What’s better than movies and individual Halloween pizzas for Halloween?
So, chances are you’ve already got everything planned for this weekend, but then I think there are equal chances that you don’t?
And if you don’t, I’m here to help. I wanted to quickly jump in and tell you all about how to make a Halloween pizza. It’s really simple, but such a cute thing to do on Halloween. If combined with scary movies, you’re in for a really fun evening!
I’m all for keeping that inner child alive. I think that with everything we have to deal with in life, it’s important to still have fun and do silly things like turning a regular pizza into a jack o’lantern pizza.
But first, here’s my list of 11 Halloween movies to watch:
I’ve seen all of these, many multiple times. Some are scarier than others and most are great movies for any day of the year, not just for Halloween.
1) The Halloween classics: Halloween (1978) and Halloween H20
Crazy killer on the loose! Michael Myers, the masked killer, escapes from a mental hospital right on Halloween!
Halloween, the movie, is a true classic that you definitely should watch. As any successful movie it has waaay too many sequels, but I picked one, set exactly 20 year later. I think it’s worth a watch and you get young Josh Hartnett, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more.
2) Iconic: Psycho (1960), The Texas chainsaw Masacra (1974), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Do we need a description for these?
Hitchcock’s Psycho gives us Norman Bates who runs Bates Motel with his overbearing mother and it drives him crazy. Literally.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre could also be called Hell in Texas where kids on a road trip run into a family of cannibals and end up fighting for their lives.
Wes Craven gives us another Halloween classic! Freddy Krueger, the villain from Elm Street who kills teens in their dreams, is one of the most iconic characters ever created.
3) Crazy people / home invasions: Misery, In Fear, You’re Next, Hush
Okay, Misery is a classic! I absolutely love this movie. Rok doesn’t share my enthusiasm because Kathy Bates is crazy and violent in this one, but I think this is such a great movie. An obsessed fan rescues / kidnaps her hero, a famous writer and locks him in her cabin.
In Fear – This one is on Netflix and you need to watch it ASAP. A couple is driving to a music festival in Ireland and they get lost in the woods on their way there. Sadly for them, they are not alone. And maybe you shouldn’t be either when watching this one!
You’re Next – Home invasions freak me out, especially when masks are involved. This one has a twist though and the predator becomes the prey.
Hush – Another home invasion, oops. Hush revolves around a deaf writer living alone in the woods when a masked killer attacks her. I enjoy movies with a small cast and this one definitely delivers. You’ll find yourself talking to the TV and thinking about ways to escape, I know I did. (And yes, it’s on Netflix!)
4) Scary but cool: Scream 1 and Scream 2
There are 4 movies in the series but if I had to choose I’d definitely pick the first two. All are great for a weekend binge watch. I’m sure you’ve heard of these or even seen them, but to refresh your memory: The movies focus around a girl and her friends, all in high school, who are terrorised by a killer in a ghost mask.
Now, back to the recipe for this Halloween pizza. This pizza is really like any other pizza. Well, almost. The base is the same, we have the dough, the sauce, the cheese. But the toppings are fun! I went for the cute / scary theme, like something out of The Nightmare before Christmas.
You get 6 pizzas from one batch of dough. They’re the perfect size for eating, because each is about the size of a really big slice of pizza. But they’re round and more cute.
Whatever you do this Halloween weekend, I hope you have fun! Which is guaranteed if you make the Halloween pizza.
Individual Halloween pizzas + 11 Halloween movies to watch
Spooky individual pizzas for Halloween!
Recipe makes 6 one-serving pizzas.
- Prep Time: 20 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Main course
one batch easy pizza dough
Quick pizza sauce
- 120ml (1/2 cup) tomato passata / puree
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 300–350g (10 1/2 – 12oz) low-moisture mozzarella, grated
- 2 TBSPs olive oil
- Red bell pepper, sliced into triangles for eyes or strips
- Kalamata olives, sliced into rounds
- Sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
- Follow this recipeand make pizza dough through step 4. When kneaded enough, split dough into 6 equal balls. Lay them on a slightly floured work surface, in a corner of the kitchen that isn’t cold, cover with a thick kitchen towel and let dough rise for at least 20-30 minutes.
- Meanwhile make sauce: Combine tomato puree, salt, sugar, oregano and olive oil in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 200°C (392°F) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Once risen, take each ball of dough and stretch it into a disk (about the size of a small dessert plate). Pull out a small piece of dough out of the whole pizza crust, so that you get that pumpkin stem.
- Transfer each crust to the prepared sheets, 3 per each one. Brush the edges of each crust with olive oil. Add a few tablespoons of pizza sauce in the middle and evenly spread around. Top evenly with cheese.
- Decorate each pizza however you want. I use red pepper triangles and sun-dried tomatoes for eyes, sliced olives for mouths.
- Bake in the middle of the oven for about 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and the dough puffy with a crust formed. You can tap that crust with a spoon and it should sound hollow, the bottom of the pizza should be crispy too.
- Remove from oven. If any of the toppings, like eyes, have moved you can now put them back in place. Let pizza sit for a few minutes, so it’s not scolding hot, then serve.