13 Movies And TV Shows Guaranteed To Make You Feel Spooky

13 Movies And TV Shows Guaranteed To Make You Feel Spooky

It's time to get in the Halloween spirit, witches.

Fall is finally in the air (well not really here in Charleston, but a girl can dream) and the pumpkin spice is flowing, the window decals are up and the Halloween candy is already out. However, if you’re not already in the spooky mood here are some TV shows and movies that are guaranteed to get you in the spirit.

1. Hemlock Grove

Two words: Bill Skarsgård. While we're on the subject of Bill, you might as well watch "It" as well.

2. Practical Magic

It's ~practically~ a crime not to watch this during October.

3. Hocus Pocus

It's time to run amok!!

4. Sabrina The Teenage Witch

5. Return to Halloweentown

*Cue Jesse McCartney's iconic song Right Where You Want Me*

6. The Halloween Episode of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

No one's going to judge you if this episode still scares you.

7. Silence of The Lambs

*Puts away snacks*

8. The Shining

Nothing says spooky like a crazed father and a snowed-in hotel!

9. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Forget pumpkin spice! Pour me a glass of Butter Beer.

10. Ghost Adventures

"If this really is the portal of hell, why don't you come up out of that ground and get me!"

11. Twitches

12. This Iconic Barefoot Contessa Episode

If you can't summon up a fancy evening in the Hamptons, a simple girls night in is fine.

13. The Nightmare Before Christmas


Whether you like scary movies or classic Disney Channel episodes, there's something out there that will get you into the Halloween spirit. So, assemble your witches, make some brew, gather around your caldron and get ready to get into the spooky spirit.

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Let's Give Michigan Winters The Benefit Of The Doubt

As cold as it gets, this is still the best place in the world.

Anyone who goes to a cold school understands how miserable the winter can be. We’ll do anything and everything to avoid being outdoors; skipping class sounds much more ideal than having to suffer through getting there and back. Every day, I wonder how people did it before Uber because I most definitely couldn't.

When I'm asked why I’d ever go to a school that's so unbearably cold, my response is the same every time: “Because it’s worth it.” Because there’s nowhere else, hot or cold, in the world that I’d rather be. Because even on the coldest, snowiest days, something about being at Michigan makes me happy.

As cold as it gets and as hard as the subzero temperatures make being productive, we all adjust and have our own ways of making it work. A scarf makes any outfit that much more adorable, and speaking of outfits, what’s wrong with rotating between the same few sweatshirts every day when no one sees whats under your Goose? Nothing! And that means waking up about 10 minutes before you have to leave for class. Every cloud has a silver lining!

Most days here, even though they're bitter cold, are nice and sunny, making for such a pleasant environment. If it were dark and gloomy every day, maybe it'd be harder to survive the winter. It’d be harder to leave bed every day, but luckily that’s not the case. It’s definitely cold, but layers are a pretty good solution.

You know how they say you can’t have a rainbow without rain? I’d argue the same about having seasons. The bitterly cold winter makes the summer that much more special. I, for one, will not be taking a second of this summer for granted. When I’m not working, I will be outside for some reason or another taking it all in. Yearlong heat definitely has its pros, but there is something amazing to be said about changing seasons.

Anyone would agree that it'd be nice if winter were just a little warmer. You know, not so cold that you walk outside and lose feeling in your extremities, but also cold enough for a cute sweater, scarf, hat, jacket and boots.

At the end of the day, I wouldn't change a thing about where I am, but I also can’t deny being really sick of the cold and more than ready for some summer.

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Don't Use Valentine's Day As An Excuse to Show Your Love

It was just another day, but a slightly better, slightly happier day.

Valentine's Day has come and gone. That day was filled with love, affection, and care. You wake up in the morning with excitement for the day and show those special people in your life that you care. It was just another day, but a slightly better, slightly happier day because you can literally see the love in the air.

There are three positions on Valentine's Day: those people who have a valentine and therefore, they have the whole day planned out. The other extreme is those who yearn for a valentine and therefore, are bitter and cynical about this day. The third lot is rare because they are the ones that are completely neutral about Valentine's Day and they don't mind it.

It is most logical to be in the third lot. Valentine's Day is like Mother's Day. It is a day that's focus is to show your appreciation of people in your life that you love. Same for Mother's Day. It is a day that focuses on showing appreciation for your mother, but the important thing to remember is that this day is not an excuse. It is merely a day that tells you what you should be doing to show your love. That doesn't mean that you are very public in your celebration of those you love because sometimes, celebrating your significant other doesn't need to be a bouquet of flowers and serenading, maybe it is just a simple homecooked meal.

This day emphasizes on making those special people in your life feel special. It is a celebration of caring and love and there is nothing wrong with this. It doesn't need to be about romantic love, it extends to all loves like platonic and familiar.

This day shouldn't be a grand day because if it is the only day you go all out for your special people, you aren't doing it correctly. This is a day to go all out, yes, but so are other normal days.

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