The crummy, rainy weather in New York yesterday got us thinking about movies, but not just any old ones. We spent our lunch break chatting about our favorite Halloween movies and horror movies!
So, naturally, we've decided to share our top picks with you! A mixture of fun, spooky and scary, there's a movie for everyone on this list!
1. Hocus Pocus - Yes, this was hands down our number one! Sure it has jokes and a musical number, but let's not forget Winnie, Sarah and Mary are trying to suck the life out of all the little children...it's sorta scary, right?
2. The Exorcist - This is the quintessential horror movie -- I assure you not for the faint of heart or stomach! But if you dig copious amounts of green vomit, neck snapping, and demon voices (you should get your head checked) this one is for you!
3. Psycho - Hitchcock is the master and this thriller always has us wondering, will we ever feel safe in the shower again?!
4. Teen Wolf - Michael J Fox as a teenage werewolf / star of the basketball team and teenage heartthrob. Amazing costumes and even better dancing!
5. Nightmare Before Christmas - Sure it's about Christmas, too, but it's also a Tim Burton classic about Jack Skellington from Halloweentown, and still creeps us out!
6. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - No one does it like Charles Shultz, and this feel-good Halloween movie is a must for both the kiddies and their parents.
7. Scream - An amazing late 90’s throwback – so fun to watch all the stars, a timely revisit the beginning of the Cox/Arquette love-fest, and it is actually pretty scary!
8. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the first one) - As if we needed a reason to stay away from a slaughterhouse, the only purpose of this slasher movie is to scare anyone from ever venturing to the Deep South! Although only one of the ill-fated kids gets killed by said chainsaw, our hearts will forever skip a beat when we hear that all-to-well-known sound.
9. Grindhouse - If you’re in the mood for an overdose of gore without the fright – this movie is tops. More gratuitous violence than can fit into one feature film, so they had to split it in two and throw in few fake trailers for good measure. Guaranteed to entertain, offend, shock, and then entertain again!
10. Batman - The original never fails to inspire eccentric behavior and dress – it’s perfect for the Halloween season. Dark enough to make you cringe, yet corny enough to make you laugh uncomfortably and wonder: a) how Michael Keaton was ever cast playboy Bruce Wayne and b) how he was able to pull it off and c) how he could follow up that act with Jack Frost.
That's our top 10 Halloween movies! What's your fave for Halloween?