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It seems as though October began merely a week ago, but now the costume planning is over, and talk of Thanksgiving is almost unavoidable. In order to preserve the Halloween spirit for a little bit longer, grab some discounted Halloween candy, some popcorn and a sugary drink and enjoy an evening with some of these Halloween films.
These films have been around to scare audiences for decades. For a guaranteed scare, press play on one of these classic horrors film to celebrate the fall holiday.
This first installment of the “Halloween” movie franchise introduces audiences to one of the more well-known horror-movie murders, Michael Myers. He stalks his victims in a chalky white mask, and never fails to pop up when he’s least expected.
“A Nightmare on Elm Street,” 1984
Director Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” puts you face-to-face with one of horror’s OG’s — Freddy Krueger. He terrorizes his victims in their sleep, so good luck trying to get some rest after getting familiar with his MO. Watching with the lights on will only help so much.
“The Exorcist,” 1973
Can it get much freakier than a little girl who’s been possessed by a demon? I didn’t think so. Watch actress Linda Bair spook her on-screen family as she re-enacts this storyline based loosely on real events.
If the gore and paranormal happenings of the more classic films stress you out more than you’d like to admit, you can still stay true to the Halloween spirit with a lighter, family-friendly classic.
Originally aired on Disney Channel on Oct. 17, 1998, there’s a good chance that the ’90s kids remember this classic film playing on their TVs at some point during their childhood. The film follows Marnie and her siblings on an adventure after finding out that they are witches.
“The Addams Family,” 1991
The Addams are quite possibly the oddest family to ever grace the screens. Based on the characters of the 1964 TV series, this first installment of the film carries you through their lives and how they manage to terrorize other members of their family, as well as the neighbors of their town.
“Hocus Pocus,” 1993
This ’90s classic continues to entertain audiences year after year around the Oct. 31 holiday. In this film, teenager Max Dennison tries to impress his crush, but accidentally brings three old witches back from the dead in the process. He soon learns that sliding into her DMs would have been a much easier approach.
In these more recently-released films, directors utilize scenes that’ll make you jump alongside intricate shots and effects that can make parts of these movies downright disturbing. These movies would be perfect to help you get away from some of that cliched, classic horror.
“The Conjuring,” 2013
In this supernatural horror film, we watch a large family try to banish the demon that is haunting their new dream home. The thing that makes the movie most disturbing is that it is said to be based on a true story, retold from the accounts of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
This indie horror film is mostly a compilation of disturbing short clips. They are shot from that shaky, handheld camera angle that puts you right in the middle of all the paranormal activity.
“The Taking of Deborah Logan,” 2014
In this independent documentary-style horror film, a team observes one elderly woman’s progression with Altimeters. Along the way, she gets possessed by an evil spirit, while the team around her captures her every move.
Even though the end-of-the-year holidays are quickly approaching, take the pace of the year back into your own hands by divulging in these creepy classics. Besides, there’s never a bad time to enjoy a scary film.
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