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The Real Horror: Freeform's 31 Nights Of Halloween

There are at best 10 classic, family-friendly, Halloween movies that did not make the cut but definitely should have.

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The Real Horror: Freeform's 31 Nights Of Halloween
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With October approaching quickly, it can only mean one thing: Freeform's "31 Nights of Halloween." Although some of the movies scheduled to run are classics, do we really need a marathon of "Hocus Pocus" on Halloween when it airs every other night? The real horror, however, is that some of the feature movies are not even Halloween movies! I am still unsure why "Frozen" is a part of the mix.

Don't get me wrong, we're all very grateful that the premiere changed from 13 to 31 nights, but at least add some diversity to the movies. I think we can all agree that there are at best 10 classics, family-friendly, Halloween movies that did not make the cut but should have:

1. "Edward Scissorhands"

Freeform chose to show "Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" over "Edward Scissorhands." If you are going to show a Johnny Depp horror movie, at least make it one everyone enjoys or at least has heard of.

2. "E.T"

The alien that became the world's best friend in 1982 will not be making its debut this Halloween. You'll have to try Amazon Prime TV or Hulu for this one.

3. "Scooby Doo"

Any Scooby Doo movie or show would suffice for this occasion. All they do is fight monsters, and we unfortunately won't be able to see the meddling kids in action. We'll have to turn to Cartoon Network for our dosage of Scooby snacks.

4. "The Corpse Bride"

We all enjoy a good love story—even if it is about marrying someone from the other side. Unfortunately, this marriage will have to be postponed until next Halloween.

5. "Frankenweenie"

Another Tim Burton classic that bites the dust. We all love dogs and dog movies, animated or not. We especially love them when it's about bringing a dog back to life to play with forever.

6. "The Witches"

Although it may be frightening to the young ones, it is one of the top family-friendly movies. Based on the outstanding book by Roald Dahl, this movie brings the frightening witches to life. It is safe to say that Freeform will keep them hidden from the kids this time.

7. "Casper"

It seems only right to watch "Casper" in honor of Halloween, but this is one less friendly ghost on our side.

8. "Beetlejuice"

Is it really Halloween if you haven't watched "Beetlejuice"? I guess not to Freeform. Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice. Still no movie? OK.

9. "Ghostbusters"

Who you gonna call? Definitely not the Ghostbusters! This is the second biggest disappointment of them all. This movie is the definition of Halloween and sadly won't be busting any ghosts on Freeform this year.

10. "Coraline"

Really Freeform? Really? "Coraline" is an absolute must. The biggest disappointment. How about we change the marathon of "Hocus Pocus" to "Coraline." This is undeniably one of the greatest Halloween movies out there. I will definitely be sticking to Netflix for 31 days with this on repeat.

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