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Halloween Movies to Start Watching

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Halloween Movies to Start Watching


By: Amari Bethel

October is quickly approaching which gives us another reason to quickly get into the Halloween spirit. October is a month filled with many Halloween festivities, but this year how about you break your tradition of trick your friends and treat yourself to a Halloween movie.  Regardless of your taste in movies, there are hundreds of Halloween movies that you can choose from whether it be spooky, funny or scary. Fortunately, in our day and age there is no boundary that can prevent us from watching whichever movie we want to watch, even if it is Hocus Pocus  for the twelfth time in a row.  So I encourage you to keep up the holiday spirit and watch your favorite movies. Here is a list of classics to get you started.

Addams Family

A farcical look at the horror genre, this  comedy about an unconventional family discovering a long lost member will be sure to make you laugh.


Don’t say his name! Another comedy about a ghostly couple who hires a dangerous spirit to help rid their old house of obnoxious new owners.


A Disney Channel Original Movie about a girl who discovers she’s a witch and must help save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Harry Potter 1-8

What could be more appropriate this Halloween than taking a trip back to the magical world of Harry Potter and marathoning all eight movies?

Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton’s classic tale of the Pumpkin King who gets tired of Halloween and wants to try his hand at Christmas.

Nightmare on Elm Street

Freddy Krueger haunts and attempts to murder teenagers in their dreams in this 80s slasher thriller.

Shawn of the Dead

Two slackers must protect their loved ones (and themselves) when a zombie horde inexplicably invades.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

A rock and roll musical, paying homage to B horror movies, about an innocent couple who stumbles upon the house of a truly unique scientist.

Van Helsing

Dracula has formed an alliance with Frankenstein’s Monster, and it’s down to this famed monster-slayer to defeat them once and for all.

Scary Movie 1, 2, 3

A series of classic parodies of the horror genre where clueless victims are pursued by even more clueless killers.


A killer bent on revenge stalks and repeatedly calls a group of friends, asking, “What is your favorite scary movie?”

Saw 1-7

A series of movies centering around Jigsaw, who traps his victims in psychological tests before he kills them.


A family’s home is haunted by friendly-turned-menacing ghosts from their television screen.

Silence of The Lambs

An imprisoned Hannibal Lecter  assists in the case of another murderer.