary.

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4.) Dial M for Murder

My husband and I watched this while we were dating. It’s filmed in very limited scenes/rooms so that makes it quite unique, too. Alred Hitchcock lesser known Halloween movies.

More on this movie HERE.

5.) Gaslight

More of a psychological thriller but definitely a must see.

Psychological thriller lesser known Halloween movies are fun to watch. Gaslight is a must see.

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6.) Child of Glass

Here’s another one of the  movies when Disney took part in the creepy films for families to enjoy. Just preview it before hand and make sure it’s not too scary for your little ones.

Child of Glass is one of the scarier lesser known Halloween movies.

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7. ) Rope

You can never go wrong with a good Alfred Hitchcock thriller. This one will keep you guessing throughout! Jimmy Stewart scary lesser known Halloween movies.

More on this movie HERE.

There you have it. 7 lesser known Halloween movies that are perfect for viewing on Halloween night!

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