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5 Halloween Movies to Watch on Halloween Night

With Halloween right around the corner, there’s nothing better than having a cozy night in watching Halloween movies. But trying to find a good movie to watch can be difficult sometimes. Not to worry! I narrowed them down and came up with a list of my top 5 personal favorite movies that are perfect for this Halloween season. You’re in for a treat! 

1.) Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Perhaps one of the most loved Halloween movies of all time, Hocus Pocus is watched almost religiously during the season of spook. 2018 marks 25 years since its release, and the film still frequently ranks high on lists of popular Halloween movies. Hocus Pocus follows the revival of three witches who were hanged in the 1600s and their quest to gain not only revenge, but everlasting youth. Their plot is, as always, foiled by a group of teenagers. 

2.) Halloweentown (1998)

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Disney does it best! Not only did they bring Hocus Pocus to the people, but they brought us Halloweentown as well. This movie follows three, apparently magical siblings as they discover a mystical town that—as the name implies—is decked out in a Halloween theme. The film went on to gain three sequels, though the original one is still arguably the best. The effects are cheesy, and the entire film throws viewers into a fit of late-’90s nostalgia, which is why Halloweentown is so awesome.

3.) Halloween (1978)

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There are now 11 movies in the iconic Halloween film franchise, including the newest addition to the series that just hit theaters on October 19th! Michael Myers is one of the most iconic slasher film stars, and he’s back this year. Each Halloween movie in the series is different in its own way, so during the season of Halloween you can’t go wrong with any of them. A Halloween movie marathon is always a good idea! 

4.)The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Debates spring up between those who think this movie is a Christmas movie and those who think it’s a Halloween movie, but regardless of when you decide to watch it, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is undoubtedly fit for both holidays. Featuring ghouls and ghosts of all kinds, this movie is another popular choice for Halloween lovers everywhere. It follows Jack Skellington on his mission to take over Christmas and essentially turn it into a second Halloween. 

5.) The Addams Family (1991) 

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Every day of the year is Halloween at the Addams family’s house, and they love it that way and so do you. There’s nothing like a cozy fall night spent on the couch watching The Addams Family.The spooky Addams family tries to determine whether a member of the family, Fester, is actually who he says he is. In the meantime, viewers gain insight into the rest of the eclectic family over the course of the quirky film.

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Happy watching! 


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