'Tis the season for shrieks and screams! The best Halloween movie quotes will certainly do the trick. We rounded up one-liners from classic horror films, reboots and those not-so-scary seasonal favorites that are perfect for your annual costume photo caption.
After you've wowed your friends with the most popular Halloween costume and makeup, be sure to kick back—candy at hand—for a marathon of these creepy (and not-so-creepy) favorites!
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1. 'IT' (1990)
While the infamous "You'll float too" line has lived on in every adaptation of IT, this quote from the 1990 miniseries truly embodies Pennywise in all of his evil glory.
2. 'IT' (2017)
Bill Skarsgård somehow manages to make Pennywise all the more horrific in the 2017 reboot of IT. Just as he is about to dig in for a bite of poor Eddie, he delights in how sweet the frightened kiddo will taste.
3. SCREAM (1996)
*SPOILER ALERT* When Sydney uncovers who's behind the Ghost Face murders, the boyfriend she thought she knew shows her a very, very different side.
4. 'Silence of the Lambs' (1989)
When Clarice receives a call from Dr. Lecter, he apologies for not being able to have a lengthier chat, as he's "having an old friend for dinner." Given his history, it's safe to say he means that literally (and with a bottle of Chianti, no doubt).
5. 'The Shining' (1980)
Cultural references abound when Jack Torrance goes a bit mad. Think of this as a precursor to the famous "Here's Johnny!" line.
6. 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' (1984)
Nancy is in for quite a surprise when the phone rings after it's been disconnected.
7. 'Friday the 13th' (1980)
As it turns out, perhaps Crazy Ralph wasn't so crazy after all?
8. 'The Addams Family' (1991)
Christina Ricci puts a more sinister spin on the spooky-but-adorable Wednesday Addams—this line is proof!
9. 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' (1966)
Leave it to Lucy to bestow Halloween wisdom upon her friends as they embark on a trick-or-treat adventure.
10. 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (1993)
The hunt for Jack Skellington is on, and clearly, time is of the essence.
11. 'Hocus Pocus'
Is it, though, Max? Is it?
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
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