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Top Halloween Movies to Watch this Spooky Season

By Petra Studen, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

Are you looking for movies to watch this Halloween? The 5 classic movies below will most definitely put you in the spooky Halloween spirit. 

  1. Hocus Pocus

Rating: PG 

Release date: Sep 30, 2022

A timeless favorite, Hocus Pocus. The ideal Halloween film, with its mix of light frights, funny jokes, and incredible costumes. 

“Three hundred years ago, executed witches were executed in Salem, Massachusetts and a boy who tried to stop the witches was turned into an immortal black cat. Now it’s Halloween 1993 and the witches are accidentally brought back. This time, they’ve got until sunrise to achieve immortal life and have turned their wrath on trick-or-treaters and it’s up to a teenager, his kid sister, his girlfriend, and the 300-year-old cat to save the day.” (Steve Derby, IMDb)

RATING: 7/10 

  1. The Corpse Bride

Rating: PG 

Release date: Jan 31, 2006

British-American stop-motion animated musical fantasy film Corpse Bride was released in 2005. It was directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton. Victor Van Dort, the son of nouveau riche fish merchants, and Victoria Everglot, the neglected daughter of snobbish aristocrats, are getting ready for their arranged marriage in a Victorian-era village somewhere in Europe. This marriage will simultaneously raise the social class of Victor’s parents and restore the wealth of Victoria’s poor family. Both are hesitant about getting married to someone they do not know, but after their first encounter, they fall for each other…

RATING: 8/10 

  1. IT

Rating: R

Release Date: Jan 9, 2018

On its way to becoming the highest-grossing horror film of all time, IT is based on the 1986 Stephen King novel, It. The film broke records when it was first aired. This horror film is definitely recommended for people who love clowns and love screaming at the top of their lungs. 

RATING: 8/10

  1. Coraline

Rating: PG

Release Date: July 21, 2009

Coraline is a little girl who feels ignored and neglected by her parents after moving into an old house. She then finds a hidden door that leads to a tunnel. One night, she enters the tunnel and discovers a parallel universe in which she has a tight-knit and caring family. But, everyone in that universe has buttons instead of eyes.

RATING: 10/10

  1. Monster House

Rating: PG

Release date: October 24, 200

13-year-old DJ is watching his neighbor Nebbercracker in the suburb on the other side of the street crush kids’ tricycles that wander onto his property and live in a “haunted ” house. When Zee, an aggressive babysitter, stays with DJ when his parents are away on Halloween, the kids make it their mission to discover how haunted his house actually is. 

RATING: 6.5/10

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