Top 5 Halloween Movies


John Sabato, Reviewer

  1. Zombieland (October 18, 2019)

Released in 2009, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Jesse Eisenberg star in the zombie slasher comedy “Zombieland”. Following Columbus, a cautious man who uses his many rules to help him survive in the new world. He Meets Tallahassee, played by Woody Harrelson, a simple southern man whose only goal in the apocalypse is to find a Twinkie. The two set off to find the fabled “Safe Haven”. Zombieland is an action packed comedy that doubles as an R rated gore fest, while it may not be for everyone, it’s a great film to watch during the halloween season


  1. IT (September 6, 2019)

Based on the cult hit written by Stephen King and released in 1986, “It” introduces us to the newest iteration of the Losers Club, a group of teenage outcasts within the town of Derry, Maine. The Losers club soon realize the town is being haunted by an immortal monster known as IT, or when in his other form, Pennywise the clown. Back in 2017 when the reboot hit theaters, “IT” rapidly became a critically acclaimed and financial success raking in over seven-hundred million worldwide. IT has became a cult classic and Pennywise has become a permanent staple in pop culture.


  1. Us (March 22, 2019)

Coming hot off the tails of 2017’s “Get Out,” Jordan Peele provides another masterpiece in the form of “Us”. starring Lupita N’yongo and Winston Duke, the movie follows a family getting out on much needed vacation but the vacation turns into a nightmare. When a government experiment rises from beneath the depths of America in the form of the Tethered, replicants of those upon the surface world who had been forced underground for more than twenty years, who want nothing more than to live in the light and no longer be hidden underground


  1. Beetlejuice (March 30, 1988)

Tim Burton’s 1988 hit “Beetlejuice” follows Barbara and Adam Maitland who die in a tragic car accident and are cursed to live in the house they once called home for eternity, but when the Deetz family and their daughter Lydia, played by Winona Ryder, move into the home, the maitlands do the best they can to scare the new family off. But in the process of bumping the night within their home they attract the boisterous Beetlejuice, played by Michael Keaton, whose dangerous antics threaten the lives of the Deetz Family.   


      Honorable Mention: The Haunting Of Hill House (October 12, 2018)

While it isn’t a movie, its bound to instill fright within its viewers. Based on the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name, it follows the shattered Crane Family, who have long since left Hill House and everything it holds within, yet they can’t help but feel parts of their past follow them everywhere they go. The show flashes back to the events that took place when they first moved into Hill House, intending to only stay within its walls until they could finish fixing it up and flip it. The children are the first to encounter the spirits that lurk the halls of Hill House, that torture them day and night making their lives miserable. Each episode introduces new mysteries that originate from the house and the ghouls inside, each mystery with entice you further into the story and the origins of the home. “The Haunting Of Hill House” is available to stream now on Netflix.


  1. Halloween (October 25, 1978)

The classic 1978 horror thriller “Halloween” Follows Laurie Strode, a high school student who ends up spending her Halloween stuck inside and babysitting children. She soon comes to realize not everything is what it seems in the town of Haddonfield, Illinois as Michael Myers escapes police custody and returns to his hometown, 15 years after he maliciously murdered his sister and intends to continue his brutal murder spree. It’s up to Laurie to stop Michael from killing again and to protect the children.