Ghosts, Goblins, and Witches. Oh my! Movies for October

Ghostly Greetings, MC! 

October is finally here, and we know that this month just wouldn’t be the same without our beloved Halloween movies. We all have a list of our favorite classic fall films that we just can’t imagine this season without. We have put together a list of some of our favorite films that we think everyone needs to see at least once a year for the rest of their lives. So, grab your popcorn and someone to hold onto because these movies will ensure your Halloween will be a boo-tiful one.  

Meaghan Jones and Katie Leming get ready to get into the Halloween Spirit!, Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Ghosts, Goblins and Witches. Oh my! Photos by Kaitlynn Miller.

“Beetlejuice” (1988)

Directed by Tim Burton, “Beetlejuice” is an all-around creepy comedy that you just can’t pass up! Starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Geema Davis, and Alec Baldwin, “Beetlejuice” tells the story of a couple who unexpectedly die in a car accident. The couple comes back as ghosts who work with Beetlejuice to scare away the new family living in their prior home. If you’re someone who loves comedy with a hint of eeriness, this movie is a must see!

“Edward Scissorhands” (1990)

Also directed by Tim Burton, “Edward Scissorhands” stars Johnny Depp and tells the story of a man who has scissors for hands. He comes across a woman who lets him into her family’s home. From there he tries to fit into society as a normal person. This film is perfect for Halloween time.

“The Addams’s Family” (1991)

Although the Addams Family has been around since the 1960’s, the film from 1991 is quite iconic. The comedy displays a lighthearted, yet chilling tale of a supernatural family who embraces their quirky, morbid side. This movie is great for a fun night with your family or friends or even a movie night on Zoom.

“Death Becomes Her” (1992)

Although this film isn’t always thought of during Halloween, it is an American black comedy film starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, and Bruce Willis. These three find themselves in quite the conflict when they find an immortality treatment that promises eternal youth. 

Meaghan Jones and Katie Leming get ready to watch a Halloween movie, Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Ghosts, Goblins and Witches. Oh my! Photos by Kaitlynn Miller.

“Hocus Pocus” (1993)

If you haven’t seen or heard of “Hocus Pocus,” you are missing out on one of the most iconic Halloween films in history. If you aren’t the biggest fan of horror films during the spooky season, “Hocus Pocus” is a great comedy with a mix of lighthearted and eerie scenes. Plus, the music soundtrack in this movie is one that will certainly put a spell on you.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)

One of the most known movies of all time is “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Also directed by Tim Burton this movie tells a story of Jack Skellington who is tired of his annual spooky routines and wants to try something different when he finds Christmastown.      

Meaghan Jones, a current Maryville College student said, “I love it because this film is one that I can watch from October to December because it is the prefect mix of spooky and merry. How cool is it that the king of Halloween wants to be the King of Christmas?” 

We witch you a happy Halloween! 

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