Whether you enjoy a light-hearted animation or the full-blown horror movie, M&M’s celebrates Halloween with no tricks, just treats, for the perfect night-in. If a quiet night in is your thing on the scariest, shariest night of the year, then why not watch one of the great Halloween movies out there? Red and Yellow, M&M’s delightful mascots, share their top six all-time favourite Halloween movies with you. 

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

This legendary 1993 stop-motion animated musical follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same old annual routine of frightening people in the “real world”. 

  • IT

Whether it is the 1990 or 2017 film, based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel, we know that facing Pennywise, as well as your own fears, will raise the hairs on your arms.

  • Gremlins

The 1984 comedy horror film takes a quick turn from cute to scary, but remains an enjoyable experience for those who can’t muster-up the courage to watch an actual scary movie.

  • The Addams Family

They’re creepy and kooky. They’re mysterious and spooky. M&M’s is excited to welcome the one family who knows how to do Halloween the right way. Check out the recent animated Addams Family version, which launched at cinemas around the country on 11 October. 

  • The Conjuring

Not for the fainted-hearted, this 2013 supernatural horror film is loosely based on the real-life events surrounding Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of haunting.

  • The Shining 

Romantic movies, you can’t go wrong with films based on Nicholas Sparks novels and when it comes to horror, M&M’s can’t resist a film based on a Stephen King novel. “Heeeeeeere’s johnny!”, a famous line from the 1980 psychological horror drama film will make the bravest amongst us shudder. 


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