As Halloween approaches again, most people are trying to figure out how to make it another great season for everyone. October is the month of fear of jumps and all that is scary. In honor of the upcoming season, we wanted to take a look at the best Halloween celebrations as well as 10 of the best Halloween horror movies to watch.
Different Halloween traditions
The best part of Halloween is the traditions. Consider sculpting Jack-O’-Lanterns, originally from Ireland. We can also enjoy spooky parties, hanging apples, Halloween costumes and tasting all the candy we could possibly want to eat, even sweet corn if you like it.
However, for many, it’s the movies that make us obsessed with Halloween. We love the spooky jumps and the unimaginable pictures. If you want to watch a classic movie, here are the best ones for All Hallows’ Eve.
Top 10 Best Halloween Movies
According to CBS News, some movies stand out from the crowd when it comes to Halloween movie nights. The most popular include the following movie night options.
“What we do in the shadows” (2014)
This film stars Taika Waititi (Viago), Jonathan Brugh (deacon) and Jemaine Clement (Vladislav). These are three immortal vampires who must feast on human blood to survive. It has been like this for hundreds of years. However, not only do they treat life as a vampire, but their Eternal Life forces them to struggle to blend in with the new world we have created. Overall, it’s a comedy flick with some funny horror twists.
Whether you like scares or laughs, the movie Scream worth spreading. It shows Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott) and his friends being hunted down by a serial killer wearing a white mask and black robe. This Wes Craven movie provides some scares and a lot of murder.
“The Witches” (1990)
This comic horror film tells the story of a boy sent to England after being orphaned to live with his grandmother. Once there, he soon discovers that a group of hotel witches are planning to rid England of all the children. His goal is to do his part to stop them.
For young audiences, this film will offer many scares. It is the story of a 12 year old girl who discovers that she is a witch. However, she must use her powers before she turns 13, otherwise she will lose them. Her mom doesn’t want her to use the powers she was born with, but her grandmother (Debbie Reynolds) does.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)
In The nightmare before Christmas, Jack Skellington is the pumpkin king of Halloween town. However, he is bored. He doesn’t like Halloween anymore, especially after stumbling across Christmas Town. Once he finds it, he tries to get ghosts and ghouls to create Christmas rather than Halloween, but it doesn’t go exactly as planned.
If you’re not afraid of clowns, you might have watched this spooky tale of local kids who keep going missing in the city of Derry. A group of seven children come together to try and prevent this from happening while being confronted by an evil clown they are determined to kill.
Who can forget the story of Michael Myers (played by Tony Moran)? He murdered his sister on Halloween night in 1963. He was placed in an institution from which he managed to escape 15 years later. He then returns to Haddonfield, where his original crime took place, and begins hunting down and killing the others. It has established itself as one of the most successful independent films of all time.
“The Exorcist” (1973)
In this classic film, an elderly priest takes on a demonic foe possessing a 12-year-old daughter, Regan (Linda Blair). The Exorcist is a cursed movie loosely based on something that happened, which can make it even more terrifying. What sets it apart the most, however, are its very vivid scenes.
‘That’s the big pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ (1966)
Although short for a movie, this classic is one that many adults watched every Halloween growing up. This makes it worthy of any Halloween must-see list and tells the story of Linus trying to catch The Great Pumpkin and Charlie Brown attending a Halloween party.
New Halloween Movies Coming In October
If you’re looking for something new to look at this Halloween, October has several options coming up. Three exciting perspectives for new films include There is someone inside your house. This movie promises to be a slasher movie that is not easily forgotten since the killer wears a mask of his victim while killing them.
Lamb is also slated for release in October 2021, showing what could happen if a hybrid lamb / human creature were born on your farm.
Recently, Halloween kills is set for release on October 15 and depicts the return of Michael Myers.
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