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8 Halloween Movies to Watch Tonight

Blog/FavouritesOctober 31st 2019
Maxine Gravina

[Note: this list contains horror films including gore and death. Please watch at your own discretion.]

1. The Birds (1963)

Alfred Hitchcock is a pioneer of horror films creating classics like “Psycho”, “Rear Window”, and “Vertigo”. In his film “The Birds”, a sudden attack of violent birds brings horror to California. “The Birds” can be compared to a relevant hot take on environmental issues.

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2. The Shining (1980)

An iconic horror film, “The Shining” created classic horror movie moment lines such as: “redrum”, “come play with us”, and “here’s johnny”. A writer takes his family to an isolated hotel in Colorado, hoping for a pleasant escape, but instead ends up with a disturbing experience.

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3. Ghostbusters (1984)

With a superstar comedy cast of Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd, ghostbusters is a comedic supernatural spectacular. A group of scientists use their passion to protect the greater good from the ghostly world. Who you gonna call?

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4. Beetlejuice (1988)

Filmmaker Tim Burton has also had his fair share of successful horror films. In “Beetlejuice”, Ghosts Barbara and Adam are distraught after a family buys their home they cannot leave, so they seek the help of mischievous spirit Beetlejuice.

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5. Scream (1996)

Scream is the epitome of classic teen horror film. A masked maniac causes chaos in this classic horror slasher flick. Keep an eye out for younger versions of big-time actors Courtney Cox, Skeet Ulrich, Henry Winkler, and Drew Barrymore.

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6. The Adams Family (1991)

They're creepy and they're kooky, the Adams Family is funny and spooky. The family comes together when a fraud enters their home and tries to steal their fortune.

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7. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Tim Burtons Frankenstein-esque film is weird and wonderful. Edward Scissorhands is the story of an unfinished science creation, who tries to find his place in society.

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8. American Psycho (2000)

A satire on materialism, American Psycho showcases a young man that lives a double life as a wealthy investment banker and a psychopathic murderer. Christian Bale’s character is horrifying and hilarious.

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9. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

What’s halloween without a Zombie Apocalypse? Shaun of the Dead, does a spot on job with realistic expectations on how the average joe would handle the day of the dead. Although the film is more of a light hearted comedy, be advised there are some jump out at you, gory moments.

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Honourable Mentions

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!, The Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror, Stranger Things

Maxine Gravina is the current Digital Media Specialist at CFMU & The Silhouette. She graduated from Mac in 2017 with a degree in Multimedia & Communications. She likes running, Matt Groening, and is very Canadian (eh).

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