My Halloween Must WatchList

A list of my must watch movies during the Halloween season.
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1.
Halloween (1978)
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On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
2.
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
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Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater. (82 mins.)
 
3.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept. (76 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
 
4.
Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The Scary Godmother Halloween Spooktakular is based on the comics and children's books of popular artist and writer Jill Thompson... (47 mins.)
Director: Ezekiel Norton
 
5.
Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy (2005 TV Movie)
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Hannah must stop Jimmy from erasing Halloween from the calendar for good. Scary Godmother prepares for Halloween, but with disastrous results. (44 mins.)
Director: Ezekiel Norton
 
6.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
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Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him? (88 mins.)
 
7.
Halloween II (1981)
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While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her. (92 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
 
8.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
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Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance. (86 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
9.
Night of the Demons (1988)
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Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell. (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin S. Tenney
 
10.
Halloween 5 (1989)
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One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece. (96 mins.)
 
11.
Halloweentown (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After learning she is a witch, a girl (Kimberly J. Brown) helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures. (84 mins.)
Director: Duwayne Dunham
 
12.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans. (87 mins.)
Director: Joe Chappelle
 
13.
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
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Ernest unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri. (91 mins.)
Director: John Cherry
 
14.
Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Cromwell clan split their time between the real world and "Halloweentown", but the son of an old rival threatens to make the latter "real" and the real world a place of monsters. (81 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
 
15.
The Hollow (2004 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Restless spirits stir this Hollow's Eve, beckoning Ian Cranston, the last blood relative of Ichabod Crane... (83 mins.)
Director: Kyle Newman
 
16.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a small town, a brewing romantic rivalry with a local tough and a school-teacher culminates in a terrifying ride in the night. (34 mins.)
 
17.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Ichabod Crane, a Yankee wanderer, arrives in Sleepy Hollow and becomes the new schoolmaster. He meets Katrina Van Tassel... (105 mins.)
Director: Pierre Gang
 
18.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
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Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
19.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966 TV Special)
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The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin. (25 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
20.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
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After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
21.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
22.
Resident Evil (2002)
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A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident. (100 mins.)
 
23.
Corpse Bride (2005)
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When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. (77 mins.)
 
24.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An animated adaption of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaption of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". (68 mins.)
 
25.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
26.
Poltergeist (1982)
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A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
27.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
 
28.
The Monster Squad (1987)
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A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. (82 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker