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8 Classic Halloween Movies and the Perfect Candle Scents to Burn Alongside

October 23, 2023
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Halloween is just around the corner which means digging out candles to add to your spooky decor! One of my favorite things to do on this day of the year is to set the ambience for a frightening movie. With popcorn in tow and throws to keep cosy, the last thing left to do is to light your Halloween candle…

If you’re a lover of Halloween like me, then you’re going to love my list of Halloween movies and candles to burn alongside them!

With this list, I’ve stuck to the classics and have mixed up candle scents to complement the themes. 

Let’s jump into this thrilling list and reveal the perfect Halloween and candle combinations. If you like this blog, be sure to leave a comment below – your feedback and thoughts mean the world to me!

1. Nightmare Before Christmas

nightmare before christmas movie candle pairing

Candle Pick: For Jack Skellington and his eerie gang, we recommend the Witch’s Brew candle or Red Apple Wreath both by Yankee Candle. 

Witches Brew offers a spicy, sweet aroma of patchouli which will slowly envelop your senses as you are transported to the world of Halloween Town. Red Apple Wreath is, Christmassy, which is totally acceptable in October with The Nightmare Before Christmas on your screen. It boasts an invigorating scent combining sweet apples, cinnamon, walnuts, and maple.

2. Hocus Pocus

hocus pocus movie candle pairing

Candle Pick: When the Sanderson Sisters take over Salem, set the mood with the Black Flame Candle by Black Willow Apiary on Etsy.

This candle is the perfect combo with Hocus Pocus and witchery throughout and smells strongly of incense, amber, oud, and leather. It’s like the witches are casting spells right in your living room. Talk about setting the scene! This candle is a perfect addition to your Halloween movie night with its fun design. Get this candle burning, but not the witches at the stake though! 

3. Ghostbusters

ghostbusters movie candle pairing

Candle Pick: For the daring ghost-hunters, we recommend Haunted Mansion by Village Candle

Who doesn’t love watching Ghostbusters during Halloween?

I can’t get enough of the smell of this candle, it really matches the smell of haunted houses in my opinion. As a larger candle, it’ll see you right through the entirety of spooky season too, so be sure to make your way through my recommended movie list.

4. Sleepy Hollow

sleepy hollow movie candle pairing

Candle Pick: When the legend of the Headless Horseman haunts your dreams, set the eerie atmosphere with the Midsummer’s Night by Yankee Candle. 

Transport yourself to the misty woods of Sleepy Hollow with this candle. With notes of damp earth, smoky oak, and a hint of spiced pumpkin, it perfectly captures the essence of Washington Irving’s classic tale. Light this candle to add an extra layer of suspense and mystery to your Sleepy Hollow movie night.

5. Beetlejuice

beetlejuice movie candle pairing

Candle Pick: To summon the mischievous spirit himself, Beetlejuice, I recommend the Creepy Critters candle by Goose Creek Candle. 

Beetlejuice is all about chaos, humor, and the supernatural and the Creepy Critters candle captures this perfectly. With warming notes of bonfire embers, sweet marshmallow and woods, ight this candle, and who knows, you might just conjure up some supernatural fun of your own!

6. Halloween

halloween candle pairing

Candle Pick: When Michael Myers stalks Haddonfield, set the chilling mood with the Grave Dust candle by Colonial Candle!

With dark, moody notes of clove leaf, pine and cedarwood complemented by the sweeter notes of rose and cinnamon, this candle is sure to create a spine-tingling atmosphere. I absolutely love the fun candle holder designs from Colonial Candles too.

7. The Addams Family 

addams family movie candle pairing

Candle Pick: Embrace the mysterious and kooky Addams Family with the Spooky Woods candle by Village Candle.

Step into the eerie and gothic world of the Addams Family with the Spooky Woods candle. With notes of tonka bean, woodsmoke, red fruit, and toasted marshmallow this candle will enhance the fun of this family-friendly Halloween classic.

8. Casper

casper movie candle pairing

Candle Pick: for a haunting aura, choose the Ghost Stories candle by Dio Candle Co.

If you’re all set to watch the classic movie Casper, you’ll want a candle that offers something with an ethereal scent to match. One of my personal favorites has to be Ghostly Stories by Dio Candle Co. which exudes a warming autumnal aroma of musky woods, fog, blended with some sweet and spicy. 

Whether you’re in the mood for spooky vibes or fun, these Halloween candles are sure to brighten up the season. Set the mood and enjoy the magic throughout October!

I hope that you enjoy! And be sure to share this post with your friends on social media to see what they think!

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