Spooky Specials

By Kat Harper

The spirit of Halloween is in full swing as of the stroke of midnight on October 1st. To summon the spirit of Halloween, The Howler staff has compiled a list of 10 classic horror films to watch this All Hallows Eve.


Hocus Pocus (1993)


A curious teenager accidentally frees three vengeful witches from their graves in Salem, MA and spends Halloween trying to return them with the help of his crush, little sister and the spirit of a boy trapped inside a cat.  Let Bette Midler “Put a spell on you,” as the Sanderson sisters come back from the dead to regain their youth in this Disney Channel Original Movie.


Halloween (1978)

A child convicted of murder escapes asylum 15 years later to incite fear and get revenge in his hometown.


Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)


This musical fantasy brings a new and glamorous parody of  Mary Shelley’s classic to life with a science fiction horror film twist. Do the “Time Warp” with Janet, Brad and Doctor Frank-N-Furter.


The Exorcist (1973)

This loosely reality-based film about the possession and exorcism of a teenage girl is so good, it’ll make your head spin.

Halloweentown (1998)

Travel to a hidden supernatural town with Marnie, a 13-year-old girl with magical powers unbeknownst to her, as she and her family try to save the world from evil.

Scream (1996)


Enjoy this witty Wes Craven classic as a murderer stalks to kill teenagers in suburbia.

The Witches (1990)

Follow young Luke through an English hotel as he spies on a group of witches and their plan to turn children into mice, getting himself turned into one in the process. Based on the book by Roald Dahl, “The Witches” is quite possibly the most terrifying children’s movie.

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

A young couple moves to New York City and conceives something quite sinister.

Friday the 13th (1980)


Follow Jason as he stalks and kills new camp counselors on haunted grounds.

Nightmare before Christmas (1993)

The Pumpkin King tires of Halloween and develops a plan to become Santa Claus, bringing terrifying gifts to human children on Christmas.


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