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Halloween Movies for Spooky Season

Other than munching on candy, dressing up in creative costumes, and sharing spooky stories with friends, watching classic Halloween movies is just another example of these obligatory rituals I do every Halloween. The following movies are family friendly, so no worries about getting too spooked! Behold, here are my one liner hooks to encourage you to watch my favorite Halloween movies: 

Coraline

A lonely girl unlocks a parallel world when she opens a door hidden in her new home.

$2.99 on YouTube, Vudu, Google Play Movies & Tv, Amazon Prime Video, $3.99 on Apple TV

Practical Magic

Two sisters with a bloodline of magic in their family have to put it to use after an accident involving a bad man. 

$3.99 on YouTube, Vudu, Google Play Movies & TV, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

Corpse bride

A man accidentally proposes to a corpse. 

HBO Max Subscription, $3.99 on YouTube, Vudu, Google Play Movies & TV, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

Hocus pocus

Three witches terrorize three kids after a virgin lights a candle on Halloween. 

Disney+ Subscription, $3.99 on YouTube, Vudu, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video 

Nightmare before christmas

The Pumpkin King decides to roleplay as Santa Claus for Christmas.

Disney+, $3.99 on YouTube, Vudu, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video

Pan’s labyrinth

An eleven year old girl is submerged within a world of supernatural mythical beings in 1944 Spain.

Netflix Subscription, $3.99 on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video

it

A menacing clown torments a group of kids who know too much about It. 

Hulu Subscription, HBO Max Subscription, $3.99 on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Vudu

beetlejuice

A recently deceased couple search earnestly for a way to return to the living, including summoning an incorrigible spirit. 

$3.99 on YouTube, Vudu, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video 

gremlins

A teenage boy is given a pet, however, chaos ensues when he breaks the rules necessary to care for it. 

Peacock Subscription, HBO Max subscription, $3.99 on YouTube, Vudu, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video

Ghostbusters (1984)

Four scientists fight their demons, or rather, slime them. 

Hulu Premium Subscription, Sling TV Premium Subscription, Freeform (free with cable TV), $2.99 on Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, $3.99 on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV

Halloweentown, Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge, Halloweentown High, Return to Halloweentown

A teenager and her siblings discover that their grandma is a witch and there’s a town full of supernatural creatures like them. 

Hulu Premium Subscription, Disney+ Subscription, Sling TV Premium Subscription, fuboTV Subscription, Disney Now (free with cable TV), $5.99 on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV

The addams family (1991)

The healthiest and most wholesome family finds out there’s a long lost family member. 

Pluto TV Subscription, $2.99 on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, $3.99 on Apple TV

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown and his friends wait for the Great Pumpkin.

Apple TV Subscription

Twitches

Twin sisters connect with one another through magic. 

Hulu Premium Subscription, Disney+ Subscription, Sling TV Premium Subscription, fuboTV Subscription, Disney Now (free with cable TV), $5.99 on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV

Monster house

Three children enter the infamous haunted house on their block to uncover the monster within.

Netflix Subscription, $2.99 on Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, $3.99 on YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV

All of these movies are near and dear to my heart, but if you don’t like some of them that’s okay. However, if you’ve never watched any of these, I encourage you to do so as all of the movies listed were a part of my childhood and growing up. I hope you’re able to feel the same awe I felt when I first watched them.

Hello! My name is Theresa Bostic but I also go by DJ Terbear for my radio show, "The Shuffle" which plays on Sundays from 2-4pm on KZSC, UCSC's campus radio station. As an undergradute at UCSC, I'm double majoring in History and Sociology with a minor in Black Studies. I love making new friends, baking, hiking, and watching video essays on YouTube.
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