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10 Classic Horror Movies to Get You in the Halloween Spirit | Which One's Your Favorite?

10 Classic Horror Movies to Get You in the Halloween Spirit | Which One's Your Favorite?

Halloween season is here so why not spice it up with some classic flicks?

Halloween is just weeks away and we're sure that you would've started preparing for the day already. Fake cobwebs, skeletons, and spooky costumes must be on your shopping list, right? There's something about this day that excites everyone. Ge it kids going for trick-or-treating or the elderly enjoying their pumpkin-spiced drinks, Halloween is for everyone. It is also another excuse to have as many candies as you want.

And what's better than some classic horror movies to get you in the spooky spirit. Here's a list of 10 classic horror flicks that you can enjoy with your family and, you never know, you might even get some ideas for your Halloween costume this year! The list is a mix of all-out horror flicks as well as horror-comedies.

1. Hocus Pocus (1993)



 

The three witches are here to put a spell on you. A perfect family watch, you can never go wrong with Hocus Pocus. Starring  Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, it's a story of three witches who were resurrected by a boy who moved to Salem. Rumour has it that a remake is in the making, but until then, make do with the classic!

2. Beetlejuice (1988)



 

This Tim Burton movie is a lot darker than it first appears. It traces the life of a deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who hire Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), an afterlife's freelance bio-exorcist, to help them get rid of the new tenants in their house.

3. The Exorcist (1973)



 

There are no words to describe this horror masterpiece. If you haven't watched it yet, it's time that you do. It's a story about a 12-year-old innocent girl who gets possessed by an unknown entity. Her mother asks two priests to save her child. Now the question is, were they able to do so? Watch it to know.

4. Halloween (1978)



 

You might end up being paranoid as you roam the streets on Halloween after watching this film. The story is about a psychopath who returns to his hometown years later only to stalk Jamie Lee Curtis and haunt the people of the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois.

5. The Shining (1980)



 

The catchphrase, “Here's Johnny!" will haunt your dreams for days. Easily one of the best horror movies out there, The Shining with Jack Nicholson in an amazing performance as writer Jack Torrance proves not all movies require a grotesque monster to scare their audience.

6. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)



 

This movie might not scream "Halloween" but Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter is bound to send chills down your spine. Not for the faint-hearted, it is a tale of a young FBI agent (Jodie Foster) who's searching for a dangerous serial killer. Definitely one of the movies that should be rewatched on Halloween.

7. Psycho (1960)



 

This Alfred Hitchcock movie is what inspired generations of horror movies. It is a story about a woman who is on the run after stealing $40,000 from her employer's client. To take shelter for the night she finds a motel with a weird owner. The rest is something you should experience yourself.

8. The Sixth Sense (1999)



 

"I see dead people." Now imagine that being said by a little boy. Creepy, right? A child psychologist (Bruce Willis) decides to help the traumatized child and that's how the story progresses. The climax will definitely blow your mind.

9. Carrie (1976)



 

Based on the Stephen King book by the same title, Carrie will make you fear prom nights. In this high school horror story, a misfit frightens her bullies so badly that it's safe to assume that they might be asking themselves, "What is bullying?" How? That you've got to watch.

10. Ghostbusters (1984)



 

It would be blasphemy if we forget to add this classic on the list. The story of three former parapsychology professors who dedicate their lives to ghost removal services is something so fresh that even today, it's one of the best horror-comedies ever made. "Who you gonna call?" We hope you shouted, "Ghostbusters!"

References:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls000091321/

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/g12107335/best-classic-halloween-movies/

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a38914/scary-movies-for-halloween/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/halloween-ideas/g29579568/classic-halloween-movies/

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