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5 Female Led Halloween Movies to Watch this Year

1. Hocus Pocus (1993)

In this holiday movie, three witches, portrayed by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker, must outsmart a few teenagers in order to reclaim their youth. Specifically for non-fans of horror films, this comedic and lighthearted movie is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!


Best line: “Oh, look! Another glorious morning. Makes me sick!” -Winifred Sanderson




2. Carrie (1976)

This classic Stephen King film, based on his book of the same name, depicts a mentally unstable Carrie White being pushed over the edge by her mom and school bullies. The sinister consequences leave you wondering who the true villain of this movie is—Carrie or her demons.


Best line: “Everyone isn’t bad, Mama! Everything isn’t a sin!” -Carrie White




3. Scream (1996)

Scream uses a mixture of different genres, including mystery, horror, slasher, and a little bit of humor to tell the story of a town and teen resident, Sidney Prescott, terrorized by a serial killer dressed in a Halloween costume. Sidney Prescott is an easily relatable character as she calls out the unrealistic tendencies of typical horror movies.


Best line: “We all go a little mad sometimes.” -Billy




4. The Craft (1996)

This suspenseful horror film centers on four teenage girls who practice witchcraft for personal gain, soon finding out the negative side effects of their actions. The Craft combines magic and feminism as a thriller that will keep you wanting more.


Best line: “Oh, relax it’s only magic. Now who’s pathetic?” -Sarah Bailey




5. Halloweentown (1998)

After young Marnie Piper learns she comes from a family of witches, she and her siblings return with their grandmother to her home in Halloweentown—a city where supernatural creatures reside. Marnie learns to embrace her magic and culture in order to save Halloweentown from evil forces.


Best line: “So this world wide web I’ve heard about… Does it involve spiders?” -Aggie Cromwell




Madi Miller

Wake Forest '23

I am from Raleigh, North Carolina, and I'm currently a junior majoring in Business and Enterprise Management with a concentration in International Business at Wake Forest University. I love photography, reading, road trips, Marvel movies, and volleyball! I hope to put myself out of my comfort zone and push beyond my boundaries in writing and creativity, and I am excited for this opportunity with Her Campus WFU!
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