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

October is here! Movies are a good way to bundle up inside and relax. Let the spooky season commence with movies to watch for October. From family friendly to stomach dropping scary. 

Coraline: A 2009 classic directed by Henry Selick about a little girl that crawls through a secret door to an alternate world. Say hello to your other mother, dear. Rent on YouTube, Vudu or Amazon Prime. 

Hocus Pocus 1&2: Salem gets hit with the Sanderson Sisters during Halloween. Hocus Pocus 2 released on Disney+, so start the series. 

Halloweentown: Let nostalgia hit as Marney tries to save Halloweentown and balance a normal life. This movie series captivates the fun and magical works of the holiday. Stream on Disney+. 

Nightmare on Elm Street: A thriller that makes wanting to sleep difficult written and directed by Wes Craven. Stream on HBO Max.

Conjuring: Based on true events of paranormal activity done by Lorraine and Ed Warren, directed by James Wan. The series of movies can be watched on HBO Max.

Scream: With the new adaptation of Scream coming out, do you want to know where it all began? Stream Showtime, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

The Nun: Part of The Conjuring universe. This movie is a prequel to how it all began. Stream on HBO Max.

The Hostel: A thriller about three men who find themselves searching for a popular hostel in Amsterdam but end up having to find their way out of shackles. Stream on Hulu, HBO Max, and Starz. 

Sinister: A true-crime writer seeks out a mystery and supernatural occurrences happen. Stream on Peacock. 

Saw: Want to play a game? This film series takes you through mind puzzling games that you think you can solve. Stream on HBO Max

Scary Movie: Laughing and cringing at scary movies is all part of the fun, so this parody is a fun spooky movie with many pops culture references you may know. Directed by Keenan Wayans. Stream on HBO Max.

Grab popcorn and start the binge watching!

Nadia Castro

San Francisco '23

Hey Everyone! I'm Nadia Castro, a journalism major here at San Francisco State University. I received my Associates degree at Chaffey Community College, and now working on my Bachelor's. Currently, I'm an intern for the journalism department at SF State. Now the fun things about me is that I love to explore and call them "adventures". I love reading books in my spare time, so if you want to gossip about a new read I'm your girl! Anywhere near the water feels like home to me. I'm excited for Her Campus!