10 Best Halloween movies to watch in October

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October is the month of the Halloween festival, of dressing up in your favorite character, be it a ghost or superhero, carving jack o’ lanterns, and going trick or treating for candies. Halloween is a festival celebrated on 31st October, which is the day believed to be when the departed souls revisit their homes.

Halloween in the modern day is celebrated by dressing up, playing spooky games, visiting haunted places, or just sticking inside the room to watch horror movies. The list compiled has horror movies with ghosts and witches or scary creepy serial killers, and some are comedy movies that have good, friendly ghosts. From classics like Texas Chain Massacre to Casper, the adorable little ghost, the list has them all.

So, here is a list of 10 best Halloween movies to watch in October and celebrate the season of Halloween.

Halloween (1978)

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A psychopathic killer, locked away since the age of 6 for fifteen years, is on the loose and has found its new victims. Directed by John Carpenter, this cult classic horror movie stars Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, and P. J. Soles.

Sabrina The Teenage Witch (1996)

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Sent to live in the town of Riverdale with her two weird aunts, the teenager Sabrina is taking her time adjusting. But everything is thrown into question when she discovers that she is a witch on her 16th birthday. With new powers and a crush on the school’s cutest boy, Sabrina is ready to have the time of her life. It stars Melissa Joan Hart, Sherry Miller, and Ryan Reynolds.

Halloween III: Season of The Witch (1982)

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A science fiction horror, Season of The Witch is the third part in the franchise of Halloween. After the mysterious death of a man, his daughter and the doctor who attended to him set out on an investigative journey to find out what actually happened, who was following the man prior to his death, and what was the origin of the mask he was holding while on the run.

Casper (1995)

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Casper and his three uncles haunt the mansion of The Whipstaff when, one day, an heiress comes to claim the property after her father’s death. In her attempts to kick out Casper and his uncles, they discover a man called Harvey, a paranormal therapist. Casper befriends his daughter, Kat, while the three uncles promise to help Harvey meet his dead wife. A sweet story about a friendly child ghost, Casper is a must-watch for Halloween.

Ginger Snaps (2000)

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Brigitte and Ginger live in the small town of Bailey Downs, morbidly obsessed with death and escaping the town they live in before the age of 16. One day, on their way to kidnap their bully’s dog, Ginger starts her period, which attracts a mysterious creature to attack her. Ginger Snaps is praised for its dark supernatural horror and feminist themes. It stars Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle.

E.T. Extra Terrestrial (1982)

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Left behind by his spaceship, E.T., an extra-terrestrial alien, finds a friend in Eliot, a young boy. Learning about his new friend’s plight, Eliot tries to help him go back home. E.T. is an emotional and heartwarming movie about friendship between humans and aliens. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this science fiction movie stars Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore, and Henry Thomas.

The Shining (1980)

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Based on the book of Stephen King, king of the horror genre, The Shining is one of the best Halloween movies of all time. Jack Torrence is appointed as the caretaker of the Overlook Mountain Hotel during winter when it’s off-season for visitors. Warned of the news about the previous caretaker who killed his whole family, the family takes residence at the hotel. But soon, visions of ghosts around the hotel and horrific premonition dreams start haunting the family. It stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

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A comedy about three witches who were persecuted for the murder of a girl and hand in the disappearance of her brother, who is later resurrected on Halloween. It stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Omri Katz.

Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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Loosely based on true events, Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a graphic and horror movie by Tobe Hooper. Sally, her brother, and her group of friends take a trip to her old family home. They give a lift to a hitchhiker, but his strange actions make them kick him out, which then triggers a set of horrific incidents starring Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, and Edwin Neal.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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Director Tim Burton is famous for movies like Sweeny Todd and Beetlejuice, a mix of horror and dark comedy. Edward Scissorhands is an ageless humanoid who has scissors in place of his hands. Lonely, he is adopted by Peg and her family, where he falls in love with their daughter, Kim. Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, and Dianne Wiest, this romance-horror movie is a watch for Halloween.