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Movie watching is a great way to celebrate and prepare for holidays, especially Halloween. From the ’70s and beyond, there have been several Halloween movies that became cult classics. There’s just a few weeks before Halloween arrives and we’ve got you covered on nine of the best Halloween movies to watch up until the spooky holiday.

Halloween (1978)

John Carpenter’s Halloween follows murderer Michael Myers as he escapes a psychiatric hospital the night prior to Halloween before he returns to his hometown to torture Jamie Lee Curtis.

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Hocus Focus chronicles three witches who get accidentally resurrected by three teens on Halloween night.

Scream (1996)

A group of California teens uses what they know about horror movies in an attempt to outsmart-real-life-murderers.

The Craft (1996)

A quartet of teenage high school girls gets crafty with magic tricks, conjuring up trouble for all who crosses them.

Caroline (2009)

Coraline, based on the popular book, chronicles a young girl who ends up in an eerie version of her own world by accident.

Beetlejuice (1988)

The Tim Burton-directed movie follows a recently deceased couple who become ghosts and haunt their former home.

The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family is a gothic comedy that follows a family as they get conned by people, including someone who claims to be their Uncle Fester, a long-lost brother.

Us (2019)

Directed by Jordan Peele, this thriller stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss.

Practical Magic (1988)

Two supernatural sisters attempt to end a family curse that inhibits them from finding true love.



Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.

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