Cult Classic Halloween Movies to Binge This Month
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Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling, there’s a whole lot of pumpkin decor and flannel shirts going on.. Halloween is officially upon us. This spooky season will no doubt look different than years past: there will be significantly less, if any, trick-or-treaters at our door steps and fewer opportunities for adults to dress up and celebrate. With the lack of haunted houses, hayrides, and Halloween house parties, it’s time to get our scary movie guide in order.
Despite the circumstances, there are still a couple of weeks left of October and a plethora of Halloween films to watch. So, stock up on your candy apples, pumpkin pie, and hot chocolate and plan accordingly. Here is a list of five tried and true cult classics to consider adding to your at-home programming:
Scream (1996) – This classic thriller featuring David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox follows a group of small town friends that become the target of a mysterious masked killer (who has inspired many a Halloween costume).
Beetlejuice (1988) – One of Tim Burton’s breakout films featuring a twenty-something Alec Baldwin and an unrecognizable Michael Keaton, Beetlejuice is a horror/comedy that tells the story of a deceased couple haunting their old home in an attempt to scare off the new owners.
Halloween (1976) – What film could be more appropriate for Halloween than THE Halloween?! The first of an eleven film franchise starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her breakout role, Halloween follows serial killer Michael Myers as he escapes a mental institution to terrorize his hometown on All Hallow’s Eve.
Hocus Pocus (1993) – When you say you’re putting on a movie for the kids, but really, it’s totally for you. This 90’s gem never gets old, and if you’re anything like me, you know every line by heart. Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the three Salem, Massachusetts witches, resurrected just in time for Halloween.
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) – Lets do the Time Warp again! The epitome of a cult classic, this freak-show, horror musical stars Tim Curry as the infamous transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The film follows a young couple, Brad and Janet, who find themselves with a flat tire in the middle of a raging storm. They seek shelter and come upon an eerie mansion, home to a host of kooky characters, including Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Happy watching (and try not to eat too much Halloween candy!).
Posted by Abby