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Top Five Scary Movies for a Halloween Scare-a-Thon

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Scary movies are always good for, well, a scare. What better time of year for a scare fest movie-thon than Halloween? There are plenty of great scary movies out there for your terror-inducing pleasure. Here’s a short list of said movies; movies that will send shivers down your spine, goose bumps across your flesh, and thoughts of creepy-crawlers into your dreams.

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Halloween (1978): A classic horror flick that’s generated a several sequels, Halloween’s Michael Myers is one of the most recognizable movie villains ever. On the frigid 1963 Halloween night in Haddonfield, Illinois, the six-year-old antagonist horrifically murders his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He is sentenced and locked away for 15 long, uneventful years. On the eve of Halloween in 1978, however, while being transferred for a court date, 21-year-old Myers escapes. He then returns to his unassuming hometown, and he looks for his next victims.

Jeepers Creepers (2001): The baddie in this thriller gives all new meaning to the 1938 song of the same title. On their routine college-to-home road trip, Trish and brother Darry make a horrific and disturbing discovery in the basement of an old abandoned church. Their trip home turns into a hideous game of cat and mouse as they fight against an indestructible predator that has 23 days to make their lives pure hell.

The Exorcist (1973): This film arguably set the precedent for horror thrillers. It also helps that it was one of the most profitable horror movies ever filmed. Loosely based on actual events, The Exorcist follows the story of a trouble young girl. When young Regan starts behaving peculiarly—levitating, speaking in tongues, spinning head, etc.—her worried mother seeks medical help, but to no avail. Fortunately, and pivotally, a local priest thinks the girl could be possessed by the devil. Rather than write the mother and daughter off as a hopeless case, the priest makes a request to perform an exorcism. The church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job, exorcise the demon and save the day.

The Blair Witch Project (1999): Certainly one of the most parodied scary movies of all time and one of the most iconic; this faux documentary is a cult film lover’s dream. “Found” footage recounts the tale of three film students who gather information on the Blair Witch, an infamous local murderer. As the students delve deeper into the mystery of the Blair Witch, they commit the worst folly that everyone makes in horror films: they get lost in the woods.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): *Disclaimer* Once you watch this, you may never sleep again! Yet another classic horror flick that spawned a large franchise, and from the mad genius Wes Craven, A Nightmare on Elm Street is psychological and gory. Several Midwestern teens fall victim to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a horribly disfigured murderer who strikes at the witching hour. He preys on the teens in their dreams— unfortunately, if they die in their dreams, they die in real life. After investigating the phenomenon, young Nancy begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by the adults in the neighborhood may be the key to solving the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) stop Freddy Krueger before he exacts revenge on everyone? The film definitely provides the scare you’re looking for and begs the question: can’t we even be safe inside our own minds?!

Check out these movies (and more!) for the ultimate Halloween Scare-a-Thon. Don’t forget to bring friends, a blanket, plenty of popcorn- and maybe leave the lights on.

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