Top five: Halloween movies

Albert Turner, Staff Writer

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Halloween is time where fright is abundant and movie directors get to put their special effects and evil minds to use and finally show their horror; the horror/Halloween genre is one scattered with gems and really big disappointments. So today you can finally know what the greatest Halloween movies have to offer.

  1. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

To start off the list we have more than likely the best family Halloween movie, and one of the oldest as well. The infamous Charlie Brown and his antics along with the Peanut Gallery tied together a family classic which is put on T.V every year on ABC.

  1. Scream (1996)

Classic Halloween costume, classic Halloween storyline, classic Halloween movie. There is not much more to say about this classic which has inspired years’ worth of costumes and parodies, with the making of the Scary Movie saga really puts Weird Al Yankovic, (Al Yankovic) philosophy into perspective “You know you have made it when they parody you.”

  1. The Exorcist (1973)

Arguably the scariest movie on this list is the Exorcist.  More than a Halloween movie, The Exorcist is a genre defining movie that all Horror movies try to live up to. It also makes the “based on a true story” sub-genre of horror movies a step further. From spinning heads and projectile vomit, this movie is a must watch for true horror fans.

  1. The Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

One of the most iconic characters in horror is Freddy Kruger; messed up face and claw blades really brings the fright for all the unsuspecting victims, truly horrific, truly iconic, true horror. Fun for the whole family?

  1. Halloween (1978)

Jason Voorhees, Serial Killer, Halloween’s Horror incarnate. Jason Voorhees has haunted the dreams of many a child. Being a true icon, Machetes and immortality are staples of Halloween and really personify horror giving it a face and a name Jason Voorhees.

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Top five: Halloween movies