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Top 5 Movies You Have to Watch This October

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Maryland chapter.

1. Hocus Pocus

“Hocus Pocus” is a classic that takes you back to ‘90s  Salem, Massachusetts.  Max and his sister Dani roam around their new town with Max’s  crush, although he won’t admit to it, Allison. They stumble upon this gross, dilapidated house where Max, like all boys, doesn’t listen to his female friend and ends up setting three witches loose. The characters work till the end of the movie to try to put an end to the witches by obtaining their book of spells. This movie is so high on our list because it is fun, exciting and not to mention one of Sarah Jessica Parker’s best performances. It’s neck and neck with “Sex and the City.”



2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Coming in at number two on our list is “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” In this incredible stop-motion animated film, the tall, dapper, but not so handsome, Jack Skellington grows tired of the scary and spooky happenings of Halloween. After discovering Christmas Town, filled with love and cheer, Jack becomes so obsessed with the new holiday he schemes to become the leader of it. He thinks so highly of himself, he plans to take reign of Christmas Town by sabotaging Santa Claus. We’re not going to give away the ending, but it takes you on some twists and turns while getting you excited for fall AND the holiday season! So go get your hot chocolate, marshmallows and fuzzy socks for number two on our list.



3. Halloweentown

Ah, “Halloweentown.” A classic among many Disney fanatics. You can just feel the nostalgia rushing back to you when you turn on this classic flick. It’s as if you had just come back from middle school and plopped right on the couch to watch it while your mom is making you an after-school snack. In this series of movies, a girl named Marnie finds out she’s a witch on her 13th birthday. Not only does she have to deal with boys not texting back fast enough, welcome to teenagehood Marnie, but also everything that goes along with her new identity. This includes a completely separate world from the human world, filled with monsters and creatures. Marnie navigates through these worlds dealing with different issues while still attempting to be a normal teenage girl.

This series also includes:

-Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge

-Halloweentown High

-Return to Halloweentown


4. Twitches

“Twitches” stars the classic duo, Tia and Tamera Mowry, who play twins separated at birth. Oh, and, something big that should be noted- these two girl are witches. Once being coerced into meeting each other by their protectors, they are forced to work together to fight against the mysterious darkness that is taking over the human world. This Disney classic earned itself number four on our list – definitely something you should cozy up with while sipping on your PSL this season.


5. Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Sorry for the cheesy intro, but we are so excited to announce Ghostbusters as our fifth top movie to watch this season. This incredible flick is about three college professors who are let go from their high paying, lofty jobs and forced to lead a life fighting the paranormal to bring in cash. The three end up opening the door of a spooky alternate universe, which puts the city of New York in danger. The trio then works to fix the mess they made.  Be sure to also check out the newest, incredible, female version of Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.



Sarah Smith is a junior at the University of Michigan, Class of 2012, majoring in Communication Studies and Political Science. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Forum, Michigan's Greek Life Newspaper, and the secretary of Michigan's chapter of Ed2010. Sarah is also an active member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and she currently serves Michigan's Panhellenic Association as the Vice President of Public Relations.  A native of Sterling Heights, MI, she has been a Michigan fan since birth and loves spending Saturday mornings cheering on her Wolverines. Some of her favorite things include The Office, Audrey Hepburn, women's magazines, and microwave popcorn - preferably with lots of butter and salt!