BY: AMARAH DIN
When you think of Halloween, you imagine crazy decorations, trick-or-treating, haunted houses, and costume parties. When I think of Halloween, I see an excuse to sit at home and watch some horror movies. However, not everyone can sit through two hours of one gory Saw movie(though, I would highly recommend you all watch the Saw series), or the jump-scares of IT, or the suspense of Annabelle. So here is a compilation and rating of my favorite childhood films that exude Halloween vibes. If you’re like me and don’t have any plans for Halloween Eve, then consider watching one of these films.
5. Halloweentown (1998)
Halloweentown would come on Disney Channel every Halloween in the 2000s, and I loved all the magic in it! Not very scary, but it’s definitely a movie that will make you smile and reminisce about the good old days.
4. Twitches (2005)
My sister and I watched this religiously when we were younger. From the magical powers, to the dark forces, and to the reuniting of a family, this movie will warm your heart and remind you what being a sister is all about.
3. Beetlejuice (1988)
Forget everything you learned from TikTok about this movie: the only song that’ll be stuck in your head is “Day-O.” The wildness of Beetlejuice, the teenage angst coming from actress Winona Ryder, and the cheesy effects is everything that makes viewers laugh.
2. Coraline (2009)
This movie is another one of my favorites, but maybe that’s because I dressed up as Coraline last year. This flick was ahead of its time! The plot leaves you wondering about the hidden world that Coraline inhabits, and you’ll wish that you lived in the Pink Palace apartments.
1. Monster House (2006)
Monster House Trailer
First place HAD to go to Monster House! This film indulges in the classic “creepy old neighbor” stereotype and reveals secrets about what’s really going on behind closed doors. It’s a perfect balance of scariness and humor and will surely make your All Hallows’ Eve a bit more spooky.
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