11 Must-Watch Halloween Movies

11 Must-Watch Halloween Movies

What's your favorite Halloween movie?

Timeless movies during the fall? Halloween movies are some that are often classic and telltale of the season. Whether you're actually a child or a child at heart, Halloween is time for some good fun! Here are some Halloween movies that you need to see this season.

1. "Halloweentown"

This movie is a Disney Channel classic and a childhood memory we all can’t shake. Check it out before the Halloween season is over and it's no longer socially acceptable to sit on the couch with a bowl of candy.

2. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Maybe old, but always in our hearts! Oh gosh, I sound cheesy. But really, this is a fun Halloween-themed movie that will bring memories and make the season typical.

3. "Edward Scissorhands"

This movie did freak me out until I was 13. However, it is a classic and the special effects were pretty good for this era. Wow, has time in film evolved with special effects. Nothing is quite like Halloween movies.

4. "Charlie Brown Halloween Special"

Even though this is annoying sometimes, watching the "Charlie Brown" holiday specials brings you back to when you were 5 and your biggest care in the world was what kind of costume you were going to have and how much candy you could get. After all, your friends would pick a few neighborhoods to go to in order to maximize your candy collection. Also, don’t forget to go to the house that gives out extra large candy bars!

5. "Hocus Pocus"

This is another kid classic, but nevertheless will be nostalgic and make you remember the days when trick or treating was socially acceptable. I guess a 20-something dressed up going door to door seems rather creepy. Buy your own darn candy, sir!

6. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

This movie is always a little interesting. Not really scary, but gives enough spook for the scaredy cats like me.

7. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Anything Tim Burton is a little creepy, a little cute. This movie is a Halloween classic no one can miss out on!

8. "Casper"

This mid-1990s classic is cute and funny which will make you reminisce on your childhood a bit more. Again, socially acceptable to watch this with a bowl of candy.

9. "It"

I could never, ever watch this movie since I am legitimately petrified of clowns. However, the Halloween season does scare some.

10. "Saw"

Another classic scary movie I will probably never watch because I’m actually 5. However, if you’re in the mood for a classic scary Halloween movie, don’t forget this thriller!

11. "Mean Girls"

No, this is not scary or really Halloween-themed, but it is a classic and there is one scene where the characters are at a Halloween party, so I find it an acceptable Halloween movie (and it’s not scary -- yay!).

There you go! An interestingly well-rounded (or so I think) Halloween movie list for this Halloween season! After all, we need to get into the spirit of fall, dressing up in costume and getting our sugar fix somehow! Happy Halloween, and trick or treat!

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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Forget The Beach, Do These Things Instead

These 25 thing won't break your bank this summer.


When you think of summertime you think of the beach. Going to the beach usually involves a lot of driving and necessary spending. These 25 activities are perfect for summer and will not break your bank.

1. Take A Walk.


As simple as it sounds, take a walk. Walk around your town or neighborhood; you'll be amazed at all of the little things you normally miss whenever you're driving by.

2. Have A Picnic.

Nothing says summer like a picnic. It can be at your local park or even in your backyard; just don't forget the watermelon!

3. Roast s'mores!


Everyone loves a good s'more, and the nostalgic smell of the campfire.

4. Make your own ice cream.

Ice cream is the perfect sweet treat to cool down on the hot summer day, but it can also break your budget. Homemade ice cream is fun, delicious, and will not hurt your wallet.

Here is a sweet recipe!

5. Blow bubbles.


I mean come on, who doesn't love blowing bubbles.

6. Watch the clouds


Whenever you're having a stressful or sad day grab a blanket and head outside and watch the clouds blow by. Make a game out of how many different shapes you can identify.

7. Pick some berries.


Find a local strawberry or blueberry field that allows customers to pick their own berries, it is a lot more fun than it sounds trust me.

8. Go to a minor league baseball game.

Hot dogs, ice cream, and fun memories are all to be had at a local baseball game.

9. Go to a parade.

Your town or a neighboring town most likely has a holiday parade on Memorial Day, 4th of July, or labor day. Go to these parades, you'll get to see all of the local youth organizations, support your community, and maybe even get some candy thrown your way.

10. Watch the fireworks.

Really watch the fireworks, don't try to take pictures that will come out blurry. Live in the moment.

11. Watch the sunrise

It may involve an earlier bedtime the night before, but it will be worth it.

12. Watch the sunset.

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13. Make a slip & slide


Tarp+water+soap=endless fun

14. Paint with bubbles.


This takes blowing bubbles to a whole new level. Add your favorite colors of food coloring to your bubbles grab a piece of paper and blow onto the paper; you'll come away with a masterpiece.

15. Make a bird feeder.

Give back to mother nature by building a bird feeder.

16. Catch lightning bugs.



17. Build a fort.


Let's be real, everybody loves a good fort.

18. Tye-Dye something.

Shirt, socks, blankets, it doesn't matter what it is as long as you have fun.

19. Read.


Go to a local bookstore, run your fingers along the spines of all the books and pick the one that calls to you.

20. Color with chalk.


Unleash your inner artist on your driveway and/or sidewalk.

21. Pick up litter.

Go outside and help clean mother earth, it will not only benefit you but everybody around you as well.

22. Have an absolutely epic water gun battle.

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Grab your friend, enemy, kid, neighbor, parents, whoever you can find and challenge them to a water gun battle.

23. Go camping.

Get back into nature in your backyard, or at a free campsite.

24. Volunteer.


Many of us have extra time in the summer so volunteer your time in your community!

(Dog walking at the local animal shelter is always a great choice)

25. Find joy.


Find what makes you happy, and never stop doing it.

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