Frightful Films: Must watch Halloween movies


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Beetlejuice,The Nightmare Before Christmas, Halloween, and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown are some the most classic Halloween films. Each movie falls under a different genre, to appeal to all people.

If the rain is too much for you, and you’d rather curl up in a blanket and watch some classic Halloween movies, here are some suggestions:


Beetlejuice (1988)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 93 minutes

Starring: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis

Summary: A dead couple returns to their house as ghosts, which is now occupied by an annoying family, so they must summon a ghost to drive them out.

Honorable Mentions: Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, Goosebumps


The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 76 minutes

Starring: Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’ Hara, Glenn Shadix,

Summary: After discovering Christmas Town, Jack Skellington, King of Halloween Town, attempts to bring Christmas to his town.

Honorable Mentions: Coraline, Frankenweenie, 


Halloween (1978)

Rating: R

Runtime: 93 minutes

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles

Summary: After escaping a mental institution, Michael Myers returns to his hometown looking for revenge.

Honorable Mentions: Scream, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Halloween (2018 version)


It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

Rating: NR

Runtime: 25 minutes

Starring: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Cathy Steinberg

Summary: All of the gang goes Trick-or-Treating, except Linus and Sally, in hopes of seeing the “Great Pumpkin.”

Honorable Mentions: Hotel Transylvania, ParaNorman, Spooky Buddies.


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