Look no further than the best Halloween movie quotes for shrieks and screams!
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. If you need a little bit of spooky inspo, we have you covered.
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 the best Halloween movies, from the downright frightening to the kid-friendly. (We love 'em all.)
If you want to go all out this year, have a look at our tips for how to throw a Halloween movie party. See you there!
Our favorite Halloween movie quotes
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! Check out what Jenna Ortega does with the iconic character in the Wednesday Addams Netflix treatment.
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. There's no time for the Pumpkin King to fall in love with Christmas, that's for sure!
11. 'Hocus Pocus' (1993)
Is it, though, Max? Is it?
Be sure to catch the Sanderson sisters' big return in Hocus Pocus 2!
11. 'The Addams Family Values' (1993)
It's hard being a modern, macabre woman, but if you ask us, Moritica Addams pulls it off with ease!
In the follow-up to 1991's The Addams Family, Tish delivers this fantastic line while trying to navigate life as a mother of three. (Yes, three.)
12. 'Beetlejuice' (1988)
An oldie but a goodie!
13. 'Halloween' (1978)
We'll leave you with a classic line for lucky number 13.
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
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