The Most Stylish Halloween Movies to Watch This Weekend

Halloween is quickly approaching, and there are plenty of ways to get into the spirit. Curling up on the couch to watch a movie—that's equal parts scary as stylish—might be our top pick for the weekend. So switch into your sweatpants and queue up some films that promise to raise some goosebumps while also getting your wheels turning over what or who you might dress up as on Halloween (or any other day of the year). We've rounded up the most stylish Halloween movies to watch this weekend. Revisit the classics from the '50s and '60s for a retrospective of iconic styles we continue to idolize, or rewind to the '90s for endless sources of sartorial inspiration that are just as much relevant today. So kick back, relax, and get ready to take in the costume designs that continue to make an impact on the fashion world.

Continue reading for our roundup of scary movies guaranteed to get you in the Halloween spirit (while also serving up a heavy dose of style inspiration).

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The Movie: Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Roman Polanski's psychological thriller has had a notable impact on the fashion world, influencing designers from Miuccia Prada to Joseph Altuzarra. From her white shift to the iconic pinafore dress, Mia Farrow's light and airy sixties wardrobe as the film's protagonist has become emblematic of the era. Costume designer Anthea Sylbert created the juxtaposition between Rosemary and her neighbors to make the satanic undertones of the storyline even more disturbing.

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The Movie: Heathers (1988)

These OG Mean Girls were outfitted by costume designer Rudy Dillon in over-the-top late '80s fashions replete with shoulder pads and scrunchies. The clique took executive power-dressing in high school hallways to new heights, flaunting color-saturated ensembles that spoke to the film's themes of conformity and status.

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The Movie: Black Swan (2010)

Kate and Mulleavy, the sisters behind the label Rodarte, made a splash on the cinematic stage designing the ornate ballet costumes in this psychological thriller. 

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The Movie: Interview With the Vampire (1994)

Costume designer Sandy Powell, who won the Academy Award for best costume design for Shakespeare in Love and most recently designed the costumes in The Wolf of Wall Street and Carol, is responsible for the gorgeously elaborate period costumes worn by Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and a young Kirsten Dunst in this haunting horror film.

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The Movie: Rear Window (1954)

Grace Kelly's wardrobe as Lisa Fremont is what dreams are made of in Alfred Hitchcock's mystery thriller. Designed by legendary costume designer Edith Head, who was a good friend of Kelly, every ensemble was the embodiment of fifties elegance and style—from Kelly's silk organza black dress to her now-famous eau de nil suit to the nightgown she carries in her iconic Mark Cross overnight case.

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The Movie: The Craft (1996)

The cult film that celebrated its 20th birthday this year still boasts timeless style we continue to covet. The cool-girl wardrobe, immortalized by the film's four teenage friends, is still shockingly relevant.

 

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The Movie: The Addams Family (1991)

No roundup of Halloween movies that celebrates its costume design would be complete without this classic. Whether you're more partial to the clingy numbers in every variation of black that Anjelica Huston dazzled in as Morticia or the Peter Pan–collared dresses preferred by Christina Ricci's Wednesday, it's impossible to disagree with the fact that this family had killer style. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for achievement in costume design.

Looking for more spooky sartorial inspiration? Check out high-fashion Halloween costumes to try this year.

This story was originally published on October 8, 2016, and has been updated.