10 movies to watch on Halloween

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1.Hocus Pocus (1993) 

Where to watch: Rent on Amazon Prime, playing all day on Freeform on Halloween 

This Halloween classic is the perfect film to watch this Halloween. When Max accidentally breaks the spell releasing the Sanderson sisters to wreak havoc in Salem, Massachusetts, him, his sister Dani and crush Allison must stop them and put them to rest for good. 


2. Cooties (2014) 

Where to watch: Hulu, Rent on Amazon 

With such a star-studded cast, Cooties follows a group of elementary school teachers trying to survive when a zombie disease takes over their school. But here’s the catch: it only affects you if you haven’t gone through puberty yet.  


3. Children of the Corn (1984) 

Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon 

In another Stephen King gem, Burt and Vicky are driving cross country when they end up in the mysterious town of Gatlin where there are no adults, and the children live inside the cornfields.

4. Carrie (1976) 

Where to watch: Netflix 

No Halloween movie playlist would be complete without a Stephen King movie. Carrie White, who is shown no mercy by her classmates, finally gets a chance of happiness when invited to senior prom and voted prom queen but when one last cruel joke is pulled on her no one is safe from her power of telekinesis. 


5. House of 1000 Corpses (2003) 

Where to watch: Rent on Amazon 

Rob Zombies directorial debut introduces the Firefly family, a crazed family of murders living in the backwoods of Texas who cross paths with a group of college students looking for the weirdest roadside attractions in America. 


6. The Addams Family (1991) 

  Where to watch: Rent on Amazon

This spooky family will put anyone in the Halloween mood. A con artist tries to trick the Addams family out of their money, but they aren’t ready for just how kooky and spooky this family really is. 


7. Coraline (2009) 

 Where to watch: Netflix

Looking for something fun in her new home, Coraline finds a door that leads to another world where everything seems perfect, but everything is not what it seems.  


8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

    Where to watch: Rent on Amazon Prime 

The cult classic from the '70s starring Tim Curry tells the story of a newly engaged couple whose car breaks down near the mansion of mad scientist, Dr. Frank N Further, and they are transported into a weird world of human-made men and time warping. 


9. Super Dark Times (2017) 

     Where to Watch:  Netflix, Rent on Amazon 

Often compared to “Donnie Darko”, “Super Dark Times” follows best friends Josh and Zack who have their sanity and friendship tested after a horrifying accident. 


10. Assassination Nation (2018) 

     Where to Watch:  Hulu, Rent on Amazon 

A mix of “The Purge” and “Heathers”, “Assassination Nation” takes place in the small town of Salem that has been targeted by an internet hacker exposing all of the community’s personal information. 18-year-old Lily and her best friends, Bex, Em, and Sarah must protect themselves and each other while their town drives themselves into madness.