NORTH COUNTRY, NY (WWTI) — Halloween is officially just a week away. Below is a list of Halloween movies to count down the days until the streets are filled with pumpkins and candies for the residents to enjoy.
Halloween is a day full of treats and tricks, and movies are a great way to get into the spooky spirit. Here’s a list of classics that will scare you before the festivities kick off Sunday night.
- Hocus Pocus. The 1993 film follows a teenager who moves to Salem and awakens a trio of diabolical witches who were executed in the 17th century. The spooky movie is a great option
2. Halloween town. The film was released in 1998 and featured a young girl who learned how to be a witch from her grandmother. The two team up to save Halloweentown from evil forces throughout the family movie.
3. Beetle juice. This is another creepy comedy that the whole family can enjoy. Directed by Tim Burton, the 1988 film follows a dead couple who try to chase a new family out of their home with the help of an evil spirit.
4. Ghostbusters. This well-known film shows a group of scientists creating a unique ghost removal service. The movie was released in 1984 and is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
5. Nightmare before Christmas. The 1993 film follows Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town. When he discovers Christmas Town, he tries to bring the holiday back to his home, but instead only causes confusion.
6. Shout. This is a scarier option to help residents get into the holiday spirit. The 1996 film follows a teenage girl who is terrorized by a new killer who used horror movies as part of a deadly game.
7. Friday the 13th. The American horror film was released in 1980 and shows a group of camp counselors trying to reopen a summer camp with a rim past. The task isn’t easy after the group is stalked by a mysterious killer.
8. Nightmare on Elm Street. This last movie is the perfect movie to scare residents for Halloween. The 1984 film features a monstrous ghost seeking revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his death.
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