The Most Unconventional And Underrated Halloween Watch List

For the viewer who is faint of heart or wishes to watch something a little different, there are many underrated and unconventional films and television episodes that are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit.

Whether it be a classic or modern comedy or atmospheric period fare, these are some of the finest that are often overlooked.

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

It is a dark comedy where star Cary Grant is all fear, astonishment, and quick thinking. The antics are grisly but presented with hilarity, making it a perfect film for anyone who wants to watch something funny with dark undertones.

Bewitched (1964-1969)

This 1960s classic sitcom is about the misadventures of the witch, Samantha, who marries a mortal, Darrin, and tries to lead an average life, is an ideal choice for those who love family-friendly Halloween fare.

The Birds (1963)

Those looking for a film with unsettling frights that are understated, with characters that you care about, should give this film a watch.

The ‘Burbs (1989)

This film gives the trope of the seedy underbelly of suburban life a fresh, kooky, and darkly amusing twist. And the cast helps to sell the plot's outlandishness, helping not only ground the story but legitimize both the absurd and severe moments.

Clue (1985)

With a cast at the top of their game, Clue may not give us chills but delivers plenty of laughs in a splendidly old-fashioned setting.

Crimson Peak (2015)

This gothic romantic mystery is one of the scariest and most graphic films on this list. However, it relies more on an eerie atmosphere, disturbing imagery, and nuanced performances than conventional fright and violence.

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