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Grab Your Popcorn For These 5 Must-Watch Halloween Movies!

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Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a cozy movie night? But wait, you’ve got kids in tow — so “The Exorcist” is definitely off the table. Don’t fret! We’ve curated a list of the top 5 throwback Halloween movies that offer just the right blend of spooky and kooky.

From animated wonders to quirky classics, there’s something here for everyone. So grab some popcorn, and let’s dive in!

1. The Addams Family (1991) and the sequel

These movies prove that weird is wonderful. Think your family’s strange? Meet the Addams Family. With an affinity for the macabre and hearts full of love, this clan turns the notion of a “normal” family upside down.

2. Corpse Bride (2005)

Marriage is till death do you part — or is it? Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” tells the tale of accidental nuptials with a deceased bride. It’s a beautifully animated, somewhat creepy love story that’ll have you rethinking your wedding vows.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? How about both? Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, yearns for something more and stumbles upon Christmastown. The result? An enchanting mash-up that you’ll want to watch from October through December.

4. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Tim Burton does it again, this time with a gothic fairy tale that tugs at the heartstrings. Edward, a man with scissors for hands, tries to find his place in a pastel suburban world. Trust us, it’s way less grim than it sounds.

5. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996 movie)

Before there were Hogwarts and Harry, there was Sabrina Spellman. When she turns 16, she learns she’s not just any teen — she’s a witch! The film that spawned the beloved TV series is a potion of comedy, romance, and a dash of the supernatural.

So there you have it, folks! Your Halloween movie night is sorted. Which film are you most excited to share with your family? Let the movie marathon begin — and may your Halloween be filled with treats, not tricks.

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