Needless to say, I'm a huge fan of this day, but with all the prep (costumes, candy, decorations), sometimes you just aren't able to sit back and pick something nice and spooky to watch.
Well, I've got your back. As a father of a wonderful toddler, I wanted to give you three different tiers: Sometime for those with a LITTLE kid in the house, something for those with BIG kids who want something creepy, and then just a straight up awesome horror movie for grown ups.
With LITTLE kids:
My daughter Zoe has been LOVING the Halloween season. She also LOVES ELMO. So when Sesame Street and Halloween collide, she's overjoyed. This episode has played in my living room MANY times in the last few weeks, and it only KIND OF got old. Elmo is using his imagination for his costume, but another kid has the BUDGET to make it perfect. Trouble erupts. Lessons are learned. Hearts are warmed. Also some of the Halloween songs are really catchy and decently spooky!
With Kids (and everyone else):
Disney's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is...great. Seriously: GREAT! Maybe JUST too spooky for little kids, but anyone old enough will love it. Just a warning that it starts more than a half hour into the "Ichabod and Mr. Toad" movie, and I'm sorry, but I just can't handle Mr. Toad. I condone fast forwarding to the good stuff.
Return of the Living Dead is one of the most energetic, FUN horror movies I have EVER seen. Not only is it actually a PARODY of zombie films, it's also a really eerie story about WHAT zombies are and WHY they do what they do. Also the music is awesome. Also it's funny. Also, Trash is taking off her clothes again...so seriously, this is for grown-ups. Go go go.