Boo! All the Spooky Movies to Watch at the Cinema this Halloween

The Conjuring

Get ready to get freaky, because your Halloween just got a whole lot scarier.

If dressing up and heading to a party scares the pants off you, then this list of spooktacular movies is bound to get your heart pumping instead.

And the best news of all? They’re all playing on the big screen!

From October 29, HOYTS is celebrating the festival of fright with the premiere of The Craft: Legacy and The Empty Man.

Then, on October 31, mature witches and warlocks looking for a thrill can head to the Halloween Horror Showcase to watch some classic scary films.

If you’ve got young kids, you don’t have to miss out because there’s even a Halloween Family Showcase, and of course, costumes are encouraged. It will be hair-raising, yet family-friendly.

So, what’s playing? Here’s the full list of spine-chilling films playing at HOYTS this Halloween.

Halloween Horror Showcase

The Conjuring

In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farmhouse and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror.

In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house.

What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its source that threatens to destroy everyone involved.

Starring Ron Livingston, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor and Patrick Wilson.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr Frank-N-Furter.

Starring Richard O’Brien, Meat Loaf, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.



A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorised by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette.

The Craft

A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practise witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.

Starring Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Christine Taylor, Skeet Ulrich, Breckin Meyer, Assumpta Serna and Rachel True.

Halloween Family Showcase


A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

Starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush.

Edward Scissorhands

In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor’s greatest creation – Edward (Johnny Depp), a near-complete person. The creator (Vincent Price) died before he could finish Edward’s hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands.

Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a turn for the worse.

Starring Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Johnny Depp, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price.

Hocus Pocus

After three centuries, three witch sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night. It’s up to two teenagers (Omri Katz and Vinessa Shaw), a young girl (Thora Birch), and an immortal cat (Sean Murray) to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

Don’t miss both Halloween showcases on October 31. Tickets are just $10* at HOYTS.

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