Halloween Movies! - The Rundown is back!

Updated: Oct 28

Your favourite blog installation is back and at no better time as it’s...Halloween! In this blog we’ll introduce you to some of our favourite Halloween movie to watch here in the Student Experience team. We have recommendations for everyone catering to all tastes from scary gore to family favourites. I don’t think we need to say much more so let’s get right into it!


If we’re going to write about all things Halloween, then it’s only fair to start with the films directed by the man who embodies the spirit of the spooky season. Tim Burton is well known for an array of Halloween movies both cartoon and ‘live action’ which is why we just have to recommend one from each! The first up is our favourite Tim Burton ‘live action’ film; ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’. This film follows the story of the talented barber Benjamin Barker who returns to London after being falsely imprisoned for the last 15

years seeking revenge. With razor in hand, Benjamin Barker is reborn under the false name of Sweeney Todd and begins killing his customers with the help of his accomplice, Mrs. Lovett who uses them to make the most renowned meat pies in London. With the cast full of fantastic names such as Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, what better way to kick start a movie night than with this film.




Prefer something of Tim Burton’s that’s more...animated? No problem! Look no further than flicking to ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’ which follows the protagonist Jack Skellington, a rather charming character from Halloween Town. After he tumbles upon Christmas Town and becomes instantly fascinated, things soon escalate with Jack kidnapping Santa Claus and trying to take over the festive holiday!


Though most movies directed by Tim Burton are the epitome of Halloween you might want something that’s more classic and family friendly. Guess what? We have that covered too! First up is one you might have seen in our last ‘Halloween movie Rundown’ which is ‘Hocus Pocus’. Of course, it had to be mentioned again because it’s a Student Experience favourite and you just can’t do Halloween without it! If you love a plot line that includes 3 spooky witches seeking revenge on a town and only a group of kids and cat standing in their way then this is the movie for you! And if you prefer something with a little more dark humour then there is an obvious candidate you must consider...’The Adams Family’. Follow the eccentric family and all its charming members try to blend into normal society such as the Adams children having to go to Summer Camp or the peculiar uncle trying to find love despite all his...quirks? It’s 100% a classic and a must watch in my opinion but then again, all these movies are a must watch in my opinion!



Next up, we have to talk about the downright scarry movies and 2021 has been full of new horror releases! Must have got a lot of inspiration from 2020 if you know what I mean. First up is ‘Halloween Kill’ the sequel to ‘Halloween’ which was released in 2018. In this film, we see Michael Myers escape once again and continue his bloodbath rampage on the town of Haddonfield as Laurie