Top 5 movie choices for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and everybody is getting ready.  People are buying their candy, picking out their costumes and preparing to scare their friends and/or total strangers.  Not only that, but people are also watching their favorite Halloween movies.

With new movies coming out on Halloween and some classic ones that we already own, it’s hard to decide what to watch for the occasion.  Some people prefer to see horror in order to get a good scare.  However, others want their Halloween to be funny and decide to see a comedy.

Sometimes around Halloween, I like to stay in and have a movie marathon.  Here is my top five flicks for this Halloween:

5. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982):

In this classic we have a gentle alien that is stuck on Earth and meets these California kids and they become close.  The storyline is memorable, E.T. was both fascinating and amusing and the special effects did not disappoint.  What makes this movie into my top five is because it involves aliens, family drama and some humor with E.T. (and not just because of his love for Reese’s Pieces).

4. Don’t Breathe (2016):

Three thieves are drawn to a blind man’s home where he holds a good amount of money for them to steal.  However, the Blind Man (Stephen Lang) is more of a threat than they believed.  When the thieves make a sound, the blind man starts shooting and killing until the threat is taken care of.

This movie has danger around every corner and you never know when something is going to pop out and terrify you (which is the point, but still).

3. Casper (1995):

We all know about Casper the Friendly Ghost.  In this movie, the friendly ghost has people moving in with him.  Moving in with him is a ghost expert and his teenage daughter Kat (Christina Ricci) and he immediately falls for her.  Kat and Casper have to deal with the adjustment of living together and their mischievous uncles Stretch, Fatso and Stinky.

This movie has humor, drama and ghosts (scary and friendly).

2. Ghostbusters (1984):

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!  A team scientists got fired from their jobs at Columbia University so they work together to study the paranormal.  These scientists create weapons and suit up to fight off ghosts and save the world from a supernatural crisis.

The action sequences and the special effects from the ghosts speak for themselves.

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993):

Jack “the Pumpkin King” combines Halloween and Christmas together.  It is one of the reasons why this movie is my number one.  The songs were captivating, especially “This is Halloween.”  What got me interested the most is the animation.  The way the characters were designed was engaging.  At first I was a bit frightful just looking at them, but now I see that it was suited well for this movie.  After watching this I ask myself, “Is this for Halloween or Christmas?”  Either way it’s worth watching.

So, this is my top five movies for Halloween.  What is your top five?

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