Halloween Movie Showdown

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The spookiest holiday of the year is right around the corner — Halloween! Whether you love or hate the holiday, it’s time for pumpkins, spooky scary skeletons and candy.

Due to COVID-19, Halloween may look very different this year. There won’t be any parties and less kids will be taking to the streets in costumes. So, what can we do to celebrate? Well, there’s plenty of movies to binge while you shove those Reese’s and Kit-Kats down your throat.

So here’s my top 10 must watch Halloween movies!

10. Scream

This movie puts a twist on horror by poking fun at its own genre. “Scream” is about a killer who terrorizes a girl and her friends while using horror films as a part of a game. This movie is both meta and terrifying!

9. The Craft

This movie brings a whole new meaning to “friendship is magic.” “The Craft” is about a girl who moves to Los Angeles where she is invited to a coven by three girls from her catholic school. They find that witchcraft comes with a price.

8. The Blair Witch Project

This movie makes other group projects look like a walk in the park. “The Blair Witch Project” is about three film students who go missing while filming a documentary on an urban legend. Recovered footage pulls the viewer into a haunting experience.

7. A Nightmare on Elm Street

You won’t want to sleep after this one! “A Nightmare on Elm Street” is about a spirit that haunts teenagers’ dreams to kill them in their sleep. This movie would be a lot shorter if the main cast were college students!

6. Friday the 13th

Worst summer camp ever! “Friday the 13th” follows a group of camp counselors that get stalked and murdered for camping at a lake with a history of murder.

5. Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! This film is about a ghostly couple who enlists help from a spirit to drive out the family that’s moving into their house.

4. Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? “Ghostbusters” is about three scientists who get fired from their jobs and
decide to make their own business hunting ghosts and stopping interdimensional beings’ evil plans.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas

What’s this? This movie is a classic for both Halloween and Christmas! “Nightmare Before Christmas” follows a curious skeleton who strays from the town of Halloween to discover Christmas. Full of festive joy, he takes over the holiday — with unforeseen consequences.

2. Halloween

This movie defined what we now know as Slasher films. “Halloween” is about a man who escapes from a mental hospital and goes back to his hometown with a lust for blood.

1. Hocus Pocus

This is one of my favorite movies of all time! It may be cheesy, but “Hocus Pocus” really puts a spell on you! The film is about a brother who accidentally summons three witches who try to steal his little sister’s soul to stay young.

“Hocus Pocus” is a hilarious movie for the whole family, and it’s playing at GHC this week at the drive-in events. For more information, check out this article all about it!