5 movies that scream ‘Halloween’

The “Halloween” series and “A Child’s Play” are classics tailor-made for this month. Photo courtesy Netflix

COVID-19 may have caused some limitations with trick-or-treating, but there is nothing like plopping on the couch and binge-watching your favorite Halloween movies. Deciding which films to watch to celebrate can be overwhelming with so many options, so here is a list of five Halloween movies. Grab some popcorn and a buddy because it’s about to be a Netflix and chill type of night.

  1. “Hocus Pocus”

An all-time fan favorite, this Disney movie continues to keep its viewers coming back every year for the thrills. Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, this film tells a spooky story of three witches from the Salem witch trials. Perfect for kids and adults, this movie will sure keep the family laughing.

  1. “Halloween”

Have you ever heard of the fictional character/serial killer Michael Myers? Halloween is  part of a 10-plus movie series about him that originated in 1978.

With a new movie coming out every 1-5 years, the writers have been able to keep turning up the spooks and scares a notch each time.  A new movie that will be included in the series, “Halloween Kills,” is set to be released in 2021.

  1. “Halloweentown”

This witty Halloween movie is also part of the Disney Channel original movie collection. If you are interested in cool creatures like goblins, ghouls and more, then you’re in for a spooky treat. Join the Cromwells, a family of witches, on their magical escapades and their journey to defeat an evil villain.

  1. “The Others”

According to deadline.com, a remake of “The Others” is in the process of being created. The original film came out in 2001, based around supernatural events and ghost sightings. The ending also has a plot twist that’ll surprise first-time viewers.

  1. “Child’s Play”
The “Halloween” series and “A Child’s Play” are classics tailor-made for this month. Photo courtesy Netflix

“Hi, I’m Chucky. Want to play?”

This infamous line came from the classic late 80s thriller, “Child’s Play.” The horror film takes place in Chicago, and tells the story of a child who received a doll that was possessed by a serial killer, Charles Lee Ray. “Child’s Play” has turned into a movie series, with more than five films.

Whether you want to simply watch a great movie or watch a Halloween movie, these five films should be on your list. Don’t have cable to watch your Halloween faves? Streaming applications like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime have some of these movies online.