Favorite Halloween Movies

By Tajah Ware

 

As fall approaches, many things come to mind: the weather, beautiful leaves, the fashion, bonfires, hot chocolate and Halloween. Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, so I’m always pumped when fall comes around. Halloween is great for a number of reasons, including dressing up, parties, trick-or-treating, the creepy cool decorations you see in your neighborhood, and of course, the movies.

As a ’90s baby, there’s no way Halloween would be Halloween without some classic Disney channel films. Every fall season, Disney would air cool and spooky movies. Please stay with me as I reminisce about my favorite old-school Halloween flicks.

 

Halloweentown

 

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This classic Disney film encompasses everything that makes Halloween great: spooky spirits, witches, ghosts, family secrets, eeriness and an entire parallel universe dedicated to the Halloween aesthetic. If you’re ever in need of a happy and fun Halloween movie, Halloweentown is your number-one pick.

 

Hocus Pocus

 

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Another Disney Channel classic, Hocus Pocus isn’t as standard of a Halloween movie as Halloweentown. There are witches and an old town with a sinister history. Let’s not forget a young Sarah Jessica Parker playing one of those witches. This is the perfect flick to watch on Friday night with a bowl of popcorn and pumpkin spice latte in hand.

 

Scream

 

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It wouldn’t be Halloween without a slasher film. Scream is a classic because it has a solid plot, gut-wrenching twist and turns and very sexy cast 90’s cast. Scream reawakened the horror genre in the ’90s. If you want to watch a horror movie that’s actually good, then Scream is your best bet.

 

As I’ve gotten older, a lot about me has changed, however my taste in Halloween movies have not. I would probably still watch Disney Halloween films if they weren’t so bad. I’d also love to indulge in slasher flicks, but a good one hasn’t come out in years. Below are a few Halloween movies that I currently love to watch when the fall season comes around.

 

Hush

 

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Hush is the underdog horror film this fall season. Posted on Netflix earlier this year, Hush is about a deaf woman going up against a crazy killer. Need I say more?

 

The Conjuring

 

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Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without one night of sheer terror. If that’s what you need, then The Conjuring is your fix.

 

Don’t Breathe

 

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Don’t Breathe is probably one of the best thrillers I’ve seen in a while. Halloween isn’t just about blood, guts and ghosts. It is about being on your toes and aware of all the weird stuff going on around you. When a girl and her friends break into a blind guy’s house for cash, they think it will be easy­­­–­­­­­­­boy were they wrong.

 

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