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Halloween Movies

Myra Brown, Staff Writer

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Carrie

A re-imagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Hocus Pocus

The people of Salem capture and execute three witches for practicing witchcraft. Before their deaths, they vow to return to Salem in 300 years on Halloween to exact their revenge. Three hundred years later, a skeptical, newly transplanted Californian, Max, explores the ruins of the legendary witches house and dares the witches to manifest themselves. Disregarding the warnings of his sister and girlfriend, Max lights the Candle of Black Flame. With that, the witches reappear to wreak havoc on the town.

The Addams Family 

The eccentric lifestyle of the Addams family is threatened when the family attorney and a greedy mother/son team conspire to steal the family fortune

Beetlejuice

Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, a newlywed couple dies in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century’s worth of bureaucratic red tape, they’re on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, the couple must occupy their old house as ghosts for 50 years. Alas, the house is now owned by some insufferable yuppies. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent “gonzo” spirit named Beetlejuice.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A group of teenagers are terrorized by “Freddy Krueger,” an evil being from another world who gets to his victims by entering their dreams and killing them with gloves that have knife blades attached to each finger.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Despite having recently presided over a very successful Halloween, Jack Skellington, aka the Pumpkin King, is bored with his job and feels that life in Halloweenland lacks meaning. He stumbles upon Christmastown and promptly decides to make the Yuletide his own. Reporting by Joseph Lewter and Olivia Hines

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