Top 10 movies to watch in preparation for Halloween
It's that time of year when all you want is to sip your PSL and be creeped out in the comfort of your living room, completely out of harm's way. If you're in the Halloween spirit, check out these flicks.
10. "Hocus Pocus." "It just so happens that Halloween is based on the ancient feast called All Hallow's Eve. It's the one night of the year where the spirits of the dead can return to Earth," Allison said. Also, don't be the virgin who lights the black flame candle.
9. "Halloweentown." Because we all once wished our weird tendencies meant we were from a long line of witches. No? Just me?
8. "Cabin in the Woods." A funny spoof on all the horror movie cliches. This one, however, is NSFK (not safe for kids).
7. "Scream." One of the late Wes Craven's most popular masterpieces. Check out the inspiration for the recent MTV series.
6. "The Nightmare Before Christmas." No other movie has done such a wondrous job of spanning two holidays in one movie. ABC Family has no choice but to run it twice a year. Tim Burton knows what he's doing.
5. "Paranorman." This is a delightful movie that's often on Netflix, and teaches us all a lesson about befriending zombies. Do it. Always.
4. "The Omen." Because what's scarier than realizing your kid isn't just a little hellion, but that he's also trying to kill you? Nothing.
3. "Friday the 13th." A classic worth watching at least once to educate yourself on the basics of summer camp safety.
2. "Nightmare on Elm Street." In our day and age this is no longer scary, so give it a go for no other reason than because Johnny Depp.
1. "Halloween." I mean, duh. It's in the name. Plus, Jamie Lee Curtis is the best.