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Eight Movies to get you into the Halloween Spirit

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There are various types of Halloween movies, from family friendly to horror films. Watching these movies throughout October gets people into the spooky spirit.

The air is getting cooler and odd creatures can be seen adorning houses, signaling the start of the Halloween season. Here is a list of movies, from family friendly to blood curdling, to watch to get into the Halloween spirit.

                                                                     “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (1966)

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is a family favorite for many on Halloween. The 25 minute film follows Charlie Brown and his friends as they go on their Halloween adventures while Linus and Sally await the elusive Great Pumpkin. 

This movie will be on air October 24 on PBS or you can watch it on Apple Tv with a subscription.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)

The movie follows Jack Skellington the pumpkin king as he stumbles across the door to Christmas Town. So begins his mission to take over Christmas but nothing goes as planned.

“We always watch ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,” freshman Addie Rudy said.

 This animated film is wildly entertaining and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

“Hocus Pocus” (1993)

The Sanderson Sisters, executed for witchcraft over three centuries ago, are back and scheme to stay for good. This movie contains bubbling potions, flying vacuums, a zombified ex, and a spell book that could decide their fates. 

“Hocus Pocus” is a slightly scary fantasy with a strong dose of comedy. It may not be the most suitable movie for younger children, but if everyone is older it could be perfect for the whole family. 

“Scream” (1996)

Don’t answer the phone, don’t open the door, not if you want to survive this killer’s deadly game. A masked murder with a horror movie obsession has been targeting local high schoolers; the question is: who is behind the mask?  

Wes Craven’s “Scream” is a mixture of horror, mystery, and humor.

“Coraline” (2009)

Caroline Jones longs to find a better world. As she explores her new home she seems to find just that. Her parents in this dimension are fun and everything seems too good to be true, except her parents have strange buttons for eyes. 

“I really, really love watching ‘Coraline’, about every Halloween I’ll have an outdoor movie or something like that and I just binge ‘Coraline’,” freshman Georgia Sherrer said.

“IT (2017)

A band of kids in Derry, Maine must face their worst nightmare: a shapeshifting evil that preys on children. 

This movie, based on Stephen King’s hit novel “It”, has instilled an irrational fear of clowns in many. However, if you’re up for a scare, this may be the movie for you.

“Candyman” (2021)

An artist’s search for inspiration brings the legend of the hook handed killer back to life. 

This supernatural slasher is a sequel to “Candyman” (1992). The film revolves around topics of police brutality which may be uncomfortable for some viewers. “Candyman” is currently streaming in theaters.

“Squid Game” (2021)

The number one show on Netflix today, “Squid Game” is sure to keep you playing. Contests buried in debt are invited play various children’s games for a cash prize they can’t turn down. The price for losing: death.

Although it isn’t a Halloween movie, it contains horror themes and is definitely worth watching.

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