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Since we are now in October, it’s safe to say that Spooky Season has begun!

What better way to kick off the season than with a movie.

Whether you’re a horror aficionado or just looking for a good scare, there’s a Halloween movie for everyone.

1. “Halloween” (1978)

John Carpenter’s “Halloween” is a quintessential choice for the Halloween season. This iconic slasher film introduced audiences to the relentless Michael Myers, who escapes from a mental institution to terrorize a small town on Halloween night. With its haunting soundtrack and suspenseful atmosphere, “Halloween” laid the groundwork for countless horror films to come.

2. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)

Tim Burton’s stop-motion masterpiece, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” is a unique blend of Halloween and Christmas. The film follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, as he discovers the joys and pitfalls of trying to take over Christmas. With its unforgettable characters, catchy songs, and gothic charm, this movie has become a beloved classic for both holidays.

3. “Hocus Pocus” (1993)

“Hocus Pocus” has grown into a cult classic over the years. This family-friendly film directed by Kenny Ortega features the comedic trio of witches played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. When they are resurrected in modern-day Salem, chaos ensues, and it’s up to a group of kids to stop them. With its humor and charm, “Hocus Pocus” is a must-watch for Halloween.

4. “The Shining” (1980)

Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, “The Shining,” is a psychological horror masterpiece. The film tells the story of the Torrance family, who becomes the winter caretakers of the haunted Overlook Hotel. As the isolation and supernatural forces take their toll, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) descends into madness. “The Shining” is known for its iconic moments and remains a chilling experience to this day.

5. “Beetlejuice” (1988)

Tim Burton strikes again with “Beetlejuice,” a darkly comedic tale of the afterlife. When a recently deceased couple, played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, find themselves stuck in their old home, they enlist the help of the chaotic and mischievous Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) to get rid of the new living inhabitants. With its quirky characters and offbeat humor, “Beetlejuice” is a Halloween classic.

6. “Trick ‘r Treat” (2007)

“Trick ‘r Treat” is a hidden gem in the world of Halloween horror. Directed by Michael Dougherty, this anthology film weaves together several stories that take place on Halloween night in a small town. It explores various Halloween traditions and legends, with a delightful mix of horror and dark humor. This movie has gained a dedicated fanbase and is perfect for those who appreciate the traditions of the holiday.

7. “Corpse Bride” (2005)

Another Tim Burton creation, “Corpse Bride,” is a beautifully animated and heartwarming tale set in the afterlife. When Victor Van Dort accidentally proposes to the deceased Emily, he finds himself in the Land of the Dead. The film explores themes of love, identity, and second chances in Burton’s signature style, making it a perfect choice for Halloween viewing.