Top ten festive flicks for Halloween


Watching a series of scary movies can prepare youfor the nightly celebrations on Oct. 31. Below is a top 10 list of Halloween movies that might cause nightmares.

10. “Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) — This movie is versatile. It can be watched during Halloween and Christmas. It will entertain its viewers with amusing musical numbers and might even cause a fright with deceptive animation. It’s a must see.

9. “Hocus Pocus” (1993) —

“I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine!” Every year this movie is played and for a good reason. The movie is focused around Halloween and while it might be intended for a younger audience, adult viewers can get a kick out of watching witches on broomsticks.

8. “Beetlejuice” (1988) — Please refrain from saying the title out loud — the next series of events won’t be enjoyed. Beetlejuice, played by Michael Keaton, gives the film life with his witty personality and conniving ways. Although, the screams might not be filled with fear, but with laughter. There are a couple jump back in the seat moments, but it will be enjoyed nonetheless.

7. “Thir13en Ghosts” (2001) — This movie is a remake of the 1960 film “13 Ghosts.”  This movie uses special effects and a creative plot that will have viewers covering their eyes. The ghosts in this movie all have unique backgrounds and scary makeup to creative a horrifying mood.

6. “Resident Evil” (2002) — Although this series doesn’t follow the story line of the animated films and video games, it created a niche audience members love. This film had creative fighting scenes and relentless zombies. To add some trivia, lead actress Milla Jovovich, did all of her own stunts with the exception of one.

5. “Dawn of the Dead” (2004) — The ideal zombie movie is when survivors band together to outlast the zombie attack. The beginning of the movie is the most memorable and the movie will keep the viewers animated.

4. “Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984) — After this movie is over, going to sleep is not an option. That red-and-green striped sweater will haunt your dreams if given the chance. Freddy Kruger is a lovable horror film character with humorous ways and looks to die for.

3. “When a Stranger Calls” (1979) — “Have you checked the kids?” This one quote from the movie will send shivers down the spine. Many audience members scream “Get out of the house!” while watching this film.

2. “Paranormal Activity” (2009) — This film doesn’t use scary makeup or big name actors to get their horror across. Hand-held camera and invisible monsters push this movie to No. 2  on the list.

1. “Exorcist” (1973) —Linda Blair still manages to make people jump out of their seats. After this movie is seen once, people should wear a gold medal stating they’ve made it through the whole film. During the original release of this movie, it caused some audience members to be treated by paramedics after watching it.

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