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Underrated Halloween Films to Watch This Season

Underrated Halloween Films

As the Halloween spirit comes to an end, you might feel some pressure to partake in Halloween activates: an easy one to do is watch some scary movies with your friends, because at this point all the good pumpkins are probably taken.

5. Corpse Bride

My personal favorite Halloween movie has something for everyone to enjoy. For starters: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter. It has incredible musical numbers from start to finish and a plot like no other movie. If you’re an art major or appreciate film, you can appreciate the clay-mation of Burton’s films. If you don’t like to be scared and enjoy a decent love story you’ve found the Halloween movie for you.

4. Hocus Pocus

If you have never seen Hocus Pocus you might not understand all the memes floating around Twitter during Halloween, you are also missing out on a classic film and something everyone in the 20s grew up with. If you’re a history buff or take a particular interest in the Salem Witch Trials, you can poke at the historical inaccuracies of the film.

3. Saw

A classic gore film for those of you who appreciate all the blood that comes with Halloween time. I recommend binge watching them (all conveniently on Netflix), so you will understand the newest installment coming out on Oct 27. Kennedy Horn said, “These are my favorite horror movies because I like to imagine if I could escape Jigsaw’s puzzles.”

2. Nightmare on Elm Street

Another classic horror movie that was inspired by real events after a bunch of teenagers who came to the U.S. from refugee camps died in their sleep after experiencing disturbing nightmares. It is even a movie our parents can get behind after all the first one did come out in 1984. This is one of the movies for those who want a balance between a good scare and all gore. Also, young Johnny Depp, if you weren’t already convinced.


As if we needed another reason to be scared of clowns. This is a remake that turned out to be better than the original (which doesn’t happen very often). We get more of scare in this movie than the original which features too many flash-forwards to their adult lives. It focuses on things that are scary in real life like abuse, illness, and history. If you want a real scare and something that will keep you up for nights to come, check out the IT novel.

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