Five Halloween Movies You Can’t Forget to Watch This Year

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It’s the best time of the year for movies! Halloween is when all the timeless classic spooky movies are on, and even if you can’t catch them on cable TV, they are definitely available through Netflix or Redbox. Whether you’re in to true horror and gore, or prefer silly Halloween fun, there is a movie for everyone! These are the movies that you just cannot miss this season:


Hocus Pocus

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Ah, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy in all their glory. This movie isn’t exactly scary, but it is just a perfect Halloween movie all the same. It’s a mixture of silly, cute, and a little sad. Also, it is constantly on television for basically the entire month of October, so it’s not hard to catch it at least once.


Nightmare on Elm Street

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This movie is the epitome of the phrase “deliciously scary.” It is truly horrifying at points, but you can’t help but enjoy it. It might make you never want to go to sleep, but hey, that’s sort of fun, right? Not to mention, it’s Johnny Depp at his borderline-prepubescent best. Warning: After watching, it takes a few days to get the “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you…” song out of your head.


The Exorcist (the original)

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Whether or not you think this movie is actually frightening, you can’t deny it is a classic, if not the classic horror film. It just feels right watching it around Halloween, when everyone is in the mood for some good old-fashioned satanic possession. The image of Linda Blair’s head spinning around, and green goop (what was that?!) coming out of her mouth will really stay with you.



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No, this is not a joke, this movie really is some quality Halloween entertainment, thanks to the Disney network circa the 1990s. You will try to fight it, but once you start watching this made-for-TV movie, you will get into it. I promise.


The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Some might consider this a Christmas movie, but I don’t really see how that makes sense seeing as the whole thing centers around a town where it is Halloween literally all the time. It’s super creepy in a way that only Tim Burton could have achieved. On top of that, the love story of Jack and Sally is just unmatched.


Bonus – American Horror Story

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Ok, this isn’t a movie, but this show is a little bit of every genre combined to make the best possible Halloween-esque show. It’s not only creepy and a little horrifying, but also sexy and dramatic. What’s better than that?

Kaitlyn Seabury | News Cult