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Throwback Movies You Should Watch in October

I remember that October was one of my favorite months as a kid because most TV channels would play “scary” movies commemorating Halloween. So, take a ride with me down memory lane as I talk about some of the most wonderful horror movies I used to watch. I recommend that as soon as you’re done reading this post, you get comfy, maybe get some popcorn, and watch the movies (because why not). Keep in mind that I watched these movies as a kid, and I was and still am a scaredy-cat. So, these Halloween movies may be more comedic than thriller/horror to some.

Source: http://www.impawards.com/2009/coraline.html

1. Coraline

This is one of the two animations I’ll name. Coraline made it onto the list because it’s a great movie with an intense plot and some great characters. Although I watched this as a teenager, it still gave me the creeps. The movie centers around a teenager who finds an alternate and “better” dimension of the world. This dimension is exactly like the one where she lives, only without any of the problems (or is it?). The problem is that her alternate family isn’t as perfect as it seems, button eyes and all. Eventually, Coraline finds herself trapped with no way out. *cue suspenseful music*

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpse_Bride

2. Corpse Bride

This is by far my favorite Tim Burton movie; not only is it scary, but it has some comedic scenes that provide relief. Imagine living as an unsure and shy individual. One day, your parents enter you into an arranged marriage with someone you eventually fall in love with. Given your shy personality, you decide to go outside in the middle of a forest and practice your vows. As the last words of your vows fall from your lips, you gently place the ring upon a seemingly thin branch. Well… not everything is as it seems because that thin-looking branch isn’t a branch but a finger, and suddenly, you’re married to a corpse. Good luck to you and your bride/groom! Till death do you part. Wait, they’re already dead. Guess there is no parting EVER.

Source: http://movies.alphacoders.com/movies/view/6399/The-Haunted-Mansion

3. The Haunted Mansion

This is a whole new spin on the definition of reincarnation. Eddie Murphy’s portrayal of Jim Evers is superb. Disney movies never disappoint, much less those based off of theme park rides (e.g., Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion). Watching someone fight ghosts off of his reincarnated wife is a nice way to pass the time and teaches viewers to appreciate what they already have.

Source: http://www.joblo.com/movie-posters/1993/hocus-pocus

4. Hocus Pocus

This is my FAVORITE Halloween-themed movie. No other movies can compare to Hocus Pocus, not even close. Why? Two words— Bette Midler. Kenny Ortega outdid himself with this one. Children nowadays won’t know how entertaining it was to watch a movie about three sisters who want children so that they can literally suck the life out of them.


So go ahead, get comfy, and put on some of the movies I recommended. You won’t regret it!

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