It’s October, so that means its time to get spooky. Every year I spend the month watching movies that get me in the Halloween mood. I love watching movies and TV shows to help me get excited about different holidays and Halloween is one of the best, curling up with a hot drink and watching a scary movie is the best for this time of year.
Hocus Pocus (1993). A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
Hocus Pocus 2 (Unknown). Sequel to the 1993 Halloween comedy ‘Hocus Pocus’.
Monster House (2006). Three teens discover that their neighbour’s house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.
Scream (1996). A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Scream 2 (1997). Two years after the first series of murders, as Sidney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.
Scream 3 (2000). While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.
Scream 4 (2011). Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.
Scream 5 (2022). A new instalment of the ‘Scream’ horror franchise will follow a woman returning to her home town to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes.
The Babysitter (2017). The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter.
The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020). Two years after Cole survived a satanic blood cult, he’s living another nightmare: high school. And the demons from his past? Still making his life hell.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016). A straitlaced, square couple, seeking shelter from a storm, find themselves in the castle of a transgender alien mad scientist intent on creating a buff bodybuilder.
The Addams Family
The Addams Family (2019). The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams’ friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families.
The Haunted Mansion
The Haunted Mansion (2003). A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.
Coraline (2009). An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Scary Movie (2000). A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.
Scary Movie 2 (2001). Four teens are tricked by Professor Oldman (Tim Curry) into visiting a haunted house for a school project.
Scary Movie 3 (2003). Cindy must investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion.
Scary Movie 4 (2006). Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien “Tr-iPods” are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.
Scary Movie 5 (2013). A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their lost nieces and nephew home. With the help of home-surveillance cameras, they learn they’re being stalked by a nefarious demon.
Ghostbusters (1984). Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Ghostbusters II (1989). The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021). When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
I hope these movies get you as much into the Halloween spirit as me. I love this time of year and love Halloween though as I get older it seems to be less and less exciting. Obviously, I’m too old to be trick or treating but if only I could. It seems there won’t be much to do this year due to the virus so maybe a movie marathon is the best thing.
‘It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.’ ~ Vincent Price
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Wear a mask and Happy Halloween!