Halloween movies to get in the spirit of the holiday

Nightmare Before Christmas

Emma Zomerman

1. “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Get ready to sing along and feel the Halloween spirit with this beloved PG Disney film!

Some people may say that “The Nightmare Before Christmas”is only a Halloween movie or only a Christmas movie, but why not make it both? Then, you can watch this amazing movie double the amount of times you usually would.

The film follows the journey of Jack Skellington, the town’s Pumpkin King, becoming tired of celebrating Halloween over and over again. Once Jack finds Christmas Town, his heart is aflame as he tries to become Santa Clause no matter the cost.

2. “The Blair Witch Project”

Prepare yourself for one of the most psychologically twisting, rated R horror film you have ever seen. This movie is not for the faint of heart and shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, it is an exciting movie and super thrilling for a night in on Halloween.

The movie features three film students in search of collecting footage and information about the legendary murderer, Blair Witch. The movie takes a dark turn once the students get lost in the woods and try to find their way out alive.

3. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

Find yourself needing a lighthearted way to spend the holiday? Put on some cozy clothes and turn on this adorable TV special!

The special follows the Peanuts characters on their Halloween night. We find Linus sacrificing his Halloween night to wait for the Great Pumpkin to arrive. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is such a wonderful way to bring joy to your Halloween night.

4. “Hocus Pocus”

Time to throw back to when Disney Channel had quality content with this hilarious movie! Gather your childhood friends and reminisce with this fun and spooky movie.

After releasing the three children stealing witches, we follow the main characters and their magical cat to steal the witches spell book from becoming immortal. “Hocus Pocus” is a magnificent way to spend the Halloween season.

5. “The Addams Family”

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, The Addams Family! Assemble the family for a mysterious and spooky film perfect for the whole gang.  

The film follows the Addams family as they figure out how to out-con the con-artists as they try to steal the family’s fortune. “The Addams Family” is a gloriously villainous way to spend your Halloween week.