The best movies to watch during the month of October

It's October, which means it's the perfect time to catch up on some scary movies in the month leading up to Halloween. Below, we've assembled a collection of some of the best movies to watch during the month, with great, terrifying choices for adults, as well as spooky fun for the whole family.

Adults only

You're probably going to want to keep the kids (and maybe some adults) away from these films. From the deeply unsettling to the frighteningly gory, there are movies on this list sure to disturb the dreams of even hardened horror fans.

Fun for the family

More spooky than downright scary, these films are great fun that the kids can get in on. Featuring a mix of live action and animation, this list has something for everyone in the family. And who knows? Maybe you'll find a cool Halloween costume idea in these films.

Your favorites

Do you have any favorite scary movies that you like to watch during the Halloween season? Let us know in the comments.

Update October, 2017: Added Annabelle: Creation, The Girl With All the Gifts, Creep 2, and The Nightmarebefore Christmas to the lists.