Best Halloween Movies

An Overview of the Best Halloween Movies of this Season

By: Christian DiBuono

Halloween is coming up very soon and so it is time to buy your Halloween costume for this season and to watch some of your favorite Halloween-themed and spooky movies!  Here are 8 new and classic movies that will get you in the mood for a perfectly spooky season. 

“Halloween Kills”

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Released on October 15, 2021

Format: In theaters and streams on Peacock 

Description: Following the events of “Halloween (2018)” when Laurie Strode, her daughter, Karen, and granddaughter, Allyson had a frightening encounter with a masked murderer, Michael Myers, and left him trapped in the basement of a burning house. Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Despite the Strode family’s efforts, Michael has  escaped and continues on his killing spree throughout the town. Laurie, while fighting through the pain, prepares to defend herself against Michael and inspires all of Haddonfield to hunt down and stop the masked killer.


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Releases on October 29th, 2021

Format: In theaters

Description: In an isolated Oregon town, a middle school teacher and her brother, the sheriff,  become suspicious of one of her students who has had terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature that came before them. 

“Halloween” (1978)

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Description: This late 70s Halloween classic is the movie that introduced us to the masked serial killer, Michael Myers. As shown in the movie, a young Michael murdered his sister on a Halloween night in 1963. Fifteen years later, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to his home town of Haddonfield, Illinois to go on a killing spree once again.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)

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Description: Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween town, discovers Christmas town and attempts to bring Christmas to his hometown, but the bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town don’t understand how to set up for Christmas. 

“Coraline” (2009)

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Description: When Coraline moves into an old house, she finds a hidden door with a bricked-up passage that leads to a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes. In this world, Coraline had caring parents and all her dreams came true. However, when the other mother tries to persuade Coraline to stay in the parallel world forever, Coraline refuses and discovers that the world was only an illusion to trick her. 

“The Exorcist” (1973)

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Description: A 12-year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious paranormal entity. Meanwhile her mother, who’s an actress, seeks help from two priests to save her daughter. 

“It” (2017)

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Description: In the Town of Derry, kids have mysteriously and oddly disappeared one at a time. In 1989, a group of bullied kids discover that there is a shape-shifting monster disguised as a clown that preys on the children of Derry. During this discovery, the kids decide to work together to destroy this monster. 

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)

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Description: On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and her friends become tormented in their dreams by a clawed killer named Fred Krueger. Krueger is a monstrous spirit of a child murder who seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his death. 

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