By Joan Seth
The season of Halloween has arrived upon us, also known as All Hallows’ Eve or All Souls Day. It is usually celebrated with partying and festivities but some people just treat it as a normal day. So here, at Asia Paranormal, we have compiled a list of 10 movies to watch on Halloween for those of you not game for partying; be it comedic or scary, there's something for everyone here.
1. The Hollow (2004)
In this 2004 horror comedy, a teenager has discovered he is the descendant of Ichabod Crane (Author's Note: He's the main character in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, once played by the dreamy Johnny Depp). Together with his girlfriend, a local bully and the old cemetery caretaker, he now must stop the newly resurrected Headless Horseman.
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2. Halloweentown (1998)
This delightful Disney movie is about 3 teenage witches who travel to Halloweentown. Something dark & evil is growing in Halloweentown and it is up to them to stop it. Eventually they manage to succeed and complete their witch training.
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3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. He finds himself in Christmas Town one day, and decides to celebrate Christmas instead of Halloween. Unfortunately, the residents of Halloween Town do not get it right and hilarity ensues.
Picture is (C) copyright to Touchstone Pictures
4. Trick or Treat (1986)
A teenager, Eddie, falls under the evil spell of Rock Music. Now he's obsessed with his heavy-metal superstar idol who is killed in a hotel fire. Eddie becomes the recipient of said idol's unreleased album, which when played backwards sends a message of destruction and as Halloween approaches, Eddie begins to realize this is life and death and he must draw the line to thwart this mission.
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5. Trick 'r Treat (2008)
This horror anthology is about 5 stories which occur on Halloween night, in the same street. A couple faces a grisly fate after they blow a jack o' lantern out before midnight, a high school principal has a secret double life, a college virgin tries to find a right guy for her, a group of mean teens play a prank that they take too far, and a hermit is visited by a special trick or treater. At the end of the night, all the stories become interwoven into one disturbing ending.
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6. Hocus Pocus (1993)
The Sanderson witches bewitched their community 300 years ago. Now it's Halloween 1993 and Max Dennison has unwittingly brought the witches back to life. Now he and his friends must work together to save all the kids in Salem from the witches.
Picture is (C) copyright to Walt Disney Pictures
7. Satan's Little Helper (2004)
Satan's Little Helper is a dark horror comedy about a young boy who is obsessed with a game called Satan's Little Helper". He is jealous of his sister's new boyfriend and roams the streets on Halloween in a costume from the game, seeking Satan to kill the boyfriend. He eventually meets a serial killer who is wearing a Satan costume and is convinced to help.
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8. Jack-O (1995)
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On Halloween, three friends seek an ancient cemetery in the suburb for fun and remove a cross from a tomb, where Jack-O was buried many years ago by the farmer Arthur Kelly. The evil creature is unleashed, kills the trio and seeks the descendants of the Kelly family for revenge.
Picture is (C) copyright to Triboro Entertainment Group
9. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin; while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party.
Picture is (C) copyright to CBS
10. Halloween (1978)
15 years ago, Michael Myers murdered his sister. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital but on Halloween night, 1978, he escapes and returns to his hometown to begin a killing spree in which he searches for his baby sister.
This cult classic, directed by John Carpenter is the first in a series of films which depict the unstoppable killing machine known as Michael Myers, who has since became a classic horror icon.
Picture is (C) copyright to Compass International Pictures
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