Top 10 Halloween Movies

Christian Foley ’20, Guest Columnist

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Halloween is certainly a great time to dress up and eat candy with friends, but once the sugar crash has hit, there is nothing better than sitting down and watching a movie that sets the Halloween mood. So now that spooky season has begun, here are the top 10 Halloween movies.

10.  Insidious (2010)

With one of the most famous jump scares in modern cinema, director James Wan’s hit film is sure to make viewers keep their head on a swivel. 

9. Ghostbusters (1984)

With a combination of great actors like Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, iconic scenes and tense moments, this film will continue to be on this list for generations to come- just keep Thor out of the remakes.

8. Beetlejuice (1988)

Say his name three times and he might just watch it with you. Director Tim Burton delivers on his crazy and light hearted Lynchian style of filmmaking with this film starring Michael Keaton that is sure to please a vast number of audiences.

7. Donnie Darko (2001)

Follow Jake Gyllenhaal and eerie bunny Frank as they attempt to stop the end of the world on Halloween night. 

6. The Shining (1980)

There are no shortages of Stephen King adaptations, such as the 2018 spring blockbuster IT, but Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining stands alone. 

5. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Released over two decades ago, fans have been begging for a sequel, and although rumored about, nothing has come to fruition thus far.

4. The Conjuring (2013)

Though not as popular as Marvel’s extended universe, The Conjuring gave birth to their own universe with sequels and spin offs such as Annabelle and The Nun that will keep their “Conjuring Extended Universe” alive for years to come.

3. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

Two of the most beloved characters in American history, Charlie Brown and Snoopy go to a Halloween party, trick or treating and carve pumpkins in this film- simple as that. 

2. The Exorcist (1973)

One of the scariest movies of all time, this film had an immediate and long-lasting impact on viewers, asking questions about family and religion in America.

1.Halloween (1978)

Duh.

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