Each day this week, I will be posting my personal listing of the best Halloween-themed and Halloween-inspired movies based on ratings and the best horror movie to watch around Halloween. This will be eclectic and purely based on my own system of ratings.

Join me on my monthly journey. I will post a combined listing near the end of the month.

October 1st: Best Family Halloween Movie is Monster Squad (1987).  A group of tween-age kids battle Count Dracula and his gang of monsters to keep the streets safe. It’s rated PG-13 and runs 90 minutes. It’s a fantastic film for families with small children.