I asked some of the FindingVegan bloggers what their favorite Halloween movies were, and what recipe they would pair their movie watching with. Here are their answers and the top three most-mentioned movies! Boy do I have a lot of movie watching catch-up to do after compiling this list!..
24 Favorite Halloween Movies from Bloggers + Recipes!
3. Hocus Pocus
MY favorite Halloween film is Hocus Pocus! I watch it a few times every year, and yes, I’m watching it while I type up this post! I love these snacks: Allison’s Apple Cider, Billy’s Zombie Corn and “Run Amok!” Pumpkin Cookies…
5. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite says, “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!!” (Can you tell I have kids 😂) While cuddling up and sipping these Hot Pumpkin Spice Drinks with Caramel.”
7. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Natalie from Feasting on Fruit says, The Nightmare Before Christmas with these movie-themed cookies!
10. Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Sarah from Vegan Chickpea says, “Ahhh I love Hocus Pocus too!! But to be different I’ll go nostalgic with a kid friendly movie – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Disney)” Served with her Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Top Cookies with frosting.
13. Hocus Pocus (fourth vote)
Sus from Rough Measures says Hocus Pocus paired with Pumpkin Swirls with maple tahini drizzle.
19. Shaun of the Dead
Cadry from Cadry’s Kitchen says, “Shaun of the Dead! I can happily watch Simon Pegg in anything, and that crew is hilarious. (If you haven’t watched the TV show Spaced, do it!) British comedy + zombies! To eat, we’ll have pierogi quesadillas.”
20. Garfield’s Halloween Special
Another one of my favorites is the Garfield Halloween Special! I used to look forward to it every year when they played it on TV. I loved Garfield comic books when I was a kid, so this was so special to me! And since Garfield loves candy candy candy, I would serve my Almond Butter or Peanut Butter Cups!
24. Harry Potter Marathon (second mention)
Nicole from Earth Powered Family says, “Harry Potter! Because every holiday calls for a Harry Potter marathon.” Paired with Apple Pumpkin Hand Pies.
26. Young Frankenstein
Melissa from Vegan Huggs says, “My favorite movie to watch for Halloween is: Young Frankenstein.” Paired with Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.
28. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (second mention)
Sarah from Fried Dandelions says, “I would serve my delicious pumpkin chocolate cake, complete with spooky spider web decoration, while watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” with my kiddos, ages 2 and 5!”
29. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (third mention)
Kelly from Tasting Page says, “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” is one of my favs since I don’t like scary movies, and it does well with this!” Paired with Zoodles with Pumpkin Kale Pesto.
31. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (fourth mention)
Amy from Fragrant Vanilla Cake says, “I’m not big on scary, so I would go for a cute movie! “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and serve my Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting for dessert!”
Lisa from Garlic and Zest says E.T. and these Fluffer Nutter Brownies, not-vegan… Note: Lisa accidentally submitted a non-vegan recipe. Hopefully you guys can veganize it — I would simply use vegan versions of everything — example — egg replacers like flax eggs or silken tofu. Pumpkin would be an awesome egg replacer for these!
38. The Nightmare Before Christmas (fourth mention)
Carolyn from Peacemeal says, “Nightmare before Christmas and these mini pumpkin cheesecakes.”
And from this very unscientific poll, the top three Halloween movies are:
1. Hocus Pocus
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Did your favorite Halloween movie make the list?..
disclosure: All ‘movie poster’ photos are copyright of the movie or TV studios and are used here for promotional purposes. I do not own the rights to any of these images. This post also contains some Amazon affiliate links to those movies.