On the Screen for Halloween

Kaitlin Clark, Blue M Managing Editor

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October is here, which means television shows are airing their spookiest episodes and Halloween movies are making their reappearance. Only the best shows should be on your lineup, whether they are new favorites or classics.

 

It

Based off of the 1986 Stephen King novel, “It” is currently ranked as the highest-grossing horror movie of all time, a testament to the film’s terror. It follows seven children as they are terrorized by Pennywise the clown, an evil spirit who awakens once every 27 years to feed on the kids of their town. With minimal jump-scares and an interesting plot, “It” is a fantastic Halloween film for those who aren’t normally interested in watching horror movies.

 

Halloweentown

Focused more on the Halloween spirit than scares, “Halloweentown” is a film that anyone can enjoy with their younger siblings. A staple film from many high schoolers’ childhoods, the 1998 Disney movie follows Marnie Piper as she discovers that she is from a long line of witches and must save the town of the paranormal commonly referred to as Halloweentown. The movie provides a pretty light-hearted option for the Halloween season.

 

Stranger Things

The Netflix original show “Stranger Things” follows three middle schoolers Dustin, Mike, and Lucas, after their friend Will Byers is taken by a creature from another dimension. Their small town is suddenly rocked by his disappearance and other strange events that may just be the fault of the government facility nearby. Season 2 premieres on Oct. 27 with a plot that promises to be less sci-fi and more horror-based, just in time for Halloween.

 

Pretty Little Liars

Starting in Season 2, this popular show became known for having killer Halloween episodes.  Even outside of these episodes that were created to be haunting, the show itself features twists, turns, and more than a few instances of a masked killer. With murders, threats, and plenty of mystery, all seven seasons of “Pretty Little Liars” provide tons of creepy material for your Halloween lineup.

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